7 Ways to Incorporate Natural Gems Into Your Wardrobe

by deborah on August 18, 2016

in Beauty, Culture, Fashion, Jewelry

7 Ways to Incorporate Natural Gems Into Your Wardrobe

People have been adorning themselves, their clothing, shoes and accessories with gemstones

since the beginning of time.

Back then natural gems were more coveted than diamonds, which hadn’t yet been cut into the

dazzling stones we know today.

Centuries ago, wearing jewels was often a status statement reserved for the upper echelon of society.

Jewelry helped to designate certain individuals as royalty and leadership.

7 Ways to Incorporate Natural Gems Into Your Wardrobe

Wearing natural jewels has also long been thought to have healing powers, and they are closely

associated with astrology.

You’re probably familiar with your birthstone, which represents your birth month.

Natural gems have a way of alluring people and drawing the eye in a way that can’t be replicated

by man.

Even conscious fashionistas can find eco-friendly collections and affordable ways to incorporate

natural gemstones into their wardrobe without looking over the top.

 

“Wearing natural jewels has also long been

thought to have healing powers, and they

are closely associated with astrology.”

 

Go Neutral With Morganite

7 Ways to Incorporate Natural Gems Into Your Wardrobe

Nudes and neutrals are the “it” colors right now.

So of course, rose-hued morganite is having a moment.

The experts at  have worked extensively with gemstones.

They note that the appearance and characteristics of morganite help the gem pair beautifully

with both silver and gold.

Morganite is in the beryl family along with emeralds, but it has a look all its own.

The color is a soft peachy-pink that’s feminine without being too girly.

I’m loving chunky morganite and rose gold rings paired with a matching blush pink manicure.

Go Old School With a Jewel Encrusted Brooch

7 Ways to Incorporate Natural Gems Into Your Wardrobe

Instantly glam up any sweater, cardigan or blazer with a jewel encrusted brooch.

Brooches were first known to be worn by the Greeks for  just as much as for

their attractiveness.

Many brooches were originally meant to clasp or fasten pieces of clothing together, which was

a need in the heyday of togas.

Put a new school twist on this old school accessory by wearing it at the center of the collar rather

than on one side of the bust.

Look for a vintage piece (repurposing!) with a subtle semi-precious stone that has a touch of sparkle

like amethyst or aquamarine.

Bedazzled Bag

7 Ways to Incorporate Natural Gems Into Your Wardrobe

Instead of wearing a gemstone brooch on your top or jacket, pin it on your bag for an interesting bit

of sparkling color.

A brooch with bright green citrine will really pop against a black or navy bag.

A touch of shine can also be added by looping a charm bracelet around the straps of the bag.

Blingy Buttons

7 Ways to Incorporate Natural Gems Into Your Wardrobe

Turn a standard issue button-up shirt into a conversation starter with blinged out buttons.

Adding small gems and pave jewels to buttons isn’t something you see every day so the discreet

design feature will definitely stick out.

Of course, buttons are prone to popping off.

For that reason, semi-precious stones and crystals are a better option than pricey gemstones.

Jeweled Pins on Your Collar

7 Ways to Incorporate Natural Gems Into Your Wardrobe

Jeweled pins are the cousin of the brooch that haven’t yet had their moment in the modern

fashion spotlight, but that will probably soon change.

Pins were among the earliest jewels discovered in The Royal Tombs that date back to 3000 BC.

This piece of jewelry is exactly like it sounds – there’s a bauble at the top of a straight metal rod

that is designed to pierce through material.

A cool way to display a sparkling jeweled pin is wearing it on your collar.

It’s an unexpected way to draw focus to a clothing feature that’s usually overlooked.

Another option is to use a pin to add a little flash to your hatband.

 

“Natural gems have a way of alluring

people and drawing the eye in a way

that can’t be replicated by man.”

 

Haute Hairpins

7 Ways to Incorporate Natural Gems Into Your Wardrobe

If you watched the Fall 2016 runway shows you probably noticed many designers adorned their

models’ hair with ornate pins.

Hairpins are super romantic and whimsical.

They’re the perfect way to finish off an undo or add intrigue to a simple hairstyle.

Cufflinks and Over the Cuff Bracelets

7 Ways to Incorporate Natural Gems Into Your Wardrobe

Cufflinks have been a popular way for men to incorporate bling into their formal attire, but there’s

no reason women can’t adopt the fashion staple as well.

The innovative looks of the latest Parisian fashion shows put a lot of attention on cuffs.

In addition to cufflinks, models walked the runways with sparkling bracelets over their sleeves.

 

Which gem-inspired trends are you most excited about this season?

Share your thoughts, comments and ideas with us.