Category Archives: Jewellery

The Choker Has Made a Comeback

Chokers were indispensable jewellery for every Victorian lady.

Chokers were indispensable jewellery for every Victorian lady.

Ever since Princess Diana brought the choker into light, it has caught the public attention as a symbol of elegance, sophisticated style and aristocracy. Nice to welcome it back on the fashion catwalk.

http://www.dianasjewels.net/pearlnecklaces.htm

Royals apart, how can a contemporary fashion princess fit the choker trend into her everyday school/home/work life? Here are some ideas:

1. Choose a bow.
You can make a bow from a satin or other suitable material and just tie it high on your neck – you can wear that with all type of day-wear, including a t-shirt.

A beautiful ribbon made from a suitable material is both easy and chic.

A beautiful ribbon made from a suitable material is both easy and chic.

2. Pearls
The pearl choker is more fussy to wear but if it’s not the typical wedding jewellery you can still manage to include it into a daily outfit without witnessing raised eyebrows around you. Here a colour matching can do you plenty of good – dark colours will emphasize the pearls while neutral, skinny tones will blend with them and look more casual.

Jumbo pearl choker worn with a shirt

Jumbo pearl choker worn with a shirt

Pearl strings offer plenty of room for creativity

Pearl strings let you unleash your creativity

A pearl choker speaks of dignity and grandeur

A pearl choker speaks of dignity and grandeur

3. Combine them with another necklace.
A choker must not necessarily be worn on its own. It goes quite well with a traditional necklace. Another idea is to use a long necklace and wrap it a few times tightly around your neck leaving the rest hang on your chest.

Chokers should not necessarily be worn alone

Chokers should not necessarily be worn alone

4. Lace
Lace and skin are made to go together. No wonder Kate Middleton chose lace for her wedding day. And while lace is still the preferred choice for evening dresses and the one, which you’ll wear to say “I do”, it surely deserve to decorate your neck as well. A thin lace choker, preferably in black, would complement any outfit and any colour. For an evening sparkle you can add a broche or one of your shiny clipped earrings.

Lace loves the skin

Lace loves the skin

A broche can transform a choker

A broche can transform a choker

We hope you’ve gathered inspiration on some new ways to wear a choker. Stay fashionable and never let go the best thing that makes a woman beautiful – the smile!

Fashion Trends: Statement Earrings

Statement earrings are hot

Statement earrings are hot

Statement earrings are fashionable this summer – you can have a look at the latest designer creations published in Elle magazine here:
http://www.elle.com/fashion/trend-reports/news/g26777/spring-2015-accessory-trends/?slide=1

Statement earrings, as their name suggests, make a statement that’s why we offer some tips on how to combine them with the rest of your clothing for a perfect vision.

I. Bare shoulders.

Statement earrings go great with the current trend of off the shoulder tops. In fact they go great with bare skin – so wear them with bathing suits, thin straps, off the shoulder gowns and all other clothes that reveal your perfect top line.

Off the shoulder top and statement earrings

Off the shoulder top and statement earrings



II. Single color clothes.

If you wear them in colder days make sure your top layer of clothing does not expose too much details, ornaments or colours. If it does, it has to match perfectly the color and style of the statement earrings.

White dress and statement earrings

White dress and statement earrings

III. Hairstyle

Statement earrings go great with any hair style, here the rule is simple: the less of the hair is visible,the more the earrings grab the attention. So, if you wear loose, long waves, your earrings will be less visible. If you tie your hair or have short hair the attention falls on the earrings.

Short hair emphasizes the statement earrings

Short hair emphasizes the statement earrings

As always, we finish with a selection of the statement earrings we have at UByDesign:

Long Metal Strings Earrings

Black Stones Earrings

Silver Plated Earrings

The UByDesign team hopes we’ve been useful. Thank you for reading!

Amethyst

amethyst-stones

Amethyst is a type of quartz with purple colour. It is a semi-precious stone and is used in jewellery with gold, platinum, silver to create jewels of all type and price range.

Amethyst has been known since centuries, actually the Greek believed it prevented intoxication and decorated their drinking cups with amethysts. Its name comes from the ancient Greek word of “not intoxicated.”
The best reserves of amethysts are in Siberia, Sri Lanka and Brazil. Ideally, it is with a purple hue of about 80%, mixed with blue of up to 20% and red. Synthetic amethyst is also produced from a clear quartz, which gets coloured to purple via several technologies like gamma rays, X-rays or electron beam irradiation.

Amethyst is the birthstone of February. It is believed to develop intuition and intellect. It brings prosperity to those, who deal with business. They say it shields from bad karma and affects positively the nervous system – amethyst brings calmness and security. Do you need more reasons to get an amethyst jewel?

Amethyst Earrings

Natural Amethyst Pendant

More jewellery at UByDesign jewels section.