It might be cliché to say, but diamonds really are a girl’s best friend. As we haven’t had many destinations and events this year, it’s definitely a possibility that you have found yourself not shopping as much as usual. As such, now is a perfect time to invest in an extraordinary wardrobe staple. These are the pieces you’ll buy now and wear forever.
One subtle yet stunning piece is the perfect diamond tennis bracelet. While this accessory has been around for decades, it got its name and grew in popularity when tennis player Chris Evert’s bracelet flew off her hand during the 1987 US Championship game. She immediately asked for the match to be suspended so she could look for the bracelet, and thus, the style was re-born as a tennis bracelet. The design is light, comfortable, and wearable, and adds a bit of sophistication to any outfit.
Another item that deserves a place in your jewelry box and on your wrist is a classic watch. The very first woman’s wristwatch was made by Abraham-Louis Breguet for the Queen of Naples in 1810. Cartier launched the Santos de Cartier wristwatch in 1911 and Rolex’s Princess watch was created in 1930. Ever since, a luxury watch has grown into a staple all women can enjoy. There are so many beautiful options to choose from, with bands in various leathers and metals and faces of various shapes. Maybe now is the right time to invest in a piece that keeps you on track and chic.
For something much more dramatic, a perfectly over-the-top cocktail ring will be a glittering addition to your collection. Cocktail rings go back to the fabulously fashionable prohibition era of the 1920s. The new-found freedom that women were enjoying was expressed in glamorous Art Deco jewelry. Cocktail rings were the ultimate accessory of excess. Now there is an endless variety of cocktail rings, ranging in shapes and every color of the rainbow. A woman who loves to be bold is definitely in need of a cocktail ring.
Necklaces have been worn since the dawn of civilization – at their earliest, they were made of natural shells and stones. Eventually, the chain was invented, and pendant necklaces became popular. Ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans actually wore charms around their necks to protect themselves from evil. A go-to everyday pendant is an essential piece – it can be the one accessory you add to elevate any ensemble.
An investment piece like one of these is a milestone purchase for any fashionable woman. Whether you’re gifting to yourself or to a special loved one this year, be sure to choose one that will spend almost as much time in your wardrobe as it has in the history of fashion.