While diamonds instantly add a luxe vibe to your outfit, there’s a little more room for experimentation with
gemstone and pearl jewelry
. Adorning your neckline with a turquoise necklace, say, adds a dressy touch that’s appealingly down-to-earth. What’s more, shopping for gemstone necklaces and pearls on Groupon is a great way to accessorize without breaking the bank.
Show Off Your Personality...
Is your wardrobe awash in neutrals? Gemstones
add a pop of color to everyday ensembles
, and a single stone worn over a turtleneck or nestled between a V-neck looks pretty classic. Go big or go small depending on the impression you want to make (here’s
what you need to know when shopping for gemstones
). If you’re not sure which color to choose, keep it personal and try a birthstone pendant. And if you want more of a casual-cool vibe, slip on some ripped
and a favorite
and layer a gemstone necklace with other chains and pendants—just go easy on the rest of your accessories.
...Or Channel Hollywood Glam
If you want to accessorize for a cocktail party or a wedding, look to the greats of yesteryear: they
knew how to wear jewelry. A prime example is Audrey Hepburn and her iconic pearl necklace. To modernize Holly Golightly’s look, skip the updo and go for a strand necklace instead of her chunky piece
(the tiara is strictly optional)
. An amber necklace or opal necklace is similarly eye-catching but not in-your-face; look for a simple setting without extraneous detail if you want to wear it for years to come.