Isn’t jewellery fantastic? What else can instantly transform an outfit from casual to chic or from formal to flirty so quickly and easily? Women love jewellery and shoes because you can never have a ‘fat day’ with either of them: they will always fit the same and can even take draw attention away from our cuddly bits.
Yes, women’s jewellery is something that most of us enjoy buying or being bought, and most of us have a stash of costume jewellery for work or casual days out, and another stash of more formal, designer women’s jewellery for special occasions.
True, much of the costume jewellery can only be worn once it has been untangled from its friends, which can take some doing.
But the choice of designs is pretty much endless. Silver, gold, white gold, platinum, cord, beads, precious stones, semi-precious stones and enamel can all adorn our necks, ears, fingers, wrists and even toes if we want it to. We can choose chunky, bold jewellery or delicate filigree jewellery depending on our mood, our outfit and the occasion.
There are traditional designs to choose from, such as diamond earrings or single pendant necklaces, or more modern designs. Charm bracelets are very much in at the moment, as are multi-row cord and chain necklaces or necklaces that you can add charms to. On trend at the moment are necklaces that have delicate chains but with eye-catching detail or striking pendant. Similarly, whilst charm bracelets are definitely in vogue just now, there is an array of bracelets available in different materials and styles (with some clever combinations of cord and silver, for example) for you to choose from.
Some pieces of jewellery are timeless and you can wear them for the rest of your life; others are rather more subject to the winds of change, the ebb and flow of fashion. For the latter, you can either have a good clear out every couple of years or so, give unwanted pieces to charity or sell them, and buy a new stock of up-to-date womens jewellery designs. If you’re going to buy a new stock, choose your items carefully, selecting colours that will co-ordinate with the sorts of colours you have in your wardrobe to extend their life considerably.
Finally, take care of your jewellery – the bits of tangled metals at the bottom of your jewellery box would have looked far better if you’d kept them in good order, hung up separately and cleaned regularly
This is a guest post by Claire Sim a new Londoner, jewellery passionate and animal lover. She blogs about Jewllery, Pets and Travelling in Europe. If you want Claire to write you specific content, you can find email her here or contact her on Twitter (Claire_Sim).