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8 Pieces Your Jewelry Capsule Collection Needs

Written by Anna Currell
February 2, 2024

There’s nothing worse than rushing to get dressed and struggling to find the right jewelry to pair with your outfit. Having a few key pieces ready to go is an easy way to make sure you’ve always got the right accessories that pull your outfit together. A jewelry capsule can help you to simplify your getting ready routine and look stylish with minimal effort. So what does your jewelry capsule need? In this article, we’ll walk you through eight go-to pieces to keep in your collection. 

What is a Jewelry Capsule and Why Do You Need One?

A jewelry capsule is a set of staple jewelry pieces that you can mix and match to work with almost any outfit for any occasion. Everyone’s jewelry capsule will look different based on their style and preferences, but for the most part, a capsule contains one or two of every type of jewelry item — earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and rings. A carefully built jewelry capsule containing high-quality, durable pieces that you love makes it easy to accessorize no matter what you’re wearing. 

What You Need in Your Jewelry Capsule

While everyone will reach for different pieces of jewelry that speak to them, it can help to have a framework to use when you’re shopping. Here are some of the best options to search for:

#1: Hoop Earrings

Hoop earrings are so versatile; they work with your casual, laidback jeans and t-shirt look as well as your black-tie wedding guest gown. The beauty of an everyday hoop earring is that it can pull your look together and instantly make you look polished without any effort or thought. You have plenty of hoop earring options: chunky medium sized gold hoops, delicate huggie hoops, large and bold silver hoops… Find the style that speaks to you, and make sure you choose a pair that you know will complement your other capsule pieces and most of your outfits. 

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#2: Stackable Studs

Another staple earring to keep in your jewelry capsule is a pair of studs. Studs are a great piece for really expressing your style without committing to a single statement piece. For example, if your style is classic and preppy, find a pair of pearl studs that will accent every outfit. Or if your vibe is more boho-chic, opt for some hammered gold disc studs. Studs can also go in a second or third piercing in tandem with your pair of hoops for a stacked look, giving you more flexibility with a single piece of jewelry. 

#3: Simple Band Ring

Having one simple, versatile ring in your jewelry capsule helps to diversify your accessories. You can pair it with other rings that come in and out of rotation, or wear it on its own to make any outfit feel dressed up. Find a simple band ring that you love, whether it's smooth, textured, thin or wide. Opt for a metal that matches the rest of your jewelry and an understated design that works for everyday. A simple band is one of the most versatile jewelry pieces, so invest in one that reflects your personal style.

#4: Statement Ring

In addition to the simple band in your jewelry capsule, it’s also a good idea to find a statement ring. A statement ring is a great piece to have to amp up the boldness and drama of an outfit without any heavy lifting. A cocktail or large geometric ring can take a look from everyday to elegant instantly. There are so many different statement rings you can choose from; chunky, gold, textured rings are all the rage right now, or opt for a colorful, art deco piece that glitters. Find one that speaks to you and that you know you’d reach for often; don’t push yourself too far outside your comfort zone with any statement piece of jewelry. Then pair it with your simple band for an even more dynamic look. 

#5: Bangle or Cuff Bracelet

Next, you need some arm candy. Choose an everyday bracelet that works for you; cuffs or bangles are both great options because they strike a great look on their own and can also layer well with other pieces. Both of these bracelet types come in a variety of widths and materials so you can easily find a piece that suits your style and works with most of the sleeves on your tops and dresses — or the season you’re building your capsule for!

#6: Watch

A watch is a key jewelry capsule item because it’s practical, sensible, and stylish, and the right one can complement all your other jewelry pieces well. Choose a blinged out luxury watch with all the bells and whistles, a smart watch to track your step count (with a fun customizable band), or a sleek and slender gold chain watch that matches your capsule bracelet. A watch is a great accessory to finish off a professional or casual look, and the right capsule piece will be easy to dress up or down.

#7: Pendant or Beaded Necklace

A necklace can feel like the heart of your outfit — it is closest to your heart, after all. Finding a pendant or a beaded necklace can bring some personality to your look. Go for a dainty pendant necklace with a simple charm or initial for an everyday piece. Or make a statement with a chunky beaded necklace in bright colors or natural stones. The options are endless, so find a necklace that reflects your personal flair. 

#8: Chain Necklace  

A simple chain necklace can add some polish to any look. Whether you wear it on its own with a t-shirt and jeans or layered with several different strands, a delicate chain adds polish to any outfit. Opt for silver, gold, or rose gold — whatever metal tone best complements your style and the rest of your capsule. You can even find adjustable chain necklaces to get the perfect customizable length all in one piece of jewelry.

With these core jewelry capsule pieces and care tips, you'll always wake up ready to take on the day in style. What jewelry essentials would you add to your own capsule collection? To make your jewelry capsule truly your own, design your own custom piece. Our expert team at Quick Jewelry Repairs will help you create a one-of-a-kind signature piece of jewelry.

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