Wondering about how to use your jewelry creatively? Layering jewelry is not just modern but it can even border on an art form.
Through jewelry layering, you can express how you feel in an original way as well as to show off your personality. A well-chosen combination of rings, bracelets or earrings will catch people’s eye at first glance.
This article will give you tips on how to layer jewelry easily and effectively. All you need is a few great pieces, and it can be affordable too…!
1. Choose only one type of jewelry to layer
When you start layering, it can be easy to get carried away by the process and to overdo it with too much jewelry. That’s why it pays to start off cautiously and only layer with one type of jewelry. If, for example, you have several holes in your ears and you want to wear more than one pair of earrings, a more distinctive pair of drop earrings will go well with small diamond earrings.
2. Combine bigger pieces with more delicate ones as well as with chains in different lengths
You also won’t go wrong if you choose to combine jewelry with different textures together. Bigger pieces and delicate ones get on well together and this is definitely the case when layering minimalist chains. For example, the popular Venetian style of chain which mostly appears in thin varieties combines well with the bulkier design of an anchor chain.
The simple principle for layering is to wear at least three pieces made from good quality, durable metals, so that the jewelry can’t get damaged easily when it is in contact with each other.
Gold is one of the best options for this due to its qualities. You can also play around with different lengths of gold chains. One short choker, a slightly longer chain up to the neckline, and a necklace falling to the chest can all make a great combination.
3. Don’t be afraid of different colors
You can create an attractive effect with different color combinations – it could be from the color of the stones or the metals themselves. When layering gold rings, don’t worry about mixing rose and white gold as they look delicate and romantic together and even when layering minimalist chains, feel free to combine a chain with a diamond, yellow and white gold as well as sapphires for instance.
4. Draw attention to a central piece
An exceptional chain with a pearl pendant, a medallion or a gold chain bracelet with a color gemstone can act as the feature piece or main element of the whole arrangement. In general, it is the different shapes and sizes of pendants which is what attracts attention at first glance. You can then choose other jewelry to elegantly complement the most distinctive piece.
5. Have some fun when you’re coming up with combinations
The advice from Jarmila Slívová of the KLENOTA jewelry studio is that every one of your fashion choices should first and foremost appeal to you. So try to approach layering in an easy going manner, without pressure or because you want to be “in”. Take time to think about it and don’t try on jewelry just before you need to go out.
And finally, wear a very simple outfit with layered jewelry. A white blouse, a plain tee and jeans, an office suit or a little black dress will all be great. And who knows, maybe once you try different combinations, you won’t want to wear jewelry any other way.