The Second Skin Necklace
This is the type of wispy, tiny, sparkly thing that looks just as good against bare skin in the summer as it does nestled over a crewneck sweater in December. Start with one, and work your way up to layering.
The Stacking Rings
Thanks to the delicate-jewelry boom, there are plenty of diamond-studded (or architectural or wax-carved) real-deal rings under $300 (plus a few extra-fancy ones below the $500 mark).
The Understated Hoops
When are hoops not just hoops? When they're hand-hammered, fitted with ultra-shiny silver beads, or fashioned into shapes that aren't your standard circle. A word on gold-filled jewelry (like the Aoko Su dagger hoops, below): it's coated with a much thicker (and higher-quality) layer of gold than gold-plated jewelry, and won't turn your skin green.
The Never-Take-It-Off Bracelet
When your bracelet is such a part of your look that you forget to take it off before you shower, you know it's real.
The Everyday Studs
If you have multiple holes in each ear, try mixing and matching (we especially love this look with two different shapes, like a huggie and a straightforward stud).
The Wild Cards
If your #OOTD is missing something, that problem can usually be solved with an oversize piece of sculptural silver jewelry: it'll erase any trace of "I just pulled this shirt off my floor."