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Essential Jewelry Styles You Need to Know in 2022

Essential Jewelry Styles You Need to Know in 2022

Did you know that the oldest piece of handmade jewelry is a necklace of shell beads created 150,000 years ago in what is now Morocco? Humans have always loved to decorate themselves with jewelry, and custom handmade jewelry of the modern age is full of different colors and materials that you can effortlessly match with whatever you feel like wearing for the day.

But if you are not very skilled at finding the best jewelry for you and pairing it with your daily look, you might not know where to start. Keep reading and learn more about great handmade jewelry styles you should try right away. 

Learn How to Layer Your Jewelry 

No matter whether you have emerald and opal jewelry or sleeping beauty turquoise jewelry, there are numerous ways in which you can layer your favorite pieces and create new looks each time. The great thing about layering is that you can do it with any kind of jewelry including rings, engagement rings, necklaces, bracelets, and so on. But before you go crazy with layering your jewelry, you should keep in mind that there is such a thing as going overboard.

Even if you often buy jewelry and have many different pieces at home, that doesn't mean you should wear them all at once. Each piece of jewelry has its own unique beauty, but some of that beauty can get lost if you mix it with a dozen other pieces of jewelry. Your overall look can also start to seem a little all over the place when you take layering to the extreme.

For that reason, it's best to start slow and then build upon your jewelry later on to see what ways you can best layer your jewelry. If you're looking to layer opal jewelry for sale, starting with necklaces can be a great starting point since necklaces are one of the easiest things to layer. Since necklaces come in all different sizes and lengths, you can experiment with different ways to layer them. 

The aim of layering necklaces is to make your neck look long and to make sure your face is in full view. For that reason, layering your necklaces in a way that draws attention up to your face is ideal. You can do this by layering shorter necklaces over longer necklaces.

You can layer bracelets and rings in this way as well. Layering earrings can be difficult, but it is certainly possible. 

Don’t Forget About Your Earrings

The problem with earrings is that people often forget they exist. It can be easy to forget about your earrings, especially if they're small, because they are comfortable and they don't often get in the way. But if you don't switch out your earrings every so often, you are wasting the effort it took to get your ears pierced in the first place. 

The great thing about earrings is that there is a pair for every style and every event. This is especially true for handmade earrings which come in all sorts of colorful gemstones and materials that you won't find in traditional jewelry stores. But how should you go about choosing the right earrings for your style?

As a rule of thumb, your earrings should frame your face. This way, your face will be front and center no matter what else you're wearing. You should also match your earrings to your hair and eye color so that the earrings themselves won't be too distracting and take away from your face.

It can be more difficult to choose earrings if you have long hair since your hair will end up covering the earrings. In this case, try going for larger and more noticeable earrings such as hoops. Also, keep in mind that you don't have to change into a new pair of earrings for special occasions alone. 

There's nothing stopping you from switching out your earrings a few times a week or even every day. Doing this can ensure that your look is always fresh and unique. Even if you're only going to work, putting in a pair of earrings you haven't worn in a while can give both your outfit and your self-confidence a boost. 

Wear What Makes You Happy

Many people end up submitting themselves to the most recent fashion and jewelry trends simply because they're in style for that month or year. They might not even like those trends but wear them anyway. Don't let this be you.

Even though a particular look might be in fashion for now, it won't be in a few months, so why bother following it if you don't even like it all that much? Instead of wearing what's popular, try thinking more about what kind of jewelry styles you personally like. Maybe rose gold jewelry might be trending but you prefer to wear opal jewelry instead.

By choosing the jewelry that makes you happy, you can let your personality shine. People will be able to see some of your stylish tastes just by seeing what kind of jewelry you're wearing. The more you wear jewelry that fits your tastes, the more you will be able to refine your tastes and truly find a style that fits you and you alone. 

What You Need to Know About Custom Handmade Jewelry Styles

When it comes to custom handmade jewelry, you can style it in a million different ways and still have plenty of unique styles to discover. By layering your jewelry, changing out your earrings every so often, and wearing jewelry that makes your personality shine, you'll never be lacking in style. 

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