Fine Jewelry Styles
Some classic jewelry every woman should own include diamond or pearl stud earrings and a long pearl necklace that can be wrapped to various sizes; men's staple jewelry accessories include a fine watch and a set of gold, silver or black cufflinks. Yet your jewelry wardrobe should be as unique as you are and express your personal fashion and everyday wardrobe.
When buying a piece of fine jewelry, be sure to inspect it carefully for quality construction. Make sure the catches of fasteners work easily but are secure. The backs of pins and earring posts should be strong and firmly attached, with no soldering marks visible. Lay chains flat and make sure the links don’t kink or bend.
Pricing is based on four factors: metal purity, gem materials, weight, design and craftsmanship. Remember that each piece of fine jewelry is unique and, if cared for properly, can last a lifetime.
To get tips on how to select the best jewelry styles for you, review our style guides on Bracelets, Earrings, Necklaces, Rings and Watches.