How to build the perfect jewellery wardrobe with pieces to wear everyday

When it comes to jewellery, it can be easy to fall into the habit of wearing the same, sentimental pieces every day. But if current trends tell us anything, it is that having a jewellery wardrobe stocked with pieces that are as elegant as they are versatile, is essential. And with some of our favourite fashion muses offering a masterclass in how to layer jewellery, our desire to expand our own collections with bracelets, necklaces, earrings and rings that offer classic shapes with a modern twist is at an all time high.

Luckily, there is one local purveyor to whom we can turn to find pieces that fit the bill perfectly. Michael Hill has been influencing jewellery trends for more than 40 years, and beyond its coveted engagement rings and special, signature pieces, the brand’s New Classics edit is the ideal place to find jewellery you will want to wear all the time. Here, we offer a rundown of what to consider when looking for everyday pieces to build your own jewellery wardrobe, and why Michael Hill has everything you need.

Consider the classics
Timeless, modern essentials should form the foundation of any jewellery collection. Think simple tennis bracelets or refined rings that act as a base layer or a springboard for layering. The New Classics edit pairs timeless designs with inspired touches that both embrace trends and consider longevity as essential.

Invest in statement designs to update a layered look
Trends are here for a reason, and a layered look that brings together simple classics with coveted on-trend pieces is a way to extend the lifespan of your jewellery. With these trends, consider new shapes and materials fresh from the runway, or make bold choices that speak to your individuality, like these statement-making new paperclip earrings, adorned in diamonds, or for a more subtle statement, these exquisite necklaces from Michael Hill’s Serendipity Collection. This is an easy way to both embrace your creative expression while retaining the all-important sense of timelessness that should underpin any piece you purchase.

Introduce pearls for something different
Baroque pearls are having a moment and offer the perfect way to elevate an everyday look with some sophistication. Able to feel simultaneously fun, flirty and elevated, a piece like this simple pair of Baroque pearl studs speak to lasting style, and are an easy way to embrace the trend. Incorporated simply as a final touch, or layered with other pearl-lined pieces for a more statement-making look, the use of pearls extends beyond the classics alone, to pieces that are chic and refreshingly modern.

You can never have too many stackable rings
With a light touch, sentimental pieces are best adorned with layered, stackable rings. Subtlety on the hands is being replaced with a look that embraces a bit of necessary opulence when it comes to dressing the fingers. Our advice? Don’t hold back on stacking multiple rings by combining simple, timeless pieces with more showstopping ones. Pieces like this yellow gold French Curve ring are a solid starting point.

Mix your materials
While the idea of the past has been to label yourself a gold or silver wearer, inviting a mixture of both adds a refreshing and eclectic look to your collection that adds intrigue and curiosity when executed well. If you’re strictly a gold wearer, consider a silver ring in a stack, or add some gold hoops to otherwise silver ears for a more exciting look. A longtime proponent of mixing metals, Michael Hill’s new season edit of silver and gold pieces will bring your everyday looks to life.

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