Did anyone say, “Wedding?” The season is upon us and the anticipation is building.
The impeccable fancy color diamond ring has been purchased but how about something to complement the ring? That leaves you with the following choices – earrings, necklaces, and bracelets. The wedding or engagement ring is often purchased with input from your fiancé – either overtly or covertly. But how do you select the perfect piece of jewelry for that special person in your life without the hints? Conversely, if you are buying that special gift for yourself, here are some tips that may make the decision easier.
Although relatively small, earrings can make a big statement. And notwithstanding the enormous range of earrings, they are relatively easy to buy because you don’t have to worry about fit – they all fit and almost every style matches almost every mode of dress.
Various styles of Fancy Colored Diamond Earrings
Styles of earrings are categorized as Studs – which are relatively small and sit flush against the ear, Hoops which are usually circular, and Drops which dangle from the ear and below their setting.
There are almost infinite permutations and combinations within these three basic styles, ensuring you can find something to suit every taste and budget. Consequently, fancy color diamond earrings may also be a practical gift idea for bridesmaids.
How to Wear Them
Although the extensive range of styles may be daunting, as a rule of thumb, fancy color diamond studs are more demure. A single color stone, in a classical setting, flush against the ear lobe is a timeless piece.
Drop earrings are perfect for that special occasion. They are considered the most extravagant or artistic. A formal evening gown and drop earrings are made for each other. Drop earrings also give you more of an opportunity to mix and match the different diamond colors to great effect.
The size of the hoops determines the statement they make – small is conservative, big is more ostentatious. Consequently, depending on size and the diamond color or combination of colors used, hoops can be dressed up or dressed down as desired.
Necklaces come in three standard lengths – 16” Choker length that sits above the collarbone and accentuates the neckline, 18” Princess length is the most common length and hangs just over the collarbone, and 24” Opera length which is worn over clothing and makes a real statement.
Various Color Diamond Pendants
How to Wear Them
The neckline of your blouse or dress also determines the length of the necklace you wear. V-neck and scoop neck tops are best complemented by a Princess necklace with a pendant. A drop pendant can be most enticing with these necklines. A choker necklace with matching pendant is perfect for strapless and spaghetti strap dresses.
Attaching a fancy color diamond pendant to a necklace draws attention to these magnificent stones. The color of the diamonds means these pendants can be worn anywhere and anytime.
Bracelets are worn on the hand and are almost always visible; consequently they are a constant reminder of both the giver and the occasion on which it was given. However, due to where they are worn, bracelets, even when worn by someone who does not work with their hands, are liable to be knocked about. Consequently, your bracelet should be designed to withstand daily usage.
Various Color Diamond Bracelets
When dealing with fancy color diamond bracelets, the following styles of bracelet are prevalent – Tennis, Bangles, and Cuff.
How to Wear Them
Whether it is a tennis bracelet, bangles, or an originally designed cuff, color diamond bracelets can be worn with any outfit. Just remember that there is less flexibility when fitting a bracelet than with earrings, a necklace, or a pendant so, if it is a gift you are seeking, try and get a wrist measurement or measure another bracelet of the recipient. When measuring a bracelet, it should be measured from end to end, including the clasp.
As a general rule, color diamond tennis bracelets offer a more elegant look, whilst color diamond cuffs are deemed to be more edgy, and bangles more casual.
A Final Tip
When buying fancy color diamond jewelry for someone, remember that it never hurts to “cheat.” Ask a close friend or family member for advice or sneak a peek in your beloved’s jewelry box. However, possibly the best piece of advice when buying jewelry is to only purchase from a reputable dealer with a fair and flexible return or exchange policy. This gives you the peace of mind that your efforts will ultimately be rewarded.