el·e·gant | ˈe-li-gənt
Of a high grade or quality
For a piece of jewelry to be elegant is for it to be of the highest grade or quality available. It refers to the precious stones or types of metal used in the jewelry, and what constitutes elegance is not only subjective but has historically changed over time depending on current fashions and predominant styles. For many, the first piece of elegant jewelry owned will be an heirloom passed down or an engagement ring. Other types of elegant jewelry may include pieces designed to highlight specific wardrobes or to be used at specific types of events. Classic jewelry includes tennis bracelets, necklaces, stud earrings, hoops, rings, and wristwatches.