Spring Planning – Jewelry Essentials Part One

April 3, 2013

Invest in signature pieces that are classic but set you apart.

Invest in signature pieces that are classic but set you apart.

Spring staples that will remain in your jewelry box for a lifetime.

Endless things have been written about the important wardrobe staples that should be in every woman’s closet — a little black dress, a pair of jeans that make your legs look great, a well-cut blazer — but what about jewelry box staples? Jewelry isn’t just shiny and nice to look at — it’s also a really great investment if you buy classic, quality pieces that you can wear constantly and keep forever. On our list of must-haves: a pair of diamond earrings, a well-made watch and a traditional strand of pearls. Add to that a good pair of simple gold earrings, some pearl studs, an interesting cocktail ring and a cool cuff bracelet and you’re well on your way to the perfect jewelry collection this spring and beyond. The final touches are a few statement pieces — an awesome pair of earrings and a big, truly unique necklace (forget the J.Crew Bauble Necklace for this exercise) are the sort of investment pieces you’ll find yourself wearing again and again, whether it’s with a t-shirt, or a cocktail dress. What are the most useful pieces in your jewelry box? Invest in signature pieces that are classic but set you apart.