The same rule should apply to your jewellery. While you might don a pair of out-there statement earrings or a costume cocktail ring now and then, jewellery is something you ultimately want to be able to wear again and again. Made to be worn repeatedly, it’s those everyday jewellery pieces you continually reach for that become part of your signature style.
If you prioritise considered choices and look to buy less and wear more, then quality, timeless jewellery pieces are worth their weight in gold. They will elevate your entire wardrobe, and if chosen correctly, they’ll be versatile enough so that you can style them in multiple ways to suit your outfit and any occasion. At Medley, our jewellery is made from genuine materials such as 10k gold, sterling silver, and 18k gold plated silver – so it’s crafted to last well beyond a season or a passing trend.
What classic jewellery pieces should you have?
This of course will be different from person to person, depending on your individual taste. However, if you’re aiming to build a great foundational wardrobe of everyday jewellery, we have put together the top five classic jewellery pieces we think you need to have (and it's kind of our business, so we think you're in good hands here!). Make them your own, then mix and match them, and throw your of-the-moment trending pieces into the mix to curate your look each day.
1. A Solid Set of Hoop Earrings
Hoop earrings are basically the MVP of any great jewellery wardrobe. The ultimate timeless piece, hoops can be found in a wide array of sizes and widths, so you can find the everyday pair that’s perfect for your personal style.
We recommend investing in a pair of hoops in plain precious metal, such as gold or silver hoops or huggies. These styles will match seamlessly with all your favourite jewellery pieces, and you can also stack them with additional hoops, studs, or diamond earrings for a bolder, multi-earring look. We recommend our
2. A Bold Necklace
3. An Elongating Necklace
For a classic look that’s personal to you, our diamond letter necklaces are the perfect piece. Dainty, modern, and versatile, choose from a 10k gold or sterling silver setting for the ultimate wear-everywhere personalised jewellery. A simple diamond or gold pendant or minimalist locket necklace will also be a great, always-in-style option. We recommend our Wire Paperclip Toggle Lariat Y Necklace in 10k Gold, Fundamental Chain Necklace in Silver and Diamond Lariat Y Necklace in 10k Gold.
4. A Statement Ring
No look is complete without a ring (or several) on your fingers. Start building your wardrobe with a statement ring that shines brightly on its own. If you opt for a bold, classic piece in plain sterling silver or gold, it will also be the foundation for endless ring stack options – allowing you to layer on extra pieces in the same metal colour, mix your metals, or add diamonds or pearls to the mix. A trending yet timeless style such as a signet ring, dome ring, or barrel ring is a great piece to start with. We recommend our Curve Dome Ring in Gold, Diamond Pave Boyfriend Ring in 10k Gold, Curve Dome Ring in Silver and Tapered Barrel Ring in 10k Gold.
5. A Classic Bracelet