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Creating Your Jewelry Wardrobe: The Top 5 Must-Haves

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Creating Your Jewelry Wardrobe: The Top 5 Must-Haves

An elegant jewelry collection brings an effortless glow to any outfit. To transcend passing trends, however, you need to carefully curate a selection of versatile classics you’ll reach for again and again. Here are the five timeless must-haves for your jewelry collection, along with some tips on creating a capsule jewelry wardrobe that will dazzle for years to come.

The Power of a Capsule Jewelry Wardrobe

A capsule jewelry wardrobe centers around a thoughtfully curated collection of exquisite essentials designed to mix, match, and layer. This selective approach saves you from accumulating an overwhelming jumble of mismatched pieces you rarely wear. 

Instead, a capsule jewelry wardrobe offers a versatile, coordinated selection that enables countless elegant combinations suitable for both everyday wear and special occasions.

John Atencio’s 5 Must-Have Jewelry Wardrobe Essentials

When creating your jewelry wardrobe, it’s best to start with iconic jewelry staples. That said, you don’t necessarily have to limit yourself to the same classic jewelry wardrobe your parents wore. John Atencio offers timeless designs with a contemporary artistic flair that brings a uniquely alluring edge to the five must-have iconic jewelry classics:

1. Diamond Stud Earrings

A pair of diamond stud earrings brings subtle sparkle to any look. Endlessly versatile, these dazzling yet understated earrings complement both dressy and casual wear. They also make an especially meaningful gift to celebrate a special occasion.

woman wearing diamond stud earrings


When designing his distinctive diamond studs, John Atencio applies the same bold creativity he uses for every single jewelry piece in his expansive collection. This gives customers an astounding variety of options, including his dazzling Orion studs, bold Devotion earrings, and eye-catching Treasure earrings with a brilliant cluster of fiery diamond stones. 

2. Pearl Necklaces

Luminous pearls cast a flattering glow suited to both day and evening wear. Strands of classic delicate freshwater pearls create lightweight layering necklaces. Meanwhile, uniquely designed pearl pieces make an ultra-glamorous statement.


woman wearing pearl necklace


Take, for instance, John Atencio’s Solar pearl necklace. Solar brings John’s hallmark circles, triangles, and lines to the forefront, symbolizing the struggles we all face in balancing family, relationships, and communication. Current and lasting, John’s Solar pearl necklace adds an element of individuality along with deep meaning that makes this iconic piece especially unique.

3. Diamond Pendant Necklaces

A diamond pendant necklace adds a pop of sparkle guaranteed to attract attention. Suspended from dainty chains, diamond pendants catch the light with each turn of the head or toss of the hair. They also offer endless versatility that makes them a staple of any jewelry wardrobe.


woman wearing diamond pendant necklace


Uniquely gorgeous diamond statement pendant necklaces can be found in John’s Paris X/O, Lines, Orion, and Venture collections. He also offers an intriguing assortment of diamond and gold pendants with distinctive designs for every taste, occasion, and style

4. Diamond Hoop Earrings

Diamond hoops offer bold dazzle with a hint of attitude. They’re a great way to add lightweight luxury to casual weekend wear. Or choose a bolder pair of diamond huggie hoops to bring a stylish flash to little black dress ensembles. 

John Atencio’s signature inside-out hoop designs put the diamonds on full display for maximum beauty and brilliance. His huggies come in a wide variety of styles, from simple, minimalist designs to more glamorous sets that really catch the eye. Some popular examples include John’s Lines Diamond Huggie Earrings and Essence Diamond Huggie Hoop Earrings, which both showcase John’s artfully inspired creativity alongside scintillating white diamonds. 


woman wearing diamond hoop earrings


Not to be outdone, John’s Essence large hoop earrings and smaller single hoop earrings glitter with eye-catching brilliance, while his Paloma earrings frame your beauty in breathtaking fire.

5. Diamond Tennis Bracelets

The elegant timelessness of the diamond tennis bracelet elevates any outfit with diamond-studded glamour. Wrap your wrist in endless circles of light with a scintillating John Atencio tennis bracelet design in platinum, gold, or sterling silver settings.

From classic elegance to contemporary chic, John’s most popular tennis bracelet designs fuse timeless appeal with leading-edge concepts. 


woman wearing diamond tennis bracelet


In addition to these five popular designs, John offers an assortment of other coveted tennis bracelets, including his Monaco, Orion, Mirage, Venture, Paris X/O, and more. 

Build Your Own Capsule Jewelry Wardrobe

Start curating your own coordinated jewelry capsule wardrobe by selecting a piece or two from John Atencio’s five must-have categories. The brilliant styles and dazzling designs provide versatile staples guaranteed to bring you joy while harmonizing beautifully with your existing jewelry collection. If you’re not quite sure where to start, consider the following tips for choosing foundational pieces to anchor your jewelry wardrobe. 

Personalize Your Style

Make your jewelry capsule wardrobe uniquely your own by selecting distinctive John Atencio bracelets, necklaces, earrings, and pendants featuring one-of-a-kind designs. Incorporate preferred metals and stones, minimalist or statement aesthetics, and meaningful birthstones to give your jewelry a personalized feel while maintaining that foundational versatility.

Explore Trendy Accents

Compliment your core capsule jewelry pieces with of-the-moment earrings, layered necklaces, stackable gemstone rings, or designer cuffs. Vibrant gemstones like citrine, emerald, and sapphire add a pop of color. Read up on some of the hottest jewelry trends or meet with one of John Atencio’s consultants to find out which pieces are getting the most buzz.

The John Atencio Difference

For distinctive jewelry, John Atencio's creations stand apart with unparalleled artistry and craftsmanship. Building on over four decades of jewelry design, John is renowned worldwide for collections that masterfully blend creative innovations with classic designs.

Informed by decades of design excellence, John’s jewelry is not just an accessory; it is true art. Each piece tells a story, whether it's through the intricate patterns inspired by nature or the bold lines that speak of modern sophistication. John’s dedication to high-quality work is evident in every curve and facet of his jewelry, making each piece a cherished addition to any collection.

With a dedication to world-class artistry, John creates distinctive jewelry for customers throughout the world. His exacting standards for materials and workmanship are reflected in every hand-finished piece. Explore the extraordinary collections today online or at one of his nearby stores.