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- A guide to building up your jewellery collection
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Building up a jewellery collection takes some serious thought. Jewellery can last an entire lifetime, and each piece tells its own tale, evoking memories of important milestones in our lives and represents our life story. So what kinds of jewellery are out there, and what are the absolute must-haves? In this expert guide, we give you everything you need to start your own jewellery collection.
- How do I start my jewellery collection?
- 10 essential pieces for every woman's collection
- Decide on your style
- Mix & match jewellery
- Personalised pieces
- Renewing your collection
- Your collection as an investment
- Jewellery upkeep
- Jewellery cleaning
- Having your collection examined by a jeweller
- The biggest jewellery collections in the world
Most viewed diamond jewels
- 0.90 carat entourage ring in white gold with oval diamondFrom USD 4.290 (excl. VAT)
- 0.54 carat diamond eternity ring in white goldFrom USD 2.040 (excl. VAT)
- 0.35 carat diamond rod earrings in white goldFrom USD 1.720 (excl. VAT)
- 0.55 carat diamond eternity ring (full set) in white goldFrom USD 1.540 (excl. VAT)
- 0.94 carat earrings in white gold with oval diamondsFrom USD 2.950 (excl. VAT)
In most cases, a woman's engagement ring and wedding ring truly kick-starts her jewellery collection.
1. Diamond stud earrings
Diamonds of 1 carat or above are stunning, of course, but not always easy to wear every day. Quality is absolutely key when it comes to stud earrings. Opt for a colour of G to H (not perfect, but nigh on colourless), and a clarity of around VS2-SI1 (Very Small Included and Small Included).
2. A dainty necklace
3. A tennis bracelet
4. Festive earrings
5. A diamond pendant
7. A cuff bracelet
8. Stackable rings
You can choose to wear them all on one finger or on different fingers. By mixing & matching your stackable rings in different ways, you can create a unique look every day of the week.
9. Hoop earrings
A smaller version of this type of earring are simple pendants for everyday wear, at home or in the office. They won't get in the way.
Larger hoop earrings are also very popular, especially among celebrities.
10. Personalised name pendant
Not only does this make for a fantastic addition to your jewellery collection, but it's also a fabulous gift.
A classic piece of jewellery makes for a lovely gift for any woman who adores simplicity
Bridal and special occasion jewellery
Slightly more extravagant diamond jewellery is also ideal to wear on other special occasions too. Take a special flower bracelet, or a fabulous long pendant for example.
Mixing & matching rings is best done with stackable rings. They are designed to complement one another.
When combining necklaces, ideally try to make sure they have different lengths, so each one can shine on its own as well.
You can also combine bracelets. In this instance, opt for understated, dainty bracelets. An elegant bracelet such as a tennis bracelet can even be worn alongside your watch for a trendy look.
Would you like jewellery that has been especially made for you, and that tells your story? At BAUNAT you can have your jewellery made to your own design. Have a piece engraved, or add your birth stone to transform it into a timeless, unique keepsake. It will not only be a fantastic addition to your jewellery collection, but a very thoughtful gift too.
- Keep. The pieces you are still attached to are best kept. These diamond jewellery pieces often hold emotional value and are worn frequently.
- Remodeling. You may find that some jewellery no longer complements your style yet contain beautiful diamonds or precious stones. These can be remodelled into new jewellery. The precious metals can also be recycled too.
- Sell. Pieces you really no longer like are better disposed of. By selling these pieces they can be enjoyed by a new owner, and you can replace them with other pieces.
A few small diamonds soon amount to a noteworthy asset.
Of course, you can also invest in other significant precious stones. The price of ruby, emerald and sapphire is not stock exchange linked, so cannot be manipulated like shares can. Coloured precious stones are becoming scarcer, and across the globe, qualitative stones are always prized. Be sure to opt for reasonably large, high quality stones.
Many people keep their rings in the bathroom, but moisture can oxidise and discolour your jewellery.
Besides safekeeping your jewellery, it is also important to take it off at certain times. When swimming, whilst under the shower or whilst doing household chores; at times like these your jewellery can come into contact with substances such as chlorine or salt water. These can damage or discolour your precious metals.
Mix a 50/50 solution of window cleaning fluid and hydrogen peroxide in a small bowl. After a few minutes you can gently remove all dirt with a soft toothbrush.
The process is usually broken down into 3 stages: the safety check, cleaning and polishing. With a white gold ring a new layer of rhodium will also be applied to the ring, to revitalise its lovely white hue.