Gabriel & Co.’s Ten Jewelry Essentials

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The Little Black Dress,  The Crisp White Button Down, The Pencil Skirt, The Belted Trench, The Leather20_024 Motocross Jacket, The High Heeled Boot, and the Ballet Flat. These are just some of the trusted elements that every woman can rely on when building a ready-for-anything wardrobe.  Well, at Gabriel& Co, we believe in the power and persuasion of wearing Fine Jewelry Everyday, so what better way to make that effortless reality than to create a wardrobe of jewelry essentials as well.  However, since our online catalogue of options is as staggering as it is appealing, we thought it be best to guide you in determining what 10 pieces you absolutely need in your jewelry box.


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Most women have their ears pierced while in elementary, so it’s not surprising why stud earrings are at the top of our list.  From a timeless diamond stud, to birthstones, to elaborately mixed metals, choose a favorite pair.

The hoop may be the sexiest earring that goes with simply everything. From T-shirt and jeans, to a strapless velvet gown, the same hoop can hit a bullseye however you target your style. The only question is, how big a hoop are you comfortable wearing on a regular basis.  Be sure to take in account, the length of your hair, daily activities, the weight of the hoop, yourmodal-left particular facial features (the stronger and more dramatic, the wider the hoop, whereas delicate features would take a thinner hoop), and does your wardrobe favor gold or silver (or white gold)?

For women who are hesitant to try a large hoop earring, the best way to understand their scale is to try them on in front of a three-way mirror.  A head on mirror distorts the scale. Gabriel & Co. also features incredible detailing inside and around some of our hoops.  If you still think it’s too much on a regular basis, don’t forget the little sister of the hoop, which is the Huggie.  These are small hoops that fit closely around your ear lobe.  So while they might appear more reserved, there is something very sensual the way they “hug” the ear.

ONE SMASHING TIP YOU WILL THANK US FOR – Gabriel & Co. is the ONLY fine jeweler that offers a screwback hoop earring.  You will NEVER lose another hoop again.most-bot2

Midi rings started out as a faddish piece of ornamentation but their instant acceptance and success now deems them a staple in your jewelry box. Midi’s sit on your finger above the lower knuckle. It’s a novel, just quirky enough addition to any look, either casual or smart.  Gabriel & Co. has a vast collection of midi rings. From solid gold, to diamond studded, to colored gems, midi rings not only look different, they boast the advantage of being conversation starters.

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A striking essential, the statement ring is the final touch, the confirmation to one and all, that you heading out there looking your best.  That doesn’t mean you can’t wear one with jeans as easily as a gown. But it does mean your hair and makeup have to be flawless.  What makes Gabriel & Co. statement rings so uncommonly special is that they don’t necessarily rely on size or overwhelming volume to create impact.  Instead, our rings boast ergonomic ingenuity, unexpected geometry, and incomparable detail to make their mark.

They are fun, playful, eye-catching, and intricate without being cute and one of the most playful ways we know to show off your individuality. Gabriel & Co. offers an unparalleled array of choices. If you can imagine it, we probably have it.  And if you can’t, we probably did it anyway.  Wear as many or as few as you like, on as many fingers as you dare.  Stackables make an infinite number of one-of-a-kind combinations.

An everyday necklace is as essential as your favorite pair of stud don’t earrings.  It’s a piece you may never take off, or one that’s so natural to wear you may forget it’s on, until you have to respond to the inevitable compliment.  A simple triangle pendant or, an amulet, a faceted birthstone on a chain, even a personalized initial necklace can easily become as much a part of you as your daily skim latte.

The timeless classic has had an update.  In fact, check out our Gabriel & Co, best-selling Demure bracelets and marvel at how the options are now so varied, graceful, and fluid, we hesitate to call them “tennis” bracelets anymore because you are going to want at least one of these even if you have never held a racquet, let alone landed a drop shot.

23_016 1Whether you wear one or half a dozen, bangles are fun.  They’re jaunty, musical, a bit boho, and readily respond to movement. What makes Gabriel & Co. bangles so wonderful is not only the incredible variety of weights, shapes, and sizes we offer, but open ones are often capped by multi-colored semi precious stones, many wide ones have hinges for easy slipping on, the body conscious sculptural diamond ones are jaw-droppingly spotlight catchers.  We even have one that can wrap around your own wrist like a Slinky.  Don’t leave home without one.

They could be two straight drops of stones, loop de loops of diamonds, jeweled feathers sporting movable hinges, or a sapphire centered in matching arrowhead of brilliants.  Find an earring design that combines delicacy with drama, individuality with intricacy, and whose beauty kindles a desire to call them your own.  Wear them when you feel extra special, or just because it’s Tuesday.

Add a dash of daring, maybe even edge to your jewelry arsenal with a diamond studded wing pendant necklace, a white gold collar that wraps round your neck ending in two showers of diamonds or a spiked one like our 14k White Gold Kaslique necklace. You don’t need to change one element of your wardrobe to accommodate this singularity. In fact, the less fuss you make about wearing something so out of the ordinary, the more irresistible you are bound to look.

HOW TO: Stack Gabriel & Co. Rings

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That classic fashion rule of “less is more” is temporarily suspended.  Instead, we believe in ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES, especially when it comes to layering, mixing, matching our infinitely exciting stackable rings.

 

Mix & Match

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The fun and beauty of stackable rings is that they give you choice, variety, and even spontaneity, so that you can add a more personalized touch to your individual look. You can create a set that serves as a cohesive design to wear on a daily basis, but then, when the mood hits or the occasion arrives,  mix and match them with more distinct rings. Choose from an array of geometric designs for a bold and edgy look, or a mix of ornate filigree detailed bands with a feminine flair to help get you in the mood for a romantic evening.

 

Pops of Color

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Stick with one color gold’ is another rule that we are officially and this time permanently breaking.  Mix yellow with white, rose with yellow, plus add a pop of color by inserting some colored gemstones in between rings with diamonds.  Why shouldn’t your fingers have a wardrobe of rings too?

How many?

As long as your hands appear visually pleasing, and your choices don’t hinder you from getting work done, no number is too many!  However, here are a few things to consider when putting many rings together:

  • Are you going for a free-spirited image, or a sleek and sophisticated date night look?
  • Are you wearing other jewelry, like chunky bracelets, or large drop earrings?
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  • The sizes of the rings in relation to each other also make a difference.  Are the rings you picked all chunky, or you’re mixing in a few thinner ones? Variation is the key to multiples.
  • Can you bend your knuckle?  Does it catch on your knits?   
  • And most important, do you like the way you feel when you wear all you’ve chosen.

 

Our unparalleled array of stackable rings lets you mix metals, colors and styles to create a look all your own. View our entire Stackable Collection here

HOW TO: Choose Hoop Earrings

Things to remember when it comes to hoop earrings:

  • The best way to make any look sexier is to put on a pair of hoops
  • EVERY woman looks sensational in a pair of hoops
  • Hoops never have, and never will go out of style, just like a black pump or your favorite LBD.

hoopWhich pair of hoops is best for you?

You’ll either fall in love with a pair, put them on, and you’re done because you’ll never want to take them off. Or, you’ll want to acquire a small collection of hoops for different occasions, outfits and moods. Either way, you first need to find which hoops look best on you.  

What to look for when trying on hoops:

The weight of the hoop

You want them to be comfortable enough for you to wear all day, or all night! Gabriel & Co. hoops are so light, it makes wearing every size a possibility.EG12901_edited

The size of the hoop

The larger the hoop is, the more movement it will have, and the more it will frame your face, which will garner more attention.

The metals and details

Do you prefer gold or silver, diamond adorned or other precious stones? Do you like a sleek style or more ornate, perhaps with a filigree detail? Try on a few styles; you never know which pair, (or pairs) work for you!

The length of your hair

EG12897_editedWill a delicate and dainty hoop get lost in your long luscious locks? Is a big hoop going to overwhelm a short crop, or perfectly juxtapose a bob?  How does the effect of the hoop change when you wear your hair up or down?

The shape of your jawline

Varying sizes in hoop earrings can accentuate your natural features. They can elongate the face, giving the illusion of strengthening a softer jawline or highlighting a cheekbone, depending on where they fall around your face.

The sparkle and size of the stones

intricate_hoopsGabriel & Co.’s diamond hoops have a beautiful glimmer of sparkle, which can add a subtle touch of shimmer and elegance to any look, be it weekend casual, or evening glamour.

Gabriel & Co. are the only fine jewelers whose hoops feature a screwbackclosure, so the one thing you won’t have to think about when trying on our hoops are whether you will lose them. 

HOW TO: Wear Stackable Bracelets

Wear your stackables with everything you own, they go with anything from your tees & jeans, to formal wear, to whatever you love lounging in. There’s nowhere your Gabriel & Co. bracelets won’t look and feel sensational.

There are no rules when it comes to choosing stackables, but here are some great tips on how to make them look even better!

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Stackable Bracelets come in two looks:

  • Carefree and casual, they move up and down the arm.
  • Polished and sophisticated, they stay where they are positioned

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When choosing to wear a few bracelets together, it’s best to choose within the same look. 


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  • Of course, similar metals, or similar stones, (all diamonds, or all sapphires, for example) give a clean and harmonious look.
  • However, mixing metals and colored stones in your stack adds a fresh touch, and creates a greater visual variety.

Mixing tends to work better with stackables that move more fluidly, to accentuate the carefree and casual look you are going for!

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On Caring:

  • You put a lot of thought when putting together your favorite stackables, so put some thought into taking care of them too.
  • Avoid pairing bracelets whose design features may damage each other.
  • While wearing bracelets, be careful when putting your arms in sleeves—if they snag on your clothes, it’ll ruin both your bracelet and your favorite top. In fact, wear them last after you get dressed.
  • Regularly check your bracelets for scratches, loose stones, worn clasps, and faulty safety catches. It’s a natural precaution for jewelry with a lot of movement.

Think about these three practical elements of wearing these bracelets:

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  • Will any of my daily activities cause any wear and tear to the bracelets?
  • How much noise does the stack I have on make, and does it bother me? Will it bother others around me?

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Wear your stackables with everything you own, they go with anything from your tees & jeans, to formal wear, to whatever you love lounging in. There’s nowhere your Gabriel & Co. bracelets won’t look and feel sensational.


HOW TO: Choose Necklaces for Specific Necklines

One of the brightest ways to celebrate personal style is to simply clasp on a gold or silver necklace with a shot of sparkle.

And the easiest way to choose the most flattering chain is by working with the neckline of your day’s (or night’s) outfit.

 

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  1. 1. Crew or Jewel(NK5795W45JJ, NK5800W45JJ):

So called because it reflects the same circumference as a classic strand of pearls. But don’t limit yourself. It’s a smart backdrop for a metal link chain or to loosely layer a combination of chain and bejeweled ropes for a fresh, informal take on glamour.

 

  1. 2. Off the Shoulder(NK5869W45JJ):

You could wear a choker similar to one described under “strapless’ but the strongest look for this sensual neckline is ropes and ropes of gold and silver, of varied widths and lengths as many as you can handle. Just note – this can be dangerous if the evening includes a night of dancing.

 

  1. 3. Strapless(NK5785W45JJ):

There are several options and each can be incredibly eye-catching.
• Set a single solitaire pendant on a thin chain to lie right in the dimple of your clavicle.
• Choose a brilliant and bold statement necklace. All diamonds have incredible impact, especially when the dress is monochromatic. Multi-colored stones look impressive against a black gown as well.
• Choose a delicately crafted choker that is either centered on one large centerpiece stone, or highlights intricate artisanry with small set stones.

 

  1. 4. Boat neck(NK5787-18W45JJ, NK5777W45JJ):

To contrast the horizontal neckline, pick two long vertical lengths, one that ends with a specific pendant or drop, and the other that frames the drop with a longer, more graceful curve.

 

  1. 5. Halter necks(NK5816W45JJ, NK5832W45JJ):

Most effective when worn with a long pendant on a dense but not wide link that sports a sparkling drop that is shaped in such a way as to point, however, obviously, to your cleavage.

 

  1. 6. Button down shirt(NK5861W45JJ):

By the nature of the blouse’s silhouette, necklace placement is both understated and partially hidden. Consequently, it’s best to choose one of uniform design and detail (same sized stone or link all around) long enough to drop below the clavicle but short enough to display the bottom curve before the highest closed shirt button.  Y necklaces are a nifty option provided you open one extra button than you may be used to.

 

  1. 7. Turtlenecks(NK5787-36W45JJ):

Because turtlenecks represent a more causal style and tend to be bulkier than the other options, choose necklaces that are lightweight, not too grand and move freely. A pendant on a long chain, or layered with another one elongates the body as the sweater does and won’t get tangled in the weave. Remember remove your necklaces BEFORE you take off the sweater.