Building up your jewellery collection is a lot of fun, but if you don’t know how to pair your jewellery with your favourite looks, you can feel a bit stumped. Antique and vintage jewellery can be so unique and unusual – this is one reason why we love it so much! The more unique the piece, however, the more you might fret over which outfit it goes best with. Well, here at AC Silver, we say let your creativity flow. When it comes to pairing diamond jewellery with your outfit, there are no steadfast rules, and everyone will suit slightly different styles. Saying that, we can certainly give you some pointers to get you started.


Here are our top tips when it comes to pairing diamond jewellery with different outfits…


Pair busy patterns with simple jewellery


As a general rule, it’s difficult to pull off statement jewellery if you’ve already opted for a showstopping outfit. Of course, there are always exceptions to fashion rules like this one, but in general, it’s best not to overdo it with the statement pieces. Think about what the focal part of your look should be and build up your outfit from there. If, for example, you go for a bright and bold dress or even a pattern-clashing top and jeans look, it’s best to keep your diamond jewellery more simple. That isn’t to say that you shouldn’t still go for it with the sparkles! Consider a simple diamond bracelet or a pair of small diamond earrings that won’t detract too much attention from your daring look.


Statement earrings compliment a simple dress


Playing it more casual with your outfit? Or maybe you’re striving for that luxurious yet refined look? Either way, statement diamond earrings are a great way to elevate a simple dress and make you look glamourous. Art Deco style diamond drop earrings are a particularly good choice, especially with a simple black dress and an updo. A pair of earrings like these stunning vintage diamond and platinum examples are sure to make for a timeless and elegant look.


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The art of layering


If you’re wondering how to wear a diamond necklace, then we’ve got you covered. Some necklaces are undoubtedly statement pieces and work wonderfully as stand-alone items. However, if you’re looking to pair some simple jewellery pieces with a smart but elegant outfit, consider layering. Simple diamond necklaces and bracelets will both look great when you choose to wear a couple of different items at once. When it comes to layering necklaces, ensure that you choose items that have a different chain length, a slightly different style and will complement each other nicely, such as a tennis necklace paired with a solitaire necklace. This look will work wonderfully with a chic but casual outfit to create effortless style.


Add some sparkle to your daywear


If you’re planning on just throwing on a pair of jeans and a T-shirt, that doesn’t mean that there’s no room for a bit of sparkle. Certain pieces of diamond jewellery work wonderfully with casual daywear and they won’t look out of place no matter what your plans are. Simple diamond stud earrings and sleek tennis bracelets are great options to take your casual outfits to a different level.


Whether you’re planning an elegant evening out or you’re looking to perfect your smart/casual look, there’s a perfect piece of diamond jewellery for you. Whichever outfit you’re looking to pair your jewellery with, head over to our full range of antique and vintage jewellery to find something perfect.


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Written by

Delilah Kealy-Roberts

Delilah joined the AC Silver team as a Sales & Digital Assistant in 2017 after completing her degree in English Literature at Leeds University. Delilah possesses a passion for jewellery and antiquities combined with an interest in blogging and social media.