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15 Timeless Pieces of Jewelry Every Lady Should Have ...

By Jennifer

Every woman really needs to have a few classic pieces in her wardrobe (think LBD), but she also ought to have the timeless, "evergreen" jewelry pieces, too. What are these must-have bits of bling? Here's a handy list.

1 Strand of Pearls

Strand of PearlsPrice: $450 at
You can wear these with anything, from your fave LBD to your best interview outfit, and everything in between. Think Holly Golightly, and wear with panache.

2 Diamond Studs

Diamond StudsPrice: $1,200 at
I have a pair of diamond studs - granted, not this luxe - that never leave my ears. They're timeless and they truly go with everything.

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3 Birthstone Jewelry

Birthstone JewelryPrice: $4,550 at
This is an emerald bracelet, but whatever your birthstone, there's bound to be something glittery and glam with your own gemstone.

4 Fancy-Dress Watch

Fancy-Dress WatchPrice: $14,000 at
Granted, it needn't be this dressy or spendy, but at some occasions, you won't want to drag out your iPhone to check the time.

5 Casual Watch

Casual WatchPrice: $3,500 at
You'll also want a watch for every-day use, and this one would do nicely.

6 Statement Necklace

Statement NecklacePrice: $10,000 at
This choker would make an excellent statement piece — it's elegant and classy, yet bold and daring.

7 Tennis Bracelet

Tennis BraceletPrice: $19,000 at
I wouldn't wear something this nice to play tennis, but ... I'd wear it everywhere else, for sure!

8 Charm Bracelet

Charm BraceletPrice: $625 at
Whether you prefer a casual bracelet, like this one, or something you can personalize (like the ones from Ani and Alex), a charm bracelet is another classic piece.

9 Dainty Necklace

Dainty NecklacePrice: $1,600 at
A dainty, delicate necklace is sort of the equivalent of diamond studs - versatile, something you can wear with anything, alone or layered.

10 Pearl Studs

Pearl StudsPrice $225 at
These delicate freshwater pearls make a statement with or without the matching strand of pearls.

11 Cuff Links

Cuff LinksPrice: $475 at
Cuff links aren't just for men! Most of us have at least one shirt with French cuffs, and while they do come with button-links, a pair of actual cuff links add so much style!

12 Beautiful Brooch

Beautiful BroochPrice: $2,995 at
Whether you pin it to your coat or lapel, a brooch is an easy way to add color to any outfit.

13 Leather Bracelet

Leather BraceletPrice: $350 at
Whether you choose a thick cuff or a more dainty piece, a leather bracelet is classic, too.

14 Bangle Bracelet

Bangle BraceletPrice: $675 at
Worn alone or in an arm-party stack, a bangle is timeless, too.

15 Your Own Signature Necklace

Your Own Signature NecklacePrice: $200 at
This silver bean is my go-to necklace, my signature piece. When I don't wear it, people comment. Find a piece that matches your personality and that has meaning, and make it your own!

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