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8 Jewellery essentials that are worth the investment

8 Jewellery essentials that are worth the investment

Everyday gems

Text: Kelly Lim

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@sophiebillebrahe,
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From stud earrings to pearl strands, everyone needs to have these jewellery essentials in their arsenal

Like jeans or a blazer, timeless jewellery are the backbones of our wardrobes. We're talking about the everyday pieces that never leave your body, versatile enough for a work Zoom or a night out––a gold or silver little something to finish off each and every outfit. If you've been wondering how to create your own treasure trove of sparkling accessories to wear time and time again, scroll on as we round up the jewellery essentials everyone should have in their collection: 

Studs

Studs are everyone's first pair of earrings for a good reason. They add an effortless sparkle to any occasion and go with everything––wear them alone in a matching or mix them up to fit your own personal style.

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Statement ring

The quickest way to elevate your #OOTD? Make a move for the all-powerful statement ring. From candy-coloured resin renditions, to vintage-inspired cameo rings, if you're looking to take on an everyday jewel, make it a statement. 

Hoop earrings

More memorable than studs but less ostentatious than statement earrings, hoops are the in-between that delivers subtle attitude with classic style. Whether you go go for delicate huggies or oversized cuffs, these bad boys never fail to make one feel more put together. 

Pearl strands 

These aren't your grandmother's pearls––the pearl necklace have transcended tradition to emerge as a genderless, all-occasion staple that adds a dose of elegance to even the most simplest of outfits. You can't go wrong with the timeless yet unique classic, whether it's in a single strand or layered with different materials. 

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Stacking bracelet

Decorate your arms and wrists with a single bracelet or stack them up––there are no rules. The versatile styling options of a bracelet provides yet another way for you to create your own unique look. Whether you're mixing a sparkling tennis bracelet with sculptural bangle or chunky chain-links with a beaded bracelet with ornaments, it's all up to you. 

Pendant necklaces

Pendants are a chance to wear something close to your heart e.g. family birthstones or your zodiac sign. Whatever the style, these necklaces also make for good conversation starters and with maximalist fashion making a comeback, the more eye-catching the better. 

Chain-link necklaces

As the ubiquitous member of your jewellery family, chain-link necklaces are a classic foundation to every layered 'fit. Whether big and bold or light like a feather, the runways have seen a resurgence in the statement chain in every shape, size and finish. While chunkier styles are perfect for power dressing, wispier chains add a touch of femininity to your ensemble.

Everyday watch

A watch in the era of the smartphone? Let us make our case: not only do they inject a dose of sophistication to your wardrobe, they also help you lower your screen-time. Whether you go for a sporty classic or glimmering timepiece that's akin to a bracelet, an everyday watch works for any occasion. 

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