Enliven Your Winter Wardrobe: 3 Easy Ways

This stunning ring will add that extra pop every winter wardrobe calls for.Many women might feel a little blue when the cold weather hits, but accenting your winter wardrobe with fun pieces can help cheer you up.

1. Pile on the bangle bracelets. During the winter a girl shouldn’t be afraid to stack bangles around her wrist. Don’t go overboard, but the addition of glittering bangles can take a winter wardrobe from drab to fab.

2. Opt for bright pieces: turquoise pendants, emerald earrings, pink sapphire bracelets. The easiest way to add a little cheer to your look is by adding color. Just because your winter clothes consist mainly of blacks and grays doesn’t mean a pop of color can’t be added. The best way to start the day is by throwing on your favorite piece of jewelry in a rich tone that immediately catches the eye.

3. Choose fun items: a cocktail ring with a unique embellishment or a pendant in an unexpected shape will create interest and be a fun accent to your outfit. Necklaces with interesting shapes and pendants are just one of many options for ladies during the winter. Cocktail rings with bright hued gems and intricate patterns make for excellent additions to anyone’s wardrobe.

Trouble deciding on rings? Wear them all!

You can never wear too many rings.Ever heard of the saying less is more? When it comes to sporting sexy jewelry, we’re going to have to politely disagree.

One of the biggest trends of the moment is to wear a bunch of rings at the same time. Women who have three or more pieces they adore can now don them all at the same time. The look lets people know that you’re a woman to whom attention must be paid.

We advise all girls to indulge in this trend, but ladies who are new to it should start off slow. Try sporting two to three different rings on one hand. Experiment with a large emerald cocktail ring, a diamond band and a sleek, silver item.

Today, rings are not just an afterthought – They are a key player in your jewelry ensemble. Dig into your treasure trove and you’re bound to come up with something fantastic.ADNFCR-2807-ID-19687303-ADNFCR

Fashion Advice From: Nurses

Safety and style are what nurses look for in jewelry
Safety and style are what nurses look for in jewelry
Nurses are an integral part of the health care system. They really keep it humming. My aunt Camille has been a nurse her whole career and now supervises teams of nurses. I recently asked her about what she and her co-workers wear for jewelry on the front lines of health care.

So, I bet that wearing scrubs all the time gets boring. How do nurses add sparkle to their work wear?
Well, not all nurses work on the floor or directly with patients. There are some nurses who don’t wear scrubs but the ones that do have a hard time adding a personal touch. Wearing protective gloves means that you really can’t wear big rings. Depending on the protocol at the workplace they might even require that nurses not wear rings at all. Our main goal is health and safety for everyone we care for – even ourselves! I think that earrings are probably the best way to add a unique touch.

When I started working in nursing almost 40 years ago we had to wear all white – you know the traditional nurses uniform. These days there are all kinds of patterns in scrubs and professional team wear that keep things from being too boring. I was recently in a pediatrician’s office and all the nurses there had on scrubs that the kids there loved.

Are there any trends in earrings that you’ve noticed on the nurses you work with?
Diamond stud earrings have always been popular. I think that anything small and conservative is a good bet. Dangle or long tear drop earrings aren’t safe or suitable for the professional setting. You want to have earrings that are easy to keep clean.

What about down time? What about Friday night?!
Ha! Are you kidding?! Lot of nurses work 12 hour shifts and they’re pooped when the work is done. Just like lots of other women, they work hard for their families when they get home. On special occasions though, when they can have a night out, the nurses I work with love to be pampered. Something special like bold gem earrings – or a long necklace is a lot of fun. They want to wear something that is normally off limits at work.

Time for Saint Patrick’s Day Fun

Saint Patricks Day is right around the corner!
Saint Patrick's Day is right around the corner!
Don’t get pinched this Saint Patrick’s Day; be sure you’re wearing some green! While an entire green outfit might make you look like a Christmas elf rather than a harbinger of spring, it’s easy to add just a touch of green with the right accessories.

You could really get into Saint Patrick’s Day with a clover design sterling silver pendant. Polished green agate and diamond accents in this pendant won’t pinch your wallet either at just $85.

When lots of folks think of green jewelry they think of emeralds. Emeralds have a beautiful, intense and radiant green. The green of the emerald is the color of life and of springtime. They’re definitely a great way to add green to any outfit this spring.

For a fresh and modern look this Saint Patrick’s Day, you could try a less traditional gemstone like green chrome diopside. Lush green tones sparkle gorgeously in this elegantly unusual diopside pendant. While perfect for springtime, this pendant’s bright green color will carry you right into sunny summer days. Honestly, it would even be a great choice for parties. It’s definitely a versatile piece for your jewelry collection.

On the Street: Classy Multiple Strand Pearl Necklace

Classy Multiple Strand Pearl Necklace
Classy Multiple Strand Pearl Necklace
I was recently out and about at a charity art auction and spotted the women pictured here and her great outfit. I spoke to her and she said that she bought her dress at a local thrift shop! Can you imagine? That dress was such a find! Even though she’s already super skinny, the dress fits her well because the waistline rests right at her thinnest area. The way the dress gathers at the waist poofs out the dress a bit and hides any hippy imperfections she might have. The clingly black top is also very slimming. The hemline accentuates her long legs. It’s a great look!

She pairs this classy look with a multiple stand pearl necklace with a dramatically large clasp. It’s a great way to add presence to a relatively simple ensemble. A pearl ring is a great way to complete the look. While pearls are relatively delicate gems and needs special care, they make for really unique rings.

Of course, you don’t have to stick to a traditional white pearl necklace. Dusky and dramatic, black pearls are the perfect look for someone who craves opulence and intrigue. Black pearl jewelry is a great addition to you jewelry collection. It’s perfect for an evening out!

We’re all about gemstone cocktail rings

A topaz ring is the perfect addition to any outfit. With all of the fuss about engagement rings lately, we’ve been paying a lot of attention to diamonds. (Can you blame us?) But for today, we turned our attention to cocktail rings – those sparkling, colorful baubles that can make any woman grin from ear to ear.

And they come in so many colors! Rubies! Emeralds! Sapphires! (Can you hear the maniacal edge to our voice?)

Instead of the huge rocks of yesteryear (which, for the record, we have nothing against) today’s cocktail rings are a little more delicately-wrought. Think about a host of small, glittering stones set in a soft web of delicate gold. Or sleek, minimalist bands beset with ting gems. We could go on, but you get the idea.

And don’t be shy about picking one up for yourself – a cocktail ring is a staple of any woman’s jewelry arsenal. Whenever you need to amp it up a notch, just pull out the big guns and talk with your hands.
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