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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 a piece of jewelry that’s built to last a lifetime. These precious accessories are no doubt one of the finer things in life, and when purchased with intention — and, of course, a little guidance — fine jewelry becomes a priceless investment sure to withstand generations.

However, without knowing where to begin your fine jewelry journey, 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 things off 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 pieces for him, when the time comes to start shopping for any fine jewelry collection, there’s no better place to turn than Ben Bridge. Shop our favorite Ben Bridge pieces below or use their custom gift finder to explore their 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 is easy to mix into your every-day lineup or opt for a statement 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 baguette diamonds 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 classic diamond-clustered bar 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 leather watch. Both timeless and sophisticated, these pieces are great entry-level options for even the most minimal of men.