A jewellery box overflowing with magnificent jewels is all well and nice, but unless you are a serious jewellery fanatic the chances are that hundreds of pieces won’t get the wear they deserve.
Instead keep your collection well-curated and streamlined with 10 key pieces that everyone needs in their jewellery box. Whether it’s a classic pair of diamond studs that will last a lifetime, or a set of stacking rings to wear every day, these are timeless pieces that will effortlessly transition from day to evening, one season to the next.
Timeless diamond studs
A simple pair of high-quality, understated diamond earrings will tie an everyday look together and help make even the most simple of outfits look more polished. Every girls needs a bit of sparkle in her life right?
An iconic bangle
Whether you wear it alone or add to a stack of your daily arm candy, an iconic bangle is a must-have in everyone’s jewellery wardrobe. This is a piece that will rarely leave your wrist, whether you’re at work or going out for a night on the town.
Statement evening earrings
When you need to add a bit of wow-factor to your outfit, opt for a standout pair of earrings. And we’re not talking studs; think chandelier earrings, drop earrings or even ear jackets. In most cases, when you add a head-turning pair of earrings you can ditch any other jewellery and just let them do the talking.
A delicate everyday necklace
Every jewellery collection should feature at least one dainty necklace that you can wear every single day and never worry about whether it matches your outfit. A simple gold necklace with subtle sparkle will look just as chic with a slouchy white tee as it will with an LBD.
Gold hoop earrings
Hoops can be classy too, but you have to do them right. Opt for either a thinner, larger hoop or a hammered finish for ultimate femininity and elegance. Top tip; hoops always look chicer with a messy topknot or ponytail.
Stacking rings seem to be forever growing in popularity and we can totally see why. Wear them singularly for a pretty and subtle accent or stack them together for maximum impact. They go with every outfit and make it look like you’ve spent that little bit extra time and thought on your accessories.
A strand of pearls
You simply can’t go wrong with pearls, whether it’s a pair of studs or a classic string of pearls, they are our go-to item for a lady-like, sophisticated look. Many people are gifted or passed down a family pearl necklace, but if you’re choosing your own then why not opt for a more modern and unusual take on the classic pearl necklace.
Something rock 'n' roll
When you’re feeling a little sassier than usual, you need a piece of jewellery that matches your mood. Forget understated designs, everyone should have at least one daring piece of jewellery that exudes some serious attitude and confidence.
A meaningful locket
Vintage-inspired and brimming with meaning, a locket is an incredibly sentimental piece of jewellery that is likely to get passed down through generations. Place your precious photos of your most cherished people and memories inside so when you wear it you have them close to your heart.
A diamond tennis bracelet
The simple, symmetrical line of diamonds make the tennis bracelet a staple piece in most women’s jewellery wardrobe. It received its name when tennis player Chris Evert, lost hers during a match at the US Open in 1987 and famously stopped playing to find it. A completely timeless piece that pleases the magpie in most of us!
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