The Jewellery You'll Wear Over a Thousand Times
The best jewellery pieces aren't the flashiest ones, or the most expensive; they're the earrings, rings, bracelets, and necklaces we wear every day. For our editors, the jewellery we wear over and over again is stylish and practical, yes, but also tends to have a story behind it. I have yet to stop wearing a ring an ex-boyfriend gave me five years ago, and my favourite studs once belonged to my dad (he had a hippie pierced-ear phase that's now long gone). In my book, the best jewellery is the jewellery I've worn for more days than I could ever count.
While it's important to have a well-rounded collection at your disposal, no matter how many statement earrings you own, the jewellery that gets the most wear are those simple, everyday pieces that make you feel good the moment you put them on. So, what do our editors deem to be their wear-always jewellery pieces? Below, you'll find each member of our team explaining their favourite everyday jewellery and the stories behind each of our picks. From cool under-$100 finds to sentimental pieces that are a bit more of a splurge, you'll have plenty of inspiration for building up your own everyday collection.
Azlee Illuminate Bracelet ($2520)
"This gold bangle is probably the first real piece of jewellery I ever bought myself about four years ago, and like the others, it also never comes off. It's the perfect cross between being somewhat thin and delicate, yet edgy thanks to its angular details, and it's probably one of the items I receive the most compliments on."
Stella And Bow Indigo Ring ($60)
"This rainbow ring is a newer piece I got only a couple months ago, but since then I've worn it pretty much every day. It's the perfect layering item that still stands out and adds something to your look. Also, it feels like a not to spring's impending arrival even on the coldest days."
Octavia Elizabeth Single Etoile Ruby Ring ($850)
"I wear my Octavia Elizabeth ring every day without fail. Since I tend to wear multiple simple gold rings, this one immediately fit right into my collection. I love how timeless it is while also having an elegant element of surprise with the ruby. Wear it alone or stack it, but trust me, this ring is worth the investment."
Capsul Customizable Signature Necklace ($100)
"Over the years I've acquired a few simple gold pieces that I quite literally never take off, thanks to their quality. I always wear at least two necklaces at any given time, one of which is a 3D-printed copy of my own signature and the other is a chunkier medallion necklace that's fun to layer with."
Stella and Bow Lily Ring (Ruby) ($281)
"My wear-every-day jewellery is pretty much a collection of delicate gold pieces I've collected over the years, like two rings from a small gift shop in Denmark from a recent trip and another that was a birthday gift from my parents. However, I recently added this Stella and Bow style to the mix and really enjoy the touch of red."
Bagatiba Spiral Hoops ($180)
"Beloved by everyone from Angelina Jolie to Bella Hadid, L.A.-based jewellery brand Bagatiba is my go-to source for cool earrings and necklaces. It designs classic pieces you can wear every day as well as trend-forward items if you want to make a statement. I particularly love the oversize hoop earrings."
Now you're ready to pick and choose the jewellery you'll wear all the time.