Is She a 10?
With so many of us travelling less and thinking a bit harder about what we choose to invest ourselves in, we thought it was a good idea to ask our staff what their top 10 pieces of jewelry are! These are timeless pieces that we think will be kept for generations. This list is perfect for gift inspiration, or keep it as a list of jewelry goals!
Diamond studs are simply a must-have accessory that are perfect to wear everywhere. No matter the occasion, diamonds studs will add irresistible sparkle to any outfit! Even if she doesn't wear much jewelry, these are a smart choice. Dressed up or down, they’re a great way to add a sophisticated look to a day at the office (or to a Zoom meeting).
Diamond Station Necklaces:
These necklaces are on-trend, durable, and comfy! She can create a statement look by layering these necklaces at different lengths and mixing metal colors for an effortlessly cool vibe. Pro Tip: For the woman who has lots of heirloom jewelry that just isn’t her style, a station necklace can be made with estate diamonds and gemstones for an updated look with sentimental value.
She can dress up her fave jeans and add glamor to any outfit with essential diamond hoops. Easily go from sleek and minimal to bold and luxurious by choosing different carat weights. Truly a classic, I don’t think anyone here at Sami’s doesn’t have a favorite pair of diamond hoops! Choose a petite pair if a subtle, understated look is preferred, or go big if she has long hair or loves a dramatic look.
Worn in jewelry for over 4000 years, pearls are a staple for a reason! Timeless elegance meets natural beauty with each versatile and unique pearl piece. Whether it’s a simple strand of pearls gifted by a family member or a modern update on the essential look, pearls are a must! Don’t overlook the beauty of a black pearl, as well.
Help her celebrate her special day, or wear a way to connect with a loved one! Family jewelry, birthstone solitaires, and colorful designs are all great ways for her to wear jewelry with meaning. Plus, there are alternative birthstones based on zodiac signs and even days of the week! The color possibilities are almost endless.
A classic necklace is a staple that she'll reach for every day. Go petite for an understated style that can be layered for special occasions, or choose a larger solitaire or design for an eye-catching look. A diamond solitaire is an easy choice that will go with any other colors she wears. However, if her style is more unique, don’t neglect alternative gemstones that draw the eye, like moonstone or alexandrite.
Fun, trendy, and full of possibilities! Stackable rings are the perfect way to change up her look, express individuality, and mark milestones in her life. These are great anniversary bands, too! White stackable bands are definitely one of the “trendier” looks on this list, don’t underestimate their staying power. We’ve had clients use these versatile bands as wedding bands, push presents, anniversary gifts… The list goes on! Anyone who loves wearing rings will love adding new stackable bands to their collection over time.
This is the ring that will make heads turn when she wears it. Choose something blingy, luxurious, and statement making; she'll be sure to swoon! We love seeking out our jeweler, Rene, for custom designs that are truly pieces of wearable art. Cocktail rings show off her personality and discerning taste in jewelry. These are rings that spark conversation, and are guaranteed to dazzle.
A Lucky Charm:
This piece of jewelry is a bit more of a nebulous idea, but the staff felt it was important to include! Her lucky charm could be an heirloom diamond, a symbol of her faith, or a treasured gift! With a lucky charm, the meaning is key. This can (and should!) be different for every person, and can truly be anything. We love the idea of refurbishing an heirloom piece and giving it new life for the next generation to enjoy. Or, perhaps we will create a piece of family jewelry with all the birthstones of people she loves. Or, she might discover the most unique, locally mined amethyst and just fall in love with the story behind the mine!
Feeling inspired? Let's talk custom designs!
An American Gem:
Here at Sami’s, American gemstones hold a special place in our hearts. They're an amazing way to show her she deserves something as unique as she is! Less than 1% of gemstones used in jewelry are mined in America, so we seek out the best of the best and set them in designs that are deserving of these special stones. Even better, we’ve established relationships with miners and gemstone cutters across the country, so we know the gems we’re setting are ethically mined. Give her a piece that shows you care about where the gems came from, as much as how beautiful they are!
These are our Top 10 jewelry pieces that are worth investing in. There’s something so special about building a collection of jewelry with meaning and beauty that she'll be excited to wear! Even if she's staying home more often than not, putting on these essential pieces of jewelry will quickly become a part of her daily routine.