10 essential jewellery pieces every woman should own

From elegant evening gowns to dazzling daytime dresses, a woman’s wardrobe is her chance to show the world what she’s made of.

However, while garments might give you a glimmer of glamour, your jewellery is where you can truly shine. Whether you use your adornments to add a finishing touch or make them the centrepiece of your look, it is much easier to embellish your attire if you have a number of key pieces to choose from.

If you feel as though you’re in need of some inspiration, let the experts at Hancocks Jewellers offer you a helping hand. These 10 essential jewellery pieces will ensure you’re in the spotlight, wherever you stand.

1.   A pair of pearl earrings

Pearl earrings are a stunning way to add a little something special to your appearance, without being too showy.

Pearls have been a constant staple piece in popular culture. From the breathtaking Girl with a Pearl Earring painting to the Duchess of Cambridge’s endearment for this precious gem, it’s evident that pearls will never go out of style.

Whether you want to wear them every day or stun on special occasions, this pair of 18ct White Gold Cultured Pearl and Diamond Stud Earrings add a subtle sparkle to every event.

1.   Gemstone Dress Ring

When it comes to gemstone dress rings the bigger and bolder, the better.

This icy Emerald-Cut Aquamarine gemstone ring boasts a stunning bright Aquamarine stone, placed perfectly between two sparkling emerald-cut diamonds. The finished effect is a cooling charm, perfect for even the most upscale chic events.

2.   An Opera length necklace

The understated stunner and champion of the everyday, an Opera length necklace is one of the most trusted treasures you can own.

Choosing an Opera length necklace can be difficult with so many delightful options out there, but this rose gold pearl and diamond piece is perfect for anyone with an appetite for the alluring.

With rare white diamonds separating specially selected Tahitian pearls, all in a captivating collection of colours, there will be no stopping the compliments you receive on this piece.

3.   The ruby ring

We’ve discussed the daring delight of ruby gemstones previously, and nothing has changed in our belief that every woman should own a ruby piece.

A ruby ring is a gorgeous, glamorous way to add a splash of colour to any outfit, no matter the season. This emerald cut ruby exudes confidence in a classic claw setting and, set beside two brilliant-cut diamonds, the finished result is a ring which you’ll never want to take off.

5. Diamond studs

Refined and reliable, there is a reason this stone is a girl’s best friend. Using diamonds to frame the face adds a touch of elegance that will never go unnoticed — and these platinum brilliant-cut diamond studs are the perfect example. Simple in design yet endlessly effective — a must-have for those big occasions.

6. Diamond Set Bangle

Sometimes an event calls for an exquisite statement piece that will steal the show. A diamond set bangle is all that and more.

This white gold diamond set cuff bangle combines an intricate and painstakingly crafted lattice design with brilliant-cut diamonds to produce an eye-catching effect. The yellow gold is the perfect touch-of colour detail to finish off this fiery piece.

7. A pendant

Pendant necklaces are often the pièce de résistance of a look.  They’re put front and centre, draped over a garment, and as such, you deserve something that’s worthy of being your centrepiece.

A Pave Set Diamond Pear-Shaped Drop Necklace is the pinnacle of pendant design. Every element of this opulent piece combines to form the perfect pendant, adding a dash of excellence to any dress.

8. A diamond bracelet

A diamond bracelet is the perfect adornment for your arm when you’re looking for an ageless addition to your collection.

Wear this 18-carat white gold piece whenever you want to show the world your elegance. Encased brilliant-cut diamonds are emphasised by a unique 3-claw setting that works to bring attention to the wearer’s wrist.

9. Drop Diamond Earrings

Drop diamond earrings are a go-to whenever you’re in need of glamour. Nearly impossible to clash, endlessly classy and available in an abundance of creative designs, there are a plethora of reasons every woman should own a pair.

These 18ct White Gold Diamond Drop Earrings are nothing short of a work of art. Featuring a row of brilliant-cut diamonds secured in a capped claw setting and suspended from a delicate white gold bar, they’re the perfect decorative finish to a dressier look.

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10. A diamond ring

The diamond ring is the epitome of elegance. Standing as every woman’s most prized-possession, owning a diamond ring is unarguably close to owning a little piece of heaven.

A pear cut diamond ring with a double halo diamond border is truly what dreams are made of. With an effortless sparkle and a design which can’t help but catch the eye, there is no doubt that this piece captures everything the heart desires.

By no means is this list exhaustive, it is simply a good place to start. For more jewellery pieces that’ll have the world green with envy, explore our exquisite ‘for her’ collection.