While in their 20s, few women ever think about investing in jewelry. There are bills and rent to pay, and money is rather spent on nights out and Postmates. When there is room to splurge, it’s more likely that a 20-something will put any hard-earned cash toward a cool shoe or trendy bag instead of a classic watch or diamond studs. Yet those luxurious little items are far more long-lasting and well worth the early consideration, especially if you’re smart about the purchase.
It’s about finding a pretty piece you can still wear 24-7, like a simple gold necklace with a delicate stone or a timeless pair of statement earrings to carry you through the endless weddings and other special events you’ll attend in your 30s and long after. Then there’s the idea of finding something sentimental—to celebrate a new job or a meaningful relationship, or just as a personal thank-you for making it through the past decade—while heirloom items like a brooch or timepiece will last a lifetime and always feel unique. It may not seem like it now, but buying fine jewelry is a brilliant move—even if you have to sacrifice a few late-night deliveries to make it happen.
A Classic Watch
A Piece to Wear Every Day
An Heirloom Treasure