Costume jewelry is fun, but every once in a while you should invest in a nice piece of jewelry that will stand the test of time. David Yurman jewelry is a good choice because the pieces are modern, yet classic, and you will wear them forever. This David Yurman Diamond & Sterling Silver X Ring ($325) has two delicate cable loops around a polished band, and an X-design of pavé diamonds. It will make any outfit look more sophisticated, and it’s a surefire way to get a compliment. We think it’s more than worth the money, but we’ll let the fashion math speak for itself:
If you wear this ring for just seven days out of a month for an entire year, it’s cheaper than a piece of costume jewelry from Forever 21 (that’s likely to lose its luster after a couple of wears). You can wear this ring to dress up basic jeans and tees, or with your favorite cocktail dress.
See more of our fashion math posts, and then check out celebrity necklaces, the Van Cleef & Arpels Clover necklace, the SATC 2 Clover necklace, our guides to the best cheap jewelry, the best necklaces, and the best cocktail rings.