How To Build Your Fine Jewelry Collection With Rachel Baumann

July 7, 2023

Friend of DG’s and local influencer, Rachel Baumann

Owner Julia Gardner with Rachel Baumann looking at jewelryOwner Julia Gardner with Rachel Baumann looking at jewelry

Fine jewelry possesses a unique ability to elevate any outfit, transforming it from ordinary to extraordinary! Whether you’re a seasoned jewelry connoisseur or just beginning your collection, the process of curating gorgeous pieces can truly be such a fun experience. I am so excited to be partnering with David Gardner’s Jewelers, sharing tidbits on what I have learned as I’m starting to build a collection of my own. Building a fine jewelry collection is an art in itself, combining personal taste, quality craftsmanship, and an understanding of timeless elegance. In this blog post, I’ll be sharing essential steps and considerations for creating a fine jewelry collection that reflects your individual style that will last for years to come!

Beautiful display of gold necklaces along with gold hoop earrings and statement gold studs displayed on a black tray.

Define Your Style:

Before diving into the world of fine jewelry, you must identify and define your personal style. Take some time to think about your fashion preferences, paying attention to colors, materials, and overall aesthetics. Are you drawn to delicate and minimalist designs or bold statement pieces? Do you prefer modern, vintage, or classic styles? Knowing your style will serve as a compass to guide you through the selection process! I would call my own personal style comfortable luxury. Being a mom to young littles, I value being comfortable, but also have high quality taste!

Model wearing gold hoop earrings and gold layered necklaces.

Invest in Quality:

When investing in jewelry, prioritize quality over quantity. Looking for a reputable jeweler known for their expertise, and attention to detail is crucial! Don’t be afraid to examine the finishes, clasps, and settings for overall durability. Fine jewelry is meant to be enjoyed for a lifetime, so choose pieces that will stand up to daily wear and last for years and years to come.

Owner Julia Gardner with Rachel

Research and Educate Yourself:

Investing in fine jewelry requires knowledge about various metals, gemstones, and even craftsmanship techniques involved. Familiarize yourself with different types of metals such as gold, platinum, and silver, as well as their values. If you are looking at engagement rings, or wanting to upgrade a wedding ring, learn about different cuts, clarities, and color gradings to make informed decisions when purchasing.

Owner Julia Gardner showcasing medium gold hoop earrings

Start with the Classics:

When building a fine jewelry collection, I would begin with simple pieces that serve as a foundation. Classic designs such as David Gardner’s diamond station necklace (my personal favorite), a tennis bracelet, or a simple pair of gold hoop earrings are versatile, elegant, and can be worn for any occasion. These pieces act as the backbone of your collection and can be easily paired with other statement or trendier pieces down the line.

A delicate gold chain necklace stone accents

Embrace Statement Pieces:

Once you have established a foundation with classic pieces, don’t be afraid to venture towards something more unique. Statement pieces can be larger, bolder, and more expressive, allowing you to showcase your individuality. Maybe even consider a customized piece! Though this is an investment, having a one of a kind piece could add a stunning look to your style. I personally love David Gardner’s Loved Pave Dog Tag. It’s a little bit more bold but can also be dressed up or down.

Beautiful display of gold necklaces along with gold hoop earrings and statement gold studs displayed on a black tray.

Make it Meaningful:

As a sentimental person, having a piece of jewelry associated with a memory or milestone is extremely special to me. For a lot of people, their jewelry can tell a story. Gifting or receiving fine jewelry as an anniversary gift, birthday present, accomplishment, or even as a “just because” can mean so much. Luckily, David Gardner’s has wish list cards that you can fill out in store or over the phone to have for reference if you have someone in the market to get you a gift. It works great for when you need to drop some hints!

Gold necklaces layered together on Rachel Baumann

Have FUN with it:

Building a collection allows you to experiment and create various layers and combinations. Mix and match different pieces, metals, and gemstones to create a unique and curated look. Layer delicate necklaces, stack rings, or have fun with some pops of color. The beauty of building your collection over time, is your jewelry having the ability to adapt and evolve with your personal style!

Are you ready to start building your fine jewelry collection?

Are you ready to start building your fine jewelry collection? Browse David Gardner’s selection of fine jewelry online or book an appointment today!


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