Since jewellery says a lot about your social status and style, it is advisable that you choose and wear it right. Here are a few pointers.

  • Never wear a necklace when wearing a halter neck outfit. It does not work, at all.
  • Avoid wearing elaborate necklaces when the outfit's neckline is rich with embroidered design.
  • The beauty of both the necklace and outfit disappear.
  • Studs are great for simplicity. They are available in different colours around town, so stock up on a variety.
  • Studs are also fabulous for business presentations because they draw attention away from your body, meaning you will capture the people's attention better.
  • Studs do not go out of fashion, so you can wear them over and over again.
  • It is good to buy sets of jewellery, like a matching necklace, bracelet, earrings and brooch. But if they are large and noticeable, do not wear the whole set at the same time or you will look overdressed.
  • Chunky is good, but wearing two or three necklaces at a go is an overkill. And, it makes one look cheap.
  • Do you have a long neck? Invest in chokers as they will help you show off the beauty of your neck.
  • Wear an elaborate necklace when you have a simple and plain outfit on. It will liven up your look.
  • Buy jewellery that matches your existing wardrobe. Instead of buying an outfit to match your existing jewellery set.
  • If your sets of jewellery are small and discreet, wear more pieces of the collection for a look that is classic and stylish.
  • Sets of jewellery can also be mixed and matched to create a harmonious blend in your presence.
  • When wearing a pendant, it matters how low it falls. Make sure the pendant does not go below the neckline of the blouse.
  • If you want to wear a large and colourful necklace, choose colours that make you look radiant because you will be wearing it close to your face.
  • Those loud and elaborate necklaces can be worn with clothes that leave the back and most of your chest bare.
  • Jingly bracelets are great for social gatherings, but inappropriate for the workplace and business meetings.
  • When going to work, wear discreet and understated bangles or chains.
  • Get the right size of bracelet so that it does not slip over your fingers.
  • When wearing large earrings, make sure they do not over-shadow your face. Jewellery must complement, not kill your looks.
  • When choosing jewellery, ask yourself what it will do to your outfit. Should the jewellery be a center-piece (get noticed), underrated or is it intended to compliment?
  • Pearls are timeless. Every elegant woman should have a collection.
  • Do not settle for cheap imitations. Buy the real thing. Spare some cash and get real gold, or silver. Quality gives you an aura of great style.
  • If you cannot afford real gold, buy items that have at least a 10-year guarantee. Such jewellery does not easily fade.
  • Mind where you keep your jewels. Get a beautiful jewellery box with exquisite detail.
  • Want to wear anklets? Keep them for your casual wardrobe. They have no place in the business world.
  • Earrings are lovely accessories, but do not fill the entire ear lobe with these. You may end up looking horrendous.
  • If you are wearing an outfit with busy prints, keep your look simple by wearing basic jewellery.
  • Do not wear dress rings on all your fingers otherwise, you will be an eye-sore to all everyone. Team a dress ring with a bracelet and matching necklace for a chic party look.
  • Danglers are great especially for parties.

Wear a long strand of pearls and tie them in a knot. Team the necklace with a matching bracelet and earrings.