Defining your Jewellery style
When it comes to wearing Jewellery you may have a few different styles which you use to express yourself or a very specific Jewellery style. However, you might not have a Jewellery style that you identify with! We are here to give a few tips and tricks to help you uncover your signature jewellery style.
Everyone will have a unique Jewellery style that is unique to them. When uncovering your jewellery style, as with any creative process it is helpful to try and short circuit the brain and its function to think and in this case, overthink.
A helpful tool we use to minimise the brains function of overthinking is to quickly flick through magazines pulling out any Jewellery images that grab your attention (not pausing to think why, how, if….).
You can apply the same method digitally to help define your Jewellery syle. Looking through images on pinterest, instagram or google, saving any Jewellery images that grab your attention. The trick is to grab and save the image as soon as it gets your attention before you start to analyze why it grabbed your attention. Try not to judge or critique the images, just save them if they pulled you. Once you have gathered at least 20 – 30 images (the more the merrier) take a break, grab a cup of tea or coffee and then come back to your images.
You will need your images laid out like a collage so that you can see them simultaneously. Now you can begin to get curious! Look for the commonalities in the Jewellery pieces.
You might be surprised by your findings, that you do indeed have a defiant Jewellery style.
Just like when you walk into someones home, the way their home is decorated, ornaments, furniture, paintings, there is often a sense of continuity. We are all constantly designing, though we usually are doing it unconsciously.
When looking over your Jewellery images, defining your Jewellery style, start noticing the boldness of the Jewellery pieces.
- Are they fine dainty jewellery pieces or are they bold chunky jewellery pieces?
- Are more of the images of gold jewellery or are there more silver jewellery images or a balance of both?
- Do you have images of diamond jewellery pieces, gemstone jewellery pieces?
- Do you have multiple images of a specific colour gemstone or a tonal range or gemstones?
You can then begin to look more closely at each image.
- if your Jewellery pieces house stones, how are the stones set into the precious metal?
- Are they housed with claw settings, a bezel setting a mix of both?
- Is there a cluster of gemstones or diamonds or a single stone? What are the similarities of the Jewellery forms between your images?
- Are the edges soft and round or are they angular and square?
- Is the precious metal thick and chunky or is it fine and dainty?
Through this process, we hope that you will begin to define your Jewellery style. You do not need to label your style or be immediately clear on your Jewellery style. Though you will personally begin to get a sense of what your style is through what you like and what you don’t like in Jewellery. The more attention you start to pay to Jewellery the clearer you will become.
Some people like to stick to a few pieces of bespoke Jewellery or a few pieces of classic jewellery, pieces that are their everyday pieces. Whereas some people like to have a different pair of earrings for every single outfit. Where ever it is that you fit in, your signature style is what matters most.
Let us help you create your signature Jewellery piece today, contact us!