Wardrobe Essentials: Why Classics Need a Twist

The LBD. The classic trench. The crisp white shirt. Every woman needs certain staples in her wardrobe.

But the secret to looking effortlessly chic and put-together vs. staid or same-o, same-o is to make sure your go-to classics have a current twist.

This is especially true in your jewelry box. There are certain pieces we wear more than others--even every day.

Why not use contemporary jewelry to update your look with edgier interpretations of these essential pieces? Visible Interest’s modern jewelry designers are always reinterpreting the classics. 

Here are some very now takes on five jewelry classics by our independent jewelry designers. 


Solitaires are so...solid. When it comes to diamonds, we say more’s the merrier, and definitely much more modern. Indie jewelry designer Selin Kent’s sleek Sophia Studs sport four black (yes, black!) or white diamonds on a spear-shaped base. And her Charlotte Mini Pave Studs make your lobes look posh with five sparklers on a golden bar. 

                                                   Sophia Studs with Black Diamonds


Thought hoops couldn’t get hipper? Lauren Chisholm's fabulous Large Hoop Earrings with Pearl feature a 9mm Fresh Water Cultured Pearl and her signature Gold bead in a minimalist Sterling Silver hoop earring. India Morgan’s Rose Gold and Sapphire Hoops feature the sexy surprise of blue Swarovski crystals lining her trademark sawtooth design.

                                                                      Large Hoop Earrings with Pearl


Looking current is all in the wrist with these modern takes on the classic cuff.

La Corza’s Cactus Golden Elegant Cuff with Rubies is pure arm candy. Each 24K Gold-plated cuff is created from the honeycomb skeleton of prickly pear cactus, and is set with two 3mm Rubies. Westland Jewelry’s minimalist Labradorite Open Cuff Bracelet is first sculpted in wax by hand, then cast in Bronze. A 6mm Labradorite graces each end.

                                                    Labradorite Cuff


Another chance to rock everyone’s favorite rock in multiples? Yes, please.

Michele Chang’s Egyptian Eye Necklace stars eight mini Diamonds on a Sterling Silver base. Or get in on the lariat trend with Selin Kent’s gorgeous Ava Lariat, with .35 carats of black or white diamonds covering three sides of a sleek bar. Wow.

                                                           Egyptian Eye Necklace with Diamonds


It’s five o’clock somewhere. Which means anytime’s a good time for a modern cocktail ring. Make a bold statement with Lauren Chisholm’s madly modern Mod Ring, featuring an 11 millimeter pearl atop a wide Sterling Silver band. Another unique ring is Woodrow’s Turquoise Flare Ring, with six Turquoise stones bezel set in Sterling Silver. 

                                       Turquoise Flare Ring