Jewellery is something that brightens a gloomy day, and livens up even the most boring outfits. Therefore, if you ever find yourself doubting your choice of clothes for an event, be sure that adding a statement jewellery piece can often make things much, much better. However, wearing jewellery also requires you to follow certain (unwritten) rules especially if you want to look elegant and well-dressed. So if you’re someone who loves wearing jewellery, then here are some of the most common mistakes that you should avoid in the process.
1. Wearing too many pieces
Sure, the Internet is full of fancy fashion pictures of models and celebrities wearing too many pieces of jewellery and still looking great. But, it’s important to remember that these shots are often taken from ad campaigns or red carpet events, and these are the farthest thing from any real-life situation. Therefore, rather than wearing too many necklaces and bracelets at once, make sure to carefully select your fave jewellery pieces as that will make you look more balanced and stylish.
2. Combining jewellery with too many other details
If you love to wear elegant, and expensive jewellery, then you should remember that adding too many details such as scarves or colourful clothes won’t do you any favours in the long run. Simply, a diamond statement necklace is supposed to be the star of any outfit, so if you’re aiming to wear something similar, it’s important to use it as a focal point, mainly if you’re wearing an elegant evening dress or any formal business attire. Jewellery should be the centre of attention, therefore, be sure to match it well with the rest of your outfit.
3. Wearing jewellery that doesn’t fit
Sometimes, stumbling upon an amazing and unique piece can really make your day. But, when buying jewellery, it’s important to make sure that it’ll match your natural skin colour and that the size will fit. Wearing jewellery that’s too tight or small might make you feel uncomfortable while opting for something that’s too big will leave you anxious as you’ll constantly think about losing it. This is especially important when it comes to rings, as they tend to slip off, especially if too big or loose for your fingers. Therefore, if you’re opting to shop for peridot rings and similar pieces, make sure to try them on before making a final purchase. If you’re shopping online, then take your finger measurements and compare them to those on the website. That way, you’ll minimise the chance of buying jewellery that is ill-fitting and/or uncomfortable.
4. Not caring for it properly
Jewellery deserves the best care and maintenance, so if you want it to be long-lasting and well-kept, then be sure to keep it away from perfumes, creams, and other scents that may negatively impact its lustre. Also, keeping it safe from excessive water exposure will help reduce the risk of rust and other damages. The basic rules state that you should store your jewellery in the appropriate box or other space where it will be safe from external influences that might be damaging such as scratches. And in case you’re suffering from metal allergies, then it’s of utmost importance to choose quality metals such as gold and platinum, but before that, make sure they won’t cause you any rashes and other health issues.
These are important tips that you should remember if you want to avoid mistakes while wearing any type of jewellery. Necklaces, earrings, bracelets and rings should be there to enhance your style and make you seem more elegant, so make sure to choose your pieces well, and to match them to your skin tone, outfit and of course, the occasion.