every classic wardrobe needs to include classic jewelry. yes, jewelry will last you a lifetime if chosen wisely. fine jewelry is an investment that can be full of intrinsic memories. many of my most treasured pieces were gifted by my parents or mr. style. now it’s up to me to continue to update my jewelry collection and share my favorites with my daughter-in-law kelly and future dil’s. whether it’s costume jewelry or the real deal, there are five classic pieces of jewelry every woman should own. today, i’m sharing my must-have list.
pearl studs are the perfect earrings to wear no matter if you are sixteen or sixty. what i love most about pearl studs is that they can go to school, work, or an evening out and still look fabulous. pearls are the gemstone that can be dressed up or down with ease. in my humble opinion, pearl studs are the go with anything go everywhere earring.
not everyone is as ga-ga over pearls as i am. but we all know diamonds are a girl’s best friend. honestly, who doesn’t love diamonds? especially diamond studs that are simple and chic. if you love an understated yet elegant look, the sparkle from a pair of diamond studs is a perfect choice.
this timeless classic necklace is the perfect gift for a cherished family member. every time i pull out my string of pearls, i think of my parents who gifted my first pearl necklace. pearls go perfectly with a little black dress as their white iridescent luster bounces off the black for a simple, elegant look. you can’t go wrong with this timeless classic. don’t be afraid to add faux pearls to your collection, a.k.a jackie kennedy. long strands of faux pearls look fantastic layered a la coco chanel.
we have chris evert to thank for the name of this iconic bracelet. can you believe she lost her diamond bracelet during a match at the US Open? play was halted until chrissy found her precious gems. afterward, we all rushed out to buy a replica, and the must-have tennis bracelet was born. the simple design is what makes it a classic, with its symmetrical line of diamonds sitting neatly in a row. there are many different sizes when it comes to a tennis bracelet, so there’s definitely one that’s in your budget. i like to keep one real diamond bracelet and one faux in my lineup. as a matter of fact, i always travel with costume jewelry for a hassle-free trip. there’s never a worry if i lose a bracelet or earrings, or in the rare case, it’s stolen. but it’s safe to say most of us don’t have kim khardashian’s net-worthy baubles to fret about.
a gold bracelet is an easy-to-wear classic that looks chic paired with jeans or a dress. stack them to your heart’s content or wear one at a time. choose a bangle or link bracelet for a go-anywhere classic.
there are many beautiful timepieces that could be added to your jewelry box. but the granddaddy of them all is the classic tank watch from Cartier. it’s always been on my must-have list. mr. style was a watch aficionado and could rattle off random facts about any and every watch known to mankind. as a matter of fact, all of my classic timepieces (and many of my handbags) were gifted from him. in his eyes, a watch was the ultimate everyday accessory. round dials are universally flattering, but i love squares and rectangles too. i know, i know many of us keep time these days with our phones, but a classic watch is a finishing touch that completes your outfit. these days technology has been integrated into timepieces. i have to admit i love my Apple watch with interchangeable straps that complement any ensemble.
when it comes to gold chain necklaces, there’s something to suit every style and budget. delicate gold chains have been trending the past few years. layer two or three over your white tee. but i love a chunky statement necklace that grabs all the attention. when paired with the right outfit a statement necklace is guaranteed to turn heads.
yes, the title of the post is five classic pieces of jewelry every woman should own, but when i released my YouTube video, many of you suggested that hoop earrings were a beloved classic that you couldn’t live without. and you’re right! hoops belong in every woman’s jewelry box. whether you prefer gold hoops, silver hoops, or diamond hoops, we can all agree hoop earrings are simple, versatile, and have been around for centuries. cleopatra might have owned one or two pairs…
today’s list isn’t exhaustive, but it’s a start. one thing i know for sure it’s a safe bet these five classic pieces of jewelry will never go out of style. happy sunday, ladies!