When people come into a jewelry store they expect to find rings, bracelets, and necklaces. Those are the staples of any store and while some shops may differ, it’s likely that no matter which jewelry store you walk into, you’ll be able to find these.
But what other types of jewelry are there?
There are a variety of ways to express your personal style, including watches, brooches, cufflinks, tie accents, lapel pins, and belt buckles. Believe it or not, all of these are considered adornments and when crafted with gemstones or elaborate designs, they can convey so much about you, much in the same way that rings, bracelets, and necklaces can.
For instance, your watch. We live in a digital age where all kinds of tech-connected timepieces are available. There is even a market for straps that you can buy from third-party sellers that you can pair with your digital watch face. Some of these straps are made of metal, plastic, or leather and can include gemstones or designs that set it apart from the stock straps that came with your watch.
Now if you still are the type of person who buys analog watches, then the possibilities are endless for buying a watch that showcases your personality. Everything from elaborate mechanics to colorways, even down to the choice of even wearing an analog watch can say quite a bit about your preferences. While there are established brands that have saturated the market, the power of the internet has made it possible for boutique brands to bring their creations to the public.
We recommend doing a simple search to find what appeals to you so you can get an idea of what brands, styles, and colors would look best.
Brooches, lapel pins, and tie accents are another great way to express yourself. These options are perfect for someone who wants to make their outfit pop, but who doesn’t want to do it using traditional jewelry. Brooches were very popular during the middle ages, they signified a person’s affiliation and were intricately decorated. Brooches tended to be worn underneath clothing so that a person could decide if and when to disclose their connections.
Lapel pins, tie accents, and cufflinks have a similar purpose as brooches, but they tend to be understated. That’s not to say that they can’t be decorated with gemstones and intricate designs. But what it means is that most pins and tie accents are smaller and therefore can be harder to notice if someone isn’t paying attention. This kind of jewelry is double-barreled and works best for someone who wants to express their personality or affiliation but only to someone who is paying attention.
Belt buckles, were popularized during the 1920s and were awarded at rodeos and contests. Some people even buy vintage belt buckles to wear with their outfits and decorate them in different ways to reflect their character.
If you decide you want to step out of your comfort zone and try something new, consider a a lapel pin or some cufflinks.