Amidst the choker necklaces, ankle bracelets, body and hand chains, and cameo chandelier costume earrings piled atop our dressers are the pieces we never leave home without: for some of us it’s the men’s stainless steel Museum dial watch we inherited when Dad upgraded his ticker game, and for others it’s the 18-karat white gold round brilliant-cut diamond stud earrings purchased with our first big (hard earned!) bonus.
While trend pieces come and go as quickly as Bachelor-produced engagements, there are those treasured items lying in jewelry boxes or hanging in jewelry armoires that will truly never go out style and are crafted from a caliber of quality so high that they’ll still be shining on our ears and wrists long after Neil Lane has made his 40th appearance on ABC. Read on to discover five of the most iconic adornments to add to your shopping bucket list, whether you’re approaching a milestone birthday that deserves to be commemorated or simply curating a collection of the most chic and enduring accessories.
Nothing screams timeless like a bangle that’s intended to be screwed on and never ever removed.
2. Hermes Watch
3. Tiffany “Diamonds by the Yard” Stud Earrings
Like kaleidoscopes for grown ups, these blue box beauties are the adult sequel to the Return To Tiffany® Heart Tag bracelet or necklace your serious boyfriend gifted you in high school.
4. Gold Hoop Earrings
It’s time hoops earrings were *your* thing (and *everyone’s* thing for that matter). A beautiful sleek pair of 14k gold oversized (anywhere near 2.25″ drop) tube hoops is the unexpected polish you’ve been searching for to level up your 9-to-5 style game. We love Loren Stewart, but can’t stop scrolling through these similar styles here.
5. Rolex Lady-Datejust
If imitation truly is the most sincere form of flattery, then no timepiece creator comes close to the amount of flattery headed towards Rolex. There’s a reason the term “faux”-lex has even been coined; it seems that if you can’t cop one, the next best alternative is to copy one. Well, when it comes to longevity and value, “ain’t nothing like the real thing, baby.” We love the Oyster Perpetual Lady-Datejust 26 watch, and invite you to meet your match here.