Jewelry goes through trends and phases, but classic gemstones never go out of style, whether they’re gemstone rings, earrings, necklaces, or bracelets. Sure, crafters on Etsy and on other independent websites may create glorious works of art with wire, found metal, insignias from the latest hottest TV shows, and more, but gemstones will always have that captivating sparkle that drives us all wild. We’re not overstating our case—here at Noe’s in Kansas City, we see the looks on people’s faces when they walk into our showroom. It’s usually somewhere between a kid in a candy shop and a dragon with its eyes on a horde. We love it! And while certainly diamond rings or engagement bands garner a lot of attention from our customers, gemstone jewelry is just as popular.
Often, our first piece of gemstone jewelry is our birthstone, and many people continue to relate to and cherish that particular gemstone all their lives. Giving your wife, sister, or mother a pair of garnet gemstone earrings on her birthday, if she was a January baby, is a great way to show her how much you’re thinking about what makes her unique and special. It’s also a lovely gesture giving a new mother a piece of jewelry with her new baby’s birthstone—that gemstone bracelet will be something that baby keeps all her life.
It used to be that everyone knew how to wear jewelry. Just look at old movies—women drip with sparkling ornaments and even men have gemstone rings, or other pieces of jewelry featuring gemstones, like cufflinks or tie tacks. Everyone seems to know just what to put on. But in some ways, they had it easy—gemstone jewelry looks great with a party dress or slick suit. In the modern world, where casual dress is more acceptable, it can be difficult to know how to pair gemstone jewelry with your wardrobe. That’s where we come in! If you see a piece you love, or come in looking for something similar to a piece you saw on QVC or Pinterest, we’d be happy to advise you on how to wear it.
And speaking of Pinterest, there’s no single better social media site you could use to keep current on the latest trends and biggest influences in jewelry work. On Pinterest, you can search for individual styles or stones, or you can search “gemstone jewelry” and then just start browsing other people’s “pins” to see what’s hot, or learn to recognize exactly what you love, irrespective of the trends. Not sure where to start? Try the Noe’s Jewelry Pinterest board to see what we’re excited about, as well as some of the selection you can find in our Kansas City showroom.
But, keep in mind that at the end of the day, the best gemstone jewelry is the jewelry you feel good wearing, and that makes you feel great about yourself. Don’t like your birthstone? There’s no reason you should wear amethysts even if you were born in February! Don’t care about trends? You don’t have to! You’ll sparkle more than your gemstone necklace if you pick the right pieces for you.