With the return of Succession to TV screens across the world this week, people are once again hooked on peering behind the curtain into the lives of luxury and high stakes family politics of the Roy Dynasty. Here we take a look at the elite family’s jewellery and accessory choices and how to emulate them.
We’ll begin with the patriarch of the family, Logan Roy himself. Not one to flaunt his wealth by wearing massive chains or imposing rings, Logan keeps his jewellery and accessory choices to a minimum. He’s not one for the cameras, trying to disguise himself with a baseball cap to avoid the paparazzi; so his watch choice follows his personal taste, not the headlines or trends of the gossip magazines.
For this reason he sports a classy timepiece, with understated quality preferred over ostentatious luxury. To emulate his watch choice, we recommend this Panerai Luminor Marina.
To complement the stylish watch, why not pair it with a pair of cufflinks that give off the aura of control in the boardroom. For a more conventional look, why not choose these knots of metal cufflinks. If one prefers a softer accessory, a pair of cufflinks mounted with a mother of pearl would be very fitting. Or for a more eye-catching and distinct pair of cufflinks, look no further than these oyster shell links.
Now someone who is not afraid to catch onlooking eyes is Logan’s wife Marcia. Played by the stunning Hiam Abbass, everything that Marcia wears looks effortlessly elegant.
Whilst much of the jewellery on the show Succession is designed to be discreet, the show after all is about family dynamics and the world of business not about what pieces everyone is wearing, Marcia’s items are much more extravagant. Whilst her husband may wear expensive items such as a luxurious watch, they are never demonstrations of his wealth; whereas Marcia’s items do just that.
Michelle Matland, the show’s costume and jewellery designer, said that “I imagine Marcia as someone who might have been a muse to a fashion designer when she was 17. She doesn’t come from money but can fit into that world. […] She is still understated, but her jewellery is a lot more obvious.” and that shows in her choice of brilliant emerald pieces that she wears to Shiv’s wedding at the end of the first season.
To emulate Marcia’s striking emeralds, one could combine the Cleopatra Emerald and Diamond Set of rings and earrings, with the ‘Enchantress’ Emerald and Diamond Necklace, both of which would be fit for Logan’s Lebanese trophy wife who is adorned in stunning pieces of jewellery.
A cast member of Succession who doesn’t take up the limelight in the same way that either Logan or Marcia do, but holds an equally important role in many ways is Gerri. The “Mother Hen” of the show, and constant power player at WAYSTAR ROY.CO, Gerri has an air of proficiency, calmness and professionalism about her, which is further signalled by her jewellery choices, deployed as subtle weapons rather than pieces that demand your attention.
To reproduce Gerri’s subtle yet stylish selection of jewellery, we recommend this half eternity ring, pave set diamond bangle or a bespoke square cut diamond tennis bracelet to accessorise your professional business wear.
Now turning our focus to the younger generation of Succession’s cast of characters, there is Romulus Roy, known to everyone as Roman.
He’s a slimy character who creeps everyone out and acts in a dishevelled manner, all whilst wearing only the most stylish and well tailored suits. His watch game is no different. Throughout the show Roman is seen sporting a variety of Rolex Datejust models, but he mainly sticks to the 41mm. The Datejust is a timeless classic that has been famous ever since it’s first release in 1945. Known for its precision and sleek design, the Rolex Datejust is the perfect watch for anyone plotting a major move in their life like Roman is.
Last but not least, we look to Shiv for jewellery inspiration. The ruthless “Girl-Boss” turned fashion icon, whilst Shiv may have the same wealth available to her as Marcia, she chooses a more reserved approach. She typically opts for thin gold necklaces rather than flashing diamonds everyday. To replicate her dainty gold necklaces, look no further than this stunning rose gold diamond rubover piece.
However, there are occasions that Shiv likes to dress up for and wear something a little more extravagant, such as during the episode set entirely on a Yacht in the Adriatic sea.
To mimic her slightly bolder jewellery selection whilst maintaining Shiv’s general sense of style, why not look at this trillion cut emerald and diamond necklace.
However if being a Bond Girl rather than a business girl is more your idea of fun, you will find this article on the jewellery of Bond girls throughout the ages more interesting.