We’ve pulled together the essential pieces you need to build a definitive jewellery wardrobe…
1. Diamond Studs
A girl’s best friend for good reason; these go with everything, at every age, for every occasion. You can’t get more of an investment than that.
2. Gold Hoops
From rock ‘n’ roll to bohemian, a gold hoop earring straddles styles with unparalleled sex appeal. Can you think of a hotter piece of jewellery? No, neither can we.
3. Modern Pearls
A Hepburn-style string of pearls will always have its place, but embrace a 21st Century angle and get on board with the litany of cool designers updating them in ever-more innovative ways. Dowdy no longer.
4. Personalised Pieces
It’s personal regardless, but bespoke jewellery achieves that extra level of sentimental meaning. A family crest on a pinky ring, or your initials on a necklace… a one-off piece is priceless.
5. A Conversational Cocktail Ring
Who needs scintillating conversational skills to act as an icebreaker at your next soiree when a jaw-dropping cocktail ring can do the talking for you.
6. A Wildcard
A touch of the unexpected never hurt anyone. Timeless is all well and good, but it pays to shock people every once in a while.
7. A Classic Watch
The watch maketh the (wo)man if you ask us. Choose something timeless but with a twist – Hermes’ orange leather wrap-around strikes the perfect balance.
8. Some New Blood
Inject vitality into your tried-and-trusted collection with some fresh talent. Contemporary now, classic and collectible later.
9. A Forever Bracelet
Cartier is never far from a serious jewellery wardrobe – and no girl should be without at least one of its iconic Love bracelets. The diamond-studded version, naturally.
10. An Heirloom Keepsake
A locket that belonged to your grandmother may take pride of place in your jewellery box, but that’s not to say that a vintage bracelet sourced in an antiques market can’t do the same. There’s something romantic about all that history, no?
Main image: Cartier jewellery shoot for Emirates Woman. Ring in platinum, with a 30.21ct pear-shaped diamond (the diamond of the Pur Absolu necklace set on a ring) Cartier