Whether it’s my signature mojito drink or my impressive decorating skills, I should admit it, for once in my life, I wanted to be known for something I am good at or something I excel in. There’s always that certain pride that comes from being recognized whether it’s my talent, my skill or my work. One of the most conspicuous ways to have myself known for something original is the type of jewelry I wear. If I claim to have a signature jewelry piece I’ll instantly be known for my universal poise and my sense of fashion. As a matter of fact, if I wear it so well then who knows maybe I’ll be the first one to set a trend? To be able to know what my signature piece is going to be I should know how to implement it. Here’s what I can do to do just that:
• How Often
Knowing how often I’ll be wearing my jewelry piece is my first clue to come up with my own unique signature look. If I intend to wear a piece of jewelry in not more than thrice a week then I simply cannot consider that jewelry as a signature piece. It’s just a piece that’s part of my collection. My first step is to know the number of times in a week I’ll wear that jewelry. But I also need to be truthful and honest when it comes to evaluating my lifestyle. Going to the office five times a week will need a different jewelry compared to when I am just at home. But more importantly, I need to consider my personal style. Am I the bold type? Am I the loud type? Or am I the subtle and the understated type? My gemstones will also reflect my personality so it really depends on.
The reason why people buy promise rings is because they want to show the person they love that they are honoring a commitment, a commitment they made to each other. But couple rings do not only apply to romantic relationships, there are also those who wear promise rings as a symbol of their strong platonic relationship. But like any other jewelry, there are a number of factors you need to consider before you invest your money over promise rings. One of the important things to prioritize is that the promise rings you choose have to reflect the kind of relationship you have with each other. Aside from this, buyers also need to know that when shopping for promise rings you also need to look into the varied ring sizes, the materials used, the style of the rings and the type of rings among others.
So let’s get to know the common types of promise rings.
As mentioned earlier, promise rings symbolize a number of commitments. Most of the time it represents a token of very strong budding relationships. The very popular reasons why people choose to invest in promise rings are because of friendship, religion, pre-engagement and purity.
Although this doesn’t apply to all friendships, there are certain types of friends who exchange promise rings to each other whenever they make life-changing promises. Take, for instance, two of my friends recently bought promise rings as a symbol that they would decide to quit drinking and smoking together. As a symbol of that pact they made, they invested in promise rings as a reminder of their commitment to making it work. If any of them gets tempted to light a cigar or order a beer the ring would remind them of the promise they made to quit. In a way, the rings they wore help them to stick to their promise and to resist the temptations. Although it comes with a price, the benefits of their decision to get promise rings are priceless.
Does any of you own a jewelry piece that was owned once by someone famous?
This dangling rainbow of a gemstone is one of a kind. When I first saw it, I really feel it is made for me. Having this beauty in one of my collection is one of the greatest moments in my life. I got this ring from Joe, the owner of Joden Jewelers. This ring was once owned by a famous child prodigy ballerina – Tamara Toumanova. She was highly acclaimed worldwide. It is awesome to own something that was owned by someone famous. As a jewelry collector, I’m always intrigued and interested to know more about the history of each jewelry piece. So glad to have this baby in one of my collections!
I found this ring on an Instagram feed and decided to add it to my wish lists. That time has finally come and I have added this piece of beauty on my collections. This ring is boldly eye-catching and I love pairing it on some rich colors and texture because the gold marquise ring creates a softness to it. Also, it is ideal to mix it with muted blush colors as well. I’m very excited to pair it with other combinations I can think of.
I love stacking this bracelet with my other accessories. It looks mystical and has a unique shine to it. I can also just wear it alone. Another good thing about this baby is that it is the stone of destiny and good for intuition. So this piece of jewelry will surely make you curious about gems and light. Labradorite silk bracelet also looks good when I pair it with other plain or bold texture jewelry piece.
Accessories are great in a way that it can significantly elevate my look even without adding the usual effort to make myself aesthetically pleasing like applying layers of foundation and experimenting with different shades of eye shadows, well you get what I mean. But in the same way, as it can make my look absolutely stunning if I wind up with the wrong choice of accessories can look horribly drab and my supposedly elevated look can plummet just as easily. It’s safe to say that accessories can indeed make or break my overall look.
Case in point was when I was asked to be the maid of honor at my cousin’s wedding. I believed in my taste don’t get me wrong. I have been wearing accessories ever since I learned how to differentiate shapes and colors. But what I failed to foresee at that time was how my accessories would look if paired them with a long and elegant bright pink dress. I know how to mix and match accessories when I’m wearing my usual casual weekend ensembles or during my corporate weekday wear but with a formal wear, a long gown at that? That was my mistake. I didn’t take the initiative to do some research let alone ask my friends for their opinion I just went ahead with what I thought would look good without giving it much thought only to end up in deep remorse.
I, of course, became the talk of the town not because I looked good but because I looked ridiculous. Besides the fact that I had a loose-fitting gown what made me look worse was the set of accessories I wore at the wedding. It was hideous and there were a handful of photographs that served as mementos to remind me of my stupidity and my taste, or the lack thereof.