Wednesday, 5 April 2017

How To Make Dainty Jewellery Stand Out



Before I get into this post can we just talk about how difficult it is to photograph jewellery?! Also don't even ask why I thought it was a good idea to thread my rings onto a house plant for a photograph - I think lack of sleep and coffee delirium is probably to blame...

When it comes to accessorising, I'm very much a minimalist. I like dainty jewellery, pretty pieces that you can wear everyday without having to think about whether they match your outfit or not. I suppose that you could call me lazy, but I prefer the term minimalist. It sounds cooler. As well as being what I prefer, I find dainty jewellery much more practical too. Working in TV means I'm often behind a camera or a sound desk and I don't like anything to get in the way so small and cute is essential (well the cute isn't essential, but yanno, preferable.)

I was recently sent some pieces from Jewellery Box which fit my criteria perfectly. Dainty, pretty and practical, they've become my new go to everyday jewellery items along with some long standing favourites. I've also started leaning towards silver over gold much more - silver just seems (dare I use this word yet again?) daintier (yep I said it). The one downside of dainty jewellery is how do you make it stand out? Sure it's small and cute, but that doesn't mean it has to go unnoticed or get lost in the rest of your outfit. So I've been trying to find ways to make sure my minimalist jewellery that I love so much stands out just as much as if I were wearing a statement piece.

This arrow necklace* is just so cute, goes with everything and because the chain is nice and short I tend to forget I'm actually wearing it until I spy it in a mirror, which is fine by me because I get the bonus of wearing something that looks cute, but most definitely doesn't get in the way. To make this stand out I've been layering it with a choker that sits a little higher up. I adore the look of layered necklaces and these two go perfectly together. Because the choker is black and stands out itself, it draws attention towards the arrow necklace too, meaning that people notice it more - mission accomplished! I've had so many compliments on this necklace and I'm not surprised because it really is too cute.



Rings are probably my favourite item of jewellery so I tend to wear quite a few at a time. I've been lucky enough to add these two beauties from Jewellery Box to my collection and have added them to my everyday hand wear, which also includes the cutest cactus ring from Tessie's and a couple that were gifts so I don't know where they were from! The opal ring* is actually the June birthstone, which couldn't be further away from my birthday, but I loved the simplicity and prettiness of it too much to not get it. The triangle ring* is just so cute and for some reason reminds me of the Deathly Hallows (and how cool would a Deathly Hallows ring be?). I love wearing these on the same finger as they stack perfectly and because I like wearing so many rings at once it's handy (haha geddit?) to have ones that I can wear on the same finger. Because all the rings I wear are (please can someone give me a synonym?!) dainty it'd be easy for them to blend in if I were wearing just one, but I find that because I stack them and tend to wear a lot at the same time it draws attention to my hands as a whole and therefore the rings individually.

Generally I've found that layering and stacking small and cute jewellery (small and cute is the best synonym I could think of) is a great way to make it stand out, although if that's not really your thang then another way I find helps is to keep the rest of my outfit quite simple. I find that wearing a plain v-neck top and a cute necklace draws attention to the necklace - equally bare arms with one dainty bracelet ensures that it stands out too. Now do I get a prize for the most used word ever (dainty) in a blog post?

How do you make sure your dainty jewellery stands out or are you a fan of more statement pieces?

Amy x

Some of the items in this post were gifted, but views and love of dainty jewellery my own.
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39 comments

  1. That ring is so nice! Its both my childrens birthdays in June, so it would be rude of me not to... Right! Lol. I love dainty jewelry, just find it so much more feminine, and when you have a slight frame it just compliments it so well.
    Kate xx

    themakeupartistschoice.com

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    1. Definitely be rude of you not to haha! It's so nice too xx

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  2. I always go for dainty stuff but never thought about layering it up. The necklace/choker looks fab!

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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    1. I love layering! Thanks lovely, you should try it :) xx

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  3. I have a bit of a mix of jewellery, some real statement pieces for special occasions and some more "dainty" (there's that word again) pieces for every day. The only rings I ever tend to wear are my wedding rings as I work with computers a lot and hate things on my hands and wrists. I love that arrow necklace - I've seen them before and think they're really pretty.

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    1. Thanks lovely - it's great that you wear a mix! Yeah I need things I don't notice on my hands for work! xx

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  4. I love how you style yourself and the same with jewellery, I'm not a fan of dainty pieces but you make me want to buy some x

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    1. Aw thanks so much Kayleigh. I love dainty pieces! xx

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  5. I love dainty jewellery, it looks so understated and pretty. I have a few Jewellery Box pieces myself, it's such a cute and affordable brand. Glad it's not just me who has a thing for triangle items, love the Deathly Hallows reference too!
    Jaz xoxo
    http://www.thelifeofasocialbutterfly.co.uk

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    1. Haha thank you!They are such a lovely and affordable brand aren't they, great for gifts too! xx

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  6. I love the rings!

    http://www.myclusterofthoughts.com/

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    1. Thank you, I love stacking them they're so cute :) xx

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  7. I always layer dainty jewellery because I love how pretty and casual it looks! That arrow necklace is so cute, I have a similar one in gold and I can't wait to start wearing it more now that sweater weather is finally behind us! Hope you're having a great week, I'm finally back to blogging after a week long break! xx

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    1. It looks so cute doesn't it! Thanks lovely, look forward to seeing some of your new posts! xx

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  8. These are so pretty! Hope you are having a nice day! Gemma x
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    1. Thanks Gemma, hope you have a great day and weekend! xx

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  9. You've been sent some gorgeous pieces here Amy!! I'm very jealous, especially of that beautiful arrow necklace! I really like the creativity with threading the pieces onto the house plant, it's a cute idea! I'm also a dainty jewellery lover, something simple but understated is the best I think! Thank you for sharing!

    Abbey 🌷 www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

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    1. Haha thank you! I was definitely lucky to be sent some gorgeous pieces :) xx

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  10. What beautiful jewellery! I usually just wear the same bracelet and earrings but this has definitely inspired me to branch out!
    Have a great day :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

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    1. I go through phases of always wearing the same things, but mix it up occasionally! I'm wearing these rings every day atm! xx

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  11. I love how you style your jewellery !

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    1. Thank you Tasha, hope you have a lovely day and weekend! x

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  12. I love love LOVE dainty jewellery! The tiny arrow around your neck is totally up my street and I actually really like your photos of the jewellery :)

    aglassofice.com
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    1. Thanks so much lovely, it's just so pretty isn't it :) xx

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  13. I love dainty jewellery. I think stacking them really finishes it off.

    Tania || www.taniaalexandraribeiro.com
    xxxx

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    1. I love how stacking them looks :) hope you're ok lovely xx

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  14. I love layeringtoo, and I loved your jewellery! The necklace is so delicate, so sweet! I like silver and the rings are so sweet! Loved the pictures, so lovely! Hope you have a lovely weekend, enjoy it - I saw a big piece of art in Hull yesterday (on TV) and thought of you: "she must have seen it, of course"!
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    1. Thanks so much Denise! Wow, I'm impressed a piece of art in Hull has made it that far on TV! I imagine I will have seen it :) xx

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  15. As ever your photos are amazing Amy! I think they looked nice round the houseplant!

    lucylovesbeautyxo.com

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    1. Thanks so much Lucy! Hope you're well lovely xx

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  16. Dainty jewelry is my favorite kind of jewelry! It's so classy and simple; I cannot get enough of it xx

    Blessings,
    Edye | Http://gracefulcoffee.com

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    1. That's what I love about it, so easy to wear too :) xx

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  17. Dainty jewellery is my favourite and that arrow necklace is right up my street! This piece is definitely something I'd consider buying!
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    Emily x
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    1. It's so cute isn't it - there's a bracelet the same that I'm tempted by too! xx

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  18. This jewellery looks like some of the pieces sold in Tessies! Dainty jewellery is perfect for me because I'm petite and sometimes it can overwhelm me if it's too big!

    Sian x
    http://theenglisheverygirl.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I have some similar pieces from Tessie's actually! Love that shop :) xx

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  19. Until I saw the last line of this, I was going to make a joke about how many times you said 'dainty' but there's no other word for it! The pieces you got were gorgeous, I've had my eye on Jewellerybox for a while now, might have to pick up a few bits myself! Beautiful photos too, I agree, jewellery is hard to capture!

    Love Izzy | http://www.adoseofchatter.com

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    1. Haha there really isn't is there?! It's so lovely and affordable :) xx

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