Build Your Gemstone Wardrobe

Today’s stylish woman has opportunities open to her that the great beauties of time would have envied! Even Catherine the Great’s wealth or Cleopatra’s power couldn’t bring them the selection of colored gemstones available today. The best part is you don’t have to be a queen or empress to afford them!

Like flowers, colored gemstones come in every hue, tone and saturation. Both are born of Nature and evolve into something exquisite. But, unlike flowers whose beauty fades with time, the beauty of colored gemstones is everlasting.

Colored gemstone jewelry is elegant, affordable and available in an infinite array of colors and combinations. Armed with a little knowledge and a minimal investment, you can create a colored gemstone wardrobe that reflects your personality and makes an unforgettable statement about you.

Building a wardrobe of colored gemstone jewelry is an exhilarating experience – as well as a lasting investment. Like the perfect navy suite, leather pumps and white silk blouse that form the foundation of your wardrobe, so too, are the basics that make up the building blocks of your jewelry wardrobe.

To build your colored gemstone jewelry wardrobe, begin with the items you will wear most of the time – a ring, a pendant or necklace, a pair of earrings or perhaps a pin or brooch.

Ask yourself: what colored gemstones will best complement the clothes I wear? If you wear a lot of black, navy and gray, why not jazz up the outfit with a fiery red gemstone such as a Ruby, Garnet or pink Tourmaline? The gemstone’s brilliant color will be a punctuation point for the muted tones.

Is your wardrobe based on classic earth tones? Liven up your outfits with jewelry of Citrine, Peridot, Garnet and Topaz. Do you love the soft elegance of pastels? Enhance them with cultured Pearls, Aquamarines, Tourmalines and Peridots.

Do you prefer hot colors or cool? You can use colored gemstones that match your wardrobe colors, or you can experiment and create excitement using colored gemstones that contrast with the hues.

If you would like to match the colors in your wardrobe, you can create excitement by wearing a combination of Sapphire, Emeralds, Amethysts or Iolites complemented with Pearls and Moonstones. If you want to contrast the colors, have fun by wearing your Sapphire earrings with a bright red suite or your Citrine ring with your green dress. Be daring and mix contrasting colors in a piece of jewelry the way an artist would mix colors when creating an exciting painting. Wearing colored gemstone jewelry will make your statement of style your very own.

Use colored gemstones to complement the tone of your skin, the color of your eyes and the highlights of your hair. Choose a colored gemstone necklace or earrings to bring rich color closer to your face.

Want to draw attention to those baby blues? How about earrings set with Aquamarine or blue Topaz? Are you a brunette with golden or red highlights? Accentuate the richness of your hair with earrings of yellow Sapphire, Rhodolite Garnet or Citrine.

After you’ve put together the basics, it’s time to branch out to additional jewelry pieces that either match or contrast with what you already own. Consider a stylish bangle or necklace combining several different colored gemstones that can complement other pieces in your collection or can be worn alone to make a strong fashion statement.

Building a wardrobe of colored gemstone jewelry is easy, affordable and fun. Consider your colored gemstone jewelry your best fashion investment – one guaranteed to give you a lifetime of wearing pleasure.