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Adele Vacations in Colorful Jewels by Van Cleef & Arpels and Others

The songstress was spotted in Sardinia in a stack of bracelets.

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VACATIONING IN SARDINIA with her fiancée Rich Paul, Adele spent time on a yacht and was clad in casual, carefree fashion and accessories, accented by an armful of Van Cleef & Arpels colorful Alhambra bracelets mixed with yellow gold thin cuffs and a special charm on her other wrist. We traditionally see the award-winning singer/songwriter in much more black or solid colors on stage or on the red carpet. But here she is also wearing a Lowes 70s-style print, a Saint Laurent Rive Gauche tote in raffia (the perfect vacation bag), as well as large sunglasses with her hair flowing down. She looks perfectly at ease.

When we used to see her at awards shows, she generally wore some style of large on-the-lobe diamond or gemstone earrings. Many have been from renowned brands: Cartier, Harry Winston, De Beers and Lorraine Schwartz.

Adele Vacations in Colorful Jewels by Van Cleef & Arpels and Others

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Since the pandemic began, her look has changed on stage and for events to a more youthful yet dramatic look. For example, the two pairs of Schiaparelli earrings, including the evil eye chandeliers she wore to host SNL in 2020, and then perhaps the most memorable: the pair of Saturn-shaped earrings designed by Schiaparelli’s creative director Daniel Roseberry, which Adele wore for her CBS One Night Only special in 2021. But on those two occasions, she still wore glamorous black gowns.

This is a side of Adele that is fun to see — when she lets her hair down and wears flip flops with free-spirited fashion mixed with iconic and more classic fine jewelry. In other shots from the same occasion, I can spot some rings on her fingers, but can’t tell whose they are. And on her other wrist is a Saturn charm on a link chain, which I venture to say has the same meaning as the customized Saturn earrings and her Saturn tattoo. In a Vogue interview, she explained, “Then I hit my Saturn return … It’s where I lost the plot.” It takes 27 to 32 years for Saturn to fully orbit around the sun and return to the position it was in when you were born, Adele said. “When that comes, it can rock your life,” she went on. “It shakes you up a bit: Who am I? What do I want to do? What makes me truly happy? All those things.”

Adele seems to have gotten closer to who she is and found her happiness. And her jewels seem to reveal the significance of where she is now (not just in glorious Sardinia, but in this phase of her life).

Beth Bernstein is a published author of three books and jewelry and fashion expert with 18+ years experience. A broad knowledge of the history of jewelry and fashion coupled with a background in "the story", writing, trends, design concepts has earned Beth a proven track record.

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