Building an Everyday Jewelry Wardrobe

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Many people think about building a wardrobe of clothing essentials, but jewelry is just as important when it comes to expressing yourself through your style. The right necklace, bracelet, ring or earrings can complete any outfit.  

You have your go-to pair of jeans, but do you have your go-to jewelry look? A well-curated jewelry collection of everyday pieces can serve as a capsule for your unique style.  

We’re sharing tips for building a staple everyday jewelry collection wardrobe that’s tailored to your budget and tastes 

What is an Everyday Jewelry Wardrobe?

A jewelry wardrobe is just like your normal clothing collection, but accessory focused. It’s your collection of jewelry that you turn to when you’re looking to complete an outfit. Just as with clothing, jewelry wardrobes can vary from one person to the next.  

This kind of jewelry collection is centered around everyday fine jewelry. It includes styles that are fit for daily wear, with durable materials and designs. Your everyday jewelry wardrobe should consist of pieces that you can wear daily, ones that fit your style and are suited for frequent wear.  

Best Materials for Everyday Fine Jewelry

The classic jewelry wardrobe should feature designs in durable materials like gold, silver, platinum, titanium or stainless steel. Gold jewelry is one of the most popular options for building an everyday fine jewelry collection. Gemstones and diamonds are also leading choices for a jewelry wardrobe.  

Staple Jewelry Pieces and Essentials

Whether you’re building a capsule jewelry collection or cultivating an extensive jewelry wardrobe, there are some classic jewelry staples that are perfect for any occasion. From dainty daily styles to ornate special occasion looks, several pieces fit every wardrobe.  

Necklace Essentials

Necklaces are a classic jewelry staple that’s fit for women’s and men’s jewelry of all styles. A good necklace is crucial for any jewelry wardrobe. It can sit over an article of clothing or on its own for lower neckline clothing cuts. Consider adding one or several of the following necklace styles to your jewelry wardrobe: 

  1. Chains. This is a great option for wearing on its own or wearing with other styles for a necklace stack
  2. Pendant necklaces. These are commonly worn without any other necklaces.
  3. Tennis necklaces. Also called eternity necklaces, this jewelry enhances any outfit.  
  4. Lockets. Sweet and meaningful lockets can hold mementos or photos.  

For women’s designs, seek chain lengths between 16 and 20 inches, with the longer styles fitting looser. In men’s styles, this jewelry wardrobe essential typically runs from 20 to 24 inches long.  

Earring Essentials

If you have pierced ears, then earrings are a jewelry essential for everyday style. A simple pair of studs can enhance a casual outfit, while dramatic dangling pairs can dress up formal looks. Everyday jewelry essentials for earrings are styles that can be mixed and matched for many occasions. These include: 

  1. Stud earrings. A chic pair of studs can be dressed up or down. 
  2. Hoop earrings. Hoops can bring different looks depending on their design. Plain metal pairs are most popular for casual looks while diamond or gemstone hoops are common choices for formal looks.  
  3. Threader earrings. These trendy designs are a shining way to incorporate the latest fashions. 
  4. Dangle earrings. A pair of dangle earrings can be even more dramatic than hoops, bringing a cascading look of gemstones or precious metals.  

Many people look to add a pair of fashion earrings to their wardrobe as well, bringing on-trend looks to their collections.  

Bracelet Essentials

Diamond tennis bracelet in white gold. 

Watches are often considered the ultimate wristwear essential, but there’s a staple that’s more timeless for your jewelry collection. Bracelets are a classic jewelry piece that can enhance any wardrobe. Popular styles include: 

  1. Tennis bracelets. An endless circle of diamonds can bring eye-catching sparkle. 
  2. Bangles. Whether plain metal or enhanced with gemstones, bangles are a classic look. 
  3. Chain bracelets. Often worn with other pieces in a bracelet stack, these bracelets also bring understated elegance on their own.  
  4. Gemstone bracelets. Many of the bracelet jewelry essentials are also available with gemstones such as diamonds, sapphires, rubies and opals.  

We offer these and many other staple jewelry pieces in men’s and women’s styles. Men’s styles will typically run larger than women’s designs.  

Ring Essentials

Photo of woman’s hands, she is wearing multiple diamond rings and a pink dress.

Rings are the most essential everyday jewelry style, even for people who normally don’t wear jewelry. The prevalence of wedding rings and engagement rings makes this jewelry incredibly popular. For more fashion-focused styles, consider the following ring essentials: 

  1. Gold rings. 14k styles are especially popular for everyday jewelry looks. 
  2. Stacking rings. A stacked ring look is popular for any occasion, bringing flexible combinations for any occasion.  
  3. Birthstone rings. These symbolic pieces can represent family or one of life’s special moments. 
  4. Cocktail rings. Ornate and dramatic cocktail rings are excellent choices for formal looks.  

Be sure to check your ring size to make sure you’re getting the right fit for this jewelry staple.  

Questions and Answers About Building an Everyday Jewelry Wardrobe

Keep your personal style in mind when building your wardrobe of everyday jewelry essentials. Choose pieces that resonate with your tastes, otherwise you’ll wind up selecting jewelry that doesn’t get much wear. 

Precious metals such as sterling silver, platinum or gold are the best options for daily wear. Everyday fine jewelry made from durable materials can withstand continuous wear, making it the perfect choice for a well-loved jewelry collection. 

There’s no exact number of pieces you should keep in your jewelry collection. The right number is the one that fits your style and budget. 

Most people frequently wear an engagement ring or wedding band. Other popular pieces for daily wear include earrings, necklaces, bracelets and fashion rings. 

There’s no definitive list of exact pieces you should incorporate into your jewelry collection. Instead, you should focus on building a collection that has your favorite styles and pieces.  

As a good starting point, many people build their staple jewelry wardrobe with a pair of earrings, one necklace, a bracelet and one ring. But, as with all fine jewelry collections, it’s about choosing the quantity and styles that best fit your tastes.

Building Your Jewelry Collection

Close up of a woman’s wrist, she is wearing multiple bracelets. 

Visit one of our local jewelry stores or explore our jewelry online to start finding the perfect pieces for your very own wardrobe. Our experts are happy to help you find the right additions to your jewelry collection.  

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