Putting together the perfect look does not end with choosing the right outfit to wear. Mixing and matching jewelry can add the perfect finishing touch-whether the look is simple elegance, funky and fresh, or classically romantic. Coordinating jewelry with an outfit is a fun way to polish off any style. Forget the old rules about not mixing different metals or gemstones. Here's how to coordinate silver and gold, or different gemstones, into a perfectly accessorized look.
Jewelry choices should be first cousins to one another; not identical twins
Accentuate the silver setting of a favorite pair of pearl earrings with a stunning silver necklace. Or highlight the gold accents in a ring with gold teardrop-shaped earrings. Let jewelry pieces play off one another, rather than matching them exactly. Choosing complementary pieces rather than identical pieces makes a statement, rather competitive for attention.
Coordinate jewelry with the outfit
Jewelry should match the outfit. Gold goes well with warm hues such as reds and oranges. Silver accents cool colors such as white or blues.
For prints or patterns, do not be afraid to mix and match silver and gold together. Gold earrings can bring out the gold flecks in a print, while a necklace can accentuate a print's deep blue background.
Play matchmaker for gemstones
Diamonds do not always have to be worn with diamonds, nor amethysts with amethysts. Choose two coordinating colors, such as red and yellow. Therefore, you could wear a ruby bracelet with a yellow topaz ring.
Or do not coordinate with complementary colors – Make your gemstones really pop by matching jewelry pieces with opposition colors on the color wheel! A bright orange fire opal pendant necklace will positively sing when worn with sapphire earrings.
Long necklaces make great bracelets when wrapped around a wrist. Rings can be worn as pendants. Any piece of jewelry can be made into almost any other piece of jewelry. Gemstones can be taken out and re-mounted. Think outside the box when it comes to how each piece of jewelry can be worn.