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5 Multifunctional Jewelry Staples You Need In Your Wardrobe

An expert Pittsburgh jeweler discusses the jewelry basics you need to amp up your wardrobe.

Lisa Marie Kotchey Jewelry
June 29, 2021

If you are searching for jewelry pieces to invest in, you want to make sure that you will wear them more than a few times. Purchasing or designing a piece of jewelry that is in and out of style within a short period can feel like a waste, but there are jewelry pieces that never go out of style. Take a look at these 5 jewelry basics that are worth investing in if you are looking to build your collection or create a capsule collection of simple pieces — all according to a professional Pittsburgh jeweler

5 Jewelry Basics You Need According to an Expert Pittsburgh Jeweler

         1. Statement Chain

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A statement chain can be something that you wear alone or stack on with other necklaces. Chains come in all shapes and sizes and can match almost everyone’s style. There are antique, vintage, modern, chunky, and thin chains — all are essential pieces that can top off any outfit. In recent years, the bigger and bolder chains have become popular. Chains are now taking a whole new shape and are being linked and looped together in new and innovative ways. You can mix and match the different chain styles and sizes to create a set that is entirely your own. As a Pittsburgh jeweler, our team can even design a custom chain that is unlike anything else.

        2. Diamond Studs

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Diamond studs are a basic jewelry staple that will never go out of style. These earrings are small but mighty as they can bring new light to anyone’s face. A simple stud is the perfect basic because it will match virtually any outfit and can be dressed up or dressed down. The studs come in all shapes and sizes, and if diamonds aren’t your things, choose a different stone. You can go for another gemstone, your birthstone, or even a classic ball stud earring. There is a reason that studs are your first pair of earrings — they match just about everything.

        3. Hoop Earrings

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To step up from the simple studs, add a pair of hoops into your wardrobe. A pair of gold or silver hoops give you an extra kick of attitude and can become a statement piece depending on how large they are. Hoop earrings will never go out of style, but there are different takes on the hoop earring that can match current trends. If you create a capsule jewelry collection, a pair of simple hoop earrings are a must because they will align with every trend cycle. They can dress up athleisure or amp up your going-out outfit. Whether you want a simple gold hoop earring or something over the top, there are a pair of hoops out there for you. 

        4. Pendant Necklace

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A pendant necklace is the perfect everyday accessory. The pendant is something that gets to represent your personality and your style more than any of the other jewelry pieces. It doesn’t matter what your favorite thing is — there is probably a pendant to match. In general, they can include a charm, gemstone, or even a locket. You can choose to have a necklace with your initials on it, something that represents your favorite hobby, or a locket with a sentimental photo inside. The pendants are beautiful by themselves but can even be layered with other necklaces. Take your statement chain and a pendant necklace to create a beautiful chunky jewelry set that is all yours. 

        5. Elegant Watch

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Watches aren’t always just for telling time anymore. They are also a statement fashion piece that you need in your wardrobe. A great quality watch can work as a staple piece and layered with other bracelets and rings. Some watches even have the option to change the bands in and out, so they can perfectly match any outfit. Some basic watches are large metal pieces or smaller with leather bands, depending on your style. To have a piece that matches any outfit, go for a simple colorway when picking out your watch. 

As Pittsburgh jewelers, we have been able to watch the evolution of jewelry. Our expertise and years of experience have allowed us to learn what jewelry pieces are always here to stay and are a must in any wardrobe. If you are searching for one-of-a-kind pieces that will never go out of style, our team can assist you with designing and creating your own jewelry. Our team takes an artistic approach to our work to guarantee the creation of uniquely unparalleled pieces in appeal and quality. Contact us today to get started on building your collection.