Jewelry and Fashion- What You Should Know before Your Next Purchase

Whether you want jewelry and fashionable items for yourself or as a gift for someone else, there is something for everyone. Jewelry is a popular accessory because it makes you look and feel good. Custom jewelry enables you to have unique pieces that have special sentimental value and represent who you are.

Buying Jewelry

Buying items like jewelry for the first time can be challenging initially. This is the opportunity to invest in something special that you will wear for many years to come. Research and shopping around will ensure that you make the right purchase. Rings, pendants, bracelets and earrings are among the pieces that you can include in your wardrobe.

Find jewelry that suits your personal style, lifestyle and budget. You can gradually set up your jewelry collection by starting with what are regarded as basic items and original custom pieces. When you want to choose a piece of jewelry, it is important to know your personal style. This will enable you to pick or design a piece that is ideal for your style.

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Know your Style

  • Simple ways to determine your style include assessing your wardrobe in terms of how formal or causal it is. Consider your lifestyle and the type of events that you usually attend.
  • Establish whether your wardrobe is conservative, feminine, sporty and simple or a combination of different looks. Being aware of such factors will help you select jewelry that will complement the clothes you wear.
  • You can wear your jewelry as often as you want to or during special occasions. Choosing jewelry that suits your lifestyle and personal style guarantees that you will be happy with your purchase for a long time. Find specially crafted my name jewelry
  • Some people prefer jewelry staples or basics that go well with various outfits while others fill their jewelry boxes with flashier pieces for special events. Essential jewelry pieces include studs, chains, necklaces and bracelets.
  • Basics are flexible and can be worn throughout the week. You can experiment with different stones and metals as well as custom pendants.

Budget

Jewelry is always a worthwhile investment because it is much more than an accessory. It is symbolic and serves as a reflection of your personal style and personality. When you make this type of investment, it is important to consider your budget.

If there is a particular piece that you are interested in, you can set aside enough money to facilitate the purchase. There are also numerous affordable and high-quality options to choose from. Jewelry is a great reward for anyone and everyone needs to treat themselves and their loved ones occasionally.

Maintenance

Regardless of what your budget may be, you will be able to find the initial pieces that you will use to start building your wardrobe. After identifying and buying the jewelry pieces such as custom jewelry, you need to make sure that you take care of all your jewelry. Keep it as clean as possible and store it properly.

Bio

Fiona Marshall is a fashion blogger and enjoys writing about different aspects of fashion and style. Her hobbies include taking long walks with her dogs, travelling and photography. To find out more about my name jewelry, please visit the site.

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Three Ways to Rock this Summer Events with Pearl Jewelry and Accessories

It seems that everything that matters in terms of parties and events occurs in summer. After all, this is the perfect season to show off the latest fashion trends, reinvent ourselves and have plenty of fun at parties, festivals, venue openings and so on. And just as we all know, a woman’s outfit would be poor and less attractive without some killer accessories and jewelry pieces to flatter her natural beauty, skin tone and personal style.

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When it comes to pearls, some people think they are obsolete or at least reserved for weddings. In case you haven’t found out yet, pearls made a huge comeback this year, and all important designers feature pearl jewelry in their collections. Bold, beautiful, massive or demure, classic or innovative, pearl jewelry designs are all the rage this year. So if you happen to own such a delicate thing of beauty, let’s see three stylish combos with pearls, clothes, and other accessories so you can rock all events this summer and become a staple of fashion and taste.

1. Black-Tie Event and the Pearl Choker

A pearl choker, no matter the color of pearls (to spice things up we recommend black pearls, pink, lavender or golden ones), is the ultimate symbol of refinement and femininity. A pearl choker works incredibly well with a strapless dress or an off-shoulder outfit to compliment your neckline and skin tone. A high-end party, charity ball, a movie premiere or a classy gallery opening night requires formal dressing. You can always go for a long evening gown and a pearl choker for a dash of sophisticated glamour. If you want to truly draw attention and stand out of the crowd, style your pearl choker with a diamond brooch or diamond rondels. If you want to achieve a harmonious look, pick a pearl jewelry set with choker and pearl studs.

2. The Cocktail Party and the Pearl Drop Earrings

Summer is the best season to attend a cocktail party, a night summer stylish gathering, a fancy night out with the girls or a hot summer date. As we all know already, the little black dress will take you everywhere. Pick a black backless midi cocktail dress and style it up further with a pair of stilettos and some pearl drop earrings. You can pick a natural pearl shade of silver for sparkle or a sweet pink to soften the black. White pearls make an elegant contrast to a black attire, and they usually work well with all skin tones and outfits as they don’t clash with the dress.

3. Casual Chic Night Events and the Pearl Cocktail Ring

A casual chic summer party allows you to wear anything from miniskirts to jeans-and-tank-top outfits. After all, a new club opening, a late night outdoor summer friendly gathering, a casual stylish date, a bar hopping night out all require you to feel comfortable and slick. These are the types of events that usually incorporate statement pieces of jewelry, chunky necklaces, rhinestones, stacked bracelets and flashy clothes. But if you truly want to stand out of the crowd, you can pick only one oversized pearl cocktail ring. It is a statement piece, no doubt, but it also comes with that royal, seductive and complex sophistication only pearls can offer to a woman. It speaks about elegance in the simplest manner while capturing the eye and having everybody speak about your upscale tastes.

Pearls can be worn by all women of all ages as they are forever precious, glamorous and classy without being too flashy. No matter what myths and symbols you associate with pearls, you should know they are the best types of natural gems to be worn on casual, office or special occasions. They can style up any outfit. Pick the right shade for you and mix pearls with other pieces of jewelry for a breathtaking effect!

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Tried and True Men’s Jewelry For the Red Carpet

When it comes to awards season, there is so much buzz about whose gowns and jewelry celebrities will be wearing, but the majority of the talk centers around the ladies. In all fairness to the guys who are headed to the many incarnations of the red carpet, they may not have as much of a variety in the formal wear that they have to choose from, but there is a way to kick up their style with their designer suits by selecting some key jewelry pieces to polish off the look.michael oconnor stylelab's SAG Awards Jewelry Lounge
Celebrity Stylist Michael O’Connor, who can be found utilizing his extensive knowledge of jewelry and fashion to help celebrities select the perfect jewelry pieces for all of the red carpet events through the StyleLab Jewelry Lounge, is a proponent of men adding a little bling with accessories like lapel pins, cuff links, and watches to make them stand out in the crowd.

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In this selection from StyleLab, there are colorful jeweled pieces like the bold blue cuff links, Art Deco pieces like the diamond encrusted rectangle lapel pin, or sleek two-tone gold watches from which to choose. You can even see Michael practicing what he preaches, wearing a whimsical grey pearl and diamond spider brooch, as he greets his celebrity clients in LA.

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Taking a look at these men’s accessories on the red carpet scene, we have American actor Adrien Brody, who is sporting the Octo Watch by BVLGARI. It has a great geometric look with the octagonal-shaped watch casing in vibrant gold and matching number markers that jump out, in contrast to the black face. The croco-embossed black leather band just adds to its sexiness.

However, if you are more of a minimalist when it comes to jewelry accessories, then you may want to take a cue from Irish actor Colin Farrell, who in the past made a pair of simple white gold hoops the perfect edgy addition to his suit. Gotta keep that tie tightened up though, buddy!

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Statement Time with 7 Charming Sisters’ White Hot Necklace

When you’re bundled up to your eyeballs and the temperature is somewhere below freezing, it’s hard to stand out. We hear ya! Sure you could run around in stilettos with bare legs and look fabulous while catching pneumonia or hypothermia… or both. But, if you’re anything like us, freezing your tuchas off does not make for a great Saturday night out.

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While we have no influence over the temperature outside, we do have some great tips for staying warm and still making a major statement. How, you ask? With some (ever so appropriately named) statement jewelry. A few precious baubles can turn a cold weather outfit from ho-hum to yum! To help you up your style game we turned to 7 Charming Sisters for the latest in bold necklaces.

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Start with a button down shirt and great piece like 7 Charming Sisters’ White Hot Necklace. In the spring or fall leave a few buttons open and let the rhinestones peek out. However, in the winter button the shirt and add the necklace on top.  When it’s really cold, add a sweater for added warmth and major style!

Or jazz up a turtleneck with a little bling.  A statement piece is a great way to enhance a boring turtle neck turning this day staple into something worthy of major style envy. A cozy sweater dress is another great canvas to highlight a few select gems. A comfortable knit will help minimize the chill and a little sparkle will make you party ready, any time.

To get the White Hot Necklace or any of their other statement pieces check out 7 Charming Sisters.

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Review of Egyptian Angles Rings from 7 Charming Sisters

Recently, we had the pleasure of receiving some fine items from a very cute and growing jewelry shop called 7 Charming Sisters.

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Apparently formed by seven enterprising ladies, the company aspires to sell amazing (yet afforadable) jewelry designed for women from all classes, creeds, and affects who “aren’t afraid to showcase their style”. Today, we focus on the Egyptian Angles Rings, which consists of a set of 3 stackable golden rings and a wonderful buy for the price.

egyptian-ring-2 Here are the basic facts: Each ring of the Egyptian Angles Rings is made of 10k gold plated metal alloy and hit at ¾” diameter for a size 7. No closure on these and the retail price for the set is $16.99. Now, on to the fashion and fit: I really liked these three-in-one rings! They’re definitely trendy what with accessorization still being hot to trot, and these are especially fun to mix and match. Each ring is the same size, so they are best worn on the ring and middle fingers. The fit runs on the slightly larger side of nearly true to size, which is makes it easy to mix and match.

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Now, about the looks: The gold color is as displayed and works beautifully with a casual weekend outfit or dressed up. The bar ring is the outlier- the two triangles nest perfectly together in true stackable fashion, and work equally as well individually. The bar is fine worn individually but all three rings together MIGHT be a bit much. Your mileage may vary though!

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CONTEST: Win a Steel Rose Gold Bracelet From Maria Shireen!!

Happy 2016 everyone! Time for the first contest of the year at cefashion.net! Just in time for Valentine’s Day, we’re giving away a piece of women’s jewelry valued at $45!

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Maria Shireen prides itself in producing high quality jewelry, and the items from the Bittersweet Collection are no different. Check out their shop for some examples, especially the rose gold ionized plated finish bracelet that we are giving away!

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Now, there’s a few ways to enter for a chance to win. One way is to fill out the form below. Another way is to follow Maria Shireen on Instagram and then fill out the below form, making sure to enter the name/ handle(s) you used to follow MS on social media in the third text field. You can get an additional entry for following on Instagram and giving your email!


Contest is open to US and Canadian residents, 18+ years. One entry per person please. End date is January 26, 2016 at 11:59pm. Email-supplied entries may be added to the Maria Shireen newsletter subscription list upon entry. Good luck, everyone!

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