Whatever look you choose, a beautiful piece of jewelry is something that can complete your look and make you stand out. We have some advice that we think will help you learn how to wear fine jewelry with ease.
Tahitian pearls have an iridescent surface that reflects color, like the pink of this jacket.
Depending on the outfit you select and the look you are trying to achieve, there are a variety of questions you can ask yourself—this will help you you select the appropriate jewelry:
You should select only one statement piece to complement your outfit. A few examples might be:
Any other accompanying jewelry should be less dramatic.
Experiment with texture and pattern to find new looks!
This will determine:
You don’t have to wear a gem that is the same color as your outfit. Choose colors that will make your outfit “pop.” Complementary colors (opposites) are fun to pair together. For example, you could pair a hot pink tourmaline pendant with a teal jacket or emerald earrings with a pink dress. Neutral-color clothing looks great with blue jewelry. You could pair beige linen with lapis lazuli jewelry or fabrics with brown tones paired with London blue topaz earrings.
Round beads or pearls look great with polka dots! The earrings keep the pearl theme without being too "matchy."
Have fun with patterns and jewelry—try on lots of options, you might be surprised at what you like.
Some people prefer to wear white metals including silver, platinum, and white gold, whereas others prefer yellow gold. This may depend primarily on what flatters their skin tone. Keep in mind that you don’t have to stick with just one metal all of the time.
Your style can change over time as well. Some women find that as their hair grays, they switch their yellow gold jewelry for white metals. It’s all about what YOU like—wear what you feel looks best on YOU.
It’s best not to have a “matchy-matchy” look when you are pulling together your outfit. It’s much more visually appealing when you mix and match various pieces of jewelry with your clothing.
Recently, a customer came in with a diamond cluster pendant that was set in yellow gold. She came in to get a new chain. We tried a yellow gold chain, which looked pretty, and then we tried a white gold chain—what a fun surprise that was. The white gold picked up the white of the diamonds, making the pendant come alive.
As with other jewelry, keep the proportion of your rings aligned with your outfit. For example, if you were to wear chunky rings, you’d want to pair that with chunky clothes. Here are a few more tips to keep in mind:
If you’re feeling a little perplexed, don’t fret. We have 10 simple steps you can follow when in doubt. Before you know it, you’ll be a pro at styling your outfits with your jewelry.
It’s easy to forget when we wear our jewelry every day how dull each piece can become. A good cleaning will bring your jewelry back to life. Even better, occasionally having your gold jewelry polished and your white gold refinished will have amazing results. Your jeweler can offer different options for cleaning, refinishing, and refurbishing to keep your treasured jewelry looking its absolute best—how it’s meant to look. Visit us in store for a cleaning or to pick out your next statement piece.
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