When accessorising for a particular outfit, colour is important and using a wide range of gemstones, you can add a splash of colour to enhance the look.
Here are a few ideas on how to effectively use gemstone jewellery:
- Rubies Go With All Shades Of Blue – If you are planning to wear a blue mermaid gown to the prom, why not commission a set of ruby earrings? A ruby necklace or bracelet can really contrast with your outfit, while a deep red ruby ring is ideal.
- Amber & Black – If you are planning to wear that LBD, amber works in jewellery, as do clear diamonds. Rubies and garnet are other shades that work with black. Jade contrasts well with dark colours, or indeed any light colour gemstone goes well with black. You could wear black diamonds with a black dress; red or white high heel shoes would be the traditional choice.
- Aquamarine & Purple – If maroon or purple is your colour, accessorise with aquamarine. You may want to have a look at the loose aquamarine gemstones from Certified Diamond Network or from a custom jeweller in your area. They let you choose every aspect of the piece. You might be planning to create a family heirloom piece that will be handed down from generation to generation. It could be a ring or a necklace. Feel free to talk to a custom jeweller and see what they can come up with.
- Green With Pink – Wearing a primarily pink outfit offers lots of colour contrasts; emeralds, jade or aquamarine are ideal gemstones to wear with a pink dress. Of course, you could match with pink diamonds or a pair of pink diamond earrings.
- Green With Yellow – Yellow is a bright colour and ideal colours to contrast include shades of green or turquoise. Rubies also work well with shades of yellow, as do garnet. Amber matches well with primrose yellow, while yellow diamonds are also ideal.
- Red Rubies & Green – If you’re planning to wear a green dress, rubies are the perfect gemstones to include in your accessories. If you would like to create a stunning piece of jewellery, search online for a leading custom jeweller and they can take your concept and create the perfect engagement or wedding ring.
- Everything Goes With White – Wearing a white gown for your wedding really does give you carte blanche regarding colours for accessories. Of course, diamonds are traditional at weddings and there’s no better time to have jewellery made than a wedding.
- Skin Tone – The tone of your skin also should be taken into account when selecting gemstone colours; a light complexion works well with reds, greens and blues, while darker skin favours yellow and pinks.
If your jewellery box looks empty and you would like to create bespoke jewellery, talk to a custom jeweller, who has access to raw uncut stones at trade prices. When accessorising for a special occasion, it’s always a good idea to experiment. Lay out all your jewellery and put on your chosen outfit, then stand in front of your mirror and experiment.