Markchic Reviews: Hoop earrings would be the second item to invest in. In particular in the U.S., this style is really stylish, a bit more substantial, yet still casual. These can be metal hoops, or embellished with color or diamonds. The size of the hoop will influence the look, so pick according to your personal style and character. 3. Every woman needs a great cocktail ring. This is the one piece that pops the most, is the most standout item that will show your personal style. It does not have to be oversize, although most people think of cocktail rings as larger items. Here, in particular, color is key: it should stand out from the rest of your outfit, be the centerpiece of your outfit. 4. Then, a long necklace. Long necklaces have really replaced (sometimes complemented) the short pendant. Long necklaces were very popular in the 1920s and early 1930s (mostly pearls), and this look has definitely made a resurgence. Today, any style will work, and the beauty of it is that long necklaces go with everything, and easily transition from day to night. In the evening, you can make it shorter by doubling it, if you are looking for something slightly more put together. You can also layer long necklaces with pendants. 5. A bracelet. Bracelets have been extremely important in history. In India, for example, married women are expected to wear bracelets, which are associated with matrimony. And most cultures in the world associate bracelets for protection — protection against the evil eye (Latin America), against the heat (Greece), and more. Wear a bracelet as your good luck charm. Try either a set of delicate bangles, usually stacked, or a tennis bracelet (a line bracelet) for the most elegant and classic look. A tennis bracelet is something you can wear every day, in effect, the bracelet equivalent of the stud earrings. Once you have these five items, here are a couple that will round out your jewelry collection.