Looking like a million bucks is every woman's dream, but the reality is enjoyed by just a lucky few! Yes, life can be unfair sometimes or in some aspects of life.
Not all of us can afford a big luxurious diamond or a string of real pearls for every occasion. Also, apart from our already-stretched out pockets, even our lifestyle doesn't support the wearing of expensive jewellery. Who wants to risk wearing a platinum ring on her daily office commute?
But does that mean we have to compromise our dream? Of course, not! Take our help to know how to make cheap jewelry look expensive.
We have rounded up some easy tips and tricks that will make your budget jewellery appear more regal and ravishing without zero damage to your bank account. Follow these easy simple steps to fool the onlookers into thinking that you are sporting high-end jewellery. Mind game much?
Granted that statement pieces are big attention grabbers, but with their large surface area, they are the ones that will quickly give you away as a cheapskate. Imagine the plastic crystals or the lightweight metals sticking out like a sore thumb. That's why the first step to create the perfect illusion of expensive out of inexpensive jewellery is to layer with smaller pieces rather than going for one solid piece.
We have already discussed the art of layering and stacking here. It is super affordable to buy small stones and amulets and delicate necklace chains of various lengths. Layering necklaces offer great coverage and make you appear chic, artistic, and thoughtfully put together. Instead of a bulky statement necklace, pick up a cool pendant or two and wear them at different lengths to create a sublime flow.
Faux Gold Never Grows Old
Gold is a glamorous metal. Period. It can both satiate a retro heart and seekers of modern sleek designs. A few accent pieces here and there can add an allure to your overall appearance. Pair a gold earring with a crisp white shirt or a delicate gold pendant necklace with a boho maxi dress. Gold can complement various fashion trends, that's why investing in good-quality fake gold pieces is a smart decision. Instead of real gold, look for Sterling Silver jewellery with yellow gold or rose gold finish. These are cheap jewelry that looks expensive. They are pocket-friendly buys, and you can keep several pieces ready to wear at every event.
Ditch poor imitation
Stay away from brightly coloured gold ornaments that scream ‘fake’! Weigh the metal, the lighter and flimsier it is, the more it will look and feel low-cost. And we don't want that! Gold can be faux, but the quality has to be top-notch. Most imitation pieces are made with cheap alloys or plastics with a coating to make them appear like metal. Find a company that deals in trusted and authentic costume jewellery to assure your ornaments are of great quality. At Orionz, we used BIS Hallmarked Sterling Silver, AAA Graded Swiss Cut Cubic Zirconia, and provide a Certificate of Authenticity with every purchase. Also wearing cheap alloys can give you a green finger, which is a telltale sign that you are not wearing the real deal. Put some clear nail polish or glossy spray paint to create a barrier between your skin and the cheap jewellery.
Storage & Maintenance
The last and absolutely not the least is how you store and maintain your inexpensive artificial jewellery. Take care that the pieces don't look chipped or tarnished. Don't spritz perfume while wearing your imitation pieces. The alcohol in the perfume will strip the protective shine from your jewellery and make it look old. Store your jewellery in a box with a soft bed. Keep them in a cool and dry place, away from humidity. Learn successful storage tricks here.