Saturday, July 18, 2009

Classic Jewelry

What do you think of when you hear the worlds "classic" and "timeless" in regards to jewelry? These words are generally used in reference to diamonds and pearls. These two types of jewelry have literally never gone out of style. They are eternally fashionable and if well taken care of, they last a lifetime. If thinking about purchasing one of these forever classic pieces, you can expect to be spending a larger amount of money but remember! You're not buying something trendy or low quality- you're buying something you will be wearing for years and years to come!

Here are some great Classic Diamond and Pearl pieces:

1. Mikimoto Pearls

"Chinese legend says the moon creates pearls, instilling them with its power and celestial glow and mystery. An eternal symbol of love ranging from Roman brooches, to the Mikimoto pearl necklace Joe DiMaggio bought for Marilyn Monroe during their honeymoon. A lasting gift of love to span generations, the La Peregrina Pearl was discovered off the coast of Panama in the early 1500s. It was taken to Spain, where King Philip II gave it as a wedding gift to his bride Mary Tudor. The pearl passed through the hands of nobility in France and England until it was sold at auction in 1969 to Richard Burton who gave it as a Valentine's Day gift to his wife, Elizabeth Taylor, who still owns it."
More about this piece: White Akoya cultured pearls.
Versatile 16 inch "Choker" length strand fits close at the neckline.
These beautiful white pearls are A1 Quality and range in size from 6.5 x 6mm.

Price: $1,610
Available at: JR Dunn Jewelers

2. Mikimoto Pearls

Looking for something a little edgier than your classic white pearls? These beautiful natural black pearls are classic, sexy and edgy!
More About this piece: 16'' Tahitian Cultured Pearl Necklace, 10.5x8mm.
Produced by black lipped oysters, these naturally black pearls come from Tahiti and Okinawa. Their color combines blue, green and grey tones. It may take a dozen harvest years to collect enough black pearls that match in size, shape and color to create one necklace.
Price: $8,250
Available at: JR Dunn Jewelers


Classic Diamond studs are so wearable and gorgeous! They go with any outfit: casual or formal!
More about this Piece: 18K White Gold Round Diamond Stud Earrings 1/2ct.
These gorgeous earrings feature a perfectly matched pair of high-quality, round diamonds fixed securely in 18k white gold four-prong settings, with screw-back posts for maximum comfort. Each diamond weighs 1/4 of a carat, for a total carat weight of 1/2 carat.
Price: $600
Available at: Mondera

4. Zales

The Diamond Tennis Bracelet is an all time jewelry classic! It's beautiful, delicate and exceptionally feminine!
More about this Piece: 1-1/2 CT. T.W. Diamond Tennis Bracelet in Sterling Silver
Illuminate her wrist with the lavish look of this gleaming 1-1/2 ct. t.w. diamond sterling silver tennis bracelet. A row of round miracle diamond accents radiate optimal shimmer. Uniquely designed, each miracle diamond is set to appear extra large and more brilliant, creating twice the sparkle. Held together with a claw clasp, this 7.0-inch bracelet is a chic mix of glamour and elegance. This item is only available online.
Price: $949
Available at: Zales

These are just some of the many classic choices to chose from. Going classic is always a great investment. Just be sure you don't feel rushed into making a decision though, always make sure you look around for the most perfect piece for you!!