18 Pieces of Delicate Jewellery You'll Never Want to Take Off

While I do love a drop earring and in my youth considered myself somewhat of a statement-necklace connoisseur, there's something inexplicably appealing about delicate jewellery that can be worn around the clock. From thin layered necklaces to dainty stud earrings, I'm finding myself gravitating more and more toward the tiny, intricate adornments that promote a quality-over-quantity kind of mindset


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These days, when it comes to jewellery, it is much less about attention-grabbing and much more about finding the pieces that will stand the test of time. With this in mind, I set out to compile a list of the delicate jewellery pieces that deserve a spot on my wish list. Of course, with a query like this, it felt necessary to consult a panel of experts. (And by experts, I mean our editorial team here at Who What Wear UK.)

From Astrid & Miyu's huggie hoops to Missoma's thin chain necklaces, there are certainly a few jewellery box favourites that can be categorised as standouts among my fellow editors. And with a plethora of inspiration online courtesy of the street style set, it’s hard not to get carried away and start creating Pinterest style galleries of expertly layered necklaces or perfectly placed earrings. To save you the hassle of an Instagram deep dive, I’ve compiled some inspiration images and created a list of the brands our editors turn to for everyday jewellery pieces they never want to take off.

Keep scrolling to shop the pieces topping our wish lists.

Delicate-jewellery inspiration: 


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Popular amongst influencers and editors, our team here turns to Missoma for wear-everyday gold chains and necklaces. 

Astrid & Miyu 

Astrid & Miyu is a favourite for huggie hoops and dainty earrings. Our social media editor, Alyss, has multiple pairs. 


With pieces made in their studio in Brooklyn using recycled or fair trade gold, Catbird is a go-to for the kind of jewellery you'll keep for years to come. 


Founded by two sisters based in London, Otiumberg creates delicate, modern jewellery, as well as enviably cool personalised bracelets and rings. Think of it as the 2020 answer to Carrie Bradshaw's nameplate necklace. 


Mejuri prides itself on creating fine jewellery for every day. Plus, their direct to consumer model allows them to offer quality pieces without the traditional markup. 

Liars & Lovers

Featuring a premium collection with sterling silver and gold plated staples, Liars & Lovers offers quality jewellery at an accessible price. 

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