A game that a lot of people like to play is a variation on “The Desert Island” motif: if you were stranded on a desert island, what is the one (fill in the blank) you would bring with you? Obviously this is a game of fantasy, because if I was stranded on a desert island I would me more worried about how to survive the island, if not escape, than I would be what music I would be listening to or what one food I had to eat. That being said, if I were stranded on a desert island and I could only have one piece of jewelry with me, what would it be? That’s easy. The same type of jewelry I would want no matter where I am: diamond earrings.

Diamond Earrings

To understand the practicality behind my choice, instead of thinking about a desert island, imagine you have to pack quickly for a weekend get-away. Your husband or boyfriend comes home and surprises you, telling you that you’re leaving in thirty minutes. Other than yes or no to a bathing suit, he doesn’t give you any other clues what to bring. This means you need to either pack every piece of fine jewelry you have, or pick the one diamond accessory that you know will work no matter where you wind up.


I like all types of diamond jewelry, because no matter what the occasion, there is a diamond bracelet or diamond necklace that matches it perfectly. It could be a fancy Friday night on the town or a casual Sunday morning brunch, a long day at the office or an afternoon running errands, and there is undoubtedly some piece of fine diamond jewelry in my collection that will fit. However, if I had to get rid of all of it and just keep one item, the perfect item for everything, from my little black dress to my favorite jeans and T-shirt, is a simple but elegant pair of stud diamond earrings. I’ve discovered that they go so well with everything that I will put them on first thing in the morning, just in case I don’t have time to accessorize later. That way I know, if nothing else, my ears will always look great.