5 Things To Look Out For When Choosing Jewellery (Both Precious Gems and Diamonds!)

5 Things To Look Out For When Choosing Jewellery (Both Precious Gems and Diamonds!)

Shopping Fashion Accessories
By Sophie Hong on 15 Dec 2021
Senior Editor

Buying a piece of jewellery is a commitment. Ideally, it should be a precious item that you’d cherish for years to come, so understandably, it can feel like a daunting task because what if you end up buying something that doesn’t exactly suit you? 

Well-made jewellery don’t come cheap, especially if you’re looking at those made with diamonds or precious gems. To help you make a smart decision, we’ve put together a handy guide on what to look out for when going jewellery shopping (psst - all jewellery featured are from Diamond Industries Jewellery Company, which is holding a 50% off sale right now!). 

Read on for 5 things you need to consider when shopping for jewellery!

#1 Does it go with the clothes you already own?

 Photo from Diamond Industries Jewellery Company

(Top) Tanzanite ring, pear cut 0.62 carat with 0.26 carat diamonds and 0.38 carat fancy coloured diamond, 18K gold, $1,078
(Bottom) Confetti diamond ring, round cut 0.91 carat with 1.13 carat fancy coloured diamonds, 18K gold, $7,180

Just like shopping for new clothes, you need to take your current wardrobe into consideration. If your outfits are quite minimalist, you can probably go for bold, statement-making jewellery. And if tend to experiment with a wide range of styles, go for simple designs that allow for more versatility when it comes to styling. If you want to get more wear out of your valuable jewellery, make sure it goes with at least 10 outfits you already own. 

#2 What are the features you want to accentuate?

 Photo from Diamond Industries Jewellery Company

Sapphire ruby pendant, with 0.26 carat ruby, 0.31 carat oval sapphire and 0.43 carat diamonds, 18K gold, $909
Tanzanite ring, pear cut 0.69 carat with 0.45 fancy coloured diamonds and 0.23 carat diamonds, 18K gold, $1,250

We all have our favourite features. If you like your smile, go for a pair of shiny diamond earrings that draws attention to your face. If you like the structure of your collarbones or have a long and slim neck, then you definitely need to splurge on a gorgeous necklace! 

#3 Does it suit your lifestyle?

Diamond Industries Jewellery CompanyPhoto from Diamond Industries Jewellery Company

Rose gold diamond earrings with 0.23 carat round diamonds, 18K gold, $760
Rose gold hoop diamond earrings with 1.15 carat round diamonds, 18K gold, $1,927
Rose gold eternity ring with 3.11 carat pear diamonds, 18K gold, $5,048

If the piece of jewellery is something that you want to wear every day, then you need to consider your lifestyle. If you work with your hands a lot, you might have to keep removing your ring. And if your profession has a strict dress code, it might be more prudent to go with simple yet elegant diamond jewellery instead of colourful gems. 

#4 What is your skin tone?

 Photo from Diamond Industries Jewellery Company

Multi-coloured sapphire earrings, 4.11 carat pear sapphires with 0.86 carat diamonds, 18K gold, $2293

Just like your foundation, your jewellery has to match your skin tone. As a general rule of thumb, silver and white gold are more flattering for those with cooler undertones, while gold and rose gold are more flattering for those with warmer undertones. And if you have a neutral undertone? Lucky you - you can pick whichever jewellery that suits your fancy! 

To do a quick check of your undertone, just look at your veins. If they look green to you, you have a warm undertone. If they appear purple or blue, you have a cool undertone. If you can’t tell, you’re most likely neutral.

#5 Can you mix and match them with your other accessories?

 Photo from Diamond Industries Jewellery Company

(Left) Tanzanite ring, cushion cut 2.20 carat with 0.33 carat diamonds, 18K gold, $2,093
(Right) Sapphire ruby ring, oval cut 1.31 carat with 0.36 carat diamonds, 18K gold, $1,198

Don’t you just hate it when you buy a skirt that doesn’t go well with most of the tops you own? The same goes for jewellery. Make sure that most of the items in your jewellery box can be mixed and matched, otherwise you’re going to have a hard time putting your outfit together. Our tip: try going for similar or complementary cuts, colours and designs. 

Diamond Industries Relocation Sale

To celebrate their recent relocation, Diamond Industries Jewellery Company is holding a celebration sale with up to 50% off prices! You can expect to find quality and exquisite jewellery, made with diamonds and precious gems like tanzanites, opal, tourmalines and coloured sapphires, at pocket-friendly prices. Want something that is a little more customised? Diamond Industries also has an in-house design team that can craft something to your liking.

Diamond Industries Jewellery Company
Address: 368/372 Telok Banglah Road, Singapore 098836
Opening hours: 11.30pm - 6pm daily
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