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How To Choose Jewelry That Enhances Your Appearance

Aug 17, 2007
Jewelry has been worn for centuries as a means to enhance appearance as well a show one status. From crude jewelry made from natural elements like wood and grass to quality made pieces using precious metals and gemstones to suit royalty, jewelry has been a good way to add to your looks for thousands of years.

Luckily today, we have a wide range of styles to choose from. From cheap costume jewelry too expensive diamonds and gold, necklaces, bracelets and earrings are made in every conceivable shape size and form.

Everyone loves to wear jewelry, but did you know that the shape and style of jewelry you choose can actually work towards enhancing your appearance?

Here's some tips on selecting jewelry that will complement your particular features and shape:

Necklaces

Much like clothing, necklace styles can work towards changing the viewers perception of your height. If you are very short and want to give the perception that you are taller than you want to choose necklaces that are longer. Necklaces that are V-shaped or Y-shaped lariat's can elongate your appearance. you want to pick necklaces that go below your boss but not pass your waist. These shapes and lengths will want your torso and make you appear taller.

But what about those of you who are tall and wanted our attention away from your height? If this is you, then you want to choose necklaces that are short either 16 or 18 inches that rest on her collarbone. Choker necklaces can also work to make you look shorter.

When choosing necklaces you also want to think about the volume or chunkiness of the necklace. a large boned or full figured gal will want a necklace that has a little bit of volume - perhaps large chunky stones or a thick link. If you are petite, however larger jewelry may not look right on you and you may want to choose something more delicate.

Also, take me volume of the piece into consideration. If you are big boned or larger than chunkier necklaces might be more in proportion. However, a petite person may not look so good in large size jewelry.

Earrings

Earrings can work towards or against the shape of your face. Depending on the shape of your face, you can use particular earring styles to emphasize a deemphasize flaws in the shape. When we talk about face shapes we are referring to the basic shapes of round, rectangle or, heart-shaped, oval, or square

those with an oval shaped face are the luckiest because they can wear pretty much any style and look good. If your faces round, however, you don't want to emphasize the fullness so you want to stay away from big button style earrings or hoops. Long earings or square or rectangular shaped will help to elongate your face.

Heart-shaped faces are thinner by the chin and so you want to wear earrings that can widen out your chin such as triangular shapes or chandeliers are wider at the bottom. if your faces long or rectangular shaped you don't want to wear longer dangling earrings as this will tend to elongate your face. Stick with smaller stubs to match your face shape.

Bracelets and Rings

A lot of times when you talk or when you're just sitting around your hands are up near your face so you want to choose your bracelets and rings so that the compliment your face as well as your hands.

Also, you want to consider your signs and whether you are large boned or small boned when choosing bracelets. If you are petite then large chunky bracelets might look awkward on you so delicate thin bracelets might be the way to go. On the other hand if you're large boned or even medium-sized you might look best with a wide bracelet or a stack of bracelets.

When choosing rings, you want to think about the shape of your finger's. Are they long and elegant or short and stubby? Either way you want to make sure your ring does not go over the knuckle as this Is not only uncomfortable but rarely looks good on any hand.

If your fingers are sure it then you want to choose smaller delicate rings as you do not want to emphasize the shortness of your fingers. Rings with an oval setting tend to look best. If you have long fingers then round settings and wide band's will probably look best on you.

Always remember when choosing jewelry, to choose what you love! Finding jewelry that flatters your and that you feel good wearing is the perfect complement to any outfit.
About the Author
Lee Dobbins, an avid jewelry artisan and collector hosts http://www.jewelerati.com where you can learn more about gemstone jewelry
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