1. Play with focused layers.
2. Keep it classy.
This means nothing too loud or overly quirky. You can wear big cocktail rings but keep to stones that aren't overly sparkly. This means sticking to subdued gems like turquoise, opals, moonstones, labradorite (one of our favourites!) or rose quartz and avoiding diamonds, Swarovskis and cubic zirconia.
3. Know which jewellery metal works best for your skin tone.
You're either a white gold, gold or rose gold person. Once you figure that out, stick to it like your mantra. But do remember that with changing lifestyle patterns or seasons, this can also change. You might get a new tan or lose your current one, or maybe a new job will require a standard uniform/dress code. Stick to the metal that brings out the best in you.
4. Less is more.
Stick to delicate jewellery, be it from your fine jewellery collection or your fun run-off-the-mill 3-for-$5 stash (which shouldn't last long in your collection). Let your outfit do the talking; your jewellery should be the icing on the cake.
5. Quality over quantity.
The reason France is known for its fashion is that it doesn't take pride in cheap fashion. Get rid of your pieces that have missing crystals or have been tarnished beyond repair. Refresh your wardrobe by investing in quality pieces. Not everything that is of good quality has to be expensive, you just need to know what you're buying into. For example, at Trouvée.Co, we use only sterling silver plated with rhodium, gold or rose gold for our affordable jewellery.