By Amanda Gizzi

Every woman needs a handful of everyday jewelry.

These pieces should be classic yet fashionable and in her style. They should also be well made, easy to layer and go with everything in her clothing wardrobe.

Instead of being gifted, more and more women are looking to buy diamond jewelry for themselves. The ten “dainty diamond” pieces featured in this Style File are ideal styles for self-purchase.

Dainty is defined by Merriam-Webster as “marked by delicate or diminutive beauty, form, or grace” and it is the perfect way to describe these pieces of diamond jewelry.

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