How to Select the Best Jewellery For You.

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How to Select the Best Jewellery For YOU...

For thousands of years now both men and women have adorned themselves with decoration in the form of jewellery. Whether it was made from wood, wool, metal or stones the purpose was the same - to enhance or create a beautiful appearance.

Regardless if you are looking for jewellery to compliment a formal outfit or for your daily wear you certainly want the jewellery you choose to draw attention to your best features and maybe camouflage those less than desirable areas of your appearance that you're unhappy with. Your choice of jewellery style will subtly affect others perceptions of you.

Here are just a few tips to remember when choosing the most flattering styles of jewellery for you.

Choosing a Necklace

Whether you are Tall, Average or Petite, your choice of jewellery can minimise or emphasise your size. If you want to create or emphasise a taller appearance then you should choose longer necklaces or 'V' shaped necklaces.

The size of the necklace should also be considered. Fuller figures can compliment their proportions with larger, chunkier pieces which of  course would ordinarily overwhelm a person with a smaller frame.

Choosing Earrings

Face shape is really important when choosing earrings. Face shapes are generally grouped as: oval, rectangle, round, heart shaped and square.

Individuals with an oval shaped face can usually wear any style while other people should look for styles that contrast their face shape. Selecting a hoop or button style for a round face would only emphasise the round shape. Square and long shapes in your earrings will de-emphasise the round face.

The same is true with other face shapes; a long, rectangular face shape should stay away from the long dangling earrings and should choose the smaller size studs instead. Square faces need the softness of the hoop or round shaped earrings and the heart shaped faces are always complimented with triangular shapes with a wide base that compliment the narrow shape of the chin. 

Choosing Bracelets and Rings

If you are animated with your hands when talking then you should take as much consideration to the jewellery you wear here as the jewellery that you wear near your face.

Similar guidelines should be followed with the braclets and rings as with the necklace choice. Women of average build and height will find a wider bracelet most complimentary. The more petite women should look for the more delicate pieces whilst the taller and fuller figured lady should layer small and wide bracelets, avoiding the very delicate pieces as they can tend to look lost in the whole look.

When selecting rings make sure the setting doesn't cover your knuckle which not only will cause your fingers to look short but obviously will interfere with your finger movements as well as your comfort.

Shorter fingers will benefit from oval settings while longer fingers look better with wide bands or simple, round settings.

While this very short overview may help influence what type of jewellery designs you select; you can be sure that there are many, many choices for all tastes and occasions regardless of your shape and size. You should always choose the jewellery that you'll love to wear over and over again because jewellery lasts a lifetime and you should always feel good in it.

So ultimately the choice you make is based on the decision; what makes you FEEL great...

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