MATCHING JEWELLERY TO YOUR HAIRSTYLE
An interesting way to innovate and keep your look fresh is by choosing jewellery that complements the style and color of your hair. So whether you wear your hair up, off the face or use color with tones and hues, we've compiled a few tips that will make sure your choice of jewellery is a perfect match. However, at the end of the day it is a matter of personal taste and you should always go with what makes you feel most comfortable and which gives you the look you want!
When you let your hair down - You can match the look with some stud earrings or short dangly earrings with colored crystals.
And a little about hair color and jewellery:
For the dark-haired - Silver jewellery offers a natural touch.
For the fair-haired - Colourful jewellery is a faithful companion.
And for the red-haired - Golden jewellery and precious stones in earthy shades will create a pale and sharper look but if that is not the look you are after everything else will suit you.
There's nothing like experience to help you decide what works best, so stand in front of the mirror, or with a friend, and try on all kinds of jewellery in all sorts of colours. When you find a piece that you love, go with it!
WEDDING SEASON INSPIRATIONS
Weddings are without doubt, the perfect opportunity to wear sparkling jewellery. Attending the celebration as a bridesmaid or wedding guest, you are invited stroll the tents, lawns and banquet halls dressed-up with impeccable style. Here are some thoughts on the jewels that will help you make a sparkling appearance at any wedding.
Splendid Silver or Glamorous Gold?
Your choice to wear silver or golden jewellery depends greatly on what you plan to wear. Consider the fabric of your dress, the color of your ensemble and the cut of the neckline before you make up your mind. You should go for softer shades over deep hues to add light to your outfit. Looking for subtle elegance and dazzling chic, your choice of gemstones will make the difference. Opt for a timeless string of pearls, brilliant Swarovski crystals stud earrings or a dazzling tennis bracelet set with luminous cubic zirconia to add a classic touch and elegance to your wedding attire.
A Toast to Love
Make a toast in honor of the bride and groom with splendor. Adorn you hand with a superb solitaire ring inset with a glistening gemstone or a splendid statement ring set with a luminous pavé of brilliant crystals. Silver or gold plated, your choice should be in harmony with the necklace, earrings and bracelet you plan to wear.
Picking the right pair of earrings
Your choice of earrings is as crucial as matching your hairdo to your dress. Your choice should harmoniously complement your look. Opt for long drop earring to complement a strapless and V-neck dress or for delicate stud earrings to accessorize a round neck or boat-neckline dress.
What about the necklace?
The golden rule is to match the length of your necklace to the neckline of your dress and the earrings you plan to wear. Elegance and refinement is best achieved by coordinating every piece smartly. Consider toning down a plunging neckline with a short solitaire necklace or add a touch of color to a plain dress with a long necklace, set with a brilliant pendant. Remember opposites attract! Every detail counts.
ACCESSORIZING ON THE FIRST DATE
First dates are always special and full of promise...Whether it will turn into a loving relationship or mark the beginning of a beautiful friendship, the first date is your opportunity to impress. Getting ready for a first date can be stressful, picking out an outfit, having your hair and make-up done, all you need now is the right jewellery to complete your look.
Here are some tips to help you choose jewellery that will make the right first impression:
The jewellery you plan to wear, just like the outfit and shoes you pick should be appropriate to where you are going to meet. A first date at a coffee shop is not the same as sharing a drink at a bar or a meal at a trendy restaurant.
If you plan to wear gold plated jewellery, choose a personalised golden chain embellished with your name, your date will not be able to forget you. It’s a true conversation starter.
In the summer, accessorize your feet with a fine ankle bracelet to complement your favorite pair of sandals.
Remember the jewellery you choose should be a statement of your personality.
Pick the right outfit and matching pair of shoes before shopping for jewellery. Look for jewellery pieces that complement and flatter your look. A first date should be about who you are, you will have plenty of opportunities to show off your extravagant side on your next dates.
THE JOY OF LIFE
With a newborn at the center of attention, it’s only natural that some might forget the extra important role the mother played in getting it here! Don’t let the new arrival distract you from congratulating the new mum with the perfect addition to her jewellery chest.
Indulge her with some elegant and feminine silver jewellery as a reminder of her amazing achievement in bringing a new life to the world and as added sparkle to her newly glowing skin.
So here are just some of the gift ideas we have for you:
CHOOSING THE RIGHT NECKLACE FOR YOUR NECKLINE
Most jewellery is chosen simply by what catches the eye but there is no doubt that some pieces are better suited to and can complete your look. To help give extra support to your own intuition, we have compiled a few tips on how you can match a necklace to your neckline - so that the next time you buy a necklace for yourself or a friend you are in the know.
Off the Shoulder: Think Close to the Neck
Plunging Neckline: Think Lady-Like
A classic little black dress with a fashionable plunging neckline will make you the star of the eve! A sparkly necklace with a dainty, dazzling pendant is the perfect match to this neckline
Strapless: Think Layers
A strapless dress shows off your shoulders and decolletage. To accentuate your neck and collar bone layer a short necklace with a longer one. Try mixing and matching beaded collars with longer pendant necklaces.
The legendary designer Coco Chanel demanded decades ago that every woman's wardrobe should contain a little black dress. The years passed and fashions changed, but the little black dress is still a classic, a piece of clothing that always flatters when worn with heels and basic accessories. What about jewellery? Well, there are also some must-have items that your jewellery box would be incomplete without.
Pearls are an essential item, suitable for women of all ages. Pearls illuminate an outfit with a gentle shimmer that is suitable for all occasions - work, family gatherings or evenings out, always adding an elegant and classic touch.
Every girl needs a ring for special occasions. Regardless of marital status, a stand-out piece that captures the light and is reflected in your eyes, clear or with coloured gems, is a compulsory addition to your collection.
A functional item that will feature in your everyday life whether at the office or school is a delicate necklace with a pendant. A simple goldfill piece with a pendant that is symbolic and carries meaning is an automatic choice.
Delicate gems may provide a tasteful alternative on the necklace with topaz, opal or amethyst some of our favourites. The piece will quickly make an everyday outfit more fashionable.
JEWELLERY FOR THE GOLDEN YEARS
Most of us wear jewellery throughout our lives, starting when we are young women. But the jewellery we wear at 12 is not the jewellery we wear at 22, 42, 62 or beyond. As we change, our jewellery changes with us.
Luckily, we can use this change in age and personal taste as an excuse to add to our collection! So what if you have a jewellery chest full of beloved pieces you've preserved with care? Who says you can't add to it with accessories that freshen up your collection and your look? Here are some suggestions for jewellery that will help you sparkle and shine - at any age.
Classic, geometric- shaped earrings with a gemstone accent to bring out the colour of your eyes or match the colour of your jacket are a perfect way to express your commitment to looking good at any age.
Now is the time to lavish gemstones on yourself - by having a necklace in every colour you fancy, to match every garment in your wardrobe. You can treat yourself to several necklaces - one with luscious, pomegranate-red crystals and one with twinkling blue stones, one with striking turquoise and one with luminous green aventurine. Or you can choose one smashing silver necklace with gemstones in a rainbow of colours - a necklace that's sure to enhance any outfit you wear.
There's something supremely satisfying about rings - for the ease and pleasure of wearing them, and the elegant way they show off your manicure. Goldfill adds stunning glitter to your hand and, when augmented by the classic cultured pearl, reveals the good taste and refinement of the mature woman. Other gemstones that complement a gold-filled ring setting are green stones, pale yellow crystal and a light glimmering zirconia.
CHOOSING THE RIGHT EARRINGS FOR FACE SHAPE
When choosing silver earrings, there are many things to consider: stone colour, texture, and design amongst them. Another factor to consider is the shape of your face. Choosing the earrings that best complement the shape of your face ensures you'll really sparkle!
Here are a few tips and suggestions for making the perfect match between silver earrings and the shape of your face:
A Round or Full Face
Think long. elongated, narrow and oval earrings will balance the shape of your face. So will dangling silver earrings, especially those with gemstones such as cultured pearls, or Swarovski crystals. You can also wear geometric-shaped earrings and dangling spirals. Avoid small stud silver earrings, which do not help balance the roundness of your face.
A Long, Thin Face
Think close to the ear. Whether you're choosing earrings for everyday or for a night out, or stud earrings with a touch of goldfill or with a striking gemstone will enhance your look. You can also spice things up with textured earrings. Silver hoop earrings of varying sizes will also complement your face, whilst adding the fascination of movement. Avoid long, thin or dangling earrings and super-slim hoops, which only emphasize the length and narrowness of your face.
A Square Face
Think mid-size. A square face is complemented by silver earrings with a medium-sized round gemstone, or by mid-length dangling earrings. Hoop earrings will soften the sharp lines of a square-shaped face. Long, silver gypsy earrings are also a good choice. Avoid large, square earrings.
Think round. If your face is wide at the forehead and narrow at the chin, you'll look good in short earrings with a round or oval shape, which will soften the angles of your face. If you like long earrings choose silver teardrop or pyramid-shaped earrings. Avoid thin and string earrings.
Think "Anything Goes". If you have an oval face, you can wear almost any shape and style of silver earring. The most flattering earrings are those with a teardrop shape or that are short but dangling.
CHOOSING THE RIGHT NECKLACE BY FACE SHAPE
Most jewellery is chosen simply by what catches the eye but there is no doubt that some pieces are better suited to and can complete your look. To help give additional support to your own intuition, we have compiled a few tips on how you can match a necklace to your facial profile - so that the next time you buy a necklace for yourself or a friend, you are in the know.
A long necklace. If you have a circular or full face, a long necklace that falls below the base of the neck or a choker is the option for you. You'll have a variety of styles that work for you: silver hoops of various sizes, a delicate thin necklace or pendants and necklaces that include gemstones.You can also create the appearance of trendy 'layers' by wearing several necklaces of different lengths simultaneously for a fuller appearance.
A necklace with added weight. If your facial structure is narrow or thinner, you should look for a heavier necklace with a noticeable presence. Often, the perfect look can be achieved when you wear a jewelled necklace with vibrant colour combinations.
A large pendant. With a face with squarer features, a pendant necklace with a centre stone or a long thin necklace with a square, round or oval pendant will stand out nicely. With a pendant gently hanging from a chain close to the chest area at the collar line, you are likely to receive some flattering attention.