Gemstones as Fashion Items
Gemstones are mainly used as decorative objects and many of them will end up on very special items in your home. However, not many people use them as fashion items or accessories because they believe them to be somewhat outdated and uninspired. However, there is a way in which you can wear gem stones as fashion items without looking or feeling like your grandmother. Here are some of the things you need to watch out for when wearing gemstones.
You usually see gem stones as fashion items and accessories in very large chunks. This looked good 15 years ago or more, these days what you want is small and very stylish gem stones that go almost unnoticed without some proper accessories. For example, earrings with gem stones don't need to be as big as your thumb, you can easily find smaller and more elegant ones. The same goes for necklaces and pendants, look for the smaller ones.
There is also the problem with the colors. Most of the time gem stones come in a variety of very bright colors that look unnatural and should be avoided. Find softer colors, maybe even clear gem stones. These look a lot less invasive to the people that you meet and you will also be able to match them with a lot more outfits. For example, the clear ones go with mostly everything you have in your closet and even if they are a bit more elegant, you can wear them with casual outfits as well without raising eyebrows.
Gemstones as fashion items have a very large advantage besides all the issues, they are very affordable. If worked on properly and smoothed to a perfect finish, gem stones can look like a million dollars and no one will even know that you only paid less than 100 for that necklace. I have seen gem stones shaped to look like diamonds and when looking at them standing a couple of feet away you couldn't tell the difference. Now, since no one is carrying a magnifying glass around with them, you certainly get away with it.
Gemstones are often called semi-precious stones, but as we mentioned earlier, they are affordable and can look amazing if the craftsman properly finished the stones. Also, because there is no need for any other type of manufacturing for most gem stones, the price doesn't increase one bit. There are a lot of colors and types of gem stones, so be sure to choose the one that suites you best. For example, some retailers claim that different types of gem stones suite different zodiacal signs. So, if you believe that a gem stone might bring you luck, look for the one that matches your birth sign.
Gem stones can also be part of the outfit because some manufacturers integrate them in evening dresses and elegant clothing. That might be one of the best ideas if you want to wear gem stones. Be careful though about the color and size of the stones as we mentioned earlier. Gemstones that are too big will certainly look out of place and too brightly colored ones will not be as elegant as you might think.
Finally, all we can say is that gem stones are there for you when you need something elegant and stylish, but you don't want to spend too much money. After all, it is an affordable item, so make sure you give it a try next time you are looking for some jewelry.
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