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    May 16, 2023 7 min read

    Eight Staples for Every Jewellery Box

    Accessorizing your outfit with jewellery is an easy way to elevate your outfit and express yourself. We’re all aware of capsule wardrobe essentials such as the little black dress and blue jeans, but what about jewellery staples? Staple pieces allow you to go from day to night effortlessly and still look polished. Here are eight classic jewellery essentials that should form the basis of every jewellery collection.

    1. The Classic Linked Necklace

    There is something about a classic silver linked necklace that never goes out of style. The beauty of a simple linked chain lies in its uniformity; repeating links of the same design create a coordinated and sleek effect.

    A silver linked necklace shown on the neck of a model

    A linked chain necklace is also versatile as it can be worn in a variety of ways. Worn alone, a chain is chic and simple. Layered with other necklaces, it creates a unique and personalized look. Chains can be mixed and matched with other styles of necklaces, such as pendants or statement necklaces, to create a layered effect that is particularly on-trend.

    In addition to its aesthetic appeal, a silver linked chain is a practical choice. It is a durable classic design that will never go out of style, making it a worthwhile addition to your jewellery box.

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    A model is wearing a linked necklace around her neck and a bracelet on her wrist

    2. Diamond Studs

    In the world of fashion, there are few things as iconic and timeless as a pair of diamond stud earrings. These glittering gems have long been a staple accessory for the stylish. But what is it about diamond studs that makes them such a must-have?

    For starters, diamond stud earrings are incredibly versatile. They can be dressed up or down, worn with everything from jeans and a t-shirt to a ball gown. They add a touch of elegance to any outfit and are the perfect finishing touch.

    A model, with her hair up,  is wearing yellow gold and diamond round stud earrings

    But it's not just their versatility that makes diamond stud earrings so special. It's their undeniable glamour and sparkle. Diamonds are some of the most precious and sought-after stones in the world, and for good reason. They catch the light in the most stunning way, casting a glittering glow on the wearer's face.

    Perhaps the most compelling reason to invest in a pair of diamond stud earrings is their timelessness. They are a true classic, never going out of style or losing their appeal. They are a piece of jewellery that can be passed down from generation to generation, cherished and loved for years to come.

    In a world where trends come and go, diamond stud earrings are a constant, a touchstone of style and elegance.

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    Triple diamond and gold stud earrings

    3. Hoop Earrings

    Hoop earrings are an essential jewellery classic that can instantly dress up a daytime outfit or add glamour to an evening look depending on the style you choose. Hoops come in a huge variety of sizes and styles so you will be sure to find a pair to suit. We think small hoops are great for everyday wear, while larger stone-set hoops can make a statement and add interest to a simple outfit.

    Stone-set hoop earrings in rose gold vermeil

    Providing a smart, sleek, and professional look to their wearer, hinged hoops have a weighted feel while simultaneously prioritising comfort. Sturdy hinges allow for the hoops to open and be easily placed in the ear without twisting or misshaping the earring. Classic hinge hoop earrings are perfect for work wear.

    Comprised of a slender sterling silver tube with a neoprene core, flexi-hoops are entirely twistable but always spring back to their original circular shape. The flexibility also allows for the earrings to easily be placed in the ear, before locking into themselves for ultimate security. Flexi-hoops are light weight and super-comfortable, making them a great choice if you want to try a large hoop. 

    Sterling silver hinged hoops earrings  Flexible hoop earrings

    Three-Quarter hoops emulate the fullness of a standard hoop earring, but with a classic post and butterfly fastening, allowing the central body of the design to move freely. With embellishments of gemstones or dangling freshwater pearls, these are a fun and playful choice.

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    Yellow gold vermeil and freshwater pearl three-quarter hoop earrings

    4. A Statement Necklace

    A statement necklace is a dramatic and eye-catching piece that can add interest to a simple outfit. Look for one with bold gemstones, intricate details, or unique shapes that appeals to your personality.

    A model wears a statement necklace of sterling silver and gold vermeil chains of various lengths

    Statement necklaces come in a variety of styles, from chunky collars to intricate designs and bright gemstones, and can be worn to dress up a simple outfit or add a pop of color to a neutral look. 

    We love statement necklaces which are set with colourful gemstones as they offer a unique and captivating beauty. Each gemstone has its own unique properties, making every gemstone necklace a truly one-of-a-kind piece.

    Gold vermeil and malachite statement necklace

    Choose a statement necklace that reflects your personal style, and don't be afraid to experiment with different lengths and styles.

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    Sterling silver statement collar necklace

    5. Silver Bangle

    Bangles never go out of style and they’ll make a great addition to your jewellery box because they can be worn from day to night.

    Sterling silver twist cuff bangle

    When choosing a sterling silver bangle, consider the size and shape of your wrist. Very slim wrists suit more delicate styles and may be swamped by very chunky designs. A classic simple hinged bangle is a perfect choice which suits everyone. Simple and elegant in its design, the practical hinge allows the bangle to gently slide over any size of hand, onto the wrist. The oval shape of the bangle fits beautifully around the wrist, while the curved profile of the piece is comfortable to wear.  

    A silver hinged slim bangle

    If you're planning to mix and match bangles, look for a variety of textures to create an interesting, layered look. Our Elements collection bangles are ideal for stacking, allowing you to choose two or three contrasting textures to wear together.

    A model's wrist showing three silver bangles of different textures

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    6. Pearl Necklace

    There are few accessories more iconic than pearls. Pearls are considered to be the oldest gemstone in the world and have been worn as an adornment for thousands of years. Pearls simply transcend time; a pearl necklace can take you through all the major moments of your life with elegance. 

    A model wears a sterling silver, pearl and cubic zirconia linked necklace

    Iridescent freshwater cultured pearls display a spectrum of shimmering hues within their depths. Universally flattering, the pearl’s milky white tone adds instant luminosity to the face and works perfectly against all skin tones. Pearls also perfectly complement different precious metal tones, creating a wealth of choice for the jewellery lover.  When paired with yellow gold vermeil or 9ct yellow gold, a white pearl picks up and highlights the creamy tones of the gold.  Teamed with rose gold vermeil, white freshwater pearls mirror the soft pastel palette. Sterling silver settings highlight the vivid whiteness and brilliance of freshwater cultured pearls.

    Teardrop pearls necklace around the neck of a model

    Considered a jewellery classic, a string of pearls is often what comes to mind when thinking of pearl necklaces. But why not use this most beautiful of gems in modern jewellery pieces? The luminosity, lustre and iridescence of pearls is uniquely attractive. We believe that this precious stone has more to offer than traditional pearl jewellery. Our designers have been re-interpreting pearls in our contemporary designs, creating new ways to wear pearls for the modern woman.

    It is the integral simplicity and timelessness of cultured pearls that make them so versatile. We have combined freshwater pearls with minimalist designs and modern silhouettes in our TriBeCa collection to create a fresh take on freshwater pearl jewellery. Our latest freshwater pearl designs can be found in our Callisto collection; timeless pieces where the exceptional quality of the pearls is highlighted.

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    Sterling silver and rounded freshwater pearl necklace

    7. Simple Stud Earrings

    The beauty of simple stud earrings is that they allow you to look effortlessly chic in a flash. So simple and elegant, stud earrings can pull together your entire look or add a touch of style for every occasion. 

    A model wears sterling silver interlocking circle stud earrings

    But stud earrings are not just elegant and stylish - they are also practical. Unlike dangling earrings or hoops, studs won't get caught in your hair or clothing, and won't weigh down your earlobes. They are perfect if you are always on the go and need a fuss-free accessory that won't get in the way.

    Heart shaped simple stud earrings

    Another advantage of studs is that they are easy to wear with other jewellery. You can pair them with a statement necklace or a stack of bangles without worrying about clashing or overwhelming your look. And if you have multiple piercings, studs can serve as a complement to other earrings. Have fun and create an earring stack with your stud earrings!

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    A sterling silver earring stack

    8. Cocktail Ring

    Cocktail rings are bold and glamorous pieces of jewellery, but these statement rings are not just for parties. A cocktail ring adds a “wow” factor and a touch of luxury to any outfit.

    Cocktail rings are a symbol of celebration. Originally popularized in the 1920s, these oversized rings were worn by women to show off their wealth and celebrate the end of prohibition. Today, they are still associated with special occasions and glamorous events, making them a perfect addition to your jewellery collection.

    Smoky quartz and clear quartz cocktail ring

    But it's not just an association with celebration that makes cocktail rings so desirable. It's also the fact that they are a true statement piece. A gemstone cocktail ring can be the focal point of an outfit, drawing the eye and commanding attention. It's the perfect accessory for a woman who wants to make a statement and show off her individuality.

    Furthermore, cocktail rings are incredibly versatile. While they are often associated with formal events, they can also be worn in more casual settings to add a touch of glamour to a simple outfit. And because they come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and gemstones, there is a cocktail ring out there to suit every taste and style.

    Rutilated quartz cocktail ring in sterling silver

    But perhaps the best thing about cocktail rings is the emotional connection they can create. A gemstone cocktail ring can hold a special meaning, whether it's a birthstone, a memento of a special occasion, or simply a favorite colour. Every woman should have at least one gemstone cocktail ring in her jewellery collection.

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    Smoky quartz and citrene statement cocktail ring