When most people think of luxury jewelry, the first thing that comes to their minds is usually diamonds – lots and lots of diamonds. But it is important to remember that while a diamond is a girl’s best friend, there are lots of other stones in her inner circle, including rubies, emeralds, sapphires and garnets.
So, how do you know whether to choose a diamond ring or ruby necklace the next time you’re contemplating the perfect piece to complement your wardrobe? The trick is in deciding whether you want to pull the outfit more completely together or if you are looking to show off. Diamonds are the most obvious choice for showing off, but if you are wearing a business, white pant suit or flowy white dress, a colored stone is more likely to draw attention. You can go with a stunning ruby necklace that sparkles every time you turn your head or a pair of incredible emerald earrings that glisten; either way, eyes will be on you no matter where you go.
PREMIER GEMS’ SUBMISSION TO AGTA SPECTRUM AWARDS
Premier Gem’s owner Jeff Nechka’s submission to the AGTA Spectrum Awards this year. These platinum, Pink Spinel and diamond drop earrings with a price tag of $18,000 got him an honorable mention at the awards.
When pulling an outfit together, you will need to choose jewelry that matches the colors you are wearing. A red blouse and white skirt, for example, is begging for ruby earrings or a ruby ring. If you’re wearing an outfit that has an array of colors, you have a lot more freedom in picking jewelry. You can either choose a piece or pieces that match the most prolific color of your attire, or you can elect to go with jewels that will help bring out a background color.
If you are looking to add a touch of luxury to your outfit without overdoing it, diamonds are a classic, feminine touch. Choose a simple but elegant diamond ring in white gold. If you’re already wearing an impressive engagement or wedding ring and don’t want to overshadow it, try a pair of wonderful diamond studs. Of course, you can also combine diamonds and emeralds, for example, for a color combo that will both awe and draw envy.
What do you do if no matter how much you search, you can’t find a piece of jewelry that really makes your look pop? As a woman of high class and sophistication, you never settle. You wouldn’t be where you are now if you did that, right? What you do is create a custom piece. Before you start wrecking your perfect manicure over the fact that you aren’t a jewelry designer, know that you don’t have to be. Visit your favorite custom jeweler, and they will be able to help you construct the ring, necklace or pair of earrings that you’ve always fantasized about. Want a rose gold ring featuring diamonds and your birthstone? Dreaming of a necklace that exudes luxury but can go with every outfit? Whatever you want can be yours, quickly and easily.
Jewelry is a woman’s ultimate accessory. Rings and necklaces never go out of style, and they will certainly last longer than your favorite pair of heels or the scarf you bought on sale last week. They are also the part of your outfit that is sure to draw the most scrutiny. When you meet someone new and their eyes stray to your hands or neck, what do you want them to see? A ring or necklace that you sort of like but aren’t really proud of, or a sparkling, glistening piece of jewelry that is as opulent and magnificent as you are?