While statement jewellery may make a big impact, dainty jewelry can be the perfect way to add a sprinkle of everyday sophistication.

Here are some of the prettiest pieces of delicate jewelry to go with your minimalist wardrobe. As the old saying goes, less is more…

Why dainty jewelry can make a strong statement

A piece of subtle jewelry can add a sense of refinement to your everyday style.

While you may not want to add a statement necklace or a large pair of drop earrings to your outfits each day, you can certainly add a delicate necklace or bracelet, a small ring or a pair of stud earrings.

One of the style “mistakes” that many women can make is not wearing any accessories at all.

Dainty jewellery can provide a way to easily add a finishing touch to all of your looks.

Dainty jewelry as gifts

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Dainty jewelry can also make the perfect gift. While it can be hard to get it right when trying to choose a jewelry gift for a loved one, a piece of elegant, subtle jewelry is likely to be well-received.

Monika (above) shows how subtle jewellery can make a big impact.

Check out this similar long strand necklace form Kendra Scott and bangle set from Nordstrom.

For more ideas take a look at the best gifts for women over 40.

Delicate jewelry for your minimalist wardrobe

If you naturally gravitate towards a minimal style, then dainty jewelry will be the perfect accompaniment to your minimalist wardrobe.

To read more about the minimalist way of dressing, take a look at the style guide and capsule wardrobe for the minimal style personality.

Whether shopping for yourself or for a gift, here are some of the best pieces of delicate jewelry to choose this season.

Dainty necklaces

First of all here are some of my favorite necklace picks for simple necklaces which are also super stylish. But scroll down for plenty of earrings, rings and bracelets too.

Dainty gold necklace

Most women either prefer gold or silver. If you love gold, how about a delicate gold necklace.

Even though the chain is thin, a longer length will still have impact.

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Gorjana lariat necklace

You could also try a more contemporary, geometric style.

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Uncommon James by Kristin Cavallari pendant necklace

Delicate gold necklace

A simple bar style is always a good option if you love a minimal look.

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Kendra Scott bar pendant necklace

Dainty silver necklace

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Kim-Marie (above) shows that wearing darker colors with your delicate jewelry will help even the most subtle of pieces to stand out.

Get this similar silver necklace from Karen London and bracelets from Pandora and Argento Vivo.

Or you could try a silver bar style which would also look stunning against black or navy.

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Argento Vivo pendant necklace

If you are looking to style your little black dress this year, a long silver lariat style could look very chic.

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Set & Stones Y-necklace

Delicate necklaces

When choosing a delicate necklace, you can still showcase your individual style with either a traditional or more contemporary piece of jewelry.

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Jenny Bird pendant necklace

Interlocking circles often make a lovely gift as the symbolism means “together”.

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Gorjana interlocking pendant necklace

Dainty initial necklace

Another great gift idea for yourself or for a loved one is a simple initial pendant.

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Kim (above) opts for a ‘Y’ pendant.

Check out this similar layered initial necklace, stacking rings and hoop earrings.

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Kate Spade initial pendant necklace

Simple necklace

Just because you opt for a style which is relatively simple, that doesn’t mean you can’t choose a larger pendant for your chain.

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Set & Stones long pendant necklace

Or you could opt for a chain which already has the detailing throughout the links and needs no pendant at all.

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Jenny Bird chain necklace

Dainty bracelets

Of course, you don’t have to choose a necklace to finish your look. A bracelet is a great way to make your outfit feel more pulled together.

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Gala (above) chooses to layer two subtle bracelets for extra impact.

Get this similar cuff and stone pendant bracelet from Kendra Scott. Here are some more bracelet ideas for you.

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Kate Spade knot bangle

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Karine Sultan minimalist cuff

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Chan Luu pearl bangle

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Ellie Vail slider bracelet

Dainty rings

You can either wear only one subtle ring, or you could choose to stack them, or to wear a ring on each finger.

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Denise (above) opts for two complimentary rings.

Check out this similar stacking ring set from ABLE and this long pendant necklace from Anna Beck.

An eternity ring is always a subtly, stylish option.

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Laffon eternity ring

Dainty gold rings

You could look for rings which are specially designed to be stacked, so you can alter your look day-to-day.

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Set & Stones stacking ring

Adding a statement ring is one of our top 5 tips to instantly improve your style.

Dainty earrings

If you don’t like the heaviness, or the look, or larger drop earrings, you could choose a subtle pair of earrings to add a touch of style.

A pair of studs are perfect for everyday style, while you could opt for a simple drop design for evening.

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Psyche (above) chooses a simple, yet stunning, pair of bar earrings.

Check out this similar linear drop earrings from Argento Vivo.

Here are some more delicate and subtle earrings ideas for you.

Argento Vivo two-toned ring stud earrings | 40plusstyle.com

Argento Vivo two-toned ring stud earrings

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Anzie stud earrings

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Bony Levy chevron earrings

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Argento Vivo curved bar earrings

Sterling Forever layered hoops stud earrings | 40plusstyle.com

Sterling Forever layered hoops stud earrings

Continue reading:

  1. The Best Women’s Accessories For Fall: 20 Accessory Trends To Try
  2. How To Layer Jewelry – Unexpected Ways To Nail The Layered Necklace Trend
  3. Holiday Gift Guide: The Best Gift Ideas For Women Over 40

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