Who says your jewellery has to stay in its lane? The new ways to accessorise give you room to shine brighter – and get more wear from your most beloved pieces. Here, your guide to shake up your jewellery collection and elevate your look…
1. Create Lovely Layers
Layering is an easy way to express your flair and individuality – and saves you endless time deciding between your favourites! Experiment with contrasting lengths, shapes, textures and materials.
How to: Stack your bangles or layer bracelets, wear multiple rings on one finger, hang multiple necklaces, and vary your earring styles. For example, wear piercings, clip-ons and cuffs. Get creative, try things out and see what makes you feel great and well adorned!
2. Mix Your Metals
Rose gold with yellows was once considered a fashion faux pas, but now, mixing your metals is a regular on street style icons. The more, the better!
How to: Add a little shimmering light and diversity to your colour palette by pairing yellow gold pieces with silver, rose gold, platinum or even copper. Again, don’t be afraid to vary weights and textures: think fine gold beading and delicately crafted bracelets with chunky stacked bangles, for example. Have fun with finishes, too. Polished reflective yellow gold pendants alongside brushed rose gold metal or fine detailing can be a super style statement.
3. Mix And Match Your Collections
Earrings, bracelets, rings and pendants from the same collection are beautiful and will always be a reliable and stylish go-to, especially for formal occasions such as weddings, but, mixing your collections adds a whole new level of sparkle. Think about your wardrobe. We mix and match items of clothing all the time to express our personal style – wearing jewellery is no different.
How to: Cherry-picking statement pieces from different collections is a great way to express your multi-faceted personality and get more wear from your favourite pieces. Van Cleef & Arpels design their jewellery with this in mind, so you can swap between the maison’s collections effortlessly. Think Perlée’s sweet clover motifs with Alhambra’s bold natural mineral statement pieces or Frivole’s whimsical heart shaped flower petals.
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4. Wear Your Heart On Your Sleeve
If diamonds are a girl’s best friend, then rubies are her lover. Colour, motifs, tributes, symbols of luck such as clovers or love… don’t limit your jewellery expression to an Assher cut – choose stones and motifs that mean something to you and show the world.
How to: When picking out statement jewellery, consider a stone or motif that has special meaning to you. Perhaps it’s your birthstone, pearls to remind you of a loved one, the historically popular sweet clover, minerals or precious stones in your favourite happy colours, a sweet ballerina that casts you back to the innocence of your childhood, or a lucky four leaf clover?
And remember the fine golden rule – don’t pay a packet for passing trends. If you’re investing in jewellery that you really love and intend to pass down to your children and beyond, consider timeless, heirloom and beautifully crafted artisan pieces that will stand the test of time.
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