Jewelry has transformative powers. It can convert a basic normcore look into instant old-school glam. It can give a casual note to a fussy cocktail dress. It can act as a power accessory that dominates and evokes poise in the workspace. In fact, jewelry can metamorphose any look into an entirely different identity – all through the power of materials, gems, and texture. If you’re all about looking effortlessly posh and luxe, your bling collection is the key element in achieving that classic, timeless look. But what should your jewelry box actually contain? Next, we’re looking at 5 jewelry pieces with the power to give you a more luxurious, timelessly elegant look.
The queen of gems needs no introduction. As a staple in any jewelry wearer’s collection, the pearl is the epitome of classic refinement, sophistication, and timeless allure. When it comes to pearls, it’s all about the luster. As the top factor that determines the value of a gem, you want to opt for a pearl strand that has a natural, glossy radiance – or, in the case of black pearls, high levels of iridescence. Go for Akoya or South Sea Pearls if you’re looking for high luster. If on a budget, Freshwater pearls provide a more delicate, yet mesmerizing glow at a much more affordable price point. A classic pearl necklace easily takes you from the office to the cocktail party. A pair of pearl studs or drop pearl earrings is ideal for a business look and it enhances your natural glow. For a casual look that still feels luxurious and elegant, a pearl pendant or a single pearl necklace is a great way to add that subtle finishing touch. Alternatively, there’s no need to stick with the classic round whites – in fact, pearls come in a plethora of shades and shapes, so you can have your pick. Go for large, baroque pearls for an alternative to the more predictable classics – or opt for unique shades like rose or golden for a more colorful take on the classic gem.
Let’s face it, you can’t go wrong with diamonds. But when talking bling, flashy jewelry rarely reads luxurious when worn in a casual setting. Invest in a pair of diamond stud earrings that can easily help you transition from day to night. Discreet yet luminous, diamond studs are all about timeless chicness. For a cohesive look, opt for a pair in classic white gold if that is your finish of choice – or go for yellow gold if most of your jewelry pieces come in this finish. Refrain from mixing metals if timeless elegance is the aesthetic you’re going for. A great investment piece, diamond studs are highly versatile – but more than that, they are classics you can count on. Looking for a jewelry piece without an expiration date? Diamonds studs should be on top of your list.
Gold Cuff Bracelets
Bracelets can add that final note of sparkle to any outfit – and there are many types of bracelets that qualify here. A classic tennis bracelet has that shimmery appeal that adds an instant point of interest to a structured button-down – or a crisp white tee even. On the other hand, a gold cuff bracelet is even more versatile and chic, whether paired with denim, a little black dress, or your power suit. Invest in one – or more – gold cuff bracelets to achieve that luxe, elevated look that can’t miss the mark. But investing in gold is more than just a fashion decision: gold has inherent value, which means that you’ll be holding a tangible asset that can potentially be appreciated over time, serving as a form of financial security. Plus, the king of metals is durable, low maintenance, and retains its shine and beauty with minimal care, ensuring a lasting investment. In addition, if you are looking for a jewelry piece that feels more personal – gold cuff bracelets are easily personalized and monogrammed, making them great signature pieces that can one day be passed to future generations as heirlooms.
Cocktail rings are statement jewelry pieces – and while not all statements translate into ‘luxurious’, these types of rings often do. They are known for their impactful, bold designs, magnetic gems, and uniqueness. They aren’t dainty – nor minimal – yet they are highly personal and elevated. They easily evoke your very own, unique sense of style and allow you to make a statement. If you’ve decided to invest in a cocktail ring while also on a mission to elevate your jewelry game, opt for a piece that features precious gemstones, such as sapphires, emeralds, diamonds, or rubies, which all enhance the intrinsic value of the ring. Cocktail rings can easily double as wearable art, considering their intricate designs and visible craftsmanship. Choose a piece that aligns with your personal style, in the metallic finish of your liking, and features a gem that speaks to you. For a personal touch, you can always take the birthstone route and make your cocktail ring a conversation starter in any social setting.
Your Signature Bling
Speaking of jewelry that feels more personal, there’s nothing that conveys confidence, poise, and a sense of style as much as your own uniqueness does. Not being afraid to express yourself through your jewelry – which in essence is an artistic expression – feels more elevated than any specific jewelry piece. Curate your own jewelry box, opt for the most flattering gem shades and metal finishes that match your complexion, think of proportions and volume, don’t follow the trends blindly, and make your entire collection a reflection of yourself. By doing this, you’ll channel that luxe look organically – and magnetically so, whenever you’re wearing one of your signature pieces. Whether you’re going for statements with gemstone jewelry and sculptural earrings or for dainty gold pieces, make jewelry a part of your story.
And there you have it – your mini guide on choosing and wearing the top 5 jewelry pieces for a more luxurious look. Similar to your clothes, your jewelry has transformative powers and the ability to evoke your very own personality, story, and aesthetic. Choose wisely and with care – and you’ll manage to enhance your natural glow effortlessly.