A woman’s “ideal” wardrobe has some staples like the little black dress, the crisp white shirt and the black pencil skirt, without which it is incomplete. You wear these classic pieces frequently and don’t mind buying them in multiples because you simply love them. Ladies, the same rule applies to your jewelry box.
It is a good idea to own some signature jewelry pieces if you want to up your fashion game. Whether it is the classic gold chain, the solitaire ring or the diamond stud, the following seven classic jewelry box essentials have the power to add elegance to any ensemble. Have a look:
- The Everyday Chain
This is the regular chain that feels like second skin to you. It can be either in gold or silver with a diamond pendant or a cluster of stones at the center. It is simple, yet stunning and can be worn with almost all outfits. You can also layer it with other pendants because with this piece of jewelry, there is simply no set rule of thumb.
You can personalize your style by adding a pendant denoting the first alphabet of your name or any other name that is close to your heart.
- Hoop Earrings
Probably the most underrated piece of jewelry, hoop earrings can say a lot about your personality. Wear an oversized pair with your basic denims and t-shirt, and get the funky playful look. Or pick ear-hugging hoops that give the barely-there feel.
For a formal look, go with diamond-studded hoops. Choose small to medium hoops that are not more than 1.5 inches in diameter if you don’t want to look ostentatiously dressed for work. For a club night, grab the extra-large hoops for the extra attention.
The perfect example of understated elegance, stud earrings add the right amount of sparkle to your appearance. Studs are stunning, yet not too flashy. Go for classic diamond studs, gold studs, or stud earrings in an edgy geometric design – you have several choices.
While we don’t love pearl studs any less, we are head over heels for delicate diamond studs. The great thing about them is that they can be your go-to earrings for every situation. They can be worn with any outfit and on any occasion. They feel so comfortable that you will almost forget you are wearing them.
- Statement Earrings
If you already own a chic collection of hoops and studs, now is the time to invest in a wide range of designer earrings. From bold gemstones, diamond danglers and chandelier earrings to chandbalis, you need a few enviable pairs of statement earrings that speak a little louder than your regular studs. We suggest you to go for ‘fun’ colors like purples, blues and greens rather than the basic neutrals because, well, the goal is to create a style statement!
Only few things in this world are as timeless and versatile as pearls. A strand of pearls doesn’t care how old you are. It will take you through all good moments of your life with grandeur. Remember how Carrie Bradshaw paired her pink belt dress with that iconic long pearl necklace? Only one word for her- chic!
Wear your pearls with your favorite LBD or a simple V-neck, and give a modern twist to your look. Pearls are not just about necklaces. You can also get a pair of designer pearl earrings, colored pearl bracelets or even a pearl ring to add an element of class to your look.
- Cocktail Ring
The fieriest piece in a woman’s jewelry box is the bold and beautiful cocktail ring. Previously, cocktail rings used to be overly dramatic in appearance and had large stones at the center. But now, any ring that makes a statement is called a cocktail ring. It is basically worn on your right hand, which also gives it the name ‘right-hand ring.’
We love the jaw-dropping cocktail ring that Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, wore at her dinner reception. The aquamarine ring that she borrowed from her late mother-in-law’s collection was a statement piece that did all the talking.
These rings don’t have to be larger-than-life in size. They should be proportional to your hands. Choosing the right color is most important. Go for neutral hues like brown or cream unless you want to make them look dramatic.
Whether it is a pearl bracelet, a diamond tennis bracelet or a gold chain bracelet, this piece of jewelry come to your rescue when you want to avoid gaudy bangles or don’t want your wrist bare. A bracelet in a classic shape adorned with contemporary design is something that you will probably carry off from morning to evening.
The good news about experimenting with jewelry is that nothing is taboo. You can mix and match according to your style and comfort. It just has to complement you, that’s all! However, don’t go over the top with your jewelry or you will spoil the fun. One statement piece is enough; the rest of your ornaments can be muted.
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