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Capsule Jewelry Collection Must Haves - Jack Weir & Sons

par {{ author }} Sasha t au Jan 16, 2024

Capsule Jewelry Collection Must Haves - Jack Weir & Sons

One of the top New Years Resolutions for 2024 is getting organized, buying better and living with less. Here at Jack Weir & Sons, we agree that nothing feels better than making it as easy as possible to get to your favorite, most treasured jewelry. And while we love having a collection that grows over time -  sometimes it’s nice to have a go-to selection of things that you wear everyday that feel easy, timeless but never boring. You may have heard of building a capsule wardrobe, but have you ever heard of building a jewelry capsule wardrobe? A capsule wardrobe is a small, manageable collection of clothing that you love and that fits your lifestyle and fashion sense. The same concept applies to jewelry.  Building a capsule jewelry wardrobe is all about creating a versatile collection that complements your style and personality. This guide will walk you through the process in a step-by-step manner, helping you curate a selection of pieces that are both beautiful and functional.

Step 1: Assess Your Current Collection

Start by taking stock of the jewelry you already own. Lay everything out and consider each piece. Ask yourself:

  • Do I wear this often?
  • Does it complement my overall style?
  • Is it versatile enough to wear with multiple outfits?
  • Does it hold sentimental value?
  • Do I love it? 

This process helps you identify what you already have and love, and what might be missing.

Step 2: Identify Your Style and Lifestyle

Your jewelry should reflect your personal style. Are you more classic and understated, or bold and adventurous? Do you prefer gold, silver, or mixed metals? Do you wear a lot of gemstones? Understanding your style will guide your choices and ensure your capsule jewelry wardrobe feels cohesive.

As important as understand your style is understanding your lifestyle. This will help determine the types of pieces that make sense to include in your capsule wardrobe. Do you work with you hands a lot? Do you workout a lot? What are the things that you do on a daily basis that you’d want to be able to wear your jewelry to do? For instance if you are an avid gardener, maybe your capsule focus is on earrings and a necklace. But perhaps if you work in luxury retail and are using your hands to show beautiful things all day, you would want a bracelet and ring to enhance that experience. Your lifestyle plays a significant role in what jewelry will be most practical and enjoyable for you. If you're active or work with your hands, you might prefer more durable, understated pieces. If you dress up often, you might lean towards more statement pieces.

Step 3: Choose Versatile Basics

Every capsule jewelry wardrobe needs a foundation of versatile basics. These are pieces that can be worn every day and easily transition from casual to formal. Consider including:

A pair of stud earrings

A pair of diamond earring studs

Shop diamond studs at Jack Weir & Sons 

A simple necklace, like a delicate chain or a pendant

Diamond necklace

Take a peek at necklaces like this simple yet spectacular diamonds by the yard at Jack Weir & Sons. 

A classic tennis bracelet or watch

Diamond tennis bracelet

Explore Tennis bracelets at Jack Weir & Sons 

A couple of rings, perhaps one statement and one more understated

Diamond on a gold band ring

View all types of amazing rings at Jack Weir & Sons 

A pair of hoop or drop earrings for a bit more drama

Diamond hoops

Check out bold earrings that still work for everyday here 

Step 4: Add a Few Statement Pieces

While basics form the foundation, statement pieces add personality and flair. These could be:

  • A chunky necklace
  • Bold, colorful earrings
  • A cocktail ring
  • A piece with an unusual design or material

Remember, the key is not quantity but impact. A few well-chosen statement pieces can transform an outfit.

Step 5: Focus on Quality Over Quantity

Invest in the best quality you can afford. Higher quality jewelry lasts longer, looks better, and is an overall better investment. Look for well-made pieces with durable materials. It’s better to have a few high-quality pieces than many lower-quality ones.

Step 6: Storage and Care

Proper storage and care of your jewelry will extend its life and keep it looking its best. Store jewelry in a clean, dry place, ideally in a jewelry box with compartments to prevent tangling and scratching. Regular cleaning is also important, especially for pieces you wear often. Learn more about how to care for your jewelry here. 

Step 7: Review and Evolve

Your style and lifestyle may change over time, so it’s a good idea to review your capsule jewelry wardrobe periodically. This doesn’t mean constantly buying new pieces, but rather ensuring that your collection still resonates with your current tastes and needs.

Creating a capsule jewelry wardrobe is a personal process that is extremely rewarding, combining practicality with personal expression. It simplifies decision-making, ensures you always have the right piece for any outfit, and really lets your personal style shine. Remember, the most important aspect is that your jewelry makes you feel confident and beautiful and that you have a jewelry collection that you truly love and enjoy wearing - pieces that add that perfect finishing touch to your outfits and bring you joy every time you put them on. 

At Jack Weir & Sons, we’ve spent the last 40 years traveling to Europe and all over the world, curating extraordinary estate jewels. JWS is where the old world meets the new world. Celebrate life, preserve history, and discover your own priceless heirloom jewel. We are extremely grateful for our clients and the ability to help people celebrate their special moments through one-of-a-kind jewelry. To share that gratitude and our strong family values, we chose to partner with Baby2Baby. So far, we've donated $125,000. A portion of every sale goes towards children living in poverty to provide them with diapers, clothing, and all the basic necessities that every child deserves. 

We offer in-person and Virtual Appointments and are happy to answer any questions about your favorite jewel. 

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