For centuries, jewelry has been worn by people from all walks of life, to enhance their appearance and to demonstrate their social identity. In the earlier times, it was considered a status symbol, and only the wealthy and powerful could get their hands on beautiful and intricate pieces. Today, modern jewelry is primarily used to express one’s style and personality, while simultaneously enhancing the person’s style and appearance.
Jewelry enthusiasts have a wide range of options available: from simple and classic pieces like a dainty necklace, a string of gold for a bracelet, or a ring with a precious stone perched on top to look like an engagement ring, to unique and eye-catching designs. There’s no denying that we have many jewelry styles and designs to choose from, with today’s market stretching wide and diverse.
It’s easy to think that any piece of jewelry will suit your face and body. However, while any beautiful necklace can indeed enhance your appearance, if you really want something that will bring out the best in you, you have to know what styles and colors suit you.
Here are some tips on how to choose jewelry pieces the will complement your facial features, build, body shape and style.
Wearing necklaces can either make you appear taller or shorter, so it’s worth bearing this in mind. If you are petite and you want to create the illusion of a longer torso and a taller build, it’s wise to go for long necklaces that are V- or Y-shaped. However, be careful not to choose a necklace that goes beyond your waist. If you are tall and want to “neutralize” your height, choose necklaces that rest on your collarbone. Chokers are even better, as they never go past your neck.
You also have to think of your body frame. If you are petite, you want to avoid large and chunky necklaces, as they will likely overwhelm your frame and drown you out. On the other hand, the same chunky necklace will probably look great on tall individuals.
When choosing earrings, you have to be careful and consider the shape and size of your face. A certain pair of earrings can either brighten up your face or emphasize a flaw, so take care to be precise and exacting about the accessories that you choose.
First, you have to determine your face shape. If you have an oval shaped face, you’re probably blessed with the ability to wear any type and style of earrings that you like, as this is known as the most adaptable shape. If you have a round face, avoid picking big earrings and oversized hoops, because these will only emphasize the fullness. Instead, aim for longer styles. Heart shaped faces will benefit more from earrings that will make your chin look wider, and triangular earrings or chandeliers will help you achieve this look. If you have a long or rectangular face, it’s best to stick with studs and long earrings.
When picking bracelets, pay attention to your frame and the way that they can influence your look. If you have a full frame, go for wider and larger bracelets. On the other hand, if you’re petite then you should stay away from chunky and large bracelets that have the potential to overwhelm your frame.
Consider the shape of your fingers when picking out rings. If your fingers are thin and long, go for rings with round settings and wide bands. If your fingers are short and stubby, go for small and delicate rings so the shortness don’t get emphasized. Either way, don’t pick rings that go beyond your knuckles, as these rarely look good and are never comfortable.
Finding the perfect jewelry for you takes much time and careful thought, and you may need to try on several pieces before you discover the perfect item for you. However, with the wide availability and countless creative styles before you, this process can prove both exciting and rewarding.