The British Royal family has a jewelry collection worth more than $88 billion dollars! Yes, you read the right! $88 BILLION dollars! It is estimated that the Oriental Circlet tiara alone is worth over $8 million dollars!The earliest traces of jewelry can be found dating all the way back to a cave in Monaco about 25,000 years ago, where a simple necklace made of fishbones was discovered. Initially, those who donned pieces of jewelry wore the pieces to protect against illness and bad luck, but as time went on, pieces became more and more decadent, reflecting wealth rather than protection against negativity. It is no wonder Smaug dedicated his life to protecting the Arkenstone, as it clearly placed him in a position to be adored by others for its beauty.
You don’t need a crown to wear jewelry the right way!
Your jewelry box is stuffed with new arrivals … now what?
You went on a shopping spree, and now your jewelry collection has tripled and you’re ready to pair your new pieces with your wardrobe! But you’re a bit of a jewelry noob, so you find yourself uncertain as to what to wear. No need to stress: We will get you frosted with perfectly paired jewels in no time! Does anyone else only ever think of How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days when they think of fancy jewelry? Oh, and over $14 million dollars’ worth of jewelry was loaned to the set of that film to create the famous “Frost Yourself” scene! Ooh, the queen is going to be jealous!The common questions are about mixing metals. Can you wear gold with silver? What about pearls and a ruby ring? Technically, there are no rules because honestly, there are no rules in life except for death and taxes, right? (Hey, let us know if you find a way to avoid either of those; the world is just dying to know!) Overall, a good rule of thumb to live by is to not overdo it. Start simple and then add more if you feel the overall look allows for more accessories.
We all know that one lady who wears a piece of jewelry in literally every place on her body that she can. But you do not need to overdo it to pull off a great look. Gold hoops are really in right now, as are thick silver chains. Both can take you in a different direction of style, but it is best to not pair them together. It’s like wearing a cowgirl hat with Adidas sneakers. Each is a great piece by itself, but together, it just doesn’t create that magic that you’re looking for in the perfect outfit. DO stack necklaces and bracelets but DON’T stack chandelier earrings in your first piercings with flowered studs in the other ear piercings. Usually, less is more on the ears when you have multiple piercings. The most important rule of all is to just have fun with it. At the end of the day, no one really is going to obsess over whether or not your new beautiful ring matches your choker necklace. So, wear what you want … FOR YOU.