5 Classic Jewellery Pieces to Build out Your Wardrobe

What Are Jewellery Essentials?
Being on-trend is great, but every wardrobe needs a solid foundation of timeless, versatile, quality staples to build on. A great pair of jeans, the perfect white shirt, a classic jacket – these are all must-have pieces that we seek out, and when we find the perfect ones, we treasure them in our wardrobes for years to come.

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 10ct gold, sterling silver, and 18ct 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 

Midi Classic Hoop Earrings in 10ct GoldChunky Hoop Earrings in SilverPowerhouse Hoops in Silver and Midi Plain Hoop Earrings in Gold.

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2. A Bold Choker

A choker necklace (around 40cm in length) is the perfect piece to level up your jewellery wardrobe. A striking chain style, such as a bold link design or a high-shine snake or herringbone choker will bring instant glamour when worn alone. These styles can also be layered with longer chains and pendant necklaces to create a tiered, stacked necklace look. 

We love the look of a choker peeking from beneath a blazer or button-up shirt. They’re also perfect over the top of a high-neck style. We recommend our Maxi Paperclip Choker Necklace in GoldViper Choker Chain in SilverBismark Choker Chain in Silver and Snake Charmer Choker in Gold.

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3. An Elongating Necklace
Add a mid-length necklace along with a choker to your collection, and you’re all set for an on-trend yet timeless layered necklace look. Having a couple of classic necklace styles in different lengths gives you endless styling possibilities, so you can change up what you wear to suit your various outfits and moods.  

For a classic look that’s personal to you, our diamond letter necklaces are the perfect piece. Dainty, modern, and versatile, choose from a 10ct gold or sterling silver setting for the ultimate wear-everywhere personalised jewellery. A simple diamond pendant or minimalist locket necklace will also be a great, always-in-style option. We recommend our Fine Paperclip Chain in GoldDiamond Letter B Necklace in SilverLaboratory Grown Diamond Oval Necklace in Silver and Square Locket Necklace in Gold.

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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 dome ring or barrel ring is a great piece to start with. We recommend our Curve Dome Ring in GoldBarrel Ring in SilverCurve Dome Ring in Silver and Concave Ring in 10ct Gold.

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5. A Classic Bracelet

Sometimes overlooked with fashion’s recent focus on layered necklaces, stacked rings, and earring constellations, a classic bangle is still as much of a wardrobe staple as ever. Tying together your neck, ear, and/or ring looks, a classic bangle also adds effortless elegance all on its own. 

We love a polished, solid bangle in gold or silver for day-to-day wear. But equally versatile and timeless are chain bracelets for added movement, and diamond tennis bracelets for instant, can’t-miss-it glamour. Each of these styles are perfect against bare skin during the warmer months or layered over long sleeves when the chill hits. Choose your favourite style for your jewellery wardrobe. Curve Bangle in Gold, Polished Plain Bangle in SilverMed Boyfriend Figaro Chain Bracelet in Silver and Diamond Tennis Bracelet in 10ct Gold

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Ready to start building out your jewellery wardrobe?