The Essential Jewelry Collection
2. A pendant necklace
A pendant on a delicate chain can be worn day or night. A more substantial chain (with an enhancer) can be worn alone for daytime, then transitioned to evening with the addition of the enhancer.
3. Gemstone or diamond earrings
Small diamond hoops or gemstone drops work equally well for day and evening. Studs (gemstone or diamond) are another option. Click here for information on how to choose diamond stud earrings.
4. A gemstone or diamond ring
A gemstone or diamond ring with a low profile, like this David Yurman Albion ring, is an elegant addition to any ensemble, whether it be jeans or an evening gown.
5. A signature piece, such as a unique set of stack rings, a long strand of small baroque pearls, or a handmade ring
A signature piece of jewelry adds a personal touch to any outfit, especially when it's connected to a memorable occasion. A cherished ring acquired on vacation is an excellent example.
6. Gold or silver stud earrings
Knot earrings in 14k gold are a jewelry box basic.
7. Bead or pearl strand necklace
A strand necklace is the perfect accessory to pull together an outfit. Full strands work well with gold and silver, so feel free to mix and match your metals.
8. A cocktail ring
A sparkling cocktail ring adds the finishing touch to a night-on-the-town ensemble.
9. Hoop earrings
Hoop earrings can be large or small, fashioned from plain metal or dotted with diamonds.
10. Cuff or statement bracelet(s)
Double up (or triple up) your bracelets, like these from Judith Ripka, for a statement look.