She’s wearing the brightest red lipstick, she has the most beautiful smoky eyes, a fabulous figure, and yet you miss them all and look straight at the necklace she is wearing? Well, if the necklace has taken your breath away, she is most certainly wearing a STATEMENT NECKLACE.
What is Statement Jewellery?
Statement jewellery is a piece of jewellery that may be a necklace, ring, earrings, or bracelet which conveys a strong message without saying a word. Statement jewellery is unique and bold and helps the wearer portray who they are through their outward appearance. Wearing bold and stylish jewellery is nothing new, ancient civilizations such as the Egyptians used statement jewellery in ceremonies, rituals, and to show divine favor.
The history of statement jewellery
Statement jewellery originated when metalworking techniques became more prevalent in the art of jewellery making.
Some of the earliest statement jewellery was found in Egypt. Collar necklaces, dangling earrings, and thick, cylindrical rings were all prevalent in Egyptian jewellery boxes.
In the medieval ages 1200 to 1500 AD, royalty and the nobility wore gold, silver, and precious gems to protect themselves and reflect their hierarchy. The Romans were particularly famous for their love of large rings.
From the 17th to the 19th century, advances in cutting techniques changed the look of jewellery. Bow motifs, floral designs, and enameling emerged. Even diamond jewellery began to take center stage. But it was only in the 1920s when Coco Chanel, the doyenne of fashion, created elaborate and bossy jewellery that statement jewellery caught the attention of fashionistas and jewellery manufacturers. From that moment, it has become a norm to design statement pieces—from Cartier that sells statement pieces in fine jewellery.
How to wear statement jewellery confidently-
Keep these tips in mind when choosing your statement pieces and you’ll be looking gorgeous and confident in no time!
1. Balance it out
Draw attention to one main piece of statement jewellery at a time. You can add something light for a hint of color to balance it and coordinate it with the statement piece. Remember to apply the golden rule less is more when focusing on a statement piece.
2. Be yourself
Since statement jewellery is bold and brave, make sure you walk out of the door feeling confident wearing it. If it is not your personality type, you will never have enough confidence to carry it off. Always choose jewellery that speaks to you.
3. Wear pieces that compliment your outfit
A unique piece of statement jewellery can work for you if it complements your outfit. Overcrowd your outfit with distracting statement pieces, and you’ll get people looking at you in dismay. Remember that statement pieces are meant to make a statement. So, think about your outfit as a cohesive ensemble that complements each other.
4. Allow your statement pieces to shine
If you’re planning on wearing that favorite piece of gemstone necklace, keep in mind that “less is more”. Keep your dress or outfit simple, so that your statement piece takes center stage. Big accessories are best worn with simple clothes. So pick your items carefully. Think of your clothes as the backdrop to the main event: Provide the best conditions for your attention-grabbing. A little black dress is your perfect backdrop for bold statement necklaces, bracelets or rings to shine.
5. Colour me
Whether rubies and diamonds or plain gold, remember to stylize the same hues to create the right effect with the statement jewellery. Too many contrasting colors will take away the attention from your statement piece, be it a cuff, or long dangling earrings, or anything else.
6. Go vintage
Create a look with exaggerated sizes and designs from grandma’s jewels. Vintage jewellery pieces that are large and intricate are perfect as statement jewellery. Be it a broach or a cameo pendant, wear it right.
Elements of Statement jewellery
All you need is to ensure these elements are taken into consideration while designing statement jewellery. They are:
Anything sized large compared to other jewellery pieces can be considered statement jewellery. Statement jewellery cannot get lost on the wearer. It has to cover a significant part of the body—whether it is your finger or wrist. Size matters to draw attention but having said that, one can also make a statement with ten strands of pearls worn together.
3D printing technology has changed the shape of traditional jewellery. Today futuristic shapes are possible in silver, gold, polyamide, and ceramics, with 3D printing.
Wear a super chunky ring, and you have the volume. Volume in jewellery makes it stand apart from its counterparts.
One can create statement jewellery with quantity – a classic example is by stacking up or layering up. Wear a dozen mix and match charm bracelets with other soft bracelets in similar metal, and you have created your own statement piece.
Statement pieces can be all about color. Wear a long hanging earring in yellow diamonds and see how they attract attention.
What is the Conclusion – It is always advisable to invest in a few statement jewellery pieces that can transform your look from plain to plush. Buy a statement necklace, earrings, ring, or bracelet, and get ready to rock your look. Statement jewellery is an extension of your personal style, so it will never go out of fashion.
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