While the bold baubles in our collective jewelry boxes may get the most attention, it’s the dainty jewels that often get the most wear in our everyday wardrobes. Whether you’re shopping for a splurge-worthy style to rock as a signature piece or to gift the gal who loves jewels, smaller pieces offer a versatility that a loud statement piece may not afford.
We’ve rounded up some of our favorite dainty jewels from our go-to jewelers for the perfect jewelry box refresh.
The Perfect Diamond Earrings
They don’t call diamonds a girl’s best friend for nothing. A classic pair of diamond earrings go with everything and elevate any look. In lieu of a pair of simple studs, we love the Harry Winston Cluster earrings. Designed in the 1940s, this striking motif featuring pear, marquise and round brilliant diamonds is the House’s signature style and possibly one of the most iconic diamond designs of all time.
Layered pendants are both charmingly personal and a chic way to add a little flair to your look. Whether it’s a phrase that has significance, a symbol you love, or just a pretty design, don’t be afraid to mix metals and choose pieces with meaning. When curating pieces to pair together, look at chain lengths and make sure that the pendants can be clasped at different levels for seamless styling. We love the endless options at Tiffany & Co. Hearts, arrows, infinity signs are all sweet suggestions.
Simple Link Bracelets
Chunky arm parties have had their day but right now, we are loving the simplicity of a delicate link bracelet. Van Cleef & Arpels offers a vast array of petite links, but our favorite is the Magic Alhambra bracelet in yellow gold, Mother-of-pearl and onyx. The classic Van Cleef & Arpels style manages to somehow be both a statement piece and a delicate bauble — all at the same time.
Gone are the days of the chunky cocktail ring (at least for right now). Today, we’re feeling pulled more towards ultra-thin bands and simple styles. One ring on our radar? The Cartier Juste Un Clou ring. While one wouldn’t usually equate daintiness with a ring made in the shape of a nail, somehow, the diamond accents add a feminine flair that’s both ladylike and unexpected.
There’s a reason why French women's style is so coveted. Parisian style is all about classic minimalism and these hoop earrings from Roberto Coin’s Classica Parisienne collection are somehow both timeless and majorly on-trend right now.
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