Styles of Jewelry and How to Wear Them

There are as many styles of jewelry as there are styles of clothes and of course it makes sense to keep them in line with each other. You don’t often see chunky costume jewelry with a delicate ball gown or a diamond brooch on army fatigues. Although there are no doubt some style icons who could pull that off, it is probably best to keep to conventional mixing and matching of jewelry and clothes if you are not sure if you are a fashion expert or not!

The Real Thing

If you have the type of diamond encrusted jewelry that you keep in a vault at the bank then you probably only get it out for special occasions and that makes perfect sense. However, if you have a beautiful pair of diamond stud earrings or a special watch that you can wear with many clothes, then make the most of these items and make them your signature pieces that others associate with you. You can wear most classic pieces with anything and mix and match with other jewelry although they will always go best with classic and formal clothes.

Fun Fashion Jewelry

The funkier pieces of costume jewelry in the latest fashion trend colors are meant for the young (and young at heart). You will wear one set of colors for a season and then another set will be your favorite by the next. This is fine for disposable low priced items but what do you do with your better pieces in this season’s colors. If you buy good quality keep your costume jewelry until those colors come around again. Fashion works in cycles and there are not so many colors that yours will not be the height of fashion again before too long.

Ethnic Mix

Native or tribal jewelry has been very popular for years. With each purchase you are buying a stake in thousands of years of culture and tradition as well as something ornamental to go around your neck or in your ears. Ethnic jewelry is made of natural materials which tend to go best with the natural colors of fall. It is also more likely to go with a relaxed casual type of dressing than with a suit for the office. There can be a tendency to wear too many ethnic pieces at once but it is better to have one or two stunning pieces and let them be the focus for your look.

Feng Shui Jewelry and Bling

I love to accessorize. Whether adding a decorative pillow to my living room sofa or a pendant to a necklace, accessories are what complete the “look” for me. Luckily, my fondness for accessories and Feng Shui go hand-in-hand. Here is what I mean. Normally, Feng Shui principles are applied to your home, garden, office, and even your car. But not much is said about how these principles — one of seeking good Chi, attracting a mate, getting a promotion at work, and so on — can be carried around with you. That’s too bad because Feng Shui can be made portable. The best way to attract the good Chi as you go about town is to sport Feng Shui jewelry and bling.

The kinds of jewelry, bling, or accessories that I am referring to include necklaces, earrings, bracelets, watches, key-chains, and even cell phone dangles. So what types of pieces should you choose to promote good Chi? A good way to choose the right piece Feng Shui jewelry would be to consider the color.

Colors in Feng Shui correspond to the elements earth, fire, metal, water, and wood. In terms of jewelry and bling, wearing yellow encourages steady relationships because yellow is associated with the earth element. If you want greater recognition and career growth, choose the colors red or purple. These two colors are associated with the high energy fire element.

For those of you who are interested in keeping mentally sharp and seeking clarity of thought, try wearing white jewelry. You could also accessorize with gray colored bling. These are the colors of the metal element.

If you want calm, wear blue or black jewelry. Blue and black are associated with the water element. Finally, those wanting good health should wear brown or green jewelry and/or bling. These two colors are tied with the wood element.

Here is some bonus advice on how to prime your jewelry before you wear them. Take special note, especially if you are going to accessorize with crystals — either as bling or Feng Shui jewelry. The first thing you need to do when you first acquire the crystal jewelry is to wash it. Yes, you need to wash it. This is because crystals hold residual energies from the previous holder. You want to discharge that energy before you use the jewelry. You never know what type of energy was left over from the previous owner.

The Perfect Jewelry Organizer To Organize Earrings

Avoid the hassles and frustrations of looking for the pair of earrings, or any fashion accessory, from the jumbled collection and clear the mess and clutter of mixed up jewelry and accessories in your draws, dressers, tabletops, vanities, pocketbooks, closets, shelves, and many other places you might keep your earrings, bracelets, rings, jewelry and fashion accessories.

There’s a really cool product on the market now that can solve all these issues. It’s a hanging organizer that has transparent pockets on both sides. The individual pouches or pockets are soft to protect even the most delicate jewelry in your collection. The pockets are also see through so you can easily find the pieces you’re looking for when you need them.

Like many of us, we may have experienced an occasion where you are in a hurry to get ready, and your jewelry is all mixed up in a pile, or tangled up with other jewelry in you dresser draw, jewelry box, or storage box. It may even be tangled, and to make things more frustrating, you have to search for that matching piece quickly, and you do not have the time to find it as quickly as you want. It is at these times, that you wished you had a better way to organize your jewelry and wished you had a jewelry organizer, preferably that was a hanging one, with see through pockets so that you do not even have to go through anything, but can just look and get that matching set without any hassle.

Professional organizers recommend that you put a hanging jewelry organizer in your closet or on the back of a door and sort your jewelry and accessories so that each watch, necklace, chain, bracelet and pair of earrings has its own pouch. You may also want to go as far as to organize your items by color or metal type to make it even easier to select the pieces when you’re putting together your outfit to go out for the evening.

These two sided hanging jewelry organizers has 72 individual pockets, including several over size pouches to hold bulkier items. Before you get started on this organizational project, it’s a good idea to figure out how many items you have that you want to place in the organizer so you can buy a second one if needed. Keep in mind that you’ll also want a few leftover pouches for your new jewelry finds.

It’s Where You Keep Your Jewelry and Money

Every homeowner has the same concerns for protecting their jewelry, money and other valuable possessions.  That is why no home is safe without a safe.

Hiding places are not convenient, especially if you forget where they are.  A home safe is an integral part of any home security system.  Luxury safes bring home safes to the next level by offering designer style and turning home security into home decor.

Custom sizes allow you to install the safe conveniently anywhere in your home. If space is limited, safes can be built to fit into closets, furniture or cabinetry. Since no two people have the same jewelry collection, drawers are specially configured to meet the storage needs of each client. For watch collectors, automatic watch winders can be installed.

Beyond the aesthetic appeal and convenience of luxury safes, burglary protection is the reason for purchasing a safe in the first place. Therefore, it is very important to understand the differences between safes in order to choose the one that provides the level of protection you are seeking.

To insure you are purchasing a safe that provides the level of security you want you should make sure that it is UL rated for burglary and fire protection.  A jeweler is required to get a safe with a UL rating for insurance coverage, so why shouldn’t a home safe protect your valulables with the same confidence?

All manufacturers claim that their safes are strong, but it is impossible for you to be certain of a safe’s strength unless it has been tested by UL, the leading authority. They subject the safe to a variety of forced entry tests using an assortment of tools. These are the same tests used to rate high security safes in the jewelry and banking industries.