I cannot find Miss Manners' list online, but I know I've seen it before. I know there's older lists as well and I would dearly love to see any if someone has one. Basically, this is NOT a list of every cool vintage piece of jewelry you might want. And you don't have to wear all of these every day. It's just a list of what you consider a well-rounded wishlist of jewelry pieces. Can be as high-end or as zirconia as necessary, just talking about the look. here's someone else's list but I'm not sure I agree with it entirely. My sister (a vintage person too) and I have two different lists, though both are open to revision. My list is: 1) Engagement band or wedding ring, if applicable. (it is for me). 2) A pearl necklace. I lean towards favouring a single strand but that's not an actual rule. I don't actually think a fun colour set is a wardrobe basic at all. And I don't care where they're from, though its nice if they're not glass. (But I won't tell.) 3) I'd say a set of solitare earrings and a set of drop earrings, but I think pearls work as well as diamonds or one of each. 4) A cocktail ring. 5) I think probably a metal chain with swappable pendants. Sister's list: 1) Engagement band or wedding ring if applicable. (its not for her) 2) A tennis bracelet. In fact, she's horrified I don't have any bracelets on my list. 3) A vintage-style locket. This is a classic and leaving it off shows I have no romance in my soul. 4) A cameo or other similar nice-jewelry pin/brooch 5) A chain for a series of swappable pendants. And pendants for swapping, of course. lol 6) Metal bracelet. 7) Hoop earrings, not too large. 8) Emerald-cut or knot-style earrings that DON'T dangle. 9) A nice watch 10) A cocktail ring What's yours? Did we both forget something? What do you think says Golden Era especially loudly? Or, alternately, just make fun of us, but I promise, we never wear all these things at once and walk about jingling like a vintage Mr. T. We don't even have all of these things, or some are costume jewelry. I think I feel like pins/brooches (is there a difference) are probably the one that seems most vintage to me. But I'm not sure they're a basic as they seem to be really outfit particular.