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The Top 5 Investment Pieces for Every Jewelry Collection

The perfect jewelry pieces can transform any outfit from cute to "WOW!" It can add personality, pizzazz, and attitude. But most importantly, it should make you feel fabulous! In this day and age, there are SO many options when it comes to fine jewelry…so how do you choose what's right for you?

Jewelry is an investment, and you want to find pieces that you will absolutely love! With fine jewelry, there are some classics that will never go out of style that you'll be able to wear for years to come.

If you're looking to invest in jewelry, here are five of the best pieces to consider.

Diamond Studs

Diamond studs are the perfect everyday earrings. Typically, these are the first pieces to be added to anyone's collection; they go with everything and they add a touch of luxury to any outfit. Diamond studs are always a good choice whether you're choosing jewelry to fit a special occasion or just want to add a little sparkle to your look.

A classic diamond stud consists of one single diamond set in a four-prong setting. However, there are so many setting options from ‘Martini’ (three-prong), four-prong, six-prong, yellow gold, to white gold; your options are truly endless!

1.63 Carat TW Diamond Stud Earrings 

1.40ct TW Diamond Stud Earrings

Additionally, there are diamond cluster earrings which consist of smaller melee diamonds set together in a ‘cluster’—sometimes in a circle, sometimes set in a shape!

Round Diamond Cluster Earrings

Sunburst Diamond Cluster Earrings

While natural diamond studs can be on the pricier side, there are always lab-grown diamond alternatives! At Lauren B, we have everything in stock from Natural .38ct Diamond Studs to 6 Carat TW Lab-Grown Diamond Studs. No matter your budget, we can work with you to find a pair of diamond studs in our stock, or one of our design consultants can source diamonds to make the perfect pair for you.

1.44 carat TW Lab-Grown Diamond Studs

2 Carat TW Lab-Grown Diamond Studs 

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Tennis Bracelets

Tennis bracelets got their name in 1978 after Chris Evert, a famous tennis player, lost her diamond line bracelet in the middle of the US Open. When she stopped the match to look for it, she referred to the bracelet as her “tennis bracelet” and thus the name was born.

A traditional tennis bracelet consists of gemstones, most commonly diamonds, in a single line that encircles the wrist in an “eternity” style. There are many styles of tennis bracelets, the most popular design being the four-prong diamond, single-row bracelet with round diamonds.

Thanks to their simple design, they can be worn with just about anything, elevating your casual look and adding a flare of elegance to your outfit.

2.96 carat Lab-Grown Diamond Tennis Bracelet

2.34 Carat Diamond Yellow Gold Tennis Bracelet

Tennis bracelets can also feature several rows of diamonds or gemstones and be any shape, as long as it is in a continuous line.

Multi-Shape Diamond Line Bracelet 

Three-Strand Diamond Tennis Bracelet 

Statement Rings

The name “cocktail ring” started in the Prohibition era when flapper girls wore large, bold rings to bring attention to their illicit drinks. Cocktail rings are characterized by their large size and bold design. These pieces typically feature a large gemstone set in gold or silver, and they're the perfect way to add that special splash of color to any ring stack.

100 years later, in 2022, big cocktail rings may not be as trendy, but the idea of a statement ring is: a ring that stands out or draws attention. Whether that be a big ring or several rings stacked together is up to the wearer.

Emerald and Oval Diamond Open Cuff Style Band

Toi Et Moi' Emerald Cut Diamond Band

Pear and Round Diamond Flower Double Pave Band Ring 

Diamond Hoops

No jewelry collection is complete without a pair of diamond hoop earrings. For such a simple design, they are incredibly versatile—what with all the different design and style options, you can never go wrong with a diamond hoop earring.

Huggie Hoops

If you’re not looking to spend a ton of money on hoop earrings, consider finding a pair of diamond huggies! Huggies are tiny hoop earrings that hug the earlobe and fit snugly without a big gap.

Mini Pave Huggies

Baguette Huggies

There are several different styles of huggie hoops, some even with hoop charms or drops.

Pave Diamond Bezel Drop Huggies 

Medium to Big Size Hoops

Onto the big stuff! When you think of “diamond hoops,” you’re probably thinking about the big, circular, diamond-encrusted hoop earrings. Whatever size you’re imagining, just know that no collection is complete without these showstopping earrings.

1.90 ct Diamond Round Shaped Hoop Earrings 

3.50 Carat Inside-Out Diamond Hoops 

Last but not least, if you want a big hoop but don't want to shell out thousands of dollars, we have just the set for you!

Bezel Diamond Large Hoop Earrings

Tennis Necklaces

While the original style was quite long, today's tennis necklaces are typically shorter and easier to wear. They are also much more versatile, as they can be worn with everything from casual clothes to eveningwear.

Selecting a necklace that is well-crafted and has excellent symmetry is also important. With so many options on the market, it is important to do your homework before making a purchase.

It may not seem like it, but there are a couple of different tennis necklace designs to choose from. Similar to tennis bracelets, tennis necklaces are usually three- or four-prong but can be set any way the buyer likes!

Riviera Tennis Necklaces

The Riviera necklace is the most classic tennis necklace style there is. This style refers to a necklace in which the diamonds graduate larger in size until reaching the center of the necklace.

5 carat TW Graduating Diamond Tennis Necklace

8.30 ct TW Diamond 18k White Gold Tennis Necklace 

V-Shaped Tennis Necklaces

Along with Riviera tennis necklaces, some clients opt for a more defined shape for their tennis necklaces. One of the benefits of this style is that it sits on top of the collarbone and the defined v-shape highlights the wearer's bone structure.

3.60 carat Illusion Set Diamond Graduated Tennis Necklace 

Delicate Tennis Necklaces

If you’re looking for a simple diamond eternity necklace, then you might just want to opt for a delicate tennis necklace. Depending on your carat weight preference, delicate tennis necklaces can range in length or size from regular necklace lengths to choker styles.

3.60 carat Delicate Four Prong Tennis Necklace

4.59 Carat Diamond Tennis Necklace 

10.62ct TW Diamond Tennis Necklace

Meet All Your Jewelry Needs at Lauren B

If you’re looking to start or add more pieces to your jewelry collection, look no further than Lauren B Jewelry. We have everything you need from small stackable rings to 10 carat tennis necklaces! If you somehow can’t find what you’re looking for in our stock, you can work with one of our design consultants to custom design any piece of jewelry. Email [email protected] to learn more.