If you every heard someone claim that “they” say you shouldn’t wear diamonds and pearls together, we sure hope you’re ignoring it. Let whatever fashion snobs who still adhere to it turn up their noses all they want: diamonds and pearls are two classic looks that look great together, and if it was good enough for Elizabeth Taylor, we sure aren’t going to argue.
Not that there isn’t good reason—other than flying in the face of rules—to wear diamonds and pearls together. They complement each other beautifully, the pearls making diamonds more casual and less flashy, and the diamonds giving “old-fashioned” pearls a modern edge. However, they are not always an effortless match, which is why you can’t go wrong if you choose jewelry pieces that have already done the hard work for you; take a look at some examples here at Loudoun Jewelry on Maple Avenue.
If you’re choosing separates, or looking for go-together pieces when you shop for jewelry in the DC area, consider these guidelines (never rules!), which pre-designed, stand-alone pieces tend to follow:
- Don’t make the gems compete. One should be the star, and the other should be the supporting player. Diamonds lend pizzazz to both black and white pearls, and vice versa.
- Wear with confidence, as if you are a trendsetter who defines elegance and edginess.
- Try these classic combos: a diamond pendant or brooch on a strand of pearls, or tear drop pearl earrings with a diamond studded chain.
- The combination is best suited to evening parties (including weddings).
You’re sure to find winning combinations of your own when you browse pearl and diamond jewelry at pawn shops in Northern Virginia.