When it comes to investing in something that you wear, one of the best things you can put your money toward is fine jewelry. When cared for properly, it lasts forever, and you can wear it on a daily basis, so the cost-per-wear makes the price much easier to swallow. But the last thing I want to do is spend a significant amount of money on a piece of jewelry only to find the trend out of fashion in a few years or even seasons.
The best way to avoid this is to familiarize yourself with the jewelry “trends” that are timeless enough to stick around. You can feel good about investing in them as you’ll find yourself wearing them for years to come. Below, I’ve highlighted some of the trends that lean classic and that are low-key, versatile, and work with numerous style types.
Scroll on to shop my favorite versions of the jewelry trends that I think you’re safe to invest in.
Tennis bracelets and necklaces (and anklets) are simply too pretty to not stick around—which is good because it’s also one of the priciest jewelry trends you can buy. But boy, do they make an impact.
When the pearl trend came about a few years ago, it quickly took off and it hasn’t died off in the least. Pearls have always been elegant and timeless but the rise in popularity of freshwater pearls has made them considerably cooler and more affordable.
I wouldn’t say that colored gemstones are ever really “out”, but some are certainly more popular than others—especially emeralds. Green is a favorite color in the fashion world and emeralds just have a regal, heirloom-worthy look to them.
Luxury watches from classic brands such as Rolex, Hermès, and Cartier are consistently topping the wishlists of fashion people around the world. That’s not changing anytime soon. These highly covetable watches will continue to be one of the best jewelry investments you can make.
The special quality that ribbed gold gives a piece of jewelry is unmatched. And pieces with this type of detail are modern but they also have a vintage quality. The fact that the trend is so subtle and versatile solidifies the timelessness.
Hoops have proven their staying power at this point. But add some diamonds to hoops big or small and you have something even more special and investment-worthy.