Choosing the Best Jewelry for You

Choosing the Best Jewelry for You

When you fall in love with a piece of jewelry, it becomes more than just an accessory- it’s a part of you and how you express yourself. It’s the reason why we hold sentimental jewelry so dear, and why couples search high and low for the perfect ring before engagement. Since jewelry can play such a large role in your life, it can take a while before you find a style or a piece that really speaks to you. Here at Lumini, we always want you to be wearing pieces that make you feel comfortable and radiant, so we’ve put together a few tips and tricks to help you figure out what works best for you.

Hot or Cold? Warm or Cool Toned?
We’ve mentioned this in a previous blog before, but choosing between silver and gold is definitely an important step towards purchasing jewelry that is right for you. In the past year or so, services for color analysis (especially in South Korea) have become extremely popular. A color analysis is essentially when a professional utilizes a range of colorful fabrics to narrow down what tones and shades are right for you. Generally, everyone is categorized into a cool or warm tone. Which brings us back to the jewelry- silver is a cool toned color, and gold is a warm tone. So if you’re someone who would be matched into the cool toned category in a color analysis, silver would be a much better choice for you, and vice versa for gold. It might seem like a small detail to pay attention to, but it should definitely be something to factor into your jewelry purchasing decisions.

Begone, Rust and Allergies!
Remember the first time you took off your ring, just to see that it turned your skin blue? Yeah, we’ve been there too, and it sucks. Not to mention that the ring is rusting and now you’re down on a piece of jewelry and the money you sent on it. And then there’s also metals that cause allergic reactions. All in all, not a fun time. It’s crucial to ensure that you’re purchasing jewelry from brands that ensure that their products are crafted with high quality materials. For example, at Lumini Jewelry, our jewelry is made with stainless steel coated in 18K gold. By zeroing down on specific materials, we are able to guarantee that our jewelry is tarnish-free and hypoallergenic. So say goodbye to greenish-blue fingers and allergies!

Choosing the Right Stone
Pearls, moonstones, emeralds- which one do you choose? There’s a variety of different ways to go about this one, and you could even just choose an embellishment that you think is pretty. But if you’re looking for something with more of a sentimental value, we suggest going down either path: choosing a birthstone or considering the symbolism behind a certain embellishment. Birthstones usually come with positive connotations and are meant to tie in with and boost your energy and strengthen your connections. But if the mystical aspect is not for you, birthstones are simply an easy solution- what better way to represent yourself than to wear the gem that is connected to your birth month? Alternatively, you could research to see what various gemstones stand for and purchase jewelry with one that you feel speaks to you. For example, emeralds stand for truth and love. If that is something that you’d like to incorporate into your life, then that might be the gemstone for you.

Size It Right
This one might seem like a no-brainer, but getting the correct ring size (especially when you’re getting a ring as a gift) is a must do. You wouldn’t want to wear or gift a ring that’s just swinging all around the finger (and even worse, lose it), and you definitely don’t want one that will cut off your blood circulation either. There are some DIY ways and some more professional solutions, but as a rule of thumb, just make sure you have some measurement. The most basic, at-home solution to measure someone’s ring size is with the good old string and ruler, where you wrap string around the finger, mark where they meet, and measure the distance. You can also find a ring size chart online and match an existing ring to the chart. You could also purchase a ring sizer, which is a contraption that usually comes as a measuring tape or a keyring for you to match your size. And of course, if you really, really, really don’t want to make a mistake, you can’t go wrong with asking a professional!
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