Fine Jewelry Education


Building a jewelry collection is building a memory collection. While each collection will be utterly individual, there are some formative and classic pieces. Memories like the feeling of warm sun on your face or the weight of another hand in your own. Like these universal memories, O.C. Tanner Jewelers believes there are certain must-have pieces that belong in every woman’s jewelry collection.

Our Top Ten List

Which essential pieces of jewelry should every woman own and pass onto her children? Here's our take on the classics:


Strand of Pearls

Whether a shorter choker length, a traditional princess length or a dramatic opera length, a pearl necklace is simple, classic and timeless.


Pearl Studs

Pair a perfect pearl necklace with pearl stud earrings of a similar size for a pulled-together look that never goes out of style. Pearls are often given as graduation and wedding gifts.


Anniversary Band

Designed to show her that your love has only grown stronger, an anniversary band compliments her engagement and wedding rings and can be worn on the left or right hand.


Bangle Bracelet

Clean-lined and elegant without being fussy, a gold bangle brings rare beauty to the everyday. Whether unadorned or studded with gemstones, its value and longevity is unmistakable.


Diamond Studs

A favorite surprise gift on the morning of a wedding, expertly-cut diamond studs are no less meaningful or appreciated when given just because on an unassuming Tuesday. An absolute must-have in any serious jewelry collection.


Cuff Bracelet

Substantial and serious, a cuff in either silver or gold makes a bold and contemporary statement and adds instant drama to any outfit.


Right-Hand Ring

Whether in honor of a new child, a new accomplishment or a new appreciation, a right-hand ring offers an opportunity for creativity and original design.


Fine Timepiece

A wonder of mechanics and precision, a women’s fine timepiece adds functional elegance to any outfit, no matter how formal or casual.


Diamond Pendant

A flash of brilliance at her throat. An exquisite diamond pendant suspended from a delicate gold chain makes every woman feel more beautiful.


Diamond Line Bracelet

Also called a tennis bracelet, this is a timeless classic and the kind of gift that leaves her speechless. Whether stacked with other bracelets or worn alone, this adorns her wrist in a gleaming and lavish display of love.


How To Go Custom

There’s no mystifying process to creating a custom piece of jewelry at O.C. Tanner. Just give us a call and we’ll go from there. Better yet, stop by our Salt Lake or Park City stores to talk in person with our jewelers.

Salt Lake – 801-532-3222 Park City – 435-940-9470
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Being 1/1 means staying true to yourself. Honor your love story with a one-of-a-kind, custom ring designed and crafted especially for your beloved.

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O.C. Tanner Jewelers has been a fixture in the Salt Lake community for over 85 years. Join us for some quality one-on-one time in downtown Salt Lake or in Park City.

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Being 1/1 means staying true to yourself. Honor your story with a one-of-a-kind, custom piece designed and crafted especially for you.

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Essential Pieces

Every woman deserves to own certain key pieces of jewelry. See our take on the list of classics.

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About Us

As Utah’s original jeweler since 1927, we’ve had the honor of celebrating countless milestones—each one distinct. Discover our story.

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