The Dos and Donts of Wearing Jewellery

Wearing jewellery is often an extension of how you want the world to perceive you and a form of self-expression. So, there aren’t any strict rules that you should follow but you don’t want to look like you’re wearing your weight in gold because that might border on tacky.

Also, not all kinds of jewellery are suited to all occasions. So, it’s important to use your powers of discretion and to have different pieces for formal and informal events.

If you’re new to wearing jewellery and are confused by all the advice out there, this guide is for you.

Just keep a few basic dos and dont’s in mind when wearing jewellery.


Dos of wearing jewellery

  1. Invest in a few classic pieces: You can never go wrong with a nice bracelet, pair of gold and/or diamond earrings and a nice necklace. When you’re unsure of what to wear, you can always rely on these classics. Avoid buying trending or cheaply made jewellery. Buy slightly more expensive versions so that you can wear them for longer periods and get more value for your money.
  2. Find your style: There are a ton of different designs and types of jewellery. It’s important to find your unique style by experimenting what works. Don’t be afraid of pattern or bold designs. So, if you like gold and want to own gold jewellery, start small. Look at gold necklace designs in 10 grams and try that on first.
  3. Layer jewellery: Although less is always more, you can still layer necklaces to create a boho-chic look for parties and other informal occasions.

Dont’s of wearing jewellery

  1. Overdo it: You may love rings more than anything in the world but you do not need a ring on every finger. Less is always more. Be mindful of the occasion and the event to avoid sticking out for the wrong reasons. It is often said that you should stick to only 3 pieces for formal occasions. So a nice watch, earrings and a necklace work just fine. Your earrings can be tiny if you want to add a fourth piece. Check out 4 grams earrings online to achieve this look.
  2. Wear too many clashing designs: While you can and should mix and match pieces, a lot of different patterns and designs can hurt your overall look. You want to wear a statement piece and other pieces should be mere accessories not competing for attention.
  3. Follow trends all the time: Fast fashion is great as long as things are in trend but trends tend to change rapidly and it is hard to always stay on top of things. Often, trending items aren’t made well because the demand is so frequent and may not suit your personality either. It’s best to invest in classic pieces and jewellery that speaks to you than succumbing to trends.

Again, these are just some basic tips to help you plan your outfit. There are no hardcore rules when it comes to jewellery but having some knowledge about colour theory and design can help keep all the attention on you instead of your jewellery.

Charu decided to unite her Honors Degree in New Media and lifetime of geekiness to pursue a career in tech and gaming journalism. You can usually find her writing about a variety of topics and drooling over new gadgets and games.