Jewelry and accessories are the finishing touch to any outfit, without them one senses something is missing.
There are certain jewelry pieces that are essential to every woman’s wardrobe, the must haves to make it almost effortless to complete any outfit.
The following are a list of essential jewelry pieces every woman should have:
I. A Statement Watch:
With the proliferation of technology in terms of hand held devises (mobile phones, Blackberry/Trio Palm etc.) we have no real need for a watch, which is why watches have become even more like a piece of jewelry.
Look for a beautiful and unique handcrafted or artisan jewelry style watch that reflect your personality.
II. A Classic Necklace:
It doesn’t have to be a string of pearls, if you don’t love pearls, find another classic looking material that you do love. It could be a sterling silver or gold link necklace or a string of semi precious stones.
III. A Cocktail Ring
If it works for you go with a bolder statement ring, if you are more subtle tone down of the size but not the style.
In terms of bold, chunky with a large size stone (imitation or genuine) can be a perfect complement to a little black dress.
For a more subtle look but still stylish choose a band that has intricate detailing on it so the focus is on the detail not the size.
IV. An Elegant Bracelet or Bangle
Whether it is a tennis bracelet, a link bracelet, a strand of semi precious stones or an elegant bangle, having one of these makes it a simple elegant way to complete an outfit.
V. Two Pair of Earrings
If you wear earrings it’s a good idea to have a bolder loop or dangling style and a more classic set such as pearls or diamonds (or imitation diamond).
In many cases the style of earrings, or the choice to wear them will depend on your hairstyle and your facial features/proportions.
If you wear your hair up or behind the ears, the earrings will be visible, if not you may want to skip the earrings and opt for a statement necklace as the focal point.
VI. A Piece with Meaning:
This could be a family piece or a piece you picked up on your travels, a keepsake that you can pass on and share its story.
VII. A Couple of Pure Fun Pieces:
Have a few fun or trendy pieces that reflect the current season and trends. These can be paired with a casual outfit to help you feel fun and contemporary.
The above are suggested pieces to have in your jewelry box, but they’re a guideline rather than hard and fast rules. There is a lot more flexibility now in making a statement that reflects individuality rather than “playing by the rules”. So if you don’t like to wear earrings don’t feel obligated to have earrings in your collection. If you hate pearls, opt for another stone that you do love.
For the classic pieces invest in quality. In the long run this will save money as you will have a classic piece that will look fabulous for years and you won’t have to keep buying new jewelry every year.
Consider buying artisan jewelry or handcrafted jewelry, these pieces create a more personal statement rather than mass produced pieces and will be pieces you will cherish for years to come.
As the eco and social conscious buying trends build momentum you may also consider buying recycled jewelry and fair trade jewelry. You’ll feel great wearing the jewelry and won’t have a guilty conscious.
Take care of your jewelry with proper storage and being careful not to spray it with perfume or lotions or bang them while wearing.
Have fun and wear your jewelry with love and pride.
Patricia Pinkney is a world traveler and entrepreneur, she spent two years in Paris, France and recently launched Pangea Collection to share her passion for travel, people, culture and artisan jewelry. To read more about Patricia or to view her ecommerce website visit: http://www.pangea-collection.com
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