If your outfit was a blank canvas, jewellery would be the paint that would make it sing, bring it to life and catch everyone’s eye.
Your jewellery collection is the hardest working team in your fashion arsenal. Your pieces are required to seamlessly pull looks together, ensure that you stand out from the crowd and work with you at all times to give you a signature look.
They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but you know that label rightly extends to your whole jewellery box.
Second-hand jewellery stores are a treasure trove of pre-loved riches just waiting to be discovered.
Here’s how you can make these riches work for you.
Step One – Forever pieces
You’ve heard about investment pieces for your wardrobe, like a pair of Louboutin shoes or a Chanel handbag? Well, your jewellery box requires the same level of investment and commitment. These are your forever pieces, pieces that will go on to be your heirlooms and be there for all your big life moments.
The key is to look for timeless, enduring brands, things like Tiffany or Rolex, that will never go out of style. Do your research, scour the stores for the best items and don’t stop until you find that perfect fit.
Forever pieces. Image: Cash Converters
Step Two - Work it in with basics
Most of us lead fairly busy lives and as much as we love fashion, find ourselves falling back on true and tried ‘uniforms’ to get us through the day. A crisp white shirt that always makes you look swanky at the office, that favourite black tee paired with trusty denim shorts for Saturday brunch or that killer blue dress for ciders on a Friday night.
The best way to change up these ‘uniforms’ is with a touch of colour. Second-hand jewellery stores are the perfect place to pick up an array of coloured diamonds and gem stones to give even the most standard outfit a touch of personalised, funky flair.