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Building Your Jewelry Collection: Golden Rules For Finding The Perfect Pieces

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Many of us like to wear jewelry. Whether you have a single piece you love to wear on a daily basis, or you live for accessorizing, there’s no doubt that jewelry can make you feel special and give you the opportunity to customize outfits. If you’re in the process of building your jewelry collection, here are some golden rules to help you find the perfect pieces.

Embrace your individual style

The clothes you wear and the jewelry you buy should reflect and celebrate your individual style and personality. Many of us take inspiration from catwalks and Instagram feeds, but you should never feel pressured to buy into a trend that doesn’t really complement your taste. Go for items that you love, and try not be swayed by what’s popular. Don’t leave a gorgeous ring in the window just because it may not fit with the look du jour. If something catches your eye, try it for size, and see how you feel.

Think about function

There is such a vast array of types and styles of jewelry, and often individual pieces serve different purposes. Think about what you want your collection to offer, and how you’re going to use individual items. Are you looking for a ring, a pair of earrings or a necklace that you’ll wear every day for the rest of your life, or are you on the hunt for accessories that celebrate new trends and enable you to dress outfits up or down. Buying costume jewelry is very different to shopping for fine jewelry. Once you know what you want, this will help you decide how much you want to spend, where to look, and what style to go for. If you’re on the lookout for something special, like a wedding or engagement ring, think about the future as well as the present day. While it’s often beneficial to take inspiration from celebrity engagement trends, it’s wise to recognize that fashion fads come and go. In this case, it may be best to go for something that is timeless, and opt for a ring you know you’ll love as much in 20 or 30 years’ time as you do now. If you’re looking for bangles or earrings to finish off an outfit for the races or a wedding, for example, you can afford to be more flexible and focus on what’s hot now.

You get what you pay for:

When it comes to buying jewelry, it’s often the case that you get what you pay for. Precious gems and metals come at a price, so think about how much you want to spend. If you’re looking for a long-term investment, you probably don’t mind spending a significant amount of money, but if you only plan to wear something once, you don’t need to shell out for the best quality materials. Consider value for money, and shop around if you know what you want. With pieces of jewelry, such as plain wedding bands, for example, you may find that retailers charge completely different prices for rings that are essentially very similar.

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Are you in the process of expanding your jewelry collection? If so, bear these golden rules in mind to seek out precious gems and ensure the pieces you choose reflect your style and add versatility and individuality to your wardrobe.


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