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by Jesus Zabala - 5 min read

Jewelry Tips and Tricks

Jewelry is one of the oldest ways humans showcased their individualism and tastes. Accessorizing allows you to elevate each outfit while adding a personal touch. But if you need help, we have compiled some jewelry tips and tricks below.

Our jewelry tips may help you learn about combinations and how to resolve common issues with your pieces. 

Let's dive in!

14 Helpful Jewelry Tips and Tricks

At JewelryLab, we are not only dedicated to providing our customers with the highest-quality jewelry but also helping them with styling hacks and issues. 

Styling tips for jewelry

1. Create layers with rings, bracelets, and necklaces

First and foremost, wearing jewelry should be a fun experience, so experimenting is always encouraged. For example, you can try layering necklaces of different lengths to achieve a unique look. 

You can compliment this look with rings and bracelets. Layering is especially helpful with simple outfits. Instead of having a boring style, layered jewelry will help you achieve a cohesive look that makes you stand out. 

Styling tips for jewelry
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2. How to mix metals

Many fear mixing metals, so they only wear silver or gold pieces. However, mixing metals may help you find new combinations that better represent your style. There is no rule stating that mixing metals is prohibited. 

In fact, many of our best-selling pieces are made with a mix of metals. The contrasts in colors and tones are sure to catch anyone's eye. You can also wear silver and gold rings across your fingers. Also, try layering different metal necklaces or bracelets. For example, you can check the Hanu Pendant or Athena Bracelet.

3. How to accessorize to compliment the outfit

If you have a specific outfit that you plan to wear to an event, it is wise to match jewelry that compliments it. For instance, if you like wearing bold and colorful outfits, it is best to pair them with smaller jewelry so that they don't clash. In this case, we recommend the Textured Minimal Bracelet.

However, with simpler outfits, bolder and bigger pieces such as statement jewelry help elevate them significantly. Bold jewelry brings boring outfits to life.

4. Choose the focal point for your jewelry

If you want to direct the gaze to a focal point with your outfit, then it is best to use jewelry to create the visual focus. If you want to bring focus to your rings, pair them with simple bracelets that will not deter attention away from the rings. It is good to choose some bold statement rings in this case, like the Ace of Spades Ring.

Nonetheless, if you want your necklace to be the focal point, pair it with simple earrings, and either add simple bands or no rings at all. 

5. Match your necklace to your neckline

Matching your necklace with your neckline helps create a cohesive and well-put-together look. If you are wearing a V-neck outfit, matching it with a pendant necklace in the V creates an incredible visual. 

But for high-necked and crew-necked tops, it is best to go for longer necklaces that you can layer. And for a scoop and rounded neckline, choose a rounded necklace such as the Sakha Necklace.

Match your necklace to your neckline
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6. Consider your sentimental jewelry

Most people own a piece or two when it comes to sentimental jewelry. Even if you wear this piece every day, if it clashes with your outfit, you should consider leaving it at home for the day. 

Yet, if you have difficulty not wearing the piece, consider planning your outfit and the rest of your jewelry around it. If the sentimental piece is a longer necklace that you can hide beneath your outfit, you can wear whatever combination you want.

Valuable tricks for common jewelry issues 

7. Use tape to fasten a bracelet

If you are wearing a bracelet with a clasp, then it may be challenging to close it by yourself. But worry not! There is a rather simple solution for closing clasp bracelets. Take a piece of tape and place it on the end of the bracelet on your wrist. After that, wrap the bracelet around your wrist, bringing the clasp to the circle, and close it. 

8. Use baby powder for knotted chain

If your chains tangle in a knotted mess that you cannot untangle, you can use baby powder. Take your knotted chains, place them on a clean surface or plate, and cover them with baby powder. The baby powder helps loosen the knots and makes the chain slippery, untangling them. Run the chains under lukewarm water with mild soap. 

9. Use a ribbon to remove a ring that is stuck on your finger

If your ring is too tight and stuck on your finger, do not panic. Instead, look for a piece of ribbon and insert it underneath the ring. Wrap the ribbon along the finger's length and secure it once you are past the knuckle. 

All you need to do after is take the part of the ribbon inserted under your ring and keep unwrapping it. This will move the ring up your finger until it is finally off. 

10. How to get rid of knotted hair around your necklace clasp

Women and men with long hair know the struggle with knotted hair around necklace clasp. You can easily avoid this by placing clear tape around the bit that catches your hair. That's it! No more knotted hair in your favorite necklace.

Care tips for jewelry 

11. Clean your jewelry

If you want to prolong the lifespan of your jewelry, you must take care of it. Cleaning is often something most overlooked when it comes to jewelry. Clean your jewelry with mild soap and water to avoid tarnishing your pieces. You may even take them to a jeweler for professional cleaning. 

12. Choose quality over quantity

Often, people buy bundles of jewelry with questionable quality. This is a bad idea as jewelry of bad quality is easily damaged and doesn't last long at all. It is better to own a few high-quality pieces that will last for years than many that won't last even a year. 

13. Make your gemstone sparkle

If you wear your jewelry often, it may lose its shine, especially gemstone pieces. But the good news is you may easily bring their sparkle back. Soak your jewelry in water for a few hours with mild dishwashing soap and scrub it with a soft-bristled toothbrush. Once you are done, rinse it with clean water and pat dry with a soft towel.

Make your gemstone sparkle
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14. Know your jewelry's value

Your jewelry showcases your personality to the outside world. So, it is important to keep in mind its value. Taking care of jewelry pieces reflects better on you. It shows that you understand the value of your jewelry and cherish your pieces.


These are some of the best jewelry tips and tricks for styling and maintenance. If you want to look your best at all times and have your jewelry pieces in pristine condition, follow our advice. 

And most important of all, remember to experiment with your combinations. After all, wearing jewelry should be fun. You can check our collections for your bold combinations!

Jesús  is the founder and designer of JewelryLab. He is the Head of Design and also oversees production, quality control, and precious metal sourcing.