How many jewels to wear? Is the watch okay with an evening dress? And the rose gold … Six rules to break, but you be attention ♦ ︎
Do not wear a watch in the evening. Diamonds are allowed only after 6pm. Pink gold is of poor quality. These are some of the rules that have been respected by generations of women for many years. Those, at least, of a certain social class. Even today there are those who follow them. But do they still make sense? Here are six rules concerning the jewels that are all or partly outdated. But, be careful: provided you do not bury even the aesthetic sense.
Rule number 1 Rose gold is of poor quality
At the beginning of the nineteenth century rose gold was very popular in Russia and for this reason it was also known as Russian gold. Pink gold is obtained by adding copper to pure, yellow gold. Of course, too much copper makes the alloy less precious and also of a too heavy tone. Today, however, it is not like that anymore. The rose gold is back in fashion and the jewelers carefully dose the amount of copper in order not to get an excessively charged color. Better, however, choose jewelry made with a metal not too red.
Rule number 2 Pearls are worn only after age 40
The classic string of pearls has been for decades the jewel of mature women, to wear with classic clothes: a cashmere sweater or blouse and suit were the uniforms of entire generations. Today, however, pearls are used by many jewelers even in a very creative way. And a pearl necklace can also be worn very well on jeans.
Rule number 3 No diamonds before 6pm
Know that the rule is still in force. But they are bound to respect it only in a few, for example members of the British royal family. Yes, Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle can not wear jewels with diamonds before the evening, that is by convention before 6pm. With one exception, however: engagement rings or diamond jewelery are allowed in some special ceremonies. And the rest of the world? Do not worry about rules like these. Engagement rings aside, which are always allowed, earrings, necklaces and bracelets can be worn, provided you have them. But as long as the context is adequate: important shows, elegant parties, ceremonies. In short, to go to the office or shopping with diamonds is completely excessive.
Rule number 4 In the evening, the watch is not to wear
Once, for a woman, to go out of the house at night meant a special occasion. The watch was taken by her husband or boyfriend, so it was not necessary for a woman to wear it. Fortunately it’s not like that anymore. But the watch must be considered, however, as an accessory to be coordinated with the rest of the dress. A sporty brown leather strap does not suit an elegant black evening dress. Better, maybe a watch with a white or yellow gold knit strap with a small watch-case.
Rule number 5 Do not mix gold and silver
This rule is passed. There are even jewelers who offer earrings, rings or bracelets at the same time as gold and silver. Rather, it is the quality of the jewel that matters. The silver that is passed for white gold is certainly not a great idea. A design jewel that uses both gold and silver can be very precious. And different jewels? Also in this case what counts is the combination, the mix of styles that must be pleasant and homogeneous.
Rule number 6 Never wear over five jewels
Of course, turning into a Christmas tree is not even recommended today. But it can be fun to wear many different bracelets, or stack thin rings. In this way the roof of five jewels can be easily overcome. The real problem, if anything, is to choose the right ones. Increasing the number is not a guarantee of a pleasant effect.