Back in the day, “good” jewelry was kept in an armoire or vault, to be dusted off and worn only for evenings and dressy occasions; something that’s always seemed rather a shame to me. After all, what’s the good stuff being saved for, if not to wear and enjoy? Happily, these days it’s perfectly acceptable to wear a diamond watch with jeans and a tee and—style bonus points here—it’s decidedly modern to do so. Watch designers and makers have intrinsically understood this juxtaposition, creating serious timepieces with sporty straps and contemporary looks. It’s a timely fashion this spring to wear some bling.
Happy Sport watch with white gold, diamonds and Mother of Pearl by Chopard, $65,820; Provident Jewelry, providentjewelry.com.