Jewelry is adorned to complement your style and fashion. But often certain mistakes are made that can result in over-accessorizing your outfit. Here are a few common jewelry mistakes and tips to avoid them:
Wearing jewelry that doesn’t go well with the occasion
Jewelry is created for several occasions. The incorrect jewelry worn in the wrong situation might draw unwanted attention and cause embarrassment. You must choose jewelry that is appropriate for the event you will be attending based on the occasion and atmosphere. You should only wear the barest minimum of accessories when going to the office, and they should match your clothing. A pair of gold stud earrings, for instance, would be ideal for a business meeting, whilst diamond earrings would be appropriate for a night party. It is better to wear a watch as your main piece of jewelry, especially when getting ready for meetings or the office. For an even more polished appearance, a thin necklace devoid of any gemstones can be worn in addition to the watch. For both men and women from all walks of life, this works best. However, when attending a wedding, you must wear a statement neckpiece or jhumkas. There is more freedom to select and wear more jewelry that complements your look for cocktail parties and functions alike.
Not following the “Less is More” concept and wearing too much
Wearing too much jewelry can detract from the overall beauty of an outfit, even if we all want our jewelry to look valuable and desirable at the same time. If every item of jewelry tries to stand out at once, none of the pieces will. You need to determine which piece to wear and when based on the adage “less is more.” You should therefore choose jewelry that will look great with your outfit rather than wearing too much at once. The jewelry you wear should never overshadow your clothing; rather, it should accentuate it. One way to achieve this is to avoid wearing a watch, a lot of bracelets, and a lot of rings on the same hand. The body should be covered evenly with jewelry to maintain a more balanced appearance. An imbalance might be created by stacking an excessive number of necklaces of various types and hues. For a polished and neutral style, wearing a striking necklace with a bangle on one hand and a ring on the other works great.
- Purchasing Jewelry that is ill-fitted
It is absolutely necessary that you choose jewelry that is the right size, color, and tint for you. Make sure that the length of any bracelets, rings, anklets, or necklaces you buy is adjusted to fit your wrist. Additionally, a crucial factor that is frequently overlooked is that a jewelry item ought to complement your skin’s undertones. Light-colored metals like platinum and white gold are ideal for skin types with a cool undertone. Both white and yellow metals complement the skin tone and complexion beautifully for neutral undertones. Yellow-tone metals like rose gold, brass, and yellow gold are better suited to complement warm undertones.
- Wearing jewelry while swimming or bathing
There are numerous reasons why jewelry should not be worn in the water. The jewelry may first disappear while bathing or swimming. Imagine your finger ring falling down the sink after coming off. You’ll suffer a significant loss as a result. Additionally, you’ll discover that with time, the residue from soaps, shampoos, and conditioners is likely to cover up your jewelry pieces. Additionally, it is best to take off pearl and opal jewelry because repeated exposure to water irreversibly harms these stones. Finally, leave your jewelry at home if you’re going swimming.
- Improper care
It is advised to keep jewelry away from perfumes, lotions, and other substances that can dull it. Keep it out of regular contact with water. A good rule of thumb is to put on your clothes first, then any jewelry, as this will protect the jewelry from scratches and prevent your outfit from becoming tangled. Most people don’t clean their jewelry. Even if you might not see it, an observer can plainly see the grit and dirt. Your jewelry also has to be cleaned since it is always in contact with your skin, clothing, and other items throughout the day, much like your clothes do. Twice a year should be plenty for cleaning your jewelry. Depending on the material and how unclean it is, you can give it a fast wash with soap and water or remove the tarnish and grime using a more involved technique. While cleaning your jewelry is crucial, not all cleaning techniques are efficient and correct, and some even risk permanently damaging your jewelry. It is not a good idea to clean jewelry with toothpaste. Because it is corrosive and abrasive, the metal will eventually lose its value. Additionally, it could permanently harm finishes. Some people clean metal by rubbing baking soda against it; don’t do this. With diamonds, never consume alcohol of any kind. Unless they are explicitly advised by experts to clean the sort of jewelry you have, stay away from strong chemicals.
We hope these tips help in giving your jewelry a long lifespan and constant radiance.