Have you even worn an outfit and you felt like it needed a bit of something to take it up a notch?
You go through your jewellery box, now you are panicking and you wish you had that pair of gold hoops you saw window shopping the other day. We all have those ‘I should have bought it’, kind of days. I’m here to help you create a capsule wardrobe or a jewellery box garnished with key pieces worth investing in, with these five jewellery must-haves. These pieces will compliment your regalia from the most basic tasks to your uptown soirees.
Must-have 1 : Simple Everyday Studs
Simple, but chic studs are the absolute backbone of any carefully crafted jewellery box. Having studs in your jewellery box is ideal as they are an everyday pair of earrings. You will realise you will keep reaching for them again and again because they go with everything in your closet. Some ladies sleep with them on, I know I am definitely guilty. This is how comfortable studs can be. But simple doesn’t have to mean boring….far from it. Try choosing a classic style with a twist, something like our Aurex cubic zirconia studs that come in both silver and gold. They are the perfect choice.
At just under 1cm across, the Aurex E0000057 studs are beautifully understated and wearable. This will be perfect for the first piercing, but if you want to go simpler and smaller still, you can try the mini version which are the E0000055. They are approximately 0.5cm diameter and they also work just as well for a second or third piercing. Or maybe go for the classic elegant ball studs for a simple look. This is definitely a jewellery must-have.
Must-have 2 : Gold Hoop Earrings
Fast becoming a jewellery classic, the recent fashion for gold hoops is here to stay. Another must-have in your jewellery box. Current trends are for the mega hoop like the Aurex EF647 earrings. They are delightfully large, but also light and really comfortable to wear. If you find this style too big for everyday wear, then you might prefer the EF420 available in both gold and silver. If you get them in gold, you are spoilt for choice depending on your preference, 9k 18k or even 22k. Want something even smaller, but still impactful? Then try the EF315, ET0215 or the slippers. These styles look great with shorter hair or with long hair pulled back from the face.
Must-have 3 : A Masculine Bracelet
I just cannot get enough of a chunky(ish) masculine bracelet. This is the sort of style that you will get so much wear from that it will become a mainstay of your jewellery box.
One of my favourite designs, is the Aurex GD080ID bracelet and it looks so good paired with a watch. The gold version is my favourite now. But both the silver and gold are finished to a soft shine and feature a plate which you can engrave on. The bracelets come in different lengths to suit all wrist widths.
Must-have 4 : Layering Necklaces
Investing in a couple of lovely dainty necklaces gives you endless options for combining with other pieces for an instant outfit update. We have a huge selection of gorgeous necklaces and I particularly like the KS040 neck chain and the pretty Figaro chain for a more statement layer. I also love the delicate simplicity of SG028 neck chain which works really well with a pendent on.
My top tip for layering success is to choose a mix of chain lengths and styles so that you do not end up in a tangle! Smaller pieces can look great with a chunky chain and do be afraid to mix metals and wear silver and gold together.
Must-have 5 : A Favourite Signature Piece
Everyone has one of these, whether it is a pair of show- stopping earrings or a treasured signet ring. It is that piece you turn to for an instant mood lift. The one that could make even sweatpants look glamourous. For me, it is a dainty, gold SG028 chain that sparkles whenever it is hit by good light. But maybe yours is that pair of diamond earrings that your granny handed down, your engagement ring or a special gift from your kids. You know the one I am talking about, right?
I truly believe that choosing the right capsule pieces for your jewellery box can help to really simplify and enhance your style. Taking the time to find those key staples is so worthwhile. You will be investing in designs that you know you will get loads of wear from, rather than panic buying something to go with an outfit that will rarely be worn again. And of course, we cannot say no to occasional comments from people about how our pretty jewellery looks, so I advise you to invest in good quality pieces that are durable and long-lasting. You can shop for some of the pieces here https://aurex.co.zw/fashion-jewellery/bangles-chains/