Jewelry is a window into one's soul, or so the idea goes. From dainty layering pieces to statement cocktail rings, the same piece can look completely different depending on the individual wearing it. As such, iconic pieces have developed over the years, and everyone speaks the same language about them: They are status-making, outfit-changing, conversation-starting, and eternally on-trend. A particular bracelet can mark a momentous occasion, but it will continue to garner nods from those in-the-know types forever more. A classic jewelry purchase can be handed down as an heirloom or styled up to look just as current as that medallion necklace trend you're buying into right now.
From Bulgari to Chanel, these fashion houses have created some of the most recognizable pieces of jewelry of all time. These dreamy pieces of designer jewelry have helped these luxury brands become household names and have become something of a status symbol in the fashion world.
I, admittedly, am one for understated and simple gold pieces snagged at an antique store or flea market, but I would be lying if I said I haven't dreamed of owning a Cartier Love bracelet a few dozen times, and such is its far-reaching appeal.
Whether you're looking to buy or looking to browse, go on and have a little scroll through the most important designer jewelry pieces of the modern age.
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This post was originally published on Who What Wear UK.