Fun and joyful jewellery to brighten up any outfit (and mood)

Now that we can do things like go out for dinner, visit the cinema, theatre and museums and even have friends over, we’re embracing the fun side of fashion once again. So long plain, boring and dull, and hello bright, fun and joyful fashion.

We’ve already been indulging ourselves in joyful clothing and now we want to extend that same energy to our jewellery, too.

The best part of the joyful jewellery trend is that anything goes – from string of colourful rainbow beads to chunky neon rings; animal and bug motifs to fruit and smiley faces. So let’s take a walk on the fun side and discover 21 of our favourite pieces of joyful jewellery…

Fun and joyful jewellery

strawberry pearl earrings
Camila Carril

Strawberry Fields Forever, £95, Camila Carril

What’s more joyful than a big pink strawberry in one ear mismatched with a pearl in the other?

beaded necklaces

Pack of bead necklaces, £14.99, Zara

Zara’s latest drop of jewellery is packed full of colourful beads reminiscent of the kind you find in a market on holiday.

daisy earrings
Wolf & Badger

White & Yellow Smiley Earrings, £34, Wolf & Badger

Smiling daisies, need we say any more?

beaded rainbow necklace
Astrid & Miyu

Semi-Precious Rainbow Necklace in Gold, £69, Astrid & Miyu

Astrid & Miyu present a grown-up take on the rainbow beaded necklace trend.

beetle necklace

Scarab beetle Egyptian green pendant necklace gold, £69, Latelita

This necklace looks way more expensive than it is and cashes in on the current trend for bug jewellery.

plastic rings
Urban Outfitters

Colourful Resin Ring 3-Pack, £18, Urban Outfitters

Yes, you probably wore something very similar when you were a teenager, but colourful chunky resin rings have come back around.

daisy necklace
Daisy London

Marguerite Daisy Necklace 18ct Gold Plate, £89, Daisy London

For a more subtle approach to the joyful jewellery trend, try daisy-themed jewellery, the cheeriest of flowers.

fabric flower earrings

Flower pendant earrings, £35.99, Mango

Dip a toe into the joyful jewellery trend with these two-tone fabric flower drop earrings.

beaded flower hoops

Hoop earrings with flowers, £11.99, Zara

Back to Zara’s bold beaded jewellery range, because we just can’t get enough if it.

bug necklace

La Bamba Gold Necklace, £99, PDPAOLA

A dainty take on the bug jewellery trend ensures no one will mistake it for the real thing and swat you.

jewellery making kit
TOTL TomFoolery

Jewellery Making Kit, £39.99, TOTL TomFoolery

Never seem to find exactly what you like in the shops? Make it yourself with TOTL TomFoolery’s jewellery making kits, packed full of fun and unique beads and charms.

balloon dog necklace
Wolf & Badger

Gold Balloon Dog Necklace, £50, Wolf & Badger

It’s not just a dog – it’s a balloon dog, like the ones you used to take home from children’s parties.

beaded name necklace

Idol Jewellery Treasure Necklace, £29, Etsy

Reminding us of the name jewellery (and accessories) of our childhoods, Idol Jewellery have brought back the name necklace for your grown-up years.

cloud earrings
Tatty Devine

Acid Rain Earrings, £45, Tatty Devine

Not for the faint-hearted, these are show-stopping, conversation-starting accessories for your ears.

mushroom pearl necklace

ASOS DESIGN necklace with pearl and mushroom beads, £6, ASOS

Sweet fairytale-style mushroom charms decorate this short pearl necklace.

smiley face ring
Mood Good

Smiles All Around Ring, £112, Mood Good

Independent brand Mood Good‘s signature motif is the smiley face.

ladybug earrings
Camila Carril

Alice Lady Bug Earrings, £65, Camila Carril

Jeweller Camila Carril subverts the regular red and black ladybird motif for green and gold.

daisy earrings

ASOS DESIGN hoop earrings in open flower shape in gold tone, £6, ASOS

Daisies, but supersized for your earlobes.

ladybird earrings

Sydney Evan Tiny Ladybug 14-karat gold ruby earrings, £410, Net-A-Porter

Rihanna and Gwyneth Paltrow are fans of this LA-based jewellery brand that often draws on whimsical motifs such as butterflies and ladybirds.

rainbow bracelet

Anni Lu Gold-Plated Nuanua Beaded Bracelet, £40, Liberty

Whatever the weather, every day can have a rainbow when you wear this Anni Lu bracelet.

smiley face pearl necklace
ASOS Marketplace

Dream But Do Not Sleep necklace, £14.99, ASOS Marketplace

Drawing on that signature yellow smiley face motif of the 90s, this is not your grandma’s pearl necklace.


Chevron Band Aquamarine 18kt Yellow Gold Ring, £450, Fenton

We love the colour of the aquamarine stones against the 18kt gold chevron band.