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6 Classic Jewelry Pieces Every Woman Should Own 

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No matter how large or little your jewelry collection is, these are six classic jewelry pieces that every woman should own. We have compiled a list of our must have items of jewelry, from diamond basics to designer staples.

6 Classic Jewelry Pieces for Women

1. Bangle  

Perfect for everyday wear, bangles make an elegant wrist addition and elevate relaxed ensembles, making it one of the most classic jewelry pieces every women should own. They are also highly versatile and pair well with a number of different types of occasion wear. If you are just starting your jewelry collection, we would recommend going for a timeless and classic piece that you will wear time and time again.

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Cartier Love Diamond Bracelet in 18K White Gold

OUR PRICE: $1,500 

28% OFF

Estimated Retail Price: $2,080

Starting at $132/month with Affirm. Prequalify now

Cartier Love Diamond Bracelet in 18K White Gold

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Hermes Vintage Cloisonne Enamel Bangle Bracelet

OUR PRICE: $300 

30% OFF

Estimated Retail Price: $430

Starting at $27/month with Affirm.  Prequalify now

2. Classic diamond studs

When in need of more formal or special jewelry, diamond earrings are a fool-proof option to add a dose of sparkle. From minimalist diamond studs to larger stones, they are a classic and perfect choice for adding a touch of sophistication to your look.

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Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond Large Fleurette Earrings in 18K White Gold (1.25 CTW)

OUR PRICE: $21,000 

20% OFF

Estimated Retail Price: $26,200

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3 Prong Basket Setting Diamond Stud Earrings in 14K White Gold (0.75 CTW)

OUR PRICE: $660

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3. Chain necklace

Next on our 6 classic jewelry pieces every woman should own is a chain necklace. A simple chain necklace is the perfect addition to any woman's jewelry collection, as a timeless chain is suitable for an array of different outfits and perfect for everyday wear. Depending on your general aesthetic when it comes to style, you may want to opt for a lavish, thick chain. Or if you prefer a more understated look then a more refined, skinny chain will be the better option for you. Another aspect to consider when buying a chain is the length and whether you will be layering the design with other necklaces or wearing it on its own.

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David Yurman Extra Large Oval Link Necklace in Sterling Silver & 18K Yellow Gold

OUR PRICE: $200 

50% OFF

Estimated Retail Price: $400

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David Yurman Extra Large Oval Link Necklace in Sterling Silver & 18K Yellow Gold

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John Hardy Dot & Circle Necklace in Sterling Silver 36"

OUR PRICE: $350 

48% OFF

Estimated Retail Price: $675

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4. Luxury Watch

When thinking of jewelry, watches may not immediately spring to mind, however, a watch functions as both an accessory and a functional device that every woman should own. Sporting a timepiece to your wrist is the perfect everyday jewellery accessory, especially when considering a timeless brand such as Hublot.

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Hublot MDM 1391.3.054 Women's Watch in Yellow Gold

OUR PRICE: $4,750 

55% OFF

Estimated Retail Price: $10,500

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Omega Constellation 1368.71.00 Women's Watch in 18kt Stainless Steel/Rose Gold

OUR PRICE: $2,400 

52% OFF

Estimated Retail Price: $5,000

Starting at $212/month with Affirm.  Prequalify now

5. Hoop earrings

A classic jewelry piece that never goes out of style is hoop earrings. Whether you opt for large gold hoops or small pavé hoop earrings, they are a style that can accompany relaxed as well as dressed-up and more formal looks. If you have a larger jewelry collection, you might want to include a more special pair to your line-up, such as hoops with coloured pavé stones.

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Bvlgari B. Zero Diamond Hoops 18K White Gold 0.25 ctw

OUR PRICE: $2,750

33% OFF

Estimated Retail Price: $4,100

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Cartier Diamond Hoop Earring in 18KT 1.80 CTW

OUR PRICE: $12,000

20% OFF

Estimated Retail Price: $15,000

Starting at $11/month with Affirm.  Prequalify now

6. Statement piece

As much as having classic jewelry pieces makes sense for establishing your jewelry collection, it is also a good idea every women should also own at least one standout piece for special occasions. Simply because an item makes a bold statement does not imply that you will go off the piece any sooner.

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Cartier Panthere Diamond Pendant in 18K White Gold

OUR PRICE: $7,500 

19% OFF

Estimated Retail Price: $9,250

Starting at $660/month with Affirm.  Prequalify now

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BRAND NEW Pave Diamond Round Door Knocker Earrings in 18k Pink Gold (6.36 CTW)

OUR PRICE: $4,460

Starting at $393/month with Affirm.  Prequalify now

If you are looking for jewelry to add to your collection, Gemma offers up to 80% off retail prices for pre-owned designer and diamond jewelry or watches. Selling genuine designer jewelry for a fraction of the usual price, we offer excellent customer service, fantastic prices and boast great online reviews. We are an A+ BBB accredited business, so you know that you are in safe hands when you buy with us. Providing US shipping and a wide range of luxury jewelry to choose from, Gemma is the online destination for all of your designer jewelry needs. We also have a convenient 14-day return policy and easy monthly payments with our partner Affirm.

What to look for when it comes to buying jewelry

There are jewelry pieces you will enjoy for a while and others you will treasure for a lifetime. The latter will usually be more classic jewelry, pieces that never go out of style and have a timeless quality. When buying luxury jewelry, there are certain criteria that you want to look out for and keep in mind, these being:

  • Timeless – This does not mean it has to be simple in design, but something that you would have liked aesthetically ten years ago and will still like in ten years' to come.
  • Authentic – If you are going to purchase a luxury piece of jewelry, whether you are buying new or pre-owned you will want complete assurance that it is genuine. It is important to buy from an expert jewelry company or seller to ensure that the item is authentic.
  • Purpose – Before making the purchase, consider where and when you would wear this piece. Is it a piece of jewelry to keep in a jewelry box? Will you wear it on a daily basis? Is it for special occasions?
  • Metal –As a general rule, warmer skin tones will tend to suit yellow golds better while cool skin tones make a perfect match for silver-tone jewelry. However, this personal preference is up to you and whether you prefer one tone over the other.
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