You have beautiful pieces of jewelry of a great quality. All of them are well chosen and match your personality and style. And of course, you want to show them, you want to get all the attention and want to feel great. But wearing them all of too many of them at the same time is not a good idea. You might be looking like a Christmas tree and you will not see the fabulous pieces you have, but only the jungle of precious metals and gemstones. People will talk about you but not in a matter that flatters you! There is another way wearing some of your pieces and still looking stunning.

How to choose your jewelry when you want to wear more pieces at the same time?

To start with choosing one great centerpiece that is fit for the occasion and your clothing. Most of the time that will be a necklace. That is the base of your appearance. When you have chosen a great statement necklace don’t wear any earrings or small ones. The attention goes to the necklace and the other pieces of jewelry are just assisting the necklace to look stunning.

Centerpiece: a long necklace made of lapis lazuli and sterling silver and matching earrings: same style, same color, same material as the centerpiece

Centerpiece: a long necklace made of lapis lazuli and sterling silver and matching earrings: same style, same color, same material as the centerpiece

When you have chosen for statement bracelets, don’t wear a large necklace, but you could wear statement earrings. And when you decide to wear statement earrings, don’t wear a necklace and maybe match them with bracelets.

The choice of the colors of the pieces of jewelry you are wearing comes next. Keep it simple and wear only one or two colors at the same time. Match your clothing and other accessories, like shoes and handbag with the pieces of jewelry. For instance: you have a black dress and your shoes and handbag are red. Choose red pieces of jewelry that match the accessories to complete the stunning picture. You might think about choosing a shade of red that differs just a little bit (ton-sûr-ton) for your jewelry.

Another possibility is that you choose for your black dress a necklace that has two colors or more, and those colors match with your shoes and handbag. Be careful when you wear a colorful dress or shirt: keep it simple then and choose one color for your jewelry.

The last tip I can give you besides start to choose a centerpiece and match the other pieces of jewelry to that centerpiece and the colors is to choose the same material for your pieces of jewelry you want to wear at the same time. Choose jewelry made of the same gemstones, or the same precious metals.

Combination of bracelets and earrings made of lapis lazuli, sodalite, fluorite

Combination of bracelets and earrings made of lapis lazuli, sodalite, fluorite, onyx

Why wearing more than one piece of jewelry at the same time?

You might think: let me stay on the safe sight and I only wear one piece of jewelry. Possible, but not necessary. Earrings can be a great addition to a necklace. It can show your great taste when you can combine your pieces of jewelry well.

Wearing matching pieces of jewelry can be very elegant on parties or other official occasions and festivities. There is a ‘rule’, that the later the time of the day the more jewelry you can wear. That doesn’t wear your full jewelry equipment in the morning but stick to one beautiful piece. In the afternoon you can add a necklace to a pair of earrings or vice versa. And in the evening you can wear matching necklace, bracelets and earrings without looking like a jewelry box.

When you want all the attention to your face, because you go to a meeting and you want to say what you think on the subject, wear a necklace and earrings, to draw the eyes to your face and mouth. When you work with your hands, like in a shop and you want extra attention there, you might consider wearing matching bracelets and a ring.

The only reason to wear more than one piece of jewelry at the same time is to create an extra effect. That effect can be: more attention, more compliments, more confidence and the best reason is that the pieces of jewelry add something extra to your appearence. Important for parties, big meetings etc.

Match your pieces of jewelry with the accessoires you use

Match your pieces of jewelry with the accessories you use

How to wear more than one piece of jewelry at the same time

You can wear al your pieces of jewelry at the same time and look like a Christmastree. Or you look somebody who uses her body as a jewel box. And that is not the way to do it.

There are some tips that make you look great, wearing more than one piece of jewelry:

  • Keep it subtile. When you are wearing more than one piece of jewelry and both or more piece are important for how you look, choose delicate and subtile pieces. Then it is never too much.
  • Same style. Choose your jewelry and your accessoires in the same style, like the minimalistic style, or vintage or BOHO.
  • Balance between the colors. Use every color in the same amount, so that there is a balance in colors. When you wear a dress with a lot of colors keep your jewelry simple.
Combination of precious metals: rose gold with silver and goldstone and necklace silver chips and silver chips combined

Combination of precious metals: rose gold with silver and goldstone and necklace silver chips and silver chips combined

What are the trends in wearing more pieces of jewelry at the same time?

  • Combine different precious metals

A few years back it was not done to wear gold and silver pieces of jewelry at the same time. That ‘rule’ can be ignored at the moment. My wedding ring is made of yellow and white gold and it looks perfect. You can combine silver and yellow gold beautifully and what do you think of the combination silver and rose gold: gorgeous. The pieces of jewelry that are made with  two colors of gold or gold and silver are called bicolor or two-tone.

Only one thing: the combination of precious metals in different colors should be on or near the same piece of jewelry. So one piece that has different colors of gold is fine, or has the combination of silver and gold is perfect. You can also combine different (not too big) necklaces and bracelets with two or more colors of gold and silver.

But avoid wearing a silver necklace with golden earrings or golden bracelets. Then there is no match between the pieces of jewelry, no chemistry. You best combine your silver and golden jewelry so that it looks as one.

  • Rules to help you choose
    • Don’t combine large earrings with a large necklace
    • Don’t wear a necklace, earrings, bracelets, and ring or brooch at the same time
    • Stick to one centre piece and the other pieces of jewelry should be only additions.

Centerpiece: necklace, made of different peals and sterling silver. With bracelet and earrings

To help you out

FlorenceJewelshop already combined some pieces of jewelry that can form a great match or jewel set for you. Just have a look in the section ‘jewelry sets’. And the great thing is that sets have a special price! And when you want to make your own combination, that is not mentioned in the section ‘jewelry sets’, just email me (info@florencejewelshop) and I made a set for you with that special price.

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