Some jewellery is worth spending that little bit extra on; investment pieces you know you’re going to wear daily and aren’t going to be out of style next season. Everyone’s style is different, but we want to share our top 5 styles that we think are worth investing in. From a classic signet ring, which is likely to become a family heirloom, to a personalised necklace that you won’t take off, these are our top investment jewellery picks.
Signet rings are a historical mark of personal distinction and individuality. But these classic designs have made their way into contemporary jewellery design, and are pieces well worth investing it. If you want a classic signet design that you can personalise with an initial, we have a plenty of choice, or equally, if you’re after something a little more modern, we have that too.
Top Picks: Innovative designer Jessie V E has created a completely unique signet ring with her 'Feel The Love' Diamond Braille ring. The diamonds are personalised to cleverly hide a secret date or message of your choice. If you’re looking for something with a little less sparkle, we've got a range of classic signet ring styles.
One of the easiest ways we transition our jewellery from day to evening is by switching out a pair of studs for a killer pair of hoops. Yes, the hoop earring is a big trend this season but in our eyes, it never really left. It’s a classic design that we are happy to invest in, as we know we’ll be reaching for them for our next evening out.
Top Pick: Big or small, minimal or chunky; the design of the hoops is down to your individual preference. One of our favourite pairs is from British designer Emily Mortimer Jewellery.
Personalised jewellery is another must-have staple. Often received as a thoughtful gift from someone close to you, or as a self-giving treat to yourself, initial necklaces are something worth spending a little extra on, as we know how much wear it will get.
Top Picks: The Initial Heart Bar Necklace from Tel Aviv brand YAMA Jewelry is part of Maya’s GoldenHeart collection, which recrafts the classic heart motif. The modern 14kt gold design is made to order and can be personalised with your initials. Kit Heath’s Signature Diamond Initial necklaces are also one of our top picks for an affordable and wearable pendant. If you’re after something more unique, look to Indian designer Agaro’s collection of incredibly intricate and patterned initial necklaces.
Diamonds are still a girl’s best friend, right? Well, diamond studs are still a staple in most women’s jewellery collection. Maybe they are the pair you wore on your wedding day, a special birthday or they could just be your everyday earring; diamond studs are timeless.
Top Picks: We love how dainty and understated petite diamonds studs look in the ear. We love Sally Agarwal’s use of uncut natural Polki diamonds, particularly in her simple rose gold stud earrings.
Dainty, delicate rings that you can layer and stack together are a fashion staple, and it’s worth spending time building a collection you truly love. Why wear one ring when you can wear five? Check out our Top 12 Gold Stacking Rings edit.
Top Picks: London Roads’ set of Portobello Raindrop stacking rings are a great place to start your collection. Simple and understated, the pain gold bands are set with multiple diamonds for just a touch of sparkle. Two of our go-to designers for more unique and intricate stacking rings are vintage-inspired Brooklyn brand Lulu and Shay and vibrant Californian designer Larisa Laivins.