Published on : 30 September 20205 min reading time
The jewellery you choose to wear reflects your personality. Depending on the context, you will adapt your jewellery to the image you wish to give of yourself, the jewellery helping to enhance your style and personality. But which jewellery to choose? There is an almost infinite variety of styles and materials… Here are some ideas to help you in your thinking. These tips will help you with a gift. First piece of advice, choose according to your taste.
What type of jewellery do you want?
Start by defining what type of jewellery you want and what you want it for. This will enable you to think effectively about the effects you want to produce, the image you want to give of yourself and therefore it will give you some ideas for choosing the other criteria.
Questions to ask yourself:
– do you want costume jewellery or high jewellery (choice which will depend a lot on your budget)
– For what context do you want to wear it: your everyday life or your evenings that you can wear in the office, leisure, weekend… an evening with friends or a cocktail party… indeed, depending on the context, the type of jewellery you want to wear will probably be different, for example discreet during the day, in your professional activity, more spectacular for a gala evening (this is an example, your choice depends of course on your personality).
– what type of jewellery do you want to choose: ring, bracelet, necklace, earrings, jewellery set…?
Define your budget
For small budgets, costume jewellery is a must. However, if you love jewellery, you should know that some silver jewellery and natural fine stones of good quality are sometimes accessible at very low prices. It’s up to you to find them.
For more precious jewellery, you can play with the weight of the stone, the type of stone (fine stone) and the metal.
Which design for your jewellery?
It will depend on your style
You are unique, you deserve a piece of jewellery that suits you and that you like. But which one?
If this jewel is for you, you know your tastes perfectly or it’s time to affirm them! If it’s a gift and you don’t know the recipient’s tastes, then investigate: study what the person is wearing, their style, their tastes, ask their close friends, look at their reactions in front of a suitable window, exchange, without appearing to, how they feel about a friend’s new jewel that has produced its effect…
For expensive jewellery in particular, it would be a pity to be able to wear it only very occasionally. If possible, choose a piece of jewellery that can be easily combined with many of your outfits. We advise you to avoid models that are too original, for which weariness may develop over time, and rather for a model that does not go out of fashion and remains timeless. Likewise, avoid models that are too showy, because a piece of jewellery is designed to enhance its wearer and not the other way round.
Choose a model on which you can add a touch of personalisation that you (if you are the recipient of the jewellery) or that resembles it. Why buy standard jewellery when it is increasingly easy to access offers of jewellery on which you can bring your personal touch and at the price of the standard. The jewellery will be all the more appreciated and therefore worn.
Take into account your morphology
A piece of jewellery should make you stand out and not the other way around. In addition to your personal tastes, you can, if you find it interesting, take your morphology into account when choosing the shape of your jewel and its colours.
Your morphology can influence the choice of the width of the ring, the shape of the stone, the design of the model, the colour of the metal and possibly the stone. You can help yourself with our advice on “how to choose a jewel according to its morphology”.
The choice of the colours of your jewel
You can choose a colour of jewellery and in particular of stone according to the colour of your eyes for example.
But the choice of your colour will also depend on its availability on the market.
For costume jewellery, the range of available colours can be infinite depending on the materials used and the prices are very affordable.
For jewellery made of metal and natural or synthetic stones, there are jewels of all price ranges, from the lowest, in non-precious metal (brass, copper, plated) and synthetic stone to jewellery made of gold and precious stones with silver intermediates and fine stones at higher or even very expensive prices.
For the same colour, there are often several species of precious or fine stones at very different prices.
Other selection criteria may be taken into account. For example, you can opt for a jewel with a stone:
- Symbol of your month of birth;
- Symbol of your wedding year;
- Symbol of your zodiac sign;
- Bearing virtues that are dear to you.
The choice is yours!