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Avoid these mistakes and truly enjoy your jewellery.

Jewelry is pretty, fun, and great at making a mediocre outfit look amazing, so chances are, if you love fashion, you love jewelry.

Chances are, if that’s the case, you are making one or more of these common jewelry mistakes…

Not knowing anything about jewelry

Common mistake jewelry lovers make is not knowing their silver from their white gold or their 4- carat from their 5-carat diamonds – something you can read more about If that sounds familiar, it could be time to do some research. Why? Because it will stop you from getting ripped off for one thing, and for another, it will help you make more ethical choices when buying your favorite fashion accessories. It’s also not as hard as you might think! 

Not switching it up

image: Martin Brown & Kenhon Anderson, GQ

Not only that, but if you wear your jewelry every day, it will start to get grubby and lose its sheen, so give it a break and rotate your jewelry, which brings us to…

Not cleaning your jewelry

Some women never clean their jewelry, like ever, and that means it starts to look less than impressive. You want your bling to sparkle, which means every two weeks or so, you should take it off and carefully wash it with warm soapy water, and a toothbrush. Be gentles to avoid loosening any gems and once you’re finished, it will look like a whole new piece!

Not matching jewelry to your coloring

There’s a lot to be said for choosing jewelry simply because you like the way it looks, but if you want to truly look amazing when you’ve got your bling on, it makes sense to match your jewelry to your coloring. For example, if you have a cool skin tone, blue, red, and purple gems look the best, as does silver, and white gold. If, however, you have a warm skin tone, including black skin, yellows, greens, oranges, and yellow gold will look best on you. You’ll be pleased to know that diamonds look great on everyone though!

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Not looking at the ethics of your jewelry

Okay, so this won’t make you look like a fashion victim, but it could help to prevent you from having a hand in the victimization of others. It is a sad fact of life that the fashion industry isn’t the most ethical, and many jewels and gems are mined by slaves or taken in such a way that they have a negative impact on the earth. Buying ethical jewelry will not only feel good, but it will also look better because of the healthy glow you have from doing good.

Avoid these mistakes and truly enjoy your jewelry.

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