Think diamonds are just for special occasions? Think again! Such special stones deserve to be on display at any possible moment. And if they’ve been given as a gift, you might want to show your appreciation by wearing them in everyday life as well.
There is, of course, the danger that diamonds overshadow the rest of your look, particularly if you’re wearing something casual. However, if done the right way they can elevate your look without stealing the show.
When it comes to rings, today’s trends dictate that more is more, and if you can fit five rings on your finger you should absolutely go for it. Layers of jewellery can bring an otherwise boring outfit to life and draw attention to parts of your body you want to highlight.
Whether it’s a pair of diamond earrings, a collection of necklaces, bracelets or rings, this is a great way to wear diamonds without them being centre stage. This way, they’ll appear as part of a collection rather than a standalone piece, making them less conspicuous.
The bigger the diamond, the more attention it’s going to attract. So, logically speaking, smaller diamonds are going to blend in better with your overall look. It’s amazing what a perfectly cut tiny diamond can do to an everyday outfit. Anything from a delicate ring to a simple necklace chain can elevate your look tenfold.
Whilst we’re on the topic of subtlety, consider simple designs that aren’t too over-the-top. A chic diamond pendant can brighten up a casual t-shirt or jumper whilst a pair of drop earrings will bring a bit of sparkle.
Don’t be nervous
It’s tempting to lock up our most precious jewellery and only wear it when royalty come to visit (which, let’s face it is very unlikely). The trick to getting the most out of our jewellery is to wear them as often as possible.
Of course, it doesn’t hurt to be sensible. Remove your jewellery if you’re playing sports, taking a shower or wearing heavy jumpers and coats that could damage it. When it comes to preserving your jewellery, just employ your common sense.
Take care of your pieces
Whilst it’s good to get the most out of your jewellery, you also want to take care of it and restore it after frequent use. Clean your jewellery at home with some hot soapy water and a soft-bristled toothbrush. Then, use an ammonia/water solution to make them shine to their former brilliance.
If you’re nervous about damaging your jewellery, you can always have it cleaned by a professional jeweller. You are usually recommended to go once every 6 months to make sure your pieces are in tip-top condition.