Jewelry is a form of self-expression, so we select pieces we love carefully. In this post, we share some staple pieces that are must-haves in our jewelry boxes and some of our top picks.
Stud earrings are dainty jewelry that are easy to wear and perfect for any fashion sense. Studs come in many designs and options. We love these Saks Fifth Avenue 14-Karat Yellow Gold Love Knot Stud Earrings ($289, shop here) because they are beautifully textured, eye-catching, and classy. We also can’t get enough of these elegant, modern, and fashionable silver Lagos Columbus Circle Ball Stud Earrings ($200, shop here).
A pearl necklace is an essential jewelry item that can be paired with other pieces to make it your own. The Alighieri La Calliope Gold-Plated Pearl Necklace ($360, shop here) is a delicate yet nontraditional pearl piece that is easy to layer. A more daring and stylish option is the Cernucci Pearl and Polished Motif Necklace ($139.99, shop here) with an angel motif resembling daggers.
Tennis bracelets make us feel elegant, even when dressed casually. They are staple jewelry pieces that work with any outfit. The Swarovski Matrix Tennis Bracelet ($225, shop here) is our favorite because it comes in different sizes, ensuring it will fit any size wrist. A more traditional choice that pairs with bangles and other bracelets is the Baublebar Sophie 18-Karat Gold Tennis Bracelet ($68, shop here).
Jewelry pieces can become heirlooms; cocktail rings are the perfect example. We are gaga over the David Yurman Chatelaine Ring (starting at $475, shop here). It is available in five different stones, but what makes it a must-have is David Yurman’s signature metal design. The Monica Vinader Siren Medium Stacking Ring ($150, shop here) is a more affordable alternative with a variety of stone options, so you can choose a ring that reflects your personality.
Pearl necklaces aren’t the only staple necklaces. A chain necklace is a standout piece easily layered and can be worn with any outfit. We love the Linjer Snake Chain Necklace ($175, shop here), available in gold and silver. It is an elegant but bold, striking jewelry piece for everyday wear. This Mejuri Chain Necklace ($148, shop here) is just as dainty.