Legend has it that an emerald placed under your tongue will allow you to see the future.
We don't know about that, but we do know that emerald jewellery will make you look dazzling. Emeralds have captivated eyes and imaginations for centuries with their deep green sparkle, and they are still one of the most popular gemstones you can buy.
One of the reasons emeralds are so popular is because they are among the rarest gemstones on the planet. The vivid tones are said to represent love and rebirth, as green is a colour typically associated with spring. Emeralds are also the birthstone for May, said to give their wearers youth and good fortune!
Once you get your hands on emerald jewellery, you want to do the stone justice by wearing it well. In honour of May's birthstone, here are our best tips for styling the glittering green gem.
Emeralds are such a brilliant colour that you have to be careful about what shades you pair them with.
Emeralds are such a brilliant colour that you have to be careful about the shades you pair them with. When choosing your outfit, keep it simple: loud wardrobe pieces can compete with your jewellery, distracting the eye and overwhelming your finished look.
The best colours for your outfit are neutrals. Black is ideal as it makes a great backdrop for emeralds, allowing their colour and depth to stand out.
Emeralds can be bold and make a strong statement. Because of this, you may need to balance them other, simpler pieces of jewellery. For example, if you are wearing this spectacular yellow gold emerald and diamond band on your finger, you may want to even out your look with these demure yellow gold ball stud earrings.
When choosing other jewellery to go with your emeralds, bear in mind that the green gems work best on their own. Wearing other gemstones can make the different colours compete for attention. Diamonds are an exception, so simple diamond accessories work perfectly with emerald jewellery.
While emeralds with emeralds can look gorgeous, you should take the size of the pieces into account. If you are wearing a large necklace at the same time as heavy earrings, you run the risk of looking overdone. If you want to wear a set, make sure that each piece is smaller and more demure.
Hair and makeup
Keep your hair and makeup elegant and simple. Emeralds are classic, so they look best with sophisticated styling. Neutral makeup and an understated hair style will allow your jewellery to be the focal point of your look. People won't be able to tear their eyes away – prepare to be showered with compliments!
Emeralds are special stones and as such should be treated with special care. They are brittle stones, which means that although they are not easily scratched, they can chip or crack if knocked. Bumps and smudges can damage your precious emeralds, so try to protect your stones from as much contact as possible.
When putting together an outfit involving emeralds, you should always put your jewellery on last, after your makeup, hair and clothes. For emerald rings, it's best to avoid wearing them on your dominant hand, as this can help you keep them safe from accidental bumps.
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