While fashion trends come and go every few months, some classic styles refuse to die down, for their timeless appeal never seems to fail in a world of fast fashion. From clothing to accessories, every woman needs to have a few ageless items in her wardrobe that she can count on when in doubt. If you’re someone who appreciates understated elegance, here are six must-have accessories you should consider adding to your collection.
Jewelry fads have come and gone but this classic accessory has managed to thrive all along. Delicate and sophisticated, studs come in a variety of shapes and sizes and continue to be the ultimate accessory for the woman who believes in understated personal style.
A pair of beautiful gemstone or diamond stud earrings are perfect for a self-indulgent treat or as a heartfelt gift to someone close. If you haven’t done it before, it’s so easy to go wrong when buying fine jewelry. So do your research and buy from a trusted seller to ensure you’re getting your money’s worth.
Precious metal rings
A stunning gold or platinum ring made with beautiful lab diamonds that are cut to perfection by expert artisans is a great permanent accessory for all occasions. Whether you’re looking for the perfect engagement ring or an anniversary gift for your partner, an exquisite diamond ring is a timeless piece of jewelry that’s sure to win their heart.
When you start your search for the perfect diamond ring, learn about the 4 Cs of diamonds (cut, carat, color and clarity), buy from a reputable jeweler and ask for a certification of authenticity, which ensures you’re not paying for fake or low-quality diamonds.
Yes, birthstone jewelry is still relevant and very much in vogue. Refer to a birthstone chart to find out your lucky gemstone according to your birth month, and have it made into a customized piece of jewelry you can wear every day.
Each birthstone has special significance and is believed to bring good luck to the wearer. A perfectly cut gemstone set in precious metal makes for a perfect gift for someone who enjoys wearing unique and personalized accessories.
While studs add a simplistic charm to a woman’s beauty, danglers make a bold style statement that’s hard to ignore. From oversized ear accessories to petite precious-metal danglers, there’s plenty of choice for a woman who wants to have a versatile collection of ear jewelry in her wardrobe.
The good thing about a well-made dangle earring is that, unlike drop earrings, it’s comfortable to wear for long hours and the design keeps the earring in place, avoiding any drooping. If you’re a woman with exclusive taste, a pair of diamond- or gemstone-studded dangle earrings set in white gold, rose gold or platinum would be an invaluable addition to your distinguished jewelry collection.
Some may tell you that pearl jewelry is for grandmas, but this classic has made a surprising comeback of late, with contemporary designs that allure women of all ages. A pearl pendant, earrings or choker makes a woman look delicate, feminine and sophisticated and reflects good taste and elevated style.
If you’ve stayed away from pearl jewelry so far, give it a try this season by picking a fun pearl accent piece to wear with a summer day dress. If you’re willing to experiment, you’ll rarely go wrong with pearls.
Charm bracelets have been around for eons and it doesn’t look like they’ll be gone anytime soon. Capable of looking delicate and cool at the same time, this evergreen accessory can easily transition a casual day look into a refined evening look with minimal effort.
If you’re not too fond of bracelets, sport your lucky charm in a necklace, pendant chain, ring or even an ankle bracelet. If you are prone to losing jewelry, we recommend that you buy a charm bracelet in a non-precious metal. If you prefer gold or silver, opt for something that won’t unhook and fall off, such as a delicate wishbone necklace, an evil eye ring or a pair of drop earrings.
If you have the right pieces of beautiful and stylish jewelry, you can get creative and come up with several different looks using a single item. The accessories listed above are not going out of style anytime soon, so consider them an investment that you can use for years to come to create fabulous looks that’ll make you feel confident, beautiful and well turned out.