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What pieces do you consider essential jewelery items?

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  1. Saoirse2
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    by Saoirse2 » Mar 19, 2012
    Diamond e-ring/band
    Bangle Bracelet or Tennis Bracelet
    Pearl Necklace
    Diamond Stud Earrings
    Nice watch
     
  2. Snow_Miser
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    by Snow_Miser » Mar 19, 2012
    I would like...
    1.) a big blingy eternity band
    2.) two thin/string eternity bands to wear as alternates
    3.) big stud earrings (1.5-2 carats each)

    I am fairly certain that I would be content of the rest of my life with these items :D
     
  3. HopeDream
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    by HopeDream » Mar 20, 2012
    Essential?

    Earrings, watch, relationship status ring(s?) as appropriate.

    I do love necklaces too though!
     
  4. JuneRose
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    by JuneRose » Mar 20, 2012
    Engagement Ring
    Plain wedding band
    Eternity Ring

    RHR -either a coloured stone ring or a blingy 5 stone ring

    Earrings:
    Diamond studs
    Another pair that matches your personal style i.e. hoops, danglies, milgrain bezel, pearls etc

    Diamond pendant
     
    


    


  5. HollyS
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    by HollyS » Mar 21, 2012
    What I expect people to wear? Or what I think I should wear?

    Watch. Does not have to be expensive.
    Wedding ring. If they're married. Men and women both.
    Earrings, perhaps . . . on a woman. Men look so very 1985 with one ear, and way too 'alternative rock band' with both ears.

    Anything else is a daily style choice to perk up or add the right touch to what we're wearing.
     
  6. motacilla
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    by motacilla » May 1, 2015
    lmdanny, those two are my essentials, too. Only I'm a woman.
    In my single days my only essential was a watch. Now it's watch and plain wedding band. I'd feel something seriously missing if I left home without them. I always joke the best part of being married is never having to be naked again -- I'll always be wearing the wedding band!

    Beyond that: a string of pearls, pearl studs and a single pearl ring are my way to dress anything up. Have never worn them all at the same time, yet.
     
  7. Phoenix
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    by Phoenix » May 1, 2015

    Ha ha, it's fun to see this thread revived!

    My "essentials" these days are much simpler; these are my "go-to's" now:

    - ering (most of the time my 2.656ct BGD VC ring, otherwise the pear)
    - BGD studs (4.6ctw)
    - IDJ 7.4ctw tennis bracelet
    - 25pt eternity ring, worn as a RHR
    - PP Nautilus watch

    That's it, folks.
     
  8. missy
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    by missy » May 2, 2015
    My essentials these days are even fewer than they used to be. Just my OEC ER and 2 thin antique WBs on my left hand and earrings. That's it. No watch, no bracelet, no necklace no other bling at all.
     
  9. Jambalaya
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    by Jambalaya » May 2, 2015
    Fun thread.

    Since the title says "essentials" I am going to keep it short.

    - Diamond studs
    - Diamond pendant, probably solitaire to match studs

    I mean, is there a woman on this earth who doesn't look good in diamond studs and matching pendant?
     
  10. Lady_Disdain
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    by Lady_Disdain » May 2, 2015
    I would call these satoirs, but I also see the term being used for shorter necklaces as well.

    And I protest the idea of diamond studs as being only for married women.

    My list would include:
    - Everyday earrings (my choice would be small studs)
    - Everyday necklace (versatile pearl strand, coloured stone pendant, metal work or whatever)
    - Everyday right hand ring (I would choose a great coloured stone)
    - Fancy earrings or fancy necklace or cocktail ring (ideally, all of them but at least one to dress up outfits)
    - Wedding set, if applicable
    - One great statement piece (a bracelet, necklace, earrings, whatever floats your boat and helps you face a tough day)
     
    


    


  11. Circe
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    by Circe » May 2, 2015
    Lady Disdain, agreed (on all counts, frankly!), but I meant the stones. Being pierced at both ends and more ... almond shaped than tear-drop shaped, for lack of a better term, it's clear that they're not briolettes, but I've yet to hear a specialized term for them. Drives me nuts when that happens!

    P.S. - I think my post in this thread was years ago, and I *still* haven't heard anyone cal them anything specific. Grrrr!
     
  12. LLJsmom
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    by LLJsmom » May 2, 2015
    It's so fun to come back to this question after a couple years of projects. So I think I do have all the essentials b/c I don't have any major projects going on or anything I am obsessing over.

    I wear these every day. I don't take them off, not even when I sleep, only while working out.
    Ering. After Victor Canera reset it, I don't even wear the band much, just the ering.
    Diamond studs. I never take them off, only to clean.
    Diamond tennis bracelet.

    Nice to have:
    Necklace, preferably Cartier.
    Stacking bracelet, Cartier
    Juste un clou

    Have but no longer essential
    RHR colored stone - never wear it
    Random eternity bands
    Wedding band. Good for traveling.
    Watch - hardly wear it. Use cell.
    Little tiny necklace, fun and easy.
     
  13. Lady_Disdain
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    Darn, I was feeling so smart :)
     
  14. Calliecake
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    by Calliecake » May 2, 2015
    ERing (worn as my wedding ring)
    Right hand ring (antique ring with small diamonds)
    2 bangle bracelets
    Small gold hoop earrings
     
  15. mochiko42
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    by mochiko42 » May 5, 2015
    Plain/engraved band
    Ering
    Diamond studs (if ears pierced)
    Everyday necklace (prefer small diamond pendant)

    If budget permits, some colored stone jewelry for RHRs and pendants, earrings, etc.
     
    


    


  16. MrsWhitney
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    by MrsWhitney » May 5, 2015
    1. Studs
    2. A ring (wedding band and e-ring for us boring married peeps)
    3. A classic watch
    4. A simple necklace...or cross...or other religious necklace
     
  17. misskittycat
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    by misskittycat » May 10, 2015
    See, I wear my watch every day. I feel weird without it.

    I also wear earrings everyday. I feel naked without them. Also something on my left hand wedding finger. I forgot to put my rings on a few weeks ago before leaving the house and felt strange all day. Like off kilter. It wasn't just the decorative aspect, I felt like a part of me was missing. That makes things essential to me.

    I don't wear necklaces very often - I think they are more decorative than essential to me. And they tend to be more blingy on me anyway. I either wear nice chunky pearls or semi precious gems or delicate chains, but they are more decorative... Hard to explain. Plus I got out of the habit of wearing necklaces when I had my daughter.

    Anyway, to me, the only essentials are

    Wedding ring/engagement ring
    Watch
    Earrings (I usually favour studs).
     
  18. bespokecarmel
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    by bespokecarmel » May 11, 2015
    Not sure any of it is really essential, but my everyday wear is:

    Diamond studs or gold hoops
    Diamond tennis bracelet- never comes off except for cleaning
    Gold bangle
    Diamond solitaire pendant
    Left hand ring- varies from day to day, but always have a ring on left hand

    Never wear a watch- use my phone for this function

    As to essential jewelry wardrobe items, I would add a simple pearl necklace and pearl studs to the list.
     
  19. kenny
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    by kenny » May 19, 2015
    For me tension-set Octavia asscher is the only necessity.
     
  20. MichelleCarmen
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    by MichelleCarmen » May 19, 2015
    My answers change over time depending upon what's going on in my life...after working over the last nine months at a place where toning down my bling look has been important, I would have to for sure say diamond studs are essential! I say that because I have worn my earrings every day at work all these months when I've had to leave almost everything else at home. The other essential for me has been a fun diamond pendent that doesn't look OTT.

    But, on non-work days, I extend that to a nice diamond ring and bigger blingy pendant.

    I don't have one now, but think a nice diamond bracelet could be an essential.
     
  21. PreRaphaelite
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    by PreRaphaelite » Jun 8, 2015
    For work/travel:
    Studs or huggies (like the baby hoops from Elizabeth Locke, on my wish list)
    18" necklace, either good pearls, a polished stone torsade, or faceted pendant on chain
    Substantial ring or impressive stackers, as you prefer

    For home/weekend:
    Sentimental necklace (for me, it would be an antique gold locket, but I don't have it yet)
    Rings you love looking at
    Earrings you could fall asleep in!

    That's the essentials, IMO. But no one can ever have too much jewellery!
     

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