The Best Styles of Jewelry to Wear in Cold Weather

The Best Styles of Jewelry to Wear in Cold Weather

Stephanie here, and it’s FINALLY cooling down in the southeast! Although I do love the color changing leaves and pumpkin spice lattes that make Fall my all-time favorite season, Winter is the season of scarves and sparkle, and I can not wait!! Though it’s not holiday season and snow isn’t falling just yet, it’s important to be prepared to accessorize in style! MYTH: Jewelry is impossible to wear in cold weather. Along with colder weather comes bulky scarves, oversized sweaters, and adorable mittens. Even though all of these accessories make for a super cute outfit, there is little exposed skin left to show off your beautiful jewelry! The truth is: there are plenty of subtle jewelry styles to don during the colder temps. 1. Long Necklaces These are so IN! Long chains with a stone or pendant can instantly spice up your style! If your outfit ever needs a little bit more flash to it even after adding a scarf, layer a statement necklace underneath to give your look an extra pop! When in doubt, I go for the gold to add that instant flashiness! 2. Flat Rings Scarves may be warm and cozy, but if the fabric catches on your raised designer rings, you could possibly damage the scarf and the ring! Protect your most prized fashion possessions by wearing an…

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Choosing the Right Jeweler

Choosing the Right Jeweler

Hey everyone! So as I was talking to one of my girlfriends today, I realized how hard it is to choose where to shop with such a broad number of jewelry stores out there. For me, jewelry is a lifetime investment, as it should be for you too. Therefore, choosing the right jeweler is super important. Here are a few things you need to pay attention to when shopping for jewelry. First, you should always purchase from a store with an extensive collection. I mean, you want options right? This will allow you to browse all sorts of designs at the same time. Second, you’ll want to choose a jeweler with whom you can develop a lasting relationship. Find out how long the store has been in business and research their reputation. A well-established business is more likely to have quality references, and will be around for regular ring maintenance. Third, definitely make sure the store has a return policy and some sort of warranty. This determines whether or not the store is willing to take responsibility for the customers who aren’t completely happy with their purchase. I simply will not buy from a shop without a return policy because, to me, it shows a lack of confidence in the jewelry. However, I do a lot of online shopping as…

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Cleaning and Caring For Your Jewelry

Cleaning and Caring For Your Jewelry

When investing in fine jewelry, it is so important to keep your collection cleaned and cared for. By taking good care of your jewelry, it will keep its value longer and continue to look fabulous as you wear it year after year. We often overlook the smallest details that can make a big difference when it comes to cleaning and maintenance. I’m definitely no exception. Because I wear them so often, I sometimes forget to take care of my favorite pieces. So to help you (and myself) out, I’m going to give some tips that will ensure your jewelry looks its best every day.  1.Wearing The first part of caring for your jewelry is knowing when you should actually wear it. I have a favorite silver bracelet that I keep on at all times. I even forget to take it off at the gym, which is not good! Sweat and water can harm your jewelry over time, so make sure you remove your jewelry for bathing, manual labor, and active events. Also, don’t put your jewelry on in the mornings until after you have applied lotion, makeup, and perfume. Harsh chemicals can cause your jewelry to tarnish more quickly. Being more mindful of when you should take your jewelry off will help it look better for longer when you have…

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