Fine jewellery lasts forever, can be dressed up or down, creates sentimental memories and, when chosen well, is a very sound investment. Here are the four jewellery pieces that are future heirlooms.
1. The Watch. The ultimate everyday accessory, Cartier’s Ballon Bleu, as worn by the Duchess of Cambridge, is understated yet instantly recognisable. In practical and durable stainless steel, it will never date.
2. The Hoop Earring. No jewellery collection is complete without a pair of hoop earrings. Regardless of the size, metal or material, they’re a must-have, a go-to, a classic. We particularly like this 18-karat gold pair by Carolina Bucci.
3. The Cocktail Ring. Popularised in the 1920s by flamboyant flappers who used the oversized ring to draw attention to the illicit cocktails they were holding, the ultimate statement piece is said to be a sign of independence. We say it’s pure fabulousness. We’re obsessed with the Jessica McCormack Party Jacket ring which is giving us allThe Great Gatsbyvibes.