Building a Core Collection: Investing in Fine Jewelry


Trends in the fashion world are coming and going faster than ever, creating constant production and an abundance of unnecessary waste. It’s more important than ever to make mindful, sustainable choices when it comes to your closet – and that includes your jewelry! 

Just as a capsule wardrobe focuses on investing in high-quality, versatile pieces, creating a core collection of fine jewelry can elevate your style and stand the test of time. 

Creating a Core Collection

Crafting your collection of fine jewelry should be built on the principle of quality over quantity. Instead of accumulating a vast array of cheaper or mass produced pieces, focus on investing in a select few that hold significant meaning, can be integrated into your everyday wardrobe and that provide versatility. Timeless pieces serve as the foundation of your jewelry collection, offering endless possibilities for styling and accessorizing. Think, your favorite jeans, the perfect white tee, a classic blazer -- but instead an effortless hoop earring, a daily necklace and a signature ring. 

Choosing Timeless, Versatile Pieces

Opt for classic pieces that transcend fleeting trends. Timeless designs such as diamond studs, a hand-crafted gold chain, or hoop earrings aren’t going out of style and effortlessly transition from day to night. Choosing pieces that can be styled in a variety of ways is key – like necklaces that stand alone or work well layered with others. 

Investing in Quality

Quality is so important when it comes to fine jewelry. Mass produced pieces often lack quality control and inevitably wear down or break over time. Look for pieces made with high-quality materials such as solid 14k or 18k yellow gold and hard stones like diamonds and sapphires. While the initial investment will be higher, the longevity of fine jewelry makes it a worthwhile and sustainable purchase.

Caring for Your Investment

Just like any investment, fine jewelry requires proper care and maintenance if you want it to last and continue looking brand new! Make it a habit to clean your pieces regularly using gentle methods recommended by your jeweler. Consider scheduling regular inspections with your jeweler to address any maintenance needs and keep your collection looking its best. 

Embrace the philosophy of less is more, and invest in pieces that spark joy!