Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but you’ll need more than just those if you want a complete jewellery collection. As much as we love fleeting trends that are fun and daring, at the end of the day, we always go back to those accessories that stand the test of time. To help you build the perfect collection that you’ll treasure for years to come, we’ve compiled an ultimate list of 10 timeless jewellery pieces that every woman should have — and will ever need.
Delicate and sophisticated, long chain necklaces are versatile pieces that can easily transition from day to night. Wear one full-length for a more casual look or double it up to make it shorter and more put-together. We love this Rose des Vents long necklace (HK$81,000), which contains motifs inspired by Christian Dior’s favourite flower as well as the star that became his lucky charm the day the couture house was founded.
Pearls are one of those accessories that can give a major boost of elegance to any outfit you wear, whether it’s a tailored suit, a wedding dress or a white t-shirt with jeans. In other words, this is a major investment piece that will last you a lifetime. Mikimoto, originator of cultured pearls since 1893, offers top-quality pearl necklaces in various styles. We especially love this simple Best of the Best necklace (HK$75,800) in a 42cm princess fit.
A delicate pendant necklace is another timeless piece that you can wear daily. Opt for a design that best represents your character or a significant moment in your life, whether a symbol, a number or even a word. This classic Tiffany & Co. necklace (HK$193,000) has a key pendant that signifies the promise of a brighter future, a great choice for anyone.
Bold and beautiful, the cocktail ring not only creates a glamorous statement, but is also a perfect conversation piece when attending different events and formal gatherings. Cartier’s Panthère de Cartier ring (HK$156,000) takes the shape of a panther — the maison’s iconic mascot since 1914 — and it’s guaranteed to dazzle.
Stackable rings have grown in popularity in recent years, and heritage jewellers such as Cartier, Bulgari and Boucheron have reinterpreted some of their classic designs into a variety of stackable pieces. That means you can either wear them one at a time for understated glamour or stack them up for maximum impact. We love Boucheron’s Quatre white edition wedding band (HK$31,200) for its distinctively striking combination of colours and textures.
The diamond stud earring is arguably the most classic and important pieces of jewellery every woman needs to own. Not only can it be worn on a daily basis, but it’s also an easy go-to piece to make sure your look is both polished and put-together. Referred to as ‘the jeweller of light’, De Beers is known for their exceptional diamonds that are all individually selected. These stud earrings (HK$19,000) with round brilliant diamonds in platinum four-prong settings are both simple and timeless.
Long drop earrings have a flirty movement that accentuate your femininity. Make sure you choose a design that’s approximately 2 inches long for a more fluid movement. We love these newly launched Diva’s Dream pink gold earrings from Bulgari (HK$38,400). They have a graceful design with unconventional (but iconic) shapes that are inspired by fragments of the brand’s Italian heritage and symbols of timeless femininity.
A pair of gold hoop earrings in a subtle size makes a perfect addition to your everyday wardrobe, so you can feel refined and polished even in t-shirt and jeans. Van Cleef & Arpels’ Perlée hoop earstuds (HK$20,300) have an iconic beaded design and a lovely sparkle.
A bracelet is the go-to piece whenever you need a quick and easy style boost, so this is the time to be bold and make a statement. Chanel’s Baroque cuff (HK$234,900) has a distinctive design that is dramatic but nonetheless elegant.
Charm bracelets allow you to commemorate and celebrate valuable moments in life in the most unique and tasteful ways. Opt for sophisticated designs such as those from Harry Winston (HK$24,400 – HK$ 42,000), so that they’ll continue to dazzle for years to come.