Thursday, October 13, 2011

7 Pieces of Jewelry Every Woman Should Own

You have the little black dress, but what is in your jewelry box? There are seven essential pieces that every woman should have in her jewelry collection. Some of these might be family treasures that were given to you by your mother or grandmother. Many of these items are worth the investment. An expensive watch or bangle may seem like an extravagance, but when you consider that it will last a lifetime and will be worn many times, it is worth it. In other cases, costume jewelry is perfect for pieces that you will only wear for a few seasons.

How many of the 7 Essentials do you have?

Pearl Earrings. A little girl getting her first pair of real pearl earrings is a rite of passage among the preppy set. Pearl studs can take you from the office to a cocktail party. Perfect for every day wear.

Gold Hoop Earrings. I love gold hoop earrings. Although I prefer conservatively small gold hoops, they are available in a variety of sizes and designs to suit any taste. It’s easy to match gold hoops with any outfit.

Diamond Stud Earrings. So elegant and understated.  Be an educated consumer and buy from a trusted jeweler. You'll be glad that you did.

Pearl Necklace. A good pearl necklace is the equivalent of a little black dress in the jewelry department. Whether you choose a triple strand or single strand, you can never go wrong with pearls. The costume triple strand necklace is from Kenneth Jay Lane.

Cocktail Ring. Make a bold statement with an oversized cocktail ring. Also called right hand rings, these add flair to the simplest ensemble. Fornash’s gorgeous starfish ring is an excellent choice with a price point of only $25.

Gold Bangles. Stack pretty gold bangles on your wrist. I prefer to wear these in an odd number, with at least three bangles at a time. The bamboo bangle is sold individually by Fornash.

Enamel Cuff. There are many pretty options for an enamel cuff. Combine two essentials by stacking enamel bangles! But the ultimate enamel cuff is from Hermes. Remember what I told you about investment pieces? In a world of declining values, the Hermes cuff is something that may actually increase in value. Something to consider…

Which of these 7 essentials do you wear almost every day?



  1. Oh I have all. I adore cocktail rings. So many fun ones out there! My pearls are my every day staple. I also love chokers. I have many different styles and many are pearls. My chokers complete me!!! :)

  2. No cocktail rings... my hands are very small and they're overwhelmed by big rings.

  3. I wear my pearl studs daily and I just inherited my Grandmother's pearls. I feel naked without my pearls. I'm not a fan of cocktail rings but I do have a gorgeous opal one that I wear on occasion.

  4. Love everything!!!! Diamonds and pearls go with everything!!! They are so classic and look great casual or dressed up! I couldn't live without my pearl or diamond studs!



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