While diamonds instantly add a luxe vibe to your outfit, there’s a little more room for experimentation with gemstone and pearl jewellery
. Adorning your neckline with a turquoise necklace, say, adds a dressy touch that’s appealingly down-to-earth. What’s more, shopping for gemstone necklaces and pearls on Groupon is a great way to accessorize without breaking the bank.
Show Off Your Personality...
Is your wardrobe awash in neutrals? Gemstones add a pop of colour to everyday ensembles, and a single stone worn over a turtleneck or nestled between a V-neck looks pretty classic. Go big or go small depending on the impression you want to make. If you’re not sure which colour to choose, keep it personal and try a birthstone pendant. And if you want more of a casual-cool vibe, slip on some ripped jeans
and a favourite tee
and layer a gemstone necklace with other chains and pendants—just go easy on the rest of your accessories.
...Or Channel Hollywood Glam
If you want to accessorize for a cocktail party or a wedding, look to the greats of yesteryear: they really knew how to wear jewellery. A prime example is Audrey Hepburn and her iconic pearl necklace. To modernize Holly Golightly’s look, skip the updo and go for a strand necklace instead of her chunky piece (the tiara is strictly optional). An amber necklace or opal necklace is similarly eye-catching but not in-your-face; look for a simple setting without extraneous detail if you want to wear it for years to come.