Like a little black dress, some jewellery pieces carry off an always-right, sophisticated appeal. Even if you love a good trend, having one or two of these classic items in your collection gives you an elegant fall-back or two. You’re having a frenzied day and need to pull off a sophisticated appearance at an evening soiree? Make a beeline for one of these pieces of jewellery. You’ll exude confidence, good taste and just the right amount of glamour.
Because these pieces are timeless, they make lovely gifts. A graduation gift of a tennis bracelet or diamond stud earrings will be worn for decades, and each time she wears them, she’ll think of you.
Do you have any of these timeless jewellery pieces in your collection?
1- Diamond Stud Earrings
Every prominent jeweller offers their own version of diamond stud earrings for a good reason: they’re an indispensable staple of every collection. You can pair them with jeans and a tee or a glittering cocktail dress, and you’ll look fab every time.
If you want to glam up the style, choose a unique diamond shape. A cushion-cut duo adds an element of surprise to a classic.
2 - Pearl Necklace
Pearls make wonderful family heirlooms, and they often seem to walk the line between subtle elegance and well-informed glamour. You can find pearls in a variety of colours. Black, silver and grey are standard, but you can also find them in rosy, bluish, greenish and even purple hues.
Pearl necklaces come in several standard sizes:
Collar: 30-33 cm
Choker: 36-41 cm
Princess: 43-48 cm
Matinee: 51-61 cm
Opera: 76-91 cm
Rope: over 91 cm
Opera and rope-length strands offer the most versatility as you can wrap them around your neck a couple of times to create unique looks.
3 - Tennis Bracelet
How did the tennis bracelet get its name? In 1987, the clasp broke on Chris Evert’s diamond bracelet during a hotly contested Wimbledon match. The next point was delayed as Evert scoured the court for her bling, designed by George Bedewi.
Sales of diamond bracelets exploded following the event, and a new term, “tennis bracelet,” was born.
From gold and platinum to diamonds and coloured gemstones, tennis bracelets come in an array of gorgeous designs. Whether you’re slaying at Wimbledon or shining at the symphony, a tennis bracelet impresses.
4 - Cocktail Ring
Unlike diamond studs, pearl necklaces and tennis bracelets, cocktail rings don’t fit a mould. They may be opulent and lavish, classic and conservative or anything in between. These sparklers give you a chance to showcase your style and personality.
Cocktail rings make fun heirlooms. When flashing an outrageous sparkler at a soiree, you can say things like, “Yes, Aunt Judy was the life of the party!” If you’re looking for a statement piece that turns heads, go for a cocktail ring.
5 - Gold Chain
A classic gold chain is a timeless jewellery piece for both men and women. For women, owning several chains of varying lengths gives you options for different styles and outfits, and some allow you to show off your favourite pendants as well.
Men have sported gold chains in every age, from ancient Rome to today’s hip-hop scene. You’ll find many styles: ropes, link chains, moon-cut, hollow curb and so on. Every complete jewellery collection needs at least one.
6 - Luxury Watch
Some people fall in love with luxury watches and amass a cache; others just need one solid piece to round out their jewellery box.
Whatever your preference, you can’t go wrong with a timepiece from Rolex, Breitling, Philippe Patek, Audemars Piguet, Omega, Tag Heuer or any of the other world-class brands. Classic luxury watches make incredible heirlooms, and they bring a sense of sophistication to your wardrobe year after year.
7 - Open-Heart Pendant
Sweet and subtle, open-heart pendants have become staples since they first appeared in the mid-1970s. Italian designer Elsa Peretti joined Tiffany & Co. in 1974 and created a modern-looking heart design that still looks fresh.
Since then, many major jewellery houses have produced their own takes on the design, some with precious gemstones. If you’re looking for a Valentine’s Day gift, this one is sure-fire.
8 - Stackable Eternity Rings
What we call “eternity rings” have been around for thousands of years. Their circular shape represents eternity, so it’s a perfect memento for the memorable milestones in your life: a wedding, a birth, an anniversary, etc.
Change up your look by pairing these stackable rings with each other or with a bold cocktail ring. You can mix metals, stones and styles to create fun statements.
9 - Perfect Hoops
Hoop earrings radiate confidence, and a quality pair in 18-carat gold will last a lifetime. Your daughter or granddaughter will want to borrow them because they go with every outfit and show off your facial structure.
Although the way you wear hoops may change over time, they’ll never go out of style. From daytime to evening, they’re always just right.
10 - A Classic Bangle
Sometimes, you need a bold, chunky piece of bling to finish an outfit, and that’s when it’s time to slip on a classic bangle.
Whether you prefer De Beer’s Talisman with its rough-and-polished diamonds or the Cartier Love Bracelet with its screw motif and oval shape, you’ll love having this timeless piece in your collection.
As you add jewellery items to your collection, protect them with affordable, specialised JewelCover insurance. You can wear them with ease and confidence, knowing they’ll be protected if “life happens.”
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