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Why You Should Invest in Platinum Classics

These jewels will make your wardrobe shine.
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Iman-Oubou, founder and CEO of SWAAY Media, wearing diamond and jewels by Kwiat.

A little black dress, the perfect white shirt, a great trench coat, every woman understands the importance of a few classic pieces in her closet. They are essentials that make it is easy to put together a polished outfit in an instant. Well, the same is true for key pieces of platinum jewelry. In fact, platinum classics are, in many ways, more practical than your most treasured go-to apparel.

A well-chosen platinum jewel becomes a style signature that can be worn more often than any item of clothing. It elevates everyday looks and adds shine to evening outfits. Oh, and it will last far longer than even the most well-made little black dress. The quality of platinum, the King of Metals, elevates a jewel to heirloom status. In other words, the platinum jewel you buy today is something to pass down from one generation to the next.

So how do you build your platinum jewelry wardrobe? There are a few styles to consider that have withstood the test of time and whim of trends.

 

Platinum Earrings

Diamond and platinum studs appear all over the red-carpet during Awards Season for a reason. They work with every type of great gown. Studs can also be easily worn with jeans. Platinum prong set diamond studs are an excellent way to begin any collection of classics. Kwiat has a vast array of studs with prices starting at $850. If you want a little spin on the style look for diamond stud earrings with small embellishments like Karen Karch’s Circle Studs with Rough Hewn Edges or the platinum and rose-cut diamond Hexagonal Studs by Fred Leighton.  Other alternatives include the elegant openwork pattern found in Tiffany’s diamond and platinum Paper Flower earrings, a pendant style that hangs slightly below the lobe like Zoe’s pink sapphire, diamond and platinum drops or chunky platinum huggies by Linda Lee Johnson.

 

Platinum Rings

Heighten the brilliance of your engagement ring by creating a platinum and diamond stack of rings on the third finer of your left hand. Above and beyond a wedding band, slender eternity styles like the platinum and diamond bands by Kwiat can be added to celebrate anniversaries or the birth of a child. A platinum and diamond band with a little more weight and thickness like the platinum and diamond Under Ring by Zoe can also be worn on days when you want to leave your solitaire at home.

Platinum right hand rings are great for single ladies, and married woman too, to make a signature statement. A bold platinum band ring like the 1930s Belperron jewel from Fred Leighton is the type of piece that is certain to get noticed. Openwork styles that show some skin such as Tiffany’s Paper Flower Ring are at once elegant and a little sexy.

 

Platinum and Diamond Tennis Bracelet

Platinum bracelets with a single row of diamonds have been a covetable classic since at least the 1920s. During the Jazz Age women piled them on and they were known as line bracelets. In 1978 when Chris Evert’s diamond bracelet fell off her wrist while she was playing a match at the U.S. Open, the style was dubbed a “Tennis Bracelet.” More recently Meghan Markle has been spotted in a couple of different diamond Tennis Bracelets since she married Prince Harry and became the Duchess of Sussex. There are a range of chic diamond and platinum Tennis Bracelets in a variety of prices available from Blue Nile.

 

Platinum and Diamond Rivière Necklace

The most luxurious platinum classic, an item that perfectly fits the internet meme “goals,” is a diamond rivière.  Translated from the French, rivière means river.  It’s an artistic title for a line gems in a simple choker.  The platinum and diamond rendition of the style was popularized in Hollywood around the mid-twentieth century when women paired diamond rivières with strapless dresses. Today glamorous rivières, like the diamond and platinum design by Kwiat, are still worn on the red carpet. Smaller renditions are worn just about everywhere.

 

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Marion Fasel is founder and editorial director of TheAdventurine.com. The online magazine is a reflection of her work over the last 25-years as a jewelry editor, author and expert.

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