Like women the world over, we have a diehard fascination with French girl allure. From the easy (yet insanely chic) way the French dress to their fuss-free approach to beauty to that inimitable je ne sais quoi we try our best to replicate. When it comes to French girl jewelry, the vibe is just as effortless. Dainty gold staples are integrated into their wardrobes as naturally as a plain white T-shirt or the perfect pair of skinny jeans. But just like French girl style, it's less about what you wear and more about how you wear it. In France, jewelry isn't something to be saved for special occasions or painstakingly matched to your OOTD. Instead, they're style staples that are lived in—delicate pieces to be adored and never taken off, acting less like adornment and more like a second skin. French girls have set the jewelry trends we're seeing everywhere right now—like layered medallion necklaces and the simple gold rings we love stacking. Here are our favorite French girl jewelry pieces, plus tips for styling them the Parisian way.
Medallion pendant necklaces
Quite arguably the most covetable French girl jewelry piece, medallion pendant necklaces are one of the biggest jewelry trends of the moment. Worn solo for a subtle flash of gold or layered to make more of a statement, medallion necklaces have earned fans among girls everywhere. Dru. boasts the coolest lineup of medallion pendants—featuring traditional religious references like the Virgin Mary, St. Benedict and Joan of Arc.
Dru. Joan of Arc Medallion ($990)
Small gold hoop earrings
French girl jewelry is meant to be worn daily so many classic pieces are small, effortless to wear, and easy to never take off. When it comes to earrings, mini gold huggies are the perfect piece to go with everything and work with any occasion.
Ring Concierge Dainty Gold Huggies ($230)
Thin gold stacking rings
A hand styled with a unique arrangement of tiny gold rings is pretty much a requisite if you're a French It girl. Super thin gold bands, especially with some subtle texture like this gold hammered stacking ring, look best when layered.
Melanie Casey Gold Hammered Stacking Ring ($79)
Bling with Breton detailing
Nautical stripes, better known in France as "Breton," are a Parisian style staple. Work the look into your jewelry collection with a chic piece from Jessica Biales, who has Breton stripes on signet rings, pendant necklaces and block rings.
Jessica Biales Striped Pendant ($400)
Saint signet rings
Just as medallion pendants depicting saints are a French girl jewelry staple, religious signet rings are another favorite. Pair it with dainty gold rings to make a statement on your pinky.
Dru. St. Benedict Signet Ring ($2290)
Tiny diamond drop earrings
For something a bit dressier than simple gold huggies, tiny drop earrings are a French girl-approved way to elevate your look. Mix in tiny marquise diamonds for some added sparkle.
Liven Marquise Diamond Dangle Huggie ($438)
The coolest way to wear necklaces is by layering them and a crescent necklace is a covetable addition for the lineup. Slightly bohemian, a crescent necklace looks beautiful when mixed in with medallion pendant necklaces and dainty gold chains.
Ring Concierge Mini Moon Diamond Necklace ($420)
If you don't have your cartilage pierced, ear cuffs are an effortless way to spice up your earring game with some added bling. Something understated and simple serves French girls well, like this sleek gold ear cuff boasting five tiny diamonds.
Ring Concierge Diamond Halfway Ear Cuff ($148)
Dainty gold necklaces
For everyday wear and lovely layers in your necklace stack, dainty gold necklaces are a jewelry staple you can never have too many of.
Ring Concierge Heart Drip Necklace ($330)
Vintage-inspired gold rings
The French love mixing old with new. Dress up your ring stack like a French girl with understated gold rings that have a vintage flair.
Melanie Casey Vine Band ($368)
Shop more pieces of simple gold jewelry to get the French girl look.