Like everything else in this modern world, the world of what’s what in jewelry has moved on. There was an argument this year that white women shouldn’t wear hoop earrings because to do so is an act of cultural appropriation. There’s a whole minefield, right there. Let’s sidestep it and look at some trends which should be safe.
Hopefully talking about stud earrings will not cause a problem. Studs can be big or small, gold or silver or a precious stone. They are the sort of thing you can wear to the office or work without drawing too much attention to yourself, or you can put on high-wattage diamonds for evening wear and be sure to look great.
Old Mine Diamonds
This is a cut of diamond which you might consider for engagement rings London. In the past when diamond cutters had less technology available to them, they had to cut the diamond in a way that, well, looks a little bit old-fashioned when compared with the brilliant diamonds of today. These cuts are famous for their warmth and color. It is a different look from a modern cut, but it has an elegance all of its own.
A dainty necklace
You can say a lot with a necklace that’s not very big. It doesn’t have to be something large and showy that you’d wear to an event like the Oscars or the BAFTAs, but there are times when a teardrop diamond hanging from a platinum chain is the epitome of simplicity and still manages to be jaw-dropping.
The key with this piece of jewelry is that it is quite subtle. That doesn’t necessarily mean that it is little, but the old adage that less can actually be more applies here.
In the past, lockets were more important than they are today. When there were no selfies, putting a lock of hair of your loved one, or even better a miniature portrait, in a small gold case worn close to the heart was the ultimate in romantic gifts. It didn’t even need to be between lovers. A mother might wear her children’s hair.
The outside of the locket is the part on show. It doesn’t necessarily have to be heart-shaped. It can be anything because it’s what inside that has the sentimental value.
Something that Grandma wore
This is something that will never fade away. You might not wear it every day, you might add it to something more contemporary, but if it came from Grandma’s jewelry box you have by definition got a winner.
Does it really go out of fashion?
Jewelry does go out of fashion, there is no getting around it. But remember, it is made from materials which are eternal. Gold has the value it has because we have valued it since the days of antiquity.
If you’re wondering if you can still wear something specific, here’s a question to ask yourself. Do you like it? That’s the absolute best question. If you do like it, who is anyone to tell you no.