Just like the LBD hanging in your wardrobe, your jewellery box needs a few essentials that will never go out of style. From diamonds to pearls, these classic timeless jewellery pieces add a simple elegance to any ensemble and can instantly transition your style.
A CHAIN NECKLACE
The Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Alhambra necklace has long-been considered a lucky talisman, after all, it was inspired by the four- leaf clover. With its white mother-of-pearl charms bordered with yellow gold beads, and its long, elegant chain, it’s easy to see why it’s been an essential piece since 1968.
Add an instant element of elegance and grace to dressed down separates with a simple pair of discreet gold hoops. We love Tiffany & Co’s roman numeral emblazoned Atlas hoops for an individual take on the simple hoop. Literally, a timeless jewellery staple.
A COCKTAIL RING
Bold and beautiful, the cocktail ring comes in all manner of shapes, sizes and designs, but it is almost always a conversation piece. It was first created in the ‘20s and became fashionable after the war as an ironic reaction to Prohibition. Bulgari’s masterpieces are guaranteed to dazzle.
AN ICONIC BRACELET
The Love bangle is one of 3 the most searched for pieces of jewellery on Google, and with good reason, it is an easy-to-wear classic. Designed by Cartier in the 1970s, the bangle design is studded with screws which lock it to the wrist and is intended to signify the permanency of true love.
A TIMLESS WACTH
Of course, there are many beautiful watches that could be added to your timeless jewellery collection, but Cartier’s Tank watch is one that carries itself seamlessly from day to evening. Created in 1917, it was conceived by Louis Cartier who was inspired by the shape of a military tank combined with cubist lines.
Style icons through the decades have worn pearls as their jewellery of choice, from Audrey Hepburn, Jackie O and Grace Kelly, through to the modern royals. From a simple strand, to Chanel’s updated take on pearl drop earrings, you can’t go wrong with the timeless classic.
THE TENNIS BRACELET
This bracelet with its simple, symmetrical line of diamonds inherited its name as a result of the tennis player Chris Evert, who lost hers during a match at the US Open in 1987 and famously stopped play to find it. The simple design makes it a jewellery staple and we love that Boodles’ version has a tiny tennis ball charm to allude to its origins.
The epitome of understated elegance, a pair of diamond studs give just the right amount of sparkle. Keep them simple and chic, with just the choice of the cut being key, like these De Beers solitaire studs.