Imagine what you’d like to see in your jewelry box when you’re 100 years old and ready to pass down some key pieces.
I do my best thinking when I mentally create a picture, and the picture so many of us want to see of our jewelry collection contains many classics:
- Diamond ring – Like many of us, I was born in Texas and we all grew up thinking that a big diamond meant that we are loved.
- Diamond wedding band – To wear with our without an engagement ring, we all want the versatility of a separate band.
- Diamond earrings – For most, these are diamond studs that can be worn with a t-shirt or a LBD.
- Watch – Even with all our digital gadgets, most of us still want a status wristwatch on our left arm!
- Diamond bracelet – To wear individually or stacked, this piece is so versatile.
- Gold earrings – The hoop or classic clip.
- Gold neck chain and bracelet – The go-to classic duo.
After these classics, there are some variables. We all have different ideas for what comes next, but the end look is the same: we are accessorizing to show our personal style.
- Colored stone and diamond right hand ring, possibly adding earrings/pendant/bracelet in the same stone. Many jewelry lovers here are picturing sapphires!
- Sterling collection – with turquoise or black onyx – to wear every day the Texas way – layered and stacked.
- Diamond hoop earrings look casual with a turtleneck and dressy with a glittery party top.
- Pearls – for the classic Southern gal, or baroque shapes in modern settings for the high fashion look.
- Diamond necklace – whether it’s a very important (read BIG) Riviera necklace or a cutting edge mini pendant to layer, they become our personal style statement.
- More bracelets – in different styles and metals and stones to coordinate with our collection.
- Pendants/brooches – these can be classic and high fashion at the same time, alternating through the years with modifications to be brooches or pendants with long or short chains.
I find that it’s easier to collect in suites, completing what is most important to us first. For instance, some will buy all the classic diamond pieces first, while others will work toward the sterling silver collection, or sapphires, or pearls. Today, many customers are buying more gold in the new layering styles.
Whether your budget is small or limitless, it’s always a good idea to focus on one aspect of your jewelry suite. This allows you to wear an individual piece as your superstar, or “walk all the dogs at the same time.”
If you’re feeling overwhelmed just thinking about where to start, please feel free to stop by. We can show you different pieces, discuss the cost, and help you create a jewelry collection game plan.