What Jewelry to Buy

Which Jewels Are Worth the Investment?

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We've been immersed in Fashion Month for the past few weeks (it's still going!) and it's almost impossible not to have a conversation that doesn't involve the word "trend." But one of Spring's most prevalent trends during NYFW was a return to well-tailored (and wearable) pieces that defied seasons. This idea of shopping with longevity as the end goal might seem a little new when it comes to fashion. However, it's something the jewelry world has been advancing for a long time.

If one look at your jewelry case has you staring at statement necklaces and stacks of cuff bracelets, it's time to take a step back and focus on the essential pieces you need for this season through the next several. From the timeless watch in wear-with-everything mixed metal to the classic cigar band that evokes a cool factor a cocktail ring doesn't have, we've put together a guide to the jewelry pieces every woman should own.

Read on to shop the finishing touches to buy now and wear forever.

A great pair of hoops: The idea of needing a pair of classic studs is a little passé, especially when there are so many cool, quirky versions. Instead, invest in a pair of go-with-everything hoops ($1,850) that feel far more fresh than traditional studs.

The classic cigar band: With the days of the "arm party" thankfully behind us, it's stacks of rings that are the latest indicator of cool. Regardless of how long this trend lasts, a classic yellow gold band ($1,850) will always be in style.

The timeless watch: It is no longer acceptable for your phone to be your only means of checking the time. A tank shape ($6,550) is the perfect choice and investing in a mix metal version allows you greater wearability (although mixed metals are trending in the watch world).

Fantastic fakes: For those in the know, Ben Amun is the go-to for great costume jewelry ($170). And trust us, your wallet is the only one that knows the difference.

Something personal: Personal jewelry is the new statement piece. While this includes something personal-ized, it generally refers to anything on the more delicate side. Because it's small scale, you can opt for more personality-driven pieces ($550) that hold special meaning.

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