Essential Jewellery Pieces Every Woman Should Own

Essential Jewellery Pieces Every Woman Should Own

Andre Dcosta
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When it comes to classic wardrobe essentials, we often think of the little black dress, basic white t-shirts, leather jackets and the likes. Building your wardrobe with these staple pieces makes dressing for any occasion easy and effortless. However, no look is complete without some staple jewellery pieces.

Much like your wardrobe staples, there are also essential jewellery pieces that every woman needs in her life. Mix and match, dress up or dress down - the right jewellery pieces can change an entire look. Whether you’re a lover of bling or vibing the minimal look, ensuring you own these 10 essential jewellery pieces is worth the investment.

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10 Essential Jewellery Terms Pieces

1. Gold & Silver Chains

Chains are classic jewellery staples purely for their versatility. Dress up a basic outfit, layer upon more chains for a boho twist or wear alone with a simple pendant. A delicate gold chain or silver chain is simple, which means it is easy to incorporate with any look.

Essential Jewellery Pieces Every Woman Should Own

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While chains can be worn with just about any look, we love the look of a chain peeping through a classic white button down shirt. Pop on a pair of jeans with some ankle boots and finish off with a good old french tuck. Although this is a casual, more masculine look, your gold or silver chain will offer an effortless feminine touch.

9ct Yellow Gold Silver Filled Singapore 45cm Chain 25 Gauge

9ct Yellow Gold Silver Filled Singapore 45cm Chain 25 Gauge

$74.50 $149.00

The perfect layering necklace, this 9ct gold filled chain is the ultimate staple. 45cm in length, easily add your favourite pendants or wear alone.… read more

Sterling Silver 50cm 40 Gauge Double Curb Chain

Sterling Silver 50cm 40 Gauge Double Curb Chain

$39.99 $79.99

This double curb chain in 50cm is perfect for when you just cannot decide. Add your own unique touch to the sterling silver chain with a pendant, or layer it with other chains.… read more

2. Diamond Bracelets

Whether you treat yo’self or trick your significant other to “surprise” you with one, a diamond bracelet is an essential jewellery piece. There’s just something about a symmetrical line of diamonds that will forever capture our hearts. It’s simple, sparkly and gorgeous - what’s not to love?

Essential Jewellery Pieces Every Woman Should Own

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As an investment piece that will last a lifetime, a diamond bracelet is perfect for those special occasions. You can also buy this classic jewellery staple at amazing prices in our sale items! Wear to a formal event with your little black dress, or spice up your date night look with a slick pencil skirt and some black pumps or pointed toe heels.

1 Carat Diamond Tennis Bracelet with 167 Diamonds 18cm in Sterling Silver

1 Carat Diamond Tennis Bracelet with 167 Diamonds 18cm in Sterling Silver

$899.50 $1,799.00

A luxury tennis bracelet that shines and shimmers endlessly in the sun with 167 brilliant cut diamonds. Its sterling silver body is both elegant in look and bold in style, with plenty of size to show off. It's hard not… read more

9ct Charming 1/4 Carat Yellow Gold Diamond Tennis Bracelet 18cm

9ct Charming 1/4 Carat Yellow Gold Diamond Tennis Bracelet 18cm

$2,449.30 $3,499.00

This stunning 1/4 Carat diamond tennis bracelet is simply luxurious. The 9ct yellow gold bracelet features 48 brilliant cut diamonds.… read more

3. Pearls

If you read our post about ‘pearls for the modern woman’ you will already know why every woman needs some  pearl jewellery. The epitome of class, elegance and timelessness, pearls will always be in style. Whether it’s a pair of pearl earrings, a pearl necklace or a pearl bracelet - if you don’t own pearls in some form you need to change that.

Essential Jewellery Pieces Every Woman Should Own

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Pearls are often reserved for very formal events. However, in our modern era, these classic and essential jewellery pieces are making their way into younger, edgier looks. Being a neutral colour, pearls will work with all different shades. With the weather cooling down, try pairing some pearl earrings and a pearl neckace with a neutral coloured sweater and a trench coat to create the perfect mix of elegance and street style.

180cm White Freshwater Pearl Strand

180cm White Freshwater Pearl Strand

$299.50 $599.00

This white Freshwater Pearl strand is a must have for any pearl enthusiast. At 180 cm it’s easily customisable: wear as is for an elongated, ethereal look or double it for a more bespoke, chic appearance.… read more

9ct Yellow Gold 5mm Freshwater Pearl Stud Earrings

9ct Yellow Gold 5mm Freshwater Pearl Stud Earrings

$59.00 $149.00

An everyday essential, these freshwater pearl studs are in a chic white, and 5-5.5mm in size. The 9ct yellow gold earrings are an absolute must-have.… read more

4. Gold Pendants

Gold pendants recently found the spotlight this past summer season, however, they will always be a staple in our eyes. The beauty of a gold pendant is that you never need to take it off! Wear it with any outfit, for any occasion - even with your sweatshirt, jeans and trainers, because hey, it’s cute!

Essential Jewellery Pieces Every Woman Should Own

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We love a good white tee and gold pendant combo. Whether this is matched with some boyfriend jeans, tartan pants or a silk skirt - you can never go wrong with this relaxed feminine ensemble.

9ct 1963 Gold Coin Pendant

9ct 1963 Gold Coin Pendant

$199.50 $399.00

This unique 1963 gold coin pendant adds a little bit of mystery to your outfit, layer it up or wear it own its own depending on the mood.… read more

5. Cocktail Rings

A bold and beautiful cocktail ring is a staple for any cocktail event. Ever feel like your look is just missing something? Throw on your go-to cocktail ring and that feeling will disappear. Owning one or two rings with colourful precious stones such as emerald, morganite or ruby is a great way to bring a splash of colour to plainer ensembles or bring out a particular colour in a patterned piece.

Essential Jewellery Pieces Every Woman Should Own

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While it’s obvious to pair your ring with a cocktail dress, they are also great for dressing up on less formal occasions such as dinner dates or nights out with the girls. Elevate your pair of black skinny jeans and nice top with a sparkling cocktail ring that says “I’m extra” in all the right ways.

9ct Yellow Gold 1.00 Carat Natural Emerald and 0.15ct Diamond Ring

9ct Yellow Gold 1.00 Carat Natural Emerald and 0.15ct Diamond Ring

$1,034.50 $2,034.00

With a stunning natural emerald surrounded by sparkling diamonds, this ring is what dreams are made of. Crafted in 9ct yellow gold. Please contact us regarding special order enquiries for this ring. All ring sizes can be specially ordered, with… read more

6. Gold Bangles

The ideal piece for those ‘I don’t want to wear jewellery’ kind of moods. The gold bangle is an effortless, simple and easy-to-wear piece that every woman needs in her jewellery box. Available in a host of different styles, you could go for simple and minimal, or something with a bit more detail and character.

Essential Jewellery Pieces Every Woman Should Own

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Versatile, elegant and timeless, the gold bangle can easily be paired with any look (much like most of these pieces). To mix up your gold bangle, try playing with the stacking and layering trend and layer your bangle over a watch or more bangles.

9ct Gold Silver Filled 65mm Bangle Yellow 3mm Thick

9ct Gold Silver Filled 65mm Bangle Yellow 3mm Thick

$499.50 $999.00

Step out in style in this gorgeous 9ct Gold Silver Filled 65mm Bangle Yellow 3mm Thick. Crafted in the sunny hues of yellow gold with a shiny lustre, this bangle is sure to impress. The curved shape means that it… read more

9ct Yellow Gold Gorgeous Bangle

9ct Yellow Gold Gorgeous Bangle

$1,299.50 $2,599.00

A classic piece, this 9ct Yellow Gold Gorgeous Bangle is a must-have in any jewellery wardrobe. The bangle is a suitable size that will sit comfortably on the wrist, no matter the occasion. Crafted in quality 9ct yellow gold that… read more

7. Silver Stacking Rings

Stacking rings have grown increasingly popular over recent years. Play around with different gemstones, diamonds and styles. These silver rings are great when worn on their own as a pretty accent, and equally stunning when stacked and layered for an edgier look. Plus, you’ll never get tired of adding new rings to your collection.

Essential Jewellery Pieces Every Woman Should Own

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We love the look of a few stacking rings with everyday wear. We’re talking about the casual jeans and a t-shirt look. Sporting some pretty rings with this casual ensemble will elevate your look and help you feel more put together on a day to day basis - which we all want, right?

Sterling Silver 0.02 Carat Five Hearts Diamond Ring with 5 Brilliant Cut Diamonds

Sterling Silver 0.02 Carat Five Hearts Diamond Ring with 5 Brilliant Cut Diamonds

$89.50 $154.00

A favourite with our customers, this sterling silver ring features five diamond hearts and comes in a wide range of sizes to suit small and large fingers. This cute yet classy ring makes a perfect gift for a 21st birthday,… read more

Silver Cluster Dress Ring with 8 Brilliant Diamonds

Silver Cluster Dress Ring with 8 Brilliant Diamonds

$124.00 $274.00

This Silver Cluster Dress Ring with 8 Brilliant Diamonds makes it easy to dress for the occasion. Adorned with 8 brilliant diamonds, this luscious piece has a glitter and gleam to be cherished. Crafted with a unique design that interweaves… read more

Sterling Silver Rhodium Plated Fancy Cubic Zirconia Channel Set Ring

Sterling Silver Rhodium Plated Fancy Cubic Zirconia Channel Set Ring

$64.50 $129.00

With a sparkling zirconia stack and sterling silver stack, this gorgeous and on-trend ring is a must-have.… read more

Sterling Silver Thomas Sabo Zirconia Delicate Ring

Sterling Silver Thomas Sabo Zirconia Delicate Ring

$59.00

Sterling Silver Thomas Sabo Zirconia Delicate Ring… read more

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8. Diamond Studs

Another piece we’d love from our significant other, stud earrings are the epitome of understated elegance. Refined, sophisticated and classic, a pair of diamond stud earrings will never go unworn.

Essential Jewellery Pieces Every Woman Should Own

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While diamond jewellery is commonly reserved for special occasions, unsubtle bling is quickly making its way into everyday wear. Try softening an edgy leather jacket look with a pair of diamond studs for the perfect blend of feminine and sass.

9ct Yellow Gold 1/5 Carat Diamond Stud Earrings

9ct Yellow Gold 1/5 Carat Diamond Stud Earrings

$299.00 $899.00

You really can't go wrong with these 9ct Yellow Gold Diamond Stud Earrings. Featuring 1/5 brilliant cut diamonds in a round cut shape, they’re delicate, tasteful and most importantly versatile.… read more

9. Leather Band Watches

A leather watch is the perfect way around no-jewellery accessorising. If you’re a girl who is all about practicality and minimal accessorising, you need a leather band watch. Besides keeping you punctual, you will feel like you’ve accessorised without going overboard and still keeping your overall look simple and effortless.

Essential Jewellery Pieces Every Woman Should Own

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Pair this masculine-inspired watch with some boyfriend jeans (another classic wardrobe essential) for more casual occasions. Alternatively, we love a good checked blazer with a leather band watch peeping out of cuffed sleeves.

10. Gold Hoop Earrings

We’ve saved the best for last - if you’re a frequent reader of our blogs you’d know how much we love a pair of gold hoops. They just go with everything! And they are an essential jewellery piece that will always work. Not only are they our favourite, but they are making a big comeback as go-to statement earrings this coming winter.

Essential Jewellery Pieces Every Woman Should Own

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Jeans and a tee? Add some gold hoops. Pretty wrap dress for an elegant cocktail night? Add some gold hoops. Button down shirt and black pants for the office? Add some gold hoops. I think you get where we are going with this - basically hoops are the perfect accessory with any wardrobe staple. Of course, be wise with the size of the hoop for various occasions, but nonetheless; when in doubt some gold hoops will always be a big yas (queen) from us.

9ct Yellow Gold Silver Filled Gypsy 30mm Hoop Earrings

9ct Yellow Gold Silver Filled Gypsy 30mm Hoop Earrings

$89.00 $179.00

Finished in a smooth gold hue, the 30mm 9ct gold-fill Gypsy hoop earrings are a twist on a classic hoop. An absolute must-have, the earrings are perfect for every day wear.… read more

The beauty of these essential jewellery pieces is they can each be worn with each other. Have fun mixing and matching these must have classic jewellery pieces and always feel put together, no matter the occasion. If you’re missing some of these staples from your wardrobe, then shop jewellery online with Shiels and complete your jewellery collection today.

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