Opulence now holds a new definition that deviates from mere ostentatious display. The concept of quiet luxury has been making waves in 2023, despite being revered for several decades. Quiet luxury emphasizes the acquisition of discreet and enduring jewellery classics crafted from high-quality materials with superior artistry, as well as the art of carefully choosing a collection of premium items that effortlessly complement your existing wardrobe.
This concept is particularly attractive to individuals who are inclined to pursue a more profound and meaningful manifestation of their unique personal style. It encompasses various aspects such as fashion, food and travel, and has been steadily growing in popularity. In fact, according to insights from Google Trends, there has been a significant upswing of 614% in searches for the phrase “quiet luxury” in the past year. This concept resonates strongly with individuals who are committed to pursuing genuine excellence, redirecting attention from simply possessing products to valuing superior workmanship and long-lasting quality items.
Are you aspiring to join the elite ranks of sophisticated, quiet luxe enthusiasts but have yet to decide which pieces to add to your collection? Worry not, as we offer a selection of the top 10 essential jewellery classics that transcend trends.
Boasting distinctive designs reflective of the artistry standards of handcrafted jewellery, our pieces exude an air of understated elegance. This results in a discreet yet upscale appearance that complements rather than competes with one’s natural sparkle.
Revealing the 10 Iconic Jewellery Classics
1. Classic Solitaire Pendant
We appreciate the versatility of quiet luxury fashion pieces, as they can be worn in various settings, not just limited to formal events. This solitaire pendant is a perfect example of such an accessory, with its refined and stylish appearance that exudes understated elegance. Its subtle yet impactful aesthetic elevates any outfit regardless of whether it’s paired with a basic tee or a more daring neckline, making it a classic jewellery staple.
2. Classic Tennis Bracelet
Receiving high praise from fashion aficionados, a diamond tennis bracelet is an indispensable accessory for adopting a luxury style. We highly recommend this jewellery classic for its elegance and versatile appeal. Tennis bracelets can elevate any outfit, whether paired with a bodycon dress or tailored trousers, ensuring that you achieve a polished and sophisticated look.
3. Classic Tennis Necklace
These diamond accessories are a sophisticated and elegant addition to any jewellery collection. Tennis necklaces are versatile and can be worn either as a statement piece or layered with other pieces for an added touch of sparkle. The diamonds are expertly cut to reflect light and enhance the natural beauty of the wearer.
“I believe that feeling of luxury comes from some kind of harmony. A harmony in the colour palette, in different textures and shapes. A home or an outfit feels luxurious when it breathes a clear style.”Maja Dixdotter
A stunning and effortlessly elegant alternative to the Classic 4 Claw is our 3 Claw Tennis Necklaces; contact us to find out more
4. Classic Diamond Hoop Earrings
If you’re looking to incorporate a touch of sophistication into your everyday casual wear, refined hoop earrings are the perfect choice.
Designed with a minimalist aesthetic, hoop earrings are elegantly adorned with diamonds, offering a subtle yet striking sparkle that can elevate even the most simple tee and jeans look. It’s no surprise that they have become a go-to accessory for celebrities seeking to add a touch of discreet luxury to any outfit.
5. Classic Diamond Solitaire Stud Earrings
Diamond solitaire stud earrings are a timeless accessory that can complement any outfit. Their minimalist design effortlessly complements other jewellery and neutral attire, while adding the perfect touch of sparkle to your look. In addition, our diamond studs can be easily dressed up with a detachable halo of diamonds for a more luxurious appearance. Either way, diamond solitaire studs are one jewellery classic sure to turn heads and enhance your appearance wherever you go.
6. Classic Gemstone and Diamond Halo Dress Ring
One option to add a pop of colour to your sophisticated look is by incorporating a gemstone and diamond halo dress ring. Gemstones can add vibrancy without being too bold and are ideal for those who prefer understated elegance. Our Tanzanite and Diamond Halo ring is encircled by diamonds to further elevate its luxuriousness and is versatile enough to complement both a blazer vest or a little black dress. By striking the right balance of refinement and playfulness, gemstone and diamond halo rings are an excellent way to enhance your outfit of the day and the center gemstone options are truly limitless!
7. Classic Diamond Eternity Ring
Eternity rings are the quintessential addition to every jewellery lover’s collection. Traditionally, these bands symbolize the connection and bond between two people that will last a lifetime and are usually exchanged as wedding bands at the time of marriage, however, these lovely classic jewels will sit perfectly alongside other pieces or wow all on their own. Eternity rings now serve as a representation of the wearer’s unique story and as such, can be worn by anyone, anywhere.
8. Classic Circle of Life Pendant
The concept of the Circle of Life diamond pendant necklace was inspired by the traditional Russian Wedding Ring. Instead of a single ring, this pendant features one or multiple rings, symbolizing the importance of our connections with our partners in making life meaningful. The choice of a circular shape for the pendant is deliberate. Throughout history, the circle has been regarded as a symbol of fulfillment, eternity, and completion, representing the entirety of the life cycle.
Beyond its aesthetic appeal, the necklace also represents the transformative growth that occurs when we collaborate with others. While we can achieve only so much on our own, joining forces with our loved ones enables us to accomplish great things. The Circle of Life diamond necklace holds deep significance for individuals, serving as a reminder of the powerful force of love that surrounds us.
Embrace the enchanting allure of the Circle of Life diamond pendant necklace and let it be a constant reminder of the profound connections and infinite possibilities that love brings into our lives.
9. Diamonds by the Yard Necklace
With fine, fluid chains and tube-set diamonds, the Diamonds by the Yard necklace’s intricate craftsmanship and understated brilliance effortlessly enhance your radiance. These pieces can also be set with alternating diamonds and gemstones for a pop of colour. The infusion of rich green hues in our Tsavorite and Diamond necklace embodies a tasteful representation of opulence, considering its regal status among gemstones. Additionally, by layering your Diamonds by the Yard necklace with a complementary precious gold chain, you instantaneously leave an indelible impression that lingers.
10. Pearl Earrings
Pearls, renowned for their exceptional beauty, rarity, and exquisite luster, hold the distinction of being the most ancient gem ever documented. Referred to colloquially as the ‘Queen of Gems’, pearls have captivated humanity’s fascination for thousands of years, standing as a testament to the awe-inspiring wonders of the natural world. The unparalleled beauty of the pearl makes it a must-have for any jewellery lover’s collection.
These stunning Pearl and Diamond Earrings are simply exquisite and bring the timeless elegance of pearls together with the modern touch of diamonds and drop setting. With their minimalist design, these pearl earrings effortlessly add a touch of elegance to any outfit. The beautiful and captivating iridescent hues of the precious pearl complement any gold jewellery and neutrals effortlessly, creating a seamless and stylish look.
FAQ: Are jewellery classics like Tennis Bracelets suitable for both casual and formal attire?
- Yes, indeed! These jewellery classics are incredibly versatile and can seamlessly transition between casual and formal attire. For instance, the Classic Tennis Bracelet can elevate a bodycon dress or tailored trousers, ensuring a polished and sophisticated look regardless of the occasion.
FAQ: Can jewellery classics like Diamond Pendants be mixed and matched with other pieces?
- Absolutely! These jewellery classics are designed to be complementary and can be easily mixed and matched with other pieces for a personalised and layered look. For example, the Classic Tennis Necklace or Diamonds by the Yard Necklace can be worn as a statement piece on its own or layered with other necklaces to add an extra touch of sparkle and sophistication.
FAQ: Are jewellery classics like Diamond Studs, Pearls and Tennis Bracelets suitable for all age groups?
- These jewellery classics transcend age boundaries and can be enjoyed by individuals of all age groups. Their timeless designs and enduring appeal make them perfect for anyone seeking to add a touch of elegance and sophistication to their personal style. Whether you’re a young fashion enthusiast or a seasoned jewellery lover, these classics will enhance your look with their timeless beauty.
Our jewellery collections boast an elaborate variety of expertly designed, curated and handcrafted diamond and precious gemstone rings, bracelets, earrings and necklaces. Crafted with the greatest care and most refined skill, our pieces shine in the South African jewellery scene. Our jewellery is truly a joy to wear, and our classic designs will delight you endlessly, remaining timelessly stylish.
Mark Solomon Jewellers not only offers a lavish collection of both exquisitely handcrafted and prêt-à-porter diamond jewellery but also provides you with the distinctive opportunity to design your very own with expert advice, ensuring that all your diamond and jewellery needs may be met at our boutique Cape Town jewellery store.
Contact us to book your obligation-free appointment to discuss the custom design process with one of our jewellery designers. If you aren’t based in Cape Town and are unable to visit our showroom, not to worry. We’re able to liaise with both our international and local clientele online. For our clients outside Cape Town, we use tracked and insured courier services.