Common belief mandates that fine jewelry can only be worn during special occasions. Many ladies prefer not to wear their engagement rings or wedding bands every day because they're afraid of damaging their precious heirlooms. However, with the right care and style tips, wearing fine jewelry can add a sophisticated touch to your everyday look. You might have some questions about how to wear your fine jewelry, and we’re here to answer them.
How many pieces should I wear at one time?
It depends on your personal preference, but you can wear as much (or as little) jewelry as you like. There is no hard and fast rule when it comes to wearing jewelry, and it all comes down to what works for you and makes you comfortable.
One golden tip is to keep it subtle. Consider having just one statement piece and keep the rest of your accessories low-key. If you want all eyes on your necklace, opt for earrings and rings that won’t overpower it. If you have your lovely engagement ring on, wearing other rings (especially big cocktail rings) on the same hand could diminish its sparkle.
Subtlety helps to elevate your everyday look, while still drawing attention to your dazzling pieces. After all, when you’re wearing jewelry that are meaningful to you, you’d want to give them the spotlight they deserve.
All eyes on our Prism Sky Sapphire Earrings, USD550
What outfit goes well with my jewelry?
A great way to style your jewelry is to play with contrast. It helps them stand out, without complicating your look. Here are some ways how:
Match bright jewelry with a neutral outfit.
If you’re wearing neutral colors – say light grey, cream, or black – pair with jewelry in bright shades like pink, blue, and red to add a pop of color.
Busy patterns go hand-in-hand with simple jewelry.
Dainty necklaces and petite earrings add a great touch to patterned outfits like polka dots and checkers. The simplicity behind these pieces will add some refined elegance to your overall look.
Pair warm-toned jewelry with cool colors and vice versa.
If you’re wearing gold or rose gold jewelry, opt for a white, blue, or grey top. Likewise, if white gold is your metal of choice, try matching with warmer colors like red or yellow. Contrasting colors not only adds visual texture, but also gives balance to your whole outfit.
Contrasting colors with our Halo Diamond Necklace, USD320
How can I draw attention to my jewelry pieces?
Small tweaks to your outfit will do amazing to accentuate your jewelry. Try wearing your hair up if you want to showcase the sparkle of your earrings. A top with a lower neckline will complement and show off your gorgeous necklace. And avoid long or thick sleeves if you have a stunning bracelet on your wrist.
A low neckline to complement our Bar Diamond Necklace, USD325
How should I stack or layer my jewelry?
Stacking rings and layering necklaces are definitely a trend right now. To the unaccustomed, it might seem daunting at first. But you’ll find that it’s a great way to express your individuality through your meaningful pieces. There’s no rulebook to follow, so don’t be afraid to experiment with different combinations.
For ring stacking, one tip is to play with asymmetry. Try matching thicker rings with thinner ones to balance each other out. Play with different textures by mixing gemstones and colors. Have fun and be inventive with your ring stacks.
Featuring our Hydrangea Open Diamond Ring, USD415
When it comes to layering necklaces, try mixing different lengths. Pair our dainty necklaces with any longer piece that you own and create a mix that is uniquely yours.
Featuring our Hydrangea Diamond Necklace, USD380
Can I mix fine jewelry with costume jewelry?
From a styling standpoint, yes you most definitely can! In the past, it might be taboo to mix gold and silver jewelry. But now, mixing metals is a great way to add creative depth to your look.
Also, try incorporating pieces with different colors. For an understated appearance, use colors in the same family – reds go with oranges and pinks, while blues and greens go together. If you’re up for a bold look, contrasting colors is the way to go. Red and green gemstones are a classic combination. Blue and orange are another.
One concern, however, is that mixing your pieces could cause scratches or tarnishes. A quick care tip is to leave space between them so that the metals don’t rub against each other. Avoid layering necklaces of the same length and stacking rings if they are not made of the same metal. And if you do, give them a good wipe with a microfiber or lint-free cloth after taking them off. A little care goes a long way in making sure that they last a lifetime.
Wearing fine jewelry for everyday doesn’t have to be intimidating. Following these simple tips can help to add that extra oomph to your look while giving it elegance. Crafted with love and intention, jewelry can be a beautiful extension of your personality. When you incorporate pieces that hold precious memories and personal significance, it’ll truly give you the confidence and strength to shine.