Statement Jewellery - everything you need to know

Statement Jewellery - everything you need to know

There's a lot of styling advice out there saying how important it is to add jewellery to upgrade your day to day looks, but do you ever feel like you jewellery collection just isn't cutting it or is maybe missing that next level of something that makes you feel like you always have the right thing for every occasion?

If this sounds like you, don't worry you're not alone and there's a simple way to bump up your jewellery and styling game a notch...

Statement jewellery is a brilliant way for everyone to add a touch of personality, style and fun to any outfit. Not only does it enhance your look but it is also a great opportunity to wear something that makes you happy and feel like you.

Though statement jewellery pieces often more bold, they are still timeless because they are unique to you and your style. This theme also fits in perfectly with 2024 jewellery trends which feature big, bright and bold jewellery pieces that embody uniqueness. If big and bold isn't your thing, statement jewellery can be as extravagant or simple as you like - just something that adds a touch more of something special to your outfit.


What makes a statement?

The term 'statement jewellery' is often thrown around, but what does it actually entail? Here's what we think is an excellent, easy way to elevate normal, everyday jewellery into statement jewellery (not that statement jewellery can't be worn every day too!).


Statement Stones

Having a jewellery piece that features a statement gemstone can instantly make a statement. There are so many gemstones out there which means there is a variety of every colour, shape and size so it's impossible not to find something you love. Some of these gemstones include:

Opal - if you love colour, sparkle, dimension, uniqueness and admiring the beauties of nature, then you'd love opals. Australian Boulder Opals are an exquisit nature gemstone, each is so unique with its colouring and patterns. Some opals are even picture stones, meaning the patterns in the stone resemble a scene or landscape - there's a picture in the stones that tells a story!

Australian sapphires - although they are most famous for that rich blue colour, sapphires come in a wide range of colours. These stones pack a punch with the twinkle factor as they catch the light in stunning ways. Some sapphire gemstones have more than one colour within them - these are parti sapphires! Sapphire jewellery gives a more traditional look to a design, although your choice of sapphire colour can make it unique and personal to you.

Many, many more! There are many otrher gemstones that glow with colour, class and unique design. Diamonds, morganite, spinel and aquamarine are just a few.


How do you find the right statement piece for you?

Because statement jewellery is unique and stands out, it's important to find the right piece just for you. The most important thing about choosing your statement jewellery is to make sure you love it! As long as it's something that makes you feel special when you wear it, you can't go wrong.

However, it can be hard to know where to start look for that statement jewellery piece that just feels right. So here are a few tips to keep in mind when on the hunt for your next statement jewellery piece...


What jewellery do you already own?

This may seem like a  given, but taking a look at the jewellery you already own is a great place to get started. It lets you know what styles, metals (gold, silver, etc.) and stones you like in your jewellery. It's also good to see what types of everyday jewellery you wear the most. We all have our go to's, for some it's rings, others love earrings, and others still gravitate to pendants. Knowing what type of jewellery you wear the most and feel the most comfortable in is a great indicator of where you should start looking for statement jewellery.

Knowing what jewellery you already have also allows you to pick a statement piece that you'll be able to mix and match with your usual jewellery collection!


What colour or style of clothes do you wear most?

If you go down the coloured statement jewellery route, knowing that main colours in your wardrobe means you can look for a colourful jewellery piece that will match (or contrast for a bolder look!) you general rotation of colours. If blues are your colours, a lovely vibrant blue gemstone will enhance all your clothes, or you could go for a contrasting look and embrace another colour like a vibrant green to add dimension and playfulness to your wardrobe.

Similarly, having a think about the style of clothes you wear can help guide which type of statement jewellery to get (ring, earrings, pendant, bracelet, etc.). For example, if you love wearing patterned or textured tops, perhaps a statement ring or earnings would stand out more.


Is your style more minimalist, maximalist or somewhere in between?

Finally, knowing if you gravitate towards minimal designs or love going all out with maximalist vibes or if you're anywhere in between, helps you know how much of a statement you want your statement jewellery to make. The features in jewellery that make a statement all come on a spectrum from more subtle to as bold as you can imagine! Though when we think of statement jewellery we tend to visualise big, colourful, unmissable pieces but statement pieces could be as simple as a pair of earrings that are a bit bigger than you'd usually go for, or a ring with a pop of colour.

There is something out there for everyone, whether statement jewellery is your thing or something you'd like to branch into more, there's no denying that having the combination of good jewellery basics AND some statement jewellery means you have something fit for every occasion.

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