Instore Guest Editor, Beth Bernstein
No matter how much of a jewelry enthusiast you are, it’s always challenging when temperatures begins to drop and we reach for our turtlenecks, cozy sweaters and cashmere scarves and try to figure out what jewelry we are going to buy and wear. Our advice is to think of your wardrobe at any time of the year as a backdrop for your jewels. This might be easier to do when temperatures rise, and you are wearing lightweight T-shirts, tanks and summer dresses. However, there are many jewels that can become your fall/winter essentials as well.
If you are dressed in fashionable clothing layers yet you still love to stack, wear one long fabulous necklace instead of those that graduate. Think instead about layering your wrists in bold cuffs and bracelets that you can wear over your sleeves or peeking out from under them. You can also get creative with multiple smaller earrings for what we call an earring “stack.” If you like one long pair of earrings, find a pair that are just long enough so they won’t get caught while putting on a hat and scarf. Flat knits such as cashmeres and merino wool can definitely be worn with a bolder yet singular locket on a longer chain, while a lariat or bolo necklace creates a sophisticated high-style look with a V-neck cardigan or pullover sweater. These are streamlined ways of styling your neck that still make a strong statement. Wider or signet-style rings that you can feel when you take off your gloves are the types of looks that will become your staples during the months when you fingers tend to shrink.
When choosing your fall into winter jewelry think about:
- Textural styles in jewelry with beading, raised and recessed surfaces and intriguing motifs
- Wearing wide bracelets that might work together but are mismatched, one on each wrist or piling on styles in different widths, metal colors and finishes
- Lockets that are larger than your pendants to be worn with heavier or longer
- An “anything goes” attitude with huggies, studs and small drops earring
These items from Gabriel & Co. will become your grab and go pieces – the essentials you’ll want to wear from the first chill of fall to the big chill of winter.
Mix and match bracelets: When ultra-wide, wear one on each wrist. Mismatch them or stack different widths together.
Wide 14K White-Yellow Gold Bujukan Bead Cuff Bracelet with Diamond Channels
14K White-Yellow Gold Twisted Rope Cuff Bracelet with Diamond Stations
14K Yellow Gold Crescent Moon Open Cuff Bracelet with Diamond Pavé Stations
14K Yellow Gold Crescent Moon Cuff with Diamond Pavé Stations
14K White Gold Square Set Diamond Bangle
Here are three necklaces that can elevate your sweaters.
14K Yellow Gold Round Filigree and Diamond Locket Necklace
14K Yellow Gold Octagonal Locket Necklace with Diamond Star Center
14K Yellow Gold Modern Day Deco-Inspired Sautoir Necklace
Fall style: Ring once or put a ring on each finger.
14K Yellow Gold Pinky Signet Ring with Diamond Halo
Twisted 14k White Gold Multi-layered Ring with Diamond Accents
14K White-Yellow Gold Pavé Diamond and Bujukan Bead Wide Band
Don’t get tangled up. Here’s the one pair of long earrings to wear when you are not bundled up.
14K White Gold Cascading Chain and Curved Diamond Stud Earrings
Keep it open when it comes to your earrings. These can be worn alone or mixed with small studs. They are perfect to wear all winter long.
14K White Gold Open Pear Shape Diamond Huggie Earrings
Three for luck: Huggies, studs and drops to “stack” your lobes.
14K Yellow Gold Beaded Pavé 10mm Diamond Huggie Earrings
14K Yellow Gold Double Chevron Diamond Stud Earrings
14K Yellow Gold Spiked Diamond Drop Earrings