gold jewellery

All that glitters: Gorgeous gold jewellery for every occasion

09 May 2024 | |By Zoe Gunn

Whether you like your jewellery simple or covered in ice, we’ve found the yellow gold pieces for you

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Just like fashion, jewellery goes through cyclical trends. Like pearls, which are also having a moment, yellow gold jewellery was once considered staid, stuffy and worn only by older generations. White and rose gold were considered cooler, fresher and far more youthful.

Well, no more. Perhaps it’s the effect of the cost of living crisis: if you’re going to invest in pricey jewellery during a downturn then why not make it a piece whose intrinsic value is linked to currency? Perhaps it’s changes in the way gold jewellery is now made, with the brassy yellow golds of old replaced with a lighter, more flattering hue. Whatever the cause, there’s never been a better time to bolster your collection with classic and contemporary gold jewellery.

From heirloom pieces to pass down the generations to fun, wallet-friendly designs ideal for summer holidays (gold jewellery looks great with a tan), here are some of the best pieces to buy now.

Mejuri Dot Chain necklace

Simple, elegant and perfect for everyday wear, make Mejuri’s dot chain necklace your new signature piece, worn alone or layered with other chains and pendants. Made using certified 14k recycled yellow gold, it has a reduced environmental impact without sacfiricing on style or quality – that’s what we call a win-win.

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Carolina Bucci hoop earrings

Featuring a ‘Florentine’ finish that adds texture and sparkle without the need for previous stones, these elegant earrings from Italian jewellery house Carolina Bucci are the ultimate everyday piece. Wear the small hoops on their own at the office and keep the larger additions in your bag to reattach before heading to the bar.

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Yvonne Leon solitaire gold bracelet

A lesson in refined simplicity, Yvonne Leon’s contrasting chain bracelet is a modern take on traditional jewellery design. Crafted from 18k yellow gold and set with a single oval-cut emerald, it promises just enough sparkle to lift any look.

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Anita Ko Coil ring

How to wear a gold band and not look like you’ve just got engaged? Opt for something utterly contemporary like Anita Ko’s Coil ring. Made in the US using 18k yellow gold, don’t let its minimalism be mistaken for subtlety – everyone will want to know where you got it.

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Alice Van Cal Anima Diamond Eye necklace

It may look like an upscale take on traditional Evil Eye amulets but Alice van Cal’s eye pendant is actually a chakra, designed to sit close to the heart and reflect your inner light to the outside world. Featuring a Y-shaped design crafted in chains of 18k yellow gold, it’s finished with round-cut white diamonds and yellow sapphires.

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De Beers Talisman bangle

Bangles are another jewellery trend returning to popularity having previously been considered old fashioned – and British jewellery brand De Beers does some of the finest on the market. Taken from its Talisman fine jewellery collection, this design combines textured 18k yellow gold with rough brown diamonds and gliettering white diamonds for a modern take on the style.

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Fope Essentials gold ring

Who said precious stones were the only way to add impact to your jewellery box? Mixed metals are having a moment and, with the latest additions to its Essentials range, heritage Italian jewellery house Fope has you covered. Available in a range of weights and metal combinations, these minimalistic designs are perfect for every day stacking.

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Vrai Shooting Star draped earrings

Sporting more than one piercing? Vrai’s modern draped earrings are for you. Featuring two diamond studs attached by a 14k yellow gold chain, it simply but effectively showcases Vrai’s signature baguette-, marquise- and round-cut lab-grown diamonds.

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Pearls & Pomegranates Ritual Object II The Vessel necklace

Another naturalistic piece, which this time recalls the amulets and protective pendants favoured by ancient civilisations, Pearld & Pomegranates’ Vessel necklace is handmade in Manchester using recycled 9k yellow gold. It’s made to order so you’ll have to wait six weeks for it to arrive – but we reckon it’s worth the wait.

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Cartier Panthère de Cartier 22mm 18 carat gold watch

Watches more your thing? Make Cartier your go-to for dainty gold timepieces that are beautiful enough to rival any bracelet. This classic Panthère de Cartier design comes with a wraparoud 18 carat gold strap putting a contemporary twist on a timeless piece.

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