Building a Jewelry Collection
Building a jewelry collection is a fun process, but it is a process that takes some time and some patience, if you want to do it in a quality fashion. It’s tempting to go out and buy a bunch of low quality, cheap pieces but they won’t last for very long. Soon enough they’ll be tarnished or chipped, perhaps even the plating coming off and you’ll be spending the money to replace them. It’s better to spend more money at the start and buy quality pieces even if that means taking a little longer to amass the collection you desire.
The beginning of your jewelry collection should consist of neutral pieces that can be worn with many outfits. Items in sterling silver or yellow gold – depending on your preference – are a good place to start. Gems such diamonds, pearls, cubic zirconia, and white quartz will accent any outfit choice. Buying neutral pieces also increases their versatility. Something in a neutral style can be worn with a variety of outfits and for a range of occasions.
Then think about your personality and lifestyle: what types of jewelry do you like wearing, and what pieces do you want incorporate into a collection. Do you want earrings and bracelets? Maybe throw in a necklace or two? And if you bought them, would you wear rings? It’s best to focus on jewelry that you’re going to wear and get good use out of. No point in spending hard earned money on something that will sit unworn.
A good place to start when building a jewelry collection would be these silver filigree earrings or this pair of silver chain earrings. Both have simple designs that accentuate every day, casual wear, or could be worn when you dress up to go out. Their delicate design will look good on anyone.
When thinking about bracelets, simple silver bangles look pretty on a wrist. You can stack them; mixing designs to add some contrast and draw attention to them as a design element. If you’re looking for something with a little extra sparkle a piece with some cubic zirconia or white quartz stones like this sterling silver bracelet is a perfect option.
This sea inspired pendant necklace pairs with jeans or a skirt. It would make a great starter piece for any collection. If you’re looking for a necklace with gemstones, this sterling silver pendant features cubic zirconia and has a unique center cutout. Either necklace can be worn as daily wear jewelry or as an accessory for an evening out.
These tips should get you started on your journey to build a jewelry collection!