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Must-Have Pieces For the Modern Fine Jewelry Collection

By Kate Marin

Minimal and delicate or extravagant and luxe, there’s truly nothing more special than the gift of fine jewelry. These precious accessories are no doubt one of the finer things in life, and when purchased with intention — or a specific loved one in mind — fine jewelry becomes a cherished and lasting symbol of your love.

However, without knowing where to begin, making that investment can feel daunting at best. In partnership with Ben Bridge, we’re sharing a few expert tips and picks to help you kick off the season of gifting with confidence, whether you’re shopping for yourself or are on the hunt for an irreplaceable gift to show someone how much you care. From luxe earrings and stackable rings to stylish gifts for him, when the time comes to start shopping for any fine jewelry collection, there’s no better place to turn than your personal jeweler, Ben Bridge. Shop our favorite Ben Bridge pieces below or explore their gift guide with a curated selection of exquisite gifts.

Few things in life are more coveted than a gorgeous ring, and although they’re precious, they’re meant to be worn. A thin-banded stackable style with black diamonds is easy to mix into your every-day lineup or opt for a statement rose gold piece that’s bold enough to stand alone.

If your mom hasn’t already passed hers down to you, a classic silver watch is one of the most practical investments. Look for a simple silhouette with delicate details like a ring of sapphires or a Mother of Pearl face, and play those up by pairing your watch with a minimal bangle or ultra-thin chain link bracelet.

When it comes to investment earrings, subtle-statements prove best. Look for classic shapes with stand-out details like freshwater pearls or bold sapphires that tastefully balance the old with the new.

Simple enough to wear with any look, the perfect delicate necklace is versatile and unique. We love this mixed-metal necklace with interlocking links that can be layered alongside other chains and charms, or a minimalist diamond necklace for more formal affairs.

For many men, jewelry (beyond watches, cufflinks, and wedding bands) is largely uncharted territory. If you’re on the hunt for a piece you’ll both love, consider a simple beaded bracelet or classic stainless steel watch. Both timeless and sophisticated, these pieces are great entry-level options for every man, even those with a minimal sense of style.