Your Jewelry Personality?

By First Posted: Aug 11, 2005 Thu 12:00 AM Updated: Dec 7, 2007 Fri 2:29 AM

When you shop for jewelry, do you gravitate toward the classics like pearls, diamonds and gold or are you drawn to the newest jewelry trends? Whatever your taste in jewelry, accessories are as much a part of your personal style as the clothes you wear.

Finding your personal style comes from inside. It means wearing what you like and what you know makes you look good. That doesn't necessarily mean spending a huge amount of money; rather, it's expressing who you are whether you're wearing a designer label or a thrift store find.

The great thing about jewelry is that is lets women express their personalities, sometimes even more so than their wardrobe does. For example, if your job requires you to wear a conservative suit when you're more comfortable in bright colors, you can let your style shine through by wearing a pair of sparkling earrings or a fabulous bracelet.

Pearls Offer Perennial Style

Pearls never go out of style -- a single strand of pearls is a perfect accent for everything from a little black cocktail dress to jeans and a t-shirt. Multi-color pearls, either in single strands or in groups, add pizzazz to any wardrobe. Pearls are not necessarily perfectly round, either. Oval or slightly flattened pearls are interesting variations.

Pearls are not just for necklaces, either. You'll find a wonderful array of Tahitian pearl rings, bracelets and earrings to complement any outfit at Jewelry Television.

Opt for cultured or freshwater pearls instead of faux pearls which can chip. Also look for pearls that are individually knotted between each pearl instead of just strung one after the other. That's a sign of quality.

Briolette Bursts onto the Scene

If you're looking for something more trendy and modern, briolette jewelry has been making the scene. Fashioned from tear or pear-shaped gemstones cut in triangular facets, these pieces come in a rainbow of colors, including amethyst, peridot, garnet, citrine and tourmaline.

Briolette is beautiful and dramatic. It can be fun and modern like a citrine dangle pendant with silk cord, or drop dead glamorous like a pair of chandelier-style diamond earrings with one yellow sapphire and two green sapphire briolette dangles.

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