It’s hard to believe we’re halfway through Jewellery Month already, and we’re back with more inspiration from top stylist and blogger Alex Stedman from The-Frugality.com, who has been helping us identify the most influential trends in the jewellery world this summer.
This time we’re looking at Eclectic Rings, and if you’re a dedicated follower of fashion you might already know what we’re talking about. We spent the day with Alex recently and she explained the look for us:
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Eagle-eyed viewers may have spotted this gorgeous ‘nearly there’ ring with black spinel detailing from Lisa Snowdon that Alex was wearing on the day we filmed together.
You can get something equally luxe for a slightly smaller outlay with our starburst Jewellery Icon from Diamonique in a choice of finishes, or if you’re in a position to splash out, this beautiful diamond spiral ring really typifies the trend to perfection: keep gems small and regularity big – understated luxury is the order of the day.
One top tip is to keep a common thread throughout the rings you combine. So, for instance, if you’re playing with a variety of finishes, keep the width of the bands as similar as you can. That’ll mean they look like they ‘belong’ together and every piece gets equal billing, working together to create a balanced overall look.
Alternatively, sticking to a single colour scheme allows you to play around with bands of different weights, and add in more unusual designs. This crystal stack ring from Nour does the hard work for you, combining three complementary bands; and of course you can team with even more rings to amplify the stack factor.
Which brings us onto another point: one of the best things about this trend is that you can incorporate plenty of your existing jewellery box favourites to create a totally unique look.
If you decide to add a new piece to your collection, remember the following mantras:
- Understated is good; geometric is very good
- Mixed metals are to be encouraged
- Resist the temptation to overdo the sparkle
If you’re itching to have a go, create your own Eclectic Rings look and send us the results on Instagram by tagging @qvcuk and the hashtag #JewelleryMonth!