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One of the advantages of being a woman is getting to own and wear exquisite jewellery. The right piece of jewellery can boost your confidence and complete the perfect outfit. If you’re looking to update your jewellery collection then below you’ll find the top 7 items you absolutely have to own.
1. Stud earrings
If you’ve steered clear of stud earrings because you think they’re boring then think again! There are hundreds of different designs and the right pair can give you an exquisite elegant look. Diamond stud earrings are a particularly great option. As Marilyn Monroe famously said ‘Diamonds are a girl’s best friend’. If you’re buying for a special occasion, aim for 1 or 2ct pieces. For every day wear, opt for 0.25ct.
2. Pearl necklace
Those seeking a classy, sophisticated look should always own a string pearl necklace. Pearls also have a romantic quality, making them ideal to wear on dates. When choosing the length, opt for a necklace that falls just above the bust and between your collarbones.
3. Diamond bracelet
Whether you choose a top brand diamond bracelet from Tiffany’s or a cheaper imitation, diamond bracelets are a must in any woman’s jewellery collection. There are many different designs available ranging from elegant to vintage. Diamond bracelets look stunning and can be worn for any occasion.
4. Layering necklace
One of the latest trends is wearing a long necklace over a shorter one. The layered effect looks stunning and you can get away with choosing a cheaper longer necklace. It simply highlights the more expensive necklace below.
5. Statement necklaces
For those times when you really need to stand out, a statement necklace is just what you need. Choker necklaces are particularly great to invest in. Opt for something large and bold.
6. Oversized ring
Oversized rings are bang on trend at the moment and they show no signs of decreasing in popularity. The colour of the ring doesn’t even have to match your outfit. Choosing a different colour to your outfit will create a unique, eye catching look.
7. Hoop earrings
Hoop earrings are a timeless piece to add to your collection. They have always been popular and they suit all age ranges. With hundreds of different designs to choose from, you will easily be able to find a pair that match your preferences.
Choosing the perfect jewellery
Now you know the main staples you should have in your collection, the next step is knowing what to look for. Ideally with staple items you should be willing to pay a little extra. After all, they are going to be in your collection for many years so you need to ensure you’re buying good quality pieces.
The staple pieces should always be as simplistic as possible. That way they will match practically any outfit. Owning a mixture of formal and every day jewellery is also recommended. You should also opt for universal shapes, rather than unique designs. So avoid novelty shapes such as hearts and butterflies. Stick to round, square or oval.