Jewellery has an undeniable ability to add the perfect finishing touch to any outfit. Whether it’s something to add a dash of boldness into a casual deep v tee and jeans combo or something more glamourous to a slinky evening gown, investing in jewellery is worth every dollar!
No matter where you lie on the jewellery spectrum and you’re more into wearing simple, everyday pieces or something more luxe featuring a bit more bling, always buy the highest quality you can, because it’ll last so much longer than the cheap pieces at chain stores. So what exactly are the essential pieces that every woman should own in their personal jewellery collection? Here’s our take on the 10 pieces of classic and timeless jewellery every woman should own.
Whether they’re fresh water, salt water or even Akoya pearls, they’re simply elegant and beautiful to wear. Coming in a variety of shapes and colours, pearls are versatile enough for you to wear to the office or to a formal social occasion. You can’t go wrong with this piece of timeless jewellery, serving as a classic staple in your collection.
Modern, fresh and perfect for everyday wear, mix up the metals, patterns and stones to suit the occasion! No matter if you’re into big ones or small ones, there’s a perfect size hoop just for you.
Everyday studs (silver/gold/gemstones)
Who loves the type of jewellery that looks good with everything in your wardrobe? I do! For an effortlessly chic look, these types of studs are the type you can wear everyday and always know you look mighty fine.
Whether it’s a set of pared down drop earrings or sparkly chandelier earrings, a set of bold statement earrings is perfect for something a little more dramatic. It’ll add an instant dash of excitement, providing a special point of visual interest to finish off your outfit.
The perfect go-to for everyday wear, the more you wear sterling silver, the longer it keeps its shine without tarnishing. If you’re wanting to up your ring game, plain yellow, rose or white gold rings or one with a simple stone are a fabulous choice too.
For when you want to sport some bling, a daring cocktail ring with a brilliant statement stone or a series of smaller stones is the way to inject some chic glamour to complete your outfit.
If you’re a fan of something shorter, small and discreet or something longer and adding a punch of boldness, the everyday or layering necklace is equal parts luxe and dainty.
Bold enough to command attention by itself, the statement necklace is a beautiful piece that shows off your gorgeous neckline or the beautiful cut of your outfit.
It’s always fun adding a special piece to your jewellery collection and just because it’s hot now, doesn’t mean you should go the cheap and (later turns nasty) route! For me, I’m loving ear cuffs at the moment. There’s so many varieties even for those without real cartilage piercings to try, click through to read our guide on the 5 badass cartilage ear piercings you should try!
A delicate chain bracelet can be the perfect addition to your everyday work ensemble or bold cuff can add a touch of glamour to your outfit. Whatever your preference, bracelets and bangles are easy to style and incorporate into your jewellery collection, rounding up the last item in our 10 pieces of timeless jewellery every woman should own!
Spend more on quality staples
- It’s tempting to pop in and get some cheap costume jewellery as a quick pick-me-up to add an instant injection of newness into your wardrobe, but hold back on these quick fixes! More often than not, the metals used to create these pieces are made with alloys that may lose their colour with wear, or contain metals that irritate your skin. (No one wants irritated green skin right?! No thank you!) Wondering why your skin turns green from wearing costume jewellery? Click through to discover why this happens and how you can make it stop!
- Buy the highest quality jewellery you can afford and think longer term. You’ll be glad you spent the extra money on something better, especially when you remember how quickly your costume jewellery pieces break or fall apart.
Slowly build your collection
- This isn’t a race to collect them all at once. Take your time deciding and curating your collection.
Now that you’ve curated a special classic and timeless jewellery collection, do you want some quick tips on how to care for your jewellery, so it’ll last for years to come? Click through to read our guide on how to clean and care for your jewellery!
Love the looks you’ve seen here? Shop the look for your own collection!
- Stud earrings
- Statement earrings
- Stacking rings
- Cocktail rings
- Layering necklaces
- Statement necklaces
- Ear cuffs