Though we may have spent this past year in loungewear, jewelry has been our saving grace. A simple gold chain can take a white t-shirt from the sweats category to a real ensemble. The same logic applies for a pair of earrings and a white button-down. And the best part? You don’t have to sacrifice comfort at all. That said, we polled our staffers to see which pieces they’ve been relying on to elevate their WFH ensembles. The results range from staple gold chains to tantalizing ruby rings—we promise you won’t be disappointed.
Jessica Teves, Head of Content
I’ll be wearing this chunky necklace from Electric Picks on repeat this spring and summer. It’s a classic vintage style I’ve adored for years, so it’ll pair nicely with similar pieces I own and also adore. And at this price point, I may stock up on a few other styles so I can mix and match to my heart’s content.
I have a real thing for signet rings—in fact, I even have my father’s that I wear on certain occasions. This version in 18k yellow gold and onyx is so delightful and a beautifully modern interpretation on a pass-it-down-through-the-generations type of ring.
My childhood love of pearls has been reignited of late, and this delicate pearl necklace from Victoria Emerson is really singing to me. Featuring a mother-of-pearl seashell and pearl charm, the delicate duo hang together on a long-ish chain that’s perfect for layering with other pendants.
Caroline Dunn, Affiliate Coordinator
The Baya Hoops are a fun take on the chunky hoop trend that we’ve been loving for years. The textured detailing brings your ear party to the next level and pairs well with all the other gorgeous hoops on the Missoma site, especially the super-cute mini version.
I haven’t always been a big necklace person, but this necklace quickly became an everyday piece for me when I realized how much it complements literally anything I wear. It looks and feels expensive and reflects the light in such a beautiful way that it’s hard not to reach for it every morning!
This ring is so versatile and unique, people won’t be able to tell if you borrowed it from your chic grandma or your Gen-Z cousin. No two stones of the mother-of-pearl and onyx checkerboard are exactly alike, so you’ll have your very own one-of-a-kind piece that elevates any all-gold jewelry look.
Camille Freestone, Associate Style Editor
For so long, I’ve been beholden to layers of gold chains around my neck, but lately I’ve been feeling the urge to switch that up. Enter this silver necklace by Wolf Circus, a brand that strikes the perfect harmony between quality and affordability.
I am constantly looking for riffs on classic pieces that don’t push the boundaries too much, if you know what I mean. I love that this necklace from Polite Worldwide maintains that classic pearl shape but switches up the colorway. Plus, the rainbow hues scream warm weather.
I’ve never been a huge ring wearer, but I’ve slowly been easing into the habit. A simple gold signet ring is a great first purchase as it doesn’t really fluctuate with trends. I’ve been wearing mine on my pinky finger.
Leya Kaufman, Head of Sales
While I would never complain about my winter wardrobe, it’s entirely void of color. So as the season shifts, I’m gravitating towards fine jewelry pieces that are literally vibrant. Enter: this epic emerald ear cuff. This piece offers the perfect commitment to color, and it’s just delicate enough to rock daily.
I’m drawn to dainty, sparkling hints of color too—and these stackable rings are the perfect spring addition to any look. I’ve also been dying to add a classic ruby piece to my jewelry box, and I can think of no better excuse than the start of spring.
I can’t wait to embrace the warmer weather ahead with lower-cut tops and a decked-out neck. For the first time in over a year, I also have a few small-scale outdoor events to look forward to. So I’m all for Swarovski’s latest elevated but unexpected take on the tennis necklace trend. You can catch me dreaming in the sun in this piece until further notice…
Rachel Pickus, Associate Creative Producer
There’s no denying that my obsession with pinky rings is in direct correlation with last month’s Sopranos binge. Bear with me here, but there’s something to be said about this dainty yet opulent touch. Currently I’m dying to get my hands (fingers?) on this heart-shaped style from my favorite jewelry brand, J. Hannah. It might be too cute for Tony Soprano, but it’s perfect for me.
Lately, I’ve been gravitating towards jewelry that’s reminiscent of the beaded trinkets I made growing up. Which explains why I was over-the-moon excited to discover Voons, a Toronto-based label offering bespoke necklaces and bracelets. Each piece is custom ordered, offering an array of repurposed treasures from iridescent pearls to kitschy charms. I can’t wait to add one to my usual rotation of gold jewelry for some added flair and personality.
Every time I get a new cartilage piercing (which, I admit, is somewhat often), I opt for a dainty gold hoop. I just love the refined aesthetic and low-maintenance effect that comes with it. Even though I have no upcoming appointments (which is likely subject to change), I plan on purchasing a few extra hoops for my second and third piercings. The more, the merrier, right?
Diandra Patrick, Account Manager
This spring I’ve found myself drawn to jewelry that is more fun and tongue-in-cheek in comparison to my winter go-tos. Jiwinaia is so inventive, and every piece is a conversation starter—these studs are no exception! They are the perfect companion on the road to Gemini season.
I’ve been seeing so many different takes on the pearl necklace recently, and this style by Martine Ali caught my eye. When I saw this piece, I was reminded of my grandmother’s necklace featuring freshwater pearls of the same color. This modern update features a sterling silver ball chain, and I can’t wait to include it as a staple in my spring wardrobe!
Sandy Liang always manages to craft pieces that are both beautifully sophisticated, yet casual enough for everyday wear. I love how this chain-link earring drapes delicately between two piercings, and it’s silver, so that’s always a plus for me. It’s the perfect excuse to show off your ears with an updo as the weather gets warmer!