The term ‘quiet luxury ‘ has been a headline in a number of fashion magazines and articles since 2022. It represents the pared-down elegance of the best jewelry essentials and wardrobe staples in the most sumptuous materials without the loudness of logomania or the in-your-face conspicuous of monograms and status symbols.

Jennifer Garner below in Marlo Laz and Melissa Kaye jewelry with EERA and Grace Lee earrings.

Instead, it speaks softly of plush, rich, timeless fabrics and a low-key approach to dressing that has become the effortlessly chic style of the in-the-know, well-appointed, worldly consumers. 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 category of exclusive minimalism in clothes and accessories. These pieces reveal the affluence of a more subdued attitude, timeless quality and craftsmanship and when worn with fine jewelry with the same or similar attributes, they offer a low-key yet high-end approach.

Here we look at some independent designer pieces and antique/vintage styles that exude the quiet luxury trend –a trend that has always been around discreetly and has much more room to evolve.

Jewelry, new and old, is set with antique diamonds: rose, mine and European cuts and portrait cuts when you can find them. The personality of these styles is all about a subtler attitude to wearing diamonds that glow with the artistry of being hand cut and faceted and, when upcycled and set into contemporary pieces, are less showy than brilliant cuts.

The effective juxtaposition of ancient and modern details and settings in a contemporary piece also offers a soulful or poetic nature that is more about wearing jewelry that allows you to shine without outshining you.

These jewels are the type that can become part of your everyday rotation , like the clothes you love to live in—comfortable, unstudied and chic and worn with the kind of nonchalance that expresses who you are while you go about your daily routine.

Ark Fine Jewelry’s articulated tennis necklace with bezel set princess-cut diamonds, custom cut baguette diamonds, and custom cut blue ombré baguette gemstones.

Wartski’s French, circa 1875 archeological revival neckalce comprised of graduated and stylized yellow gold ivy leaves, each suspending a single pearl from each station.

Jacquie Aiche’s 14k yellow gold and black rhodium, seven graduated diamond necklace.

Single Stone’s trillion cut diamond bezel pedant set on a handcrafted 18K yellow gold necklace.

Nikos Koulis’s 18K gold brushed finished Me pendant necklace with marquise diamonds.

Emily P. Wheeler’s 18K yellow and white gold Fringe Necklace with diamonds.

Mizuki’s floating Akoya pearl necklace with diamond briolette drop

Leene Heyne 18K gold ring with brown diamond.

Zoe Chicco’s 14K gold diamond line Aura ring.

Suzanne Kalan’s 18K Yellow gold pink ring with princess cut emerald center stone with round and baguette diamonds.

Dries Criel’s 18K gold Flux ring with diamonds.

Alexandra Rosier’s 18K gold Sultana pinky signet ring with Malachite and diamond accents.

Assael’s South Sea Cultured Baroque Pearl and Diamond drop earrings.

A La Vieille Russie’s Victorian European cut diamond drop earrings with gold and black enamel spherical coach covers, Also known as opera covers, The covers concealed valuable diamond earrings while traveling, such as a night out at the opera. Retailed by the London firm Hunt & Roskell, formerly Storr & Mortimer, with original box, Circa 1880.

Zoe Chicco’s 14K gold medium rope chain huggies.

Single Stone’s 18K gold European cut diamond earrings in hexagon shaped bezel.

Jade Trau’s 18K gold and platinum Posey Two-Tone Duo Chain Earrings: 18K Yellow Gold, Platinum, Diamonds

Wartski’s pair of diamond earclips by Suzanne Belperron, Paris, 1942-1955. Designed as flowers, with gold petals and pave diamond set conical centers rise to platinum points. (Made by Grœné & Darde for Suzanne Belperron, 1942-1955.)

-.925SUNEERA 14K gold NALA HY Huggie with signature texture and princess-cut diamonds.

Gabriella Kiss’ 18K small snake hoops with sapphire briolettes.

State Property’s 18K gold Hedin Jet Black Link Bracelet with white diamonds and jeet black enamel

Ted Muehling’s simple sculptural bracelet in sterling silver with yellow, green and rose gold vermeil

Estate Diamond Jewelry’s graceful pair of Victorian diamond tennis bracelets. Each bracelet is silver topped 18K yellow gold. This pair is a rare find and is an original antique, crica 1880.

Signed Fred Leighton 18K yellow gold and damond Line Bangle, It is a contemporary oval-hinged bangle inset with a single row of brilliant round diamonds.

Kentshire’s Mid-20th Century, circa 1950s Cartier diamond and gold bracelet watch centered by a stylized diamond buckle and strap loop with a basket-weave gold band and a concealed manual-wind movement, in 18k and platinum. Cartier, France.