I don’t know that this is something that I was actually told at some point or something I merely learned along the way. Nevertheless, I’d like to share it with you, with a few examples of something I use to curtail my purchasing.
When buying jewelry, spend your money on quality. There’s a time and place for costume, but your dollars should be spent on value.
A good string of pearls can be as inexpensive as a few hundred dollars. The ones above are under $300. Of course you can spend thousands, but it depends on the size and shape you’re looking for.
My advise, as simple as it is, is to spend most of your dollars on quality and classic pieces like these; a good watch, a nice set of diamond studs and a string of pearls will get you through any and all occasions.