Buying a piece of fine jewellery is a big deal. It's an investment purchase that definitely requires careful consideration, but often, it's also an emotionally charged piece that you'll remember for years and years to come in celebration of a special holiday or anniversary—whether you're buying it for yourself or it's a gift from someone close to you. If you've been thinking about making your first purchase of a fine jewellery item or are looking to add to your collection, there are plenty of noteworthy pieces to have on your radar.
Looking to the fashion set, there are a handful of pieces that really stand out. From the coolest possible takes on chunky chains to design-forward diamonds, there is no shortage of beautiful pieces in the collections of both heritage brands and emerging labels. The one thing all of these have in common? While they all fall under the umbrella of fine jewellery, they are pieces you can wear every single day, whether you're getting dressed up or throwing on a more casual look. Ahead, let's dive into the best fine jewellery items to know about that you'll be sure to spot on fashion insiders—be prepared to stop and stare at all of these.
The chunky-chain trend has really taken hold among the fashion set, and while there are plenty of iterations, the designs by Lauren Rubinski have reached cult level. Celebs including Hailey Bieber, Kate Moss, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley are among the fans you'll spot wearing the pieces. The jewellery is handcrafted in Italy by master goldsmiths and designed to have a chunky look yet lightweight feel.
Founded by self-taught designer Matthew Harris, Mateo blends a minimal aesthetic and modern art influences for a collection that takes a unique approach to fine jewellery. The stunning initial rings and necklaces, in particular, stand out, and you'll be sure to spot them on fashion insiders. Designed with diamond-encrusted charms set inside a crystal box, these initial pieces are anything but ordinary.
Though Repossi is known for its striking modern designs, the jewellery house was founded in the 1940s. Gaia Repossi is now at the helm and still designs many of the pieces in the same workshop as her great-grandfather—including the diamond-studded Serti Inversé earrings that have been taking over on the Instagram fashion scene. The architectural, minimalist pieces are the ultimate modern take on a diamond earring and look stunning on their own or stacked in multiple pairs.
One of the most iconic rings of all time, Spinelli Kilcollin's interlocking styles are a true cult item that you'll be sure to spot on everyone from celebs like Dua Lipa to fashion insiders. With mixed metals, an array of stones ranging from diamonds to sapphires, and the brand's signature links, this is one of the coolest jewellery pieces you can have in your collection. We're also seeing these pop up as a cool-girl alternative to traditional engagement rings.
The iconic Tiffany & Co. jewellery house needs no introduction. You may already be familiar with its beautiful pieces, but its HardWear collection is the one you'll definitely want on your radar. Inspired by New York City, the jewellery blends industrial shapes and chunky gauged links in a range of bracelets, necklaces, and earrings that fashion insiders simply can't get enough of.
Scandinavian designer Sophie Bille Brahe is behind a true fashion-girl jewellery brand. The pieces are elegant with unexpected, avant-garde twists that make classic pieces instantly feel modern. The brand's tennis bracelets and necklaces are set with graduated diamonds that add a gentle curve to the pieces—making them a true work of art.
Sophie Bille Brahe Collier de Tennis (price upon request)