Whether you are putting together a casual look or dressing up in your finest formal wear, quality jewelry completes any look. Costume jewelry just can’t compete with the effect genuine gemstones and precious metals can offer. Some women find costume jewelry can irritate the skin too. When you are looking to select items of quality jewelry, it’s important you take the time to find those essential pieces to suit any outfit.
Here is our list of essential fine jewelry every girl should be proud of:
Fine rings can help elongate the fingers, and complement the nails beautifully. Look for two or three that are quality pieces. One might be your engagement ring or wedding band. Colored gemstones like rubies or sapphires are also a nice way to bring a flash of color to your outfit.
Rings are often considered tokens of love and friendship. There are many designs of band and combinations of gemstones to choose from.
Hoops are very attractive, particularly with down styles of curly hair. They look particularly effective with more casual outfits. Choose yellow golds for extra shine. Drop earrings create a beautiful elongated look to the neck. They are very popular with a formal or cocktail dress when the hair is worn up. Yellow golds or white golds with small colored gems at the bottom of the drop can be very effective.
Necklaces come in many lengths. You might choose a shorter, choker-length that sits up on the collar bone. Strings of pearls look particularly effective at this length. Choose Akoya pearls necklace designs for extra depth of shine. It can enhance high collars and square cuts of top beautifully. For lower cut tops, you might choose gold chains bearing a pendant that sits on the chest.
A bracelet helps to add elegance to the arm and elongates the wrist and hand. Diamonds offer a brilliant finish to any short sleeve or sleeveless outfit. For sleeves that end high on the forearm, try a pearl bracelet to add more shape and texture to the outfit. Cuff bracelets are particularly popular for a casual look. They also work quite well under longer sleeves when placed at the wrist.
Anklets help to create the illusion of slimmer ankles and longer calves. They beautifully decorate the high part of the foot and the ankle areas. A simple chain is often enough to create this effect, although the clasp area can be decorated with a genuine gemstone. An anklet is ideal when you are wearing a shorter length dress or skirt over bare legs. Add some shimmer and chic to your ankle with gold or white gold.
You can always tell when it’s fine jewelry. It looks high quality, and it feels high quality when you wear it too. You don’t need a lot of pieces to complete many different looks. Fine jewelry does need a little more maintenance than costume accessories, though. Speak to your jeweler when you purchase the pieces about cleaning and storage. Look beautiful today with some elegant fine jewelry from your collection.