Modern, Minimalist, Delicate: The Perfect Dainty Jewelry

by Kiley Schiffman Storrs

Like many of the greatest things in life, when constructing a jewelry collection, less is always more. While statement jewelry is always on trend for big events and gatherings, minimalist and dainty jewelry is a fast-growing trend that provides unparalleled charm for everyday wear. Unfussy and understated, dainty minimalist jewelry is simple and casual enough to be your go-to selection all year. If you are looking for pieces to wear every day and wanting to grow your collection of minimalist jewelry, here are some of our tips and tricks to get the job done along with a few examples.

Clean Lines & Geometric Shapes

Dainty jewelry is best represented when it contains unfussy simple designs. Keeping to clean, flat designs with geometric shapes and understated details emphasize the beauty of minimalist jewelry. The Luna collection from Lagos jewelry is a perfect example of clean lines and geometric shapes which highlight a more delicate overall look. The Lagos Luna Pearl Necklace showcases a 9mm freshwater cultured pearl station with Caviar beading in 18K gold. A 16-inch sterling silver necklace is finished by a signature lobster clasp detailing the LAGOS crest in 18K gold. The simple single pearl is bracketed by the gold beading and the silver chain is simple yet classic in 3mm width. Pairing with the simple necklace are the classically styled Lagos Luna pearl earrings. Featuring a central pearl between 6-6.5mm set in sterling silver, small 18K gold beads surround the pearl to complete the overall look. This dainty post earring is the perfect complement to the Lagos Luna Pearl Necklace.

 

Stick to the Classics

Incorporating classics into your jewelry collection is a wonderful way to keep your jewelry box filled with versatile options for everyday wear. Diamond studs and discrete pearls are always a win for your jewelry wardrobe. Keeping to a single gemstone or combining gemstones and traditional metals is a way to keep your choices feeling minimal, delicate, and unfussy. Simple stud earrings are possibly the most classic piece of jewelry you can own, and nothing is more classic in gemstones than diamonds. The Hearts on Fire Studs Four-Prong Dream are dream cut diamond solitaires set in 18K white gold. With a total carat weight of 0.60 ct., these studs are simple and uncomplicated, with a focus on brilliance. The classic styling and simple finish place the focus on the diamonds, and the dream cut delivers radiant reflection.  

For something a little daintier but equally classic, the Mikimoto Akoya Cultured Pearl and Diamond Necklace is unparalleled. The 18K white gold necklace features alternating Akoya cultured pearls and diamonds for timeless elegance. The dainty diamond pendants hang from the delicate chain to create a strand of small charms. The 4.5 mm pearls are large enough to bring focus to the piece but not so large that they overshadow the 0.11 cttw. diamonds. This classic necklace look is updated and modern while also maintaining a classic aesthetic.

Invest in Versatile Pieces

One of the core tenants of minimalism is versatility. The ability to wear your piece for multiple occasions is essential to aligning with a minimalist collection. By focusing on pieces that are appropriate to the widest range of social settings you can guarantee that you always look stylish. Rings are an easy and fun choice for jewelry right for every occasion. The Roberto Coin Golden Gate Ring with Diamonds features a design structure reminiscent of the iconic San Francisco bridge. 18K gold is complemented by an eye-shaped diamond on smooth yellow gold. The fascinating design is delicate and complex, providing interest and statement without size and flash.

Similarly, the Lagos Caviar Stacking Ring in sterling silver features Caviar beading which draws attention to the simple design and timeless style without the flash and opulence of a statement ring. The 3mm width and stackable style make the Caviar Ring perfect for that minimalist modern touch that goes with every outfit and obligation.

Whether you are looking for a timeless classic or a modern touch of dainty delicacy, these strategies and examples will help you outfit your jewelry collection with pieces that provide that extra touch without screaming “look at me”. After all, everyday wear is about complementing your personal style with that perfect piece.