Are you ready? Hopefully, you are because we are about to spill some jewelry secrets! Jewelry is enduring and something that is meant to be worn and enjoyed.
Skillfully-crafted fine jewelry can last generations if properly cared for and stored. Check out our blog post, How to Clean and Care for Jewelry for tips on keeping your jewelry sparkling and in tip-top shape.
Now, on to those jewelry secrets we told you about….
Wear what you love
Don’t be a slave to every passing trend. Go ahead and wear what you love most! Of course, trends in fashion can influence the type of jewelry we choose to pair with our outfits – but don’t let it keep you from stepping out and expressing your personal style. You may even become the next trendsetter.
Enhance and extend your wardrobe
Another jewelry secret is to use your jewelry to keep your wardrobe fresh. Here’s how you can try it out for yourself. Take a simple, ordinary outfit and spend some time changing out only your jewelry to create unique looks. For example, pair a statement necklace with your ensemble, then take that off and add a solitaire pendant and take note of the differences.
Contemplate your intended focus
Before deciding on how you’d like to accessorize your clothing, it is a good idea to determine if your intended focus is on the beautiful jewelry you have selected, or the creative outfit you have thoughtfully pulled together. Wherever you want the focus to be, use the other to enhance it. You don’t want one to compete with or overpower the other.
Shake things up
Don’t be restrained by what you think you ‘should’ or ‘shouldn’t’ do. Mix metals, stack rings, layer necklaces and bracelets, wear multiple gemstones, have FUN. Sure, there is the potential to go overboard but you won’t know if something is going to work unless you try it. Be bold! Get creative! Make your own rules.
Don’t pay retail
We saved our best jewelry secret for last – you do not have to pay jewelry retail prices. That’s right, it pays to be financially savvy and stylish at the same time. Buying jewelry on consignment means your dollar goes further and you can build a larger, more diverse jewelry collection. You can find designer, vintage, and unique jewelry pieces at incredible savings as well as more traditional or classic styles.
Now it’s your turn. Do you have any secret jewelry tips to share? We would love to hear them, just put them in the comments below.