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Friday, May 18, 2012
Invest in some white and/or ivory colored cultured pearls or faux pearls. When you stick with the neutral white or ivory with your pearl colors you can wear them with just about everything you have in your wardrobe. They can be dressed down with jeans and a casual shirt or dressed up with a nice business suit or cocktail gown.
Invest in classic metal jewelry pieces, without gemstones, beads or enamel. Stick to classic chain style necklaces, chain style bracelets and invest in a few pairs of good metal hoop earrings. If you want to save a lot of money, look for pieces in the fashion jewelry market or sterling silver jewelry markets. For long term investment and wear, purchase gold or platinum pieces.
If you want to invest in gemstone jewelry it is best to go for gemstones that are colorless or have pale coloring to them. Look for gemstones in colors that would work with the majority of fashions you have in your wardrobe. We like the citrine, smoky quartz, black onyx, mother of pearl, white topaz, sapphire and ruby to name a few. All of these particular colored gemstones can work with the majority of your spring and summer wardrobes.
Don't despair! It is possible to stretch your jewelry collections and yet be fashion forward. Think classic and long term and you will be right in style every time with pieces that will look great year after year.
by Kaye Lefier, Contributing Editor at ChasingTreasure.com, online store specializing in wooden jewelry boxes and leather jewelry cases. Kaye is an avid Jewelry Collector and writes about Jewelry and Jewelry Trends.