Wednesday, July 31, 2013

The 5 Essentail Pieces of Jewelry Every Woman Should Own...

Whether you are waiting for someone special to present you with the perfect gift, or feel like treating yourself, these are 5 essential pieces every lady should have in her jewelry wardrobe!

1.)  Diamond Stud Earrings

Simply put, every woman should have a pair of diamond stud earrings because they go with everything, and can be worn with absolutely anything!  (or nothing;)  Whether headed to yoga or a black tie event, throwing on some studs elevates any outfit and requires almost no thought.  Another benefit?!  No matter what other jewelry you have on, they go perfectly!  It just doesn't get any easier, or more classic, then a pair of diamond studs.

2.)  A Diamond Pendant Necklace

A Diamond Pendant is the equivalent of diamond studs, you can wear it all the time and everywhere you go!  I used a picture of a solitaire style pendant, but it certainly doesn't have to be!  I have a few pieces that I like to rotate, a classic diamond heart that my Grandfather presented to my Grandmother many years ago, and a tiny diamond shoe... because next to jewelry I LOVE ME SOME SHOES!  Religious symbols are always in style and a great choice too.  Whatever it is, the more personal to the wearer the better!

3.)  The Pearl Necklace

All one has to do is to look at the characters of #Sex and The City for inspiration.  Oh the versatility of pearls, is there anything more feminine and lovely?!  I firmly believe there is a pearl for every girl and that a girl can never have too many pearls!  There is your classic white cultured akoya strand, most popular in 16 or 18inch.  I love an opera length (32inch) for the versatility of being able to wear it long or doubled.  For a lesser expensive option, Cultured Chinese Freshwater Pearls are a great alternative.  For those with larger pocket books, Black Tahitian, White and Golden South Sea, make excellent statement pieces that can easily go from day to night.  Because Pearls come in so many colors, hues, varieties and even shapes, they can nearly be customized to the wearer, depending on their skin tone and personal preference.  Pearls are a vast and interesting subject, definitely the subject of other blog posts, but send in any questions you have! 

4.)  A Fantastic Timepiece

Just like there is a pearl for every girl, every lady should have a fabulous timepiece.  Although there are many stylish and well made in-expensive watches on the market, why not invest in a fine timepiece that will withstand the test of time?  (Pun intended!)  I really like the #Tag_Heuer Ladies Formula One shown above.  The stainless steel and black ceramic with diamonds version  is sporty, versatile and durable enough for everyday wear, but elegant enough for evenings.  Hopefully I can add it to my collection soon!

5.)  A fabulous Cocktail Ring

Why?  Because they are FUN... just look at these beauties!  When heading out on the town, whether it be #Chicago, another fabulous city or Anytown, USA, there is nothing better then throwing on a cocktail ring and some amazing shoes before heading out the door!  This is where we can really express ourselves and our personal style... wear it on the ring finger, index or middle, and you're sure to grab some attention! 

#Rings and cuff style bracelets courtesy of Geneva Seal Jewelers

What is your essential piece of Jewelry?

Happy Summer!  ~Lisa


Lisa R Martin said...

Hi Lisa. Thanks for the good advice. I would hesitate for the diamond pendant. A friend had a "very" nice diamond pendant necklace stolen -yanked right off her neck (in Chicago). So if this investment would be made, I'd be sure to insure it with personal articles declaration added to homeowners insurance.
Can you give advice on appraisals and insurance? Replacement value?

Lisa Jungers said...

Unfortunately that is always a possibility. I'm sorry to hear about your friend's loss! Having been in the business for 17 years, I've dealt with many insurance companies, and replacements... It's never fun. Thanks for the GREAT blog idea Lisa, let me get to work on my next post: Protecting and Insuring Your Jewelry!