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Choosing Staple Jewelry Pieces You'll Actually Wear Every Day

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No matter how drab the day or how uninspired you feel with your current wardrobe, you better believe that a few simple and classic pieces of fashion jewelry can take a sub par look and make it spectacular. And even if you’re not the type to spend a few extra minutes in the mirror adding on last-minute accessories, you can easily elevate your look on a daily basis with staples that match with everything and that you never have to worry about taking off.

But how do you pick out your staple pieces? There’s a certain set of criteria you’ll want to make sure to meet when considering what will complement your everyday style, and be guaranteed to withstand constant wear. Check out what Long’s Jewelers recommends for jewelry you’ll be excited to wear and never want to take off.

A Delicate Necklace

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Featured Jewelry: 18k White Gold Diamond Bouquet Necklace by Memoire ($790)

The most difficult part about wearing a necklace isn’t deciding what matches best with your outfit, but rather selecting something you can easily clasp on and off by yourself. And once you find a tiny, delicate necklace with a thin chain and a little something unique like a pendant in the center, there’s no need to be constantly putting it on and taking it off.

The thinner and shorter the chain, the less “noticeable” a necklace will look on a day-to-day basis, but at the same time can enhance a classic look like a white tee and jeans. Minimalist designs are trending in the world of jewelry, so it’s worth the investment to find a delicate, everyday necklace that will go with everything. You might even forget you’re still wearing it (until somebody compliments you on it, that is).

Simple Studs

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Featured Jewelry: Diamond Studs in 14k White Gold .33CTW ($425)

If you have one or multiple ear piercings, save yourself the hassle of switching them up all the time and settle on a pair of studs that can be worn day and night. Studs are low maintenance, meaning you can leave them on while you toss your hair up at the gym, or let them sparkle through your long locks during a day at work or running errands.

Two-Tone Bracelet

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Featured Jewelry: Sterling Silver and 14k Yellow Gold Two-Tone Cape Cod Bracelet ($230)

If you’re going to spend the money on a piece of jewelry that can be worn every day, you might find yourself struggling to pick between silver or gold to get the most bang for your buck. Two-tone jewelry will guarantee your staple piece will match with whatever you decide to accessorize it with, and something like a Cape Cod bracelet is a clean, everyday piece that incorporates both sterling silver and 14k yellow gold. Score!

A Sapphire Ring

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Featured Jewelry: 18k Rose Gold Sapphire & Diamond Marbella Stacking Ring by Gumuchian ($5,195)

If a diamond ring isn’t part of your current life stage, that doesn’t mean you can’t put a little bling on your ring finger from day to day. Sapphire is a stone with a similar hardness to a diamond, AKA, it can be consistently worn without wearing down or losing its sparkle (so long as you take good care of it). And, sapphire comes in a variety of different colors, so you can select one that’s uniquely you while adding a glitzy glimmer that’ll catch your eye every time you look down at your hand.

Think it’s time to update your jewelry box with a few new staple pieces? Browse the jewelry selection at Long’s Jewelers online or visit a Long’s Jewelers store to try some styles on yourself!

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