October 27, 2022

Easy Ways To Glam Up With Jewelry

Jewelry is such a versatile accessory. It doesn’t matter what day it is, the style of your outfit or whether it’s a casual or formal occasion, everyone, everywhere can find suitable jewelry pieces to wear.

From going to work or school to going out for a drink with friends on a Saturday evening to heading out for a date at a trendy restaurant, jewelry is an embellishment that can complement or change an outfit.

And, of course, there are those kinds of special occasions when you are looking for a statement piece of fine jewelry that can stand out from the crowd and bring the word ‘glam’ to the forefront of everybody’s minds!

Whether you want to be more glam at work, more glam at your local bar, or have something like a gala to attend, the latest fashion tips can inspire you on how to use jewelry to cultivate a luxe look.

Here are some of the best tips and hacks that will help you use the contents of your jewelry box to bring that extra touch of glam to whatever you are wearing and whatever you are doing.

Invest In A Pair Of Statement Earrings

You would be amazed at the difference a high-quality pair of earrings can make to your outfit and the way that you feel. Whether you prefer hoop earrings, stud earrings, or even fancy drop earrings, fabulous statement pairs can be found in all styles.

Statement might mean they are bold and bright and draw attention because of their eye-catching colors or design. It might mean they are unusual in shape – geometric shapes can be very impactful. It might be that you have chosen a pair of diamond studs that while simple, flash and shine as the light hits the stone.

One of the easiest ways to curate a glamorous look is to use a little black dress as your base, sweep up your hair and add a pair of statement earrings. It might be minimalist but an LBD with complementary statement earrings is a look that every fashionista has been striving to achieve ever since the heyday of Chanel.

Pick A Few Standout Rings

It can be easy to go overboard and wear too many rings on your fingers, especially if you have to balance them with your engagement ring and wedding ring, and sometimes even an eternity ring.

A more sophisticated and glam way to curate a look for your hands is to select a few cocktail rings that pack a punch and don’t need to be accompanied by a handful of others.

One easy way to work cocktail rings into your look is to wear them on the opposite hand to your wedding ring. This way you do not diminish the aesthetic value of your bridal set on your left hand and you can maximize the impact of your right hand.

Keeping cocktail rings to your right hand also means you don’t have to think about fashion choices clashing or not working with the gemstones on your left hand.

Choose A Classic Initial Pendant

One of the best pieces of jewelry we can think of that displays a sense of fun while still being glam is a classic initial pendant.

One of the most popular types of statement necklaces in the jewelry world ever since Sex And The City, Sarah Jessica Parker’s character Carrie Bradshaw wore her iconic Carrie necklace, and this gave birth to a new swell of popularity in name and initial jewelry of all kinds.

Though a full name piece is fun in its own right, we think that a single initial is much more chic and sophisticated, and will add a touch of glamour to any look. And a big plus is that it will never fall out of your jewelry rotation because you will always have the same first initial!

Choose Outfits To Match Jewelry

Most people will pick an outfit first and then find jewelry to go with it, but we think that you can be equally successful going it the other way around. For example, if you have a beautiful statement necklace that you want to make the focal point of your look, then opt for a blouse or t-shirt that has a suitably low neckline to show it off to its best.

Equally, if you want to stack up a pile of beautiful bangles with a tennis bracelet on your wrists and arms, then pick an outfit with short sleeves or long, close-fitting plain sleeves.

Glam Tip: You can even go as far as turning pieces of clothing into jewelry themselves. A great example of this is to use a chic silk scarf to secure a ponytail rather than tying it around your neck.

Don’t Forget About Body Jewelry

When we say body jewelry, it can mean nose piercings, waist chains, hair embellishments, navel piercings, and anklets.

Choosing body jewelry to glamorize your look depends on the adorned body part being on the show. Though you might wear a special ankle chain, its effect is lost if your feet are snuggled in a pair of winter boots.

Like all more conventional pieces, there is a massive range of styles and designs for body jewelry. There are high fashion and noticeable pieces but also pieces made from gemstones and precious metals. When visible, they can have a great impact on a look.

Glam Tip: Consider Gemstone stud earrings for a timeless style and pop of color that will add definition and fashion that is a quick win. 

Collect High-Quality Vintage Pieces

Something that can always be effortlessly glam is when you find a hidden vintage treasure that isn’t like anything anybody else is wearing right now. There is something about vintage jewelry that exudes more class and stature than you can find in the current stock of brand-name jewelers.

Build a collection of high-quality vintage pieces that you can incorporate with your less expensive, more ‘common’ jewelry and you will find that your looks go from great to sensational in no time at all.

Final Thoughts

As Olympia Dukakis (as Claree Belcher) says in Steel Magnolias “The only thing that separates us from the animals is our ability to accessorize.” Use your eye for detail and color to collect jewelry that works with your wardrobe. Curate a collection of pieces that enhance with subtlety and others that make a bold statement. When you want to glam up your outfit, the perfect piece will undoubtedly be in your jewelry box that will instantly make you feel fancy.

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September 15, 2022

How to Wear a Wedding Ring the Right Way

Is there a right way to wear a wedding ring? How do you wear a wedding ring with an engagement ring or other rings? Why do we wear rings on the “ring finger?” Learn the answers to these questions and more as we go over top wedding ring styling FAQs. 

What is the ring finger? 

The ring finger is the finger that’s between your pinky and your middle finger. Some people use the term ring finger specifically for the fourth finger on the left hand, which is the finger people often wear engagement rings and wedding bands on. Other people use the term ring finger for the fourth finger on both the left and right hands. 

Why do we wear wedding rings on our ring finger? 

The concept of wearing wedding rings on the ring finger dates back to ancient times. Ancient Roman people believed that humans had a vein that ran from the fourth finger of the left hand to the heart. This vein was called the “vena amoris,” which means the “vein of love.” It became popular to wear rings that symbolize a relationship on this finger because it was seen as romantic. 

Today, we know that the vena amoris doesn’t actually exist. Still, the tradition of wearing engagement rings and wedding bands on the fourth finger of the left hand has held strong in many parts of the world. Wearing wedding rings on the left ring finger is considered traditional in many western cultures. 

Should you wear your engagement ring and wedding band together?

Wearing your engagement ring and wedding band together after getting married is the most traditional option. However, many people also choose to wear just one of their rings after getting married. It’s fairly common for married people to wear their wedding ring most of the time, then add on their engagement ring for special occasions. 

Should you put your engagement ring or wedding band on first?

Some people say you should put your wedding ring on first, then add your engagement ring on top. Other people say the exact opposite. Let’s talk about the reasoning behind each method. 

Putting your wedding ring on first, then adding your engagement ring on top is the slightly more popular choice. Some say you should wear your wedding ring on the inside because this puts it closer to the heart. Since wedding rings are more significant symbolically, wearing this more important ring closer to the heart can be seen as more traditional or romantic. 

Putting your engagement ring on first, then adding your wedding ring on top is another popular choice. Some people wear their wedding set like this because it is the order they received their rings in. Other people wear their wedding ring on top as a way of making sure their engagement ring is secure on their finger.

How do you wear a promise ring the right way?

You can wear a promise ring on any finger you like, but the most popular option is to wear it on the left ring finger as a placeholder for an engagement ring. After getting engaged or married, people typically move their promise ring to their right ring finger. 

How do you wear a wedding ring during your wedding ceremony? 

How you put on a wedding ring during your wedding ceremony depends on how you want to wear your wedding rings. 

If you want to wear your engagement ring on the inside of your bridal set on your wedding day, your spouse can simply slip your wedding ring on the finger you’re already wearing your engagement ring on. 

If you want to wear your wedding ring on the inside of your bridal set on your wedding day, you have a few options. You can have your spouse put your wedding ring on top of your engagement ring during the ceremony, then switch the order of your rings afterward. You can also wear your engagement ring on your right ring finger as you walk down the aisle, then have your spouse slip your wedding ring on your left ring finger. Then, you can either have your spouse move your engagement ring onto your left ring finger during the ceremony or do it yourself after the ceremony. 

How should men wear a wedding ring? 

Men typically wear their wedding ring on the same finger as their spouse. In most western countries, including the United States, that would be the left-hand ring finger. 

How do you wear an anniversary ring? 

Anniversary rings are given to commemorate a wedding anniversary and are seen as a representation of continued commitment. You can wear an anniversary ring any way you like, but a popular choice is to add it somewhere in your wedding ring set. Some people also choose to wear their anniversary ring in place of their original wedding ring. 

What does it mean to wear a wedding ring on the right hand? 

In certain places, wearing a wedding ring on the right hand is the traditional option. For example, wearing a wedding ring on the right ring finger is standard in Russia, India, Greece, Poland, and Spain. 

In cultures where wearing a wedding ring on the left hand is the norm, wearing a wedding ring on the right hand usually just means the person prefers to do so for practical or stylistic reasons. A common reason is being left-handed. Some people find wearing rings on their dominant hand uncomfortable, so a left-handed person may decide to wear their wedding ring on their right ring finger instead. 

Can I wear fashion rings with my wedding rings? 

Wearing fashion rings alongside your wedding rings is a wonderful way to express and explore your personal style. You can experiment with wearing plain bands, engraved designs, diamond rings, and gemstone designs alongside your wedding rings. 

If you want to keep your ring look a bit more traditional, reserve your left ring finger for your bridal set and wear your fashion rings on your other fingers. If you don’t care about tradition, have fun mixing and matching your bridal set in whatever way you like. 

Can I wear fashion rings on my ring finger if I’m not married or engaged?

You can wear fashion rings on your ring finger regardless of your marital status, but be aware of the cultural implication of doing so. If you wear a diamond solitaire ring, a diamond eternity band, or another common bridal ring style on your ring finger, people will probably assume you are married or a bride-to-be. If you don’t care about that, wear whatever rings you like on your ring finger. If you do care about that, you can skip wearing rings on your ring finger or only wear rings that do not look like typical wedding rings. 

What’s the right way to wear a wedding ring?

There’s no correct way to wear a wedding ring. Some ways are more traditional or common, but the “right way” to wear a wedding ring is completely personal. Your wedding ring is a representation of your unique personality and love story. The right way to wear that ring is whatever way feels right to you. 

If you’re still on the hunt for your perfect wedding ring, be sure to browse our stunning selection of wedding bands. Our wedding ring collection includes classic ring styles, vintage-inspired designs, and dozens of stylish stackable options. 

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