Classic Jewelry That Needs To Make a Comeback
You’re never fully dressed without a classic accessory or two. While some pieces of jewelry have claimed permanent places in our jewelry boxes, others are due for a comeback. Certain styles of earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and rings—particularly those popularized in decades past—are less often worn now, but we think they are just lovely. Depending on how you style them, they can be just as fresh and modern now as they were when they entered the scene. So roll up your sleeves (for a bracelet or two), iron your lapels (for a dazzling brooch) and prepare your ears (for some button studs)—these classic accessories are here to claim their places in your jewelry box. They’re lovely additions to ensembles for all manner of events, and some are classic enough for everyday. For more ideas for your jewelry box, check out these stylish updates to your mother’s classic pearls.
Pearl Pineapple Brooch
BUY IT: $48, bananarepublic.com
Brooches are for everyone. While we often think of them pinned to a prim matching sweater set, they’re much more versatile and can dress up any outfit.
Button Stud Earrings
Gold Hammered Button Studs
BUY IT: $115, saksoff5th.com
Button studs are an earring style that came to popularity in the 1950s. Most often paired with a matching necklace, they can still add a touch of class to many modern styles.
Pike Chain Bracelet in Rose Gold
BUY IT: $68, kendrascott.com
This updated charm bracelet calls to mind the style of decades past, but makes it streamlined and contemporary with the material and matching charms.
Pearl and Crystal Earrings
BUY IT: $68, jcrew.com
This style was popularized in the 1920s and again in the 1940s. This pretty pair of cluster earrings would be stunning on the dance floor (or anywhere, really).
Sole Society Starburst Cocktail Ring
BUY IT: $48, nordstrom.com
The Jazz Age of the 1920s popularized the cocktail ring, a statement piece that dazzles at a fancy dinner, or, of course, at the drinks hour where it gets its name.
Fleur de Lis Lapel Pin in Burnished Silver
BUY IT: $9.50, asos.com
Have lapel, will pin. Bare lapels everywhere can have a touch of shine with this classic style, which is adorned with a fleur de lis, or a stylized lily, the symbol of which originates in France.
BUY IT: $50, jcrew.com
Never truly out of style, pearl earrings are sometimes overlooked for flashier options. We’re here to say that they’re a forever classic. Don’t you need a new pair?
Nadri Classic Tennis Bracelet
BUY IT: $120, bloomingdales.com
This popular style got its name in the 1980s—we’re fans of its understated silhouette and subtle shimmer.