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Timeless jewelry every woman should own

Elizabeth Mitchell is a freelance fashion and beauty writer living in Los Angeles. A graduate of New York University, she regularly contributes to The Fashion Spot, The Luxury Spot and authors the Star Style column for StyleBakery Teen. ...

Keep it classic

There’s something to be said about a piece of jewelry that can be passed down in your family for generations to come. From elegant earrings to dainty necklaces, we found not just one, but six classic accessories that truly withstand the test of time.

Elegant pearl earrings

Elegant pearl earrings

Did you know that women have been decorating their ears with pretty pearls since as far back as the Fifth Century BC? Well, it's true! Not only are these stunning white baroque pearl earrings from Liz James destined to become a staple in any girl's jewelry armoire, but they also won't cost you a fortune and are available in a multitude of fab colors as well. What more could a lady ask for? (LizJames.com, $55.00)

Dainty letter necklace

Dainty letter necklace

Nothing says timeless quite like a 14k gold asymmetrical mini letter necklace. This gorgeous necklace from jewelry designer Maya Brenner is completely customizable, allowing you to add up to three letters. Rock only your first initial or proudly sport all three. You can even spell out a small word or abbreviate a sentimental phrase. Whatever you choose, we promise this is one piece of jewelry you won't want to take off. (MayaBrenner.com, $138)

Delicate charm bracelet

Delicate charm bracelet

Love really does conquer all! And at first sight, we guarantee you'll fall head over heels for this small, oxidized, sterling silver infinite love bracelet by Dogeared. A constant reminder to love and be loved, this delicate charm bracelet makes the perfect self-gift, and one day, your daughter will cherish it as well. (Dogeared.com, $48)

Simple diamond ring

Simple diamond ring

You know what they say: diamonds are forever. Whether you're single, engaged or happily married, adorn your finger with Jacquie Aiche's double diamond waif ring for a simple, yet sophisticated, accessory that turns heads. Understated never looked so wow-worthy -- at least not in our book anyway… (Shopbop.com, $143)

Oversized vintage watch

Oversized vintage watch

It doesn't get any more timeless than an oversized vintage watch from La Mer Collections! This brown-copper timepiece features a crocodile embossed Italian leather band, a rounded, rose gold square case, a diamond shaped scalloped crown and, of course, a vintage dial. With an adjustable length and buckle closure, it's sure to be an accessory you'll don for years to come. (LaMerCollections.com, $88)

Floral-carved locket

Floral-carved locket

Trade in your old, rusty childhood locket for this beautiful, floral-carved locket necklace by Monica Rich Kosann. It's solid sterling silver with two picture slots, so you can always keep those nearest and dearest to you close to your heart. One day, it might even become a treasured family heirloom. (NeimanMarcus.com, $845)

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