Jewellery etiquette

Jewellery trends, as well as fashion in general, are constantly changing and each season brings with it new designs and above all different ways of wearing them.
In this article we will take a step back in history to understand more about jewellery etiquette, but above all to find out what are the rules to follow when choosing the right piece of jewellery to wear on any occasion.

Jewellery etiquette used to be very strict. For example, diamonds could never be worn during the day and never before the age of 40, just as pearls were absolutely out with casual wear.

Modern jewellery etiquette is definitely more flexible. Diamonds and pearls for example have been cleared through customs and are worn not only on important occasions, but one can mix and match styles, patterns, colours and stones, as long as it is in good taste.
But one fundamental point remains firm: one needs measure and good taste when choosing jewellery.

1. How much jewellery to choose to wear
The basis of jewellery etiquette is: few, precious and of quality. Better to remove a piece of jewellery than to add it.
This rule also applies to rings; it is not at all chic to have your fingers filled with rings of various colours, sizes and styles.
To make sure you never go wrong, it is best to opt for studied simplicity, dosing jewellery wisely and sensibly, harmonising it with your look, face shape and silhouette.

2. Day and evening jewellery
On the assumption that to be chic one should not wear too much jewellery or anything too flashy.
Jewellery etiquette dictates that gold/silver chains, pearl necklaces, rings with medium-value stones (aquamarine, jade, lapis, turquoise, coral, morganite, etc.) should be worn during the day, while jewellery with diamonds, emeralds, rubies and sapphires is suitable for the evening.
In the same way, important jewellery is needed for important occasions, and the more important the jewellery, the less it needs to be worn!

3. Wearing the solitaire diamond and the chevalière
Jewellery etiquette dictates that if the brilliant solitaire is the engagement ring, it can be worn from morning to night without any problem. Ditto in the case of the diamond band.

4. How to match jewellery to the look
According to jewellery etiquette, the precious look should be chosen according to the situation and the outfit.
It is not advisable to match gaudy jewellery with a fancy dress full of colour, even though we have seen it paraded on the latest catwalks at Fashion Weeks around the world, let's just say that in everyday life, too much is too much.
On the other hand, on a sober look, you can show off the most unusual jewellery, with coloured stones, larger shapes and sizes and even in different materials. In short, if you have chosen an extravagant piece of jewellery, let it be the only one you wear.

Following these few and very simple rules will help you never make mistakes in the choice and matching of your jewellery and above all will make you always look elegant and fashionable.