The term ‘quiet luxury’ has been a topic in many fashion magazines and articles since 2022. It represents a refined elegance with the finest decorative materials and wardrobes, without the sound of logomania or introspection. Your face will stand out with monograms and status symbols. Instead, it speaks softly of plush, rich, timeless fabrics and a low-key approach to dressing, which has become the effortlessly chic style of the insider-savvy, well-appointed, worldly consumer. Brands such as Loro Piana and Brunello Cucinelli for cashmere, wardrobe items from The Row and leather goods from Bottega Veneta, among others, make up this minimalistic selection of clothing and accessories. These pieces exhibit a more understated opulence, timeless quality and craftsmanship, and offer a low-key yet high-class presentation when worn with fine jewelry of the same or similar characteristics.
We look at some neutral designer pieces and antique/vintage styles that reflect the trend for quiet luxury – a trend that has always been around art and has a lot of room for improvement.
Jewelry, new and old, is set with antique diamonds: rose, mine and European cuts and portrait cuts when you can find them. All the personality of these styles is hand-cut and the subtle attitude of wearing face-to-face art with sparkling diamonds and, when de-cycled and configured into modern pieces, show less than spectacular pieces.
The effective combination of classic and modern details and settings in the modern room also gives a more soulful or poetic nature to wearing jewelry that allows you to shine without reflecting.
These pieces are the kind of jewelry that can be part of your daily rotation, just like the clothes you love to live in—comfortable, understated and stylish, and worn with the kind of sophistication that defines who you are as you go about your daily routine.
Ark Fine Jewelry tennis necklace with bezel-set princess-cut diamonds, custom-cut baguette diamonds, and custom-cut blue ombre baguette gemstones.
Wartsky’s French, ed. A circa 1875 Archaeological Revival necklace consists of graduated and stylized yellow gold ivy leaves, each with one pearl suspended from each station.
Jackie Aiche 14k yellow gold and black rhodium, seven graduated diamond necklace.
Single Stone Trillion Cut Diamond Edge Pedant on Handmade 18K Yellow Gold Necklace.
Nikos Cullis 18K gold brushed necklace finished with marquise diamonds.
Emily P. Wheeler 18k yellow and white gold fringe necklace with diamonds.
Mizuki Floating Akoya Pearl Necklace with Diamond Briolet Drop
Zoe Chico 14K Gold Diamond Line Aura Ring.
Susan Callan 18k yellow gold rose ring with princess cut emerald center stone with round and baguette diamonds.
Dries Criel 18K Gold Flux Ring with Diamonds.
Alexandra Rosier 18K Gold Sultana Pinky Ring with Malachite and Diamond Accents.
Asael South Sea Baroque Pearl and Diamond Drop Earrings.
La Vieille Russie Victorian European cut diamond drop earrings with gold and black enamel circular coach covers, also known as opera covers, the covers hid valuable diamond jewelry while on the go, such as going out to the opera. By the London firm of Hunt & Roskell, formerly Storr & Mortimer, with original box, circa 1880. It has been sold.
Zoe Chico 14K Gold Medium Chain Bracelet.
Single Stone 18K Gold European Cut Diamond Earring with Hexagon Shaped Bezel.
Jade Trough 18K gold and platinum Posey Two Tone Duo Chain Earrings: 18K Yellow Gold, Platinum, Diamonds
Wartsky pair of diamond ear clips by Suzanne Belperron, Paris, 1942-1955. Designed like a flower, they rise to platinum points with gold petals and pavé diamond-set conical centers. (Made by Grœne and Darde for Susan Belperron, 1942-1955.)
-.925SUNEERA 14K Gold Nala Hai Huji with Signature Texture and Princess Cut Diamonds.
Gabriella’s pocket 18k small snake with sapphire brillettes.
Government Estate 18K Gold Hedin Jet Black Link Bracelet with White Diamonds and Jet Black Enamel
Ted Muehling Simple Sculpture Bracelet with Yellow, Green and Rose Gold Vermeil in Sterling Silver
Estate Diamond Jewelry A beautiful pair of Victorian diamond tennis bracelets. Each bracelet is 18K yellow gold plated with silver. This pair is a rare find and the original is antique, crica 1880.
Fred Leighton 18K Yellow Gold and Damond Line Bangle is a contemporary oval-fold bangle inset with a single row of brilliant-cut round diamonds.
Kentshire mid 20th century, circa 1950s Cartier diamond and gold bracelet watch with stylized diamond buckle and strap with basket-weave gold band and concealed manual wind movement, in 18k and platinum. Cartier, France.