Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Jewelry Rules

The choice of accessories is a very personal affair, it's very important that you feel comfortable and in harmony with what you wear. But jewelry is a very special thing that require thorough consideration and good taste. Here are our expert advise on how to make the most of the jewelry:

Woman jewelry rules:
1. Remember "one-statement-at-a-time" rule. It means that you should balance your jewelry items. For example, a dramatic necklace requires modest earrings and vice versa. Similarly, if you don’t want to look like a Christmas tree, avoid wearing more than one massive and bold ring at a time. The combination of 2 or 3 discreet rings is ok within the good-taste limits. The same is for the bracelets. But then do not wear a necklace.Jewelry sets are traditional gifts. They usually include matching necklace, ear-rings, a bracelet and a ring. Do not wear them all at once. A necklace is good together with a ring, and ear-rings are a fabulous match for a bracelet. You can compliment them with a wedding ring.

2. Face shape and hair style have an influence on what to wear.For instance, massive ear-rings look out of place if you have a small face with fine features or short-cut hair. Hair worn piled up is a fabulous opportunity to wear long drop or dangly earrings.

3. Consider your age when choosing the stones and metals that can work best for you.The good options for a young girl are some strings of pearls, corals, turquoise a-la russe (i.e. set in silver or gold).  More mature ladies are free to wear all possible precious stones. As to the metals, it’s up to you what to choose taking your taste, hair and eye-color into account. But on the whole, silver jewelry is considered to be an every-day thing, not appropriate for formal and special occasions.You can combine silver and gold jewelry. But think thoroughly over the combination. For example, silver and gold chains can liven a dark dress up. Never combine a silver necklace with a gold bracelet.

Man jewelry rules:
All man jewelry should be simple in design and of excellent quality. Never reject things because they are not the latest fashion. For men, an ancient signet or a pin with a big diamond are status symbols. The excellent jeweler’s art raise all possible objections.

A signet produces a better effect on a long-fingered man’s hand than on a plump and short-fingered one. In case it’s an ancient gold signet with an official seal or a monogram you can wear it on a little finger of either hand. Choosing the left one you “soothe the pain” of a too strong hand-shake. A signet on a forefinger or a middle finger looks melodramatic and stagy.

The watches and cigar-cases can only be gold or silver, steel or platinum, enamel is also ok. The cigar-case should not be decorated with precious or semi-precious stones.

The wrist-watches match an evening suit unless they have a leather wristlet. In such situations men are supposed to wear flat gold or platinum watch on a thin gold or platinum chain.

An Ascot-tie (a wide square-ended tie worn in a knot) is decorated with a moonstone or amethyst pin or other light stone. A pin isn’t worn with usual ties. The Ascot-tie can compliment only cut-away suits (appropriate for important or very festive day-time events).

The pearly collar-studs are a must for a shirt in a cut-away suit. The cuffs are linked with gold cuff-links-chains which can be decorated with precious stones.

Written: By Elena Zharina

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