There are some pieces of jewellery no collection is complete without. There are also some jewellery basics that never go out of fashion. Just as every wardrobe needs that Little Black Dress, every jewellery box needs these 5 essentials.
1. A solitaire ring
No jewellery box is complete without at least one solitaire ring. A Diamond solitaire has been the most popular choice for engagement rings for decades now, but rarer, more colourful gemstones are making a comeback. If you have a Diamond solitaire ring weighing more than 1 carat, you can lay claim to being in the ‘carat club’.
This 1 carat Diamond ring in 18K gold is the perfect twist on a classic. The timelessness of a Diamond solitaire combined with a modern princess cut brings this classic right up to date.
2. Diamond stud earrings
Stud earrings have been in fashion since the 1880s, when the ‘Gibson girl’ hairstyle (a loose bun at the top of the head) became popular, showing off the earlobes. As women entered the workforce in greater numbers, stud earrings brought practicality to daywear, but with more than a touch of glamour. Diamond stud earrings are popular as anniversary gifts, particularly since there’s no need to worry about sizing!
These 1.5ct Black Diamond Sterling Silver stud earrings are a gorgeous twist on classic Diamond studs. Black Diamonds are highly reflective, catching the light as you move your head, making them eye-catching as well as super chic.
3. The tennis bracelet
We’ve recently written about how the tennis bracelet came to be given its name. Also known as the inline or eternity bracelet, tennis bracelets have simple elegance and timelessness – quite literally, since they have been in fashion since at least the 1880s!
A colourful twist on the more traditional Diamond, this gorgeous blue Tanzanite 9K gold tennis bracelet features a gemstone thought to be 1000 times rarer than Diamonds, stunning!
4. Stacker rings
Stacking rings have been growing in popularity recently, with high-end design houses finally catching up with a trend jewellery buffs have been wearing for years. Our customers have been ahead of the game on this one, with many choosing to wear masses of rings at once. Sets of stacker rings tend to be affordable and you can mix and match them, or wear them all for the ultimate statement look. Diamond stacker rings are hugely popular, as are coloured gemstones.
We’re besotted with this set of 4 Harlequin stacker rings in 9K White Gold. Featuring one of each of the big four – Rubies, Sapphires, Emeralds and Diamonds in one gorgeous stack.
“Pearls are always appropriate,” Jaqueline Kennedy famously said. She wasn’t wrong. Pearls add elegance and chic to any outfit and have done since time immemorial. Particularly popular at weddings, Pearl earrings and necklaces are both jewellery box essentials.
Although strings of Pearls are perennially popular, we’ve chosen something a little different with this single Pearl necklace in Sterling Silver. Beautifully surrounded by Topaz, this Freshwater White Pearl stands out with classical beauty.
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