When you wear a ring or bracelet you can look down and see the brilliant sparkle of a diamond or the warmth of the gold. When you wear a necklace you usually only see it in a mirror, but anyone who is facing you sees it. So your neck can be a good place to make a statement or to express yourself to the world. Former Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright choose brooches to announce her intensions to world leaders. She said, “I was the only woman on the Security Council, and I decided to get some more jewelry. On good days, I wore flowers and butterflies and balloons, and on bad days, all kinds of bugs and carnivorous animals. I saw it as an additional way of expressing what I was saying, a visual way to deliver a message.”
Pendants be worn with just about anything when you match the style with the outfit. Sterling silver is a great choice for a casual look. The relatively inexpensive metal lends itself to extra large designs for a bolder look. Gemstones make great pendants that can coordinate or accent the color of clothes you wear. Pendants can be so versatile by simply swapping the chain from slinky, delicate chain to a more firm and structured chain. Play around with different lengths for instant change.
“Stations” are elements spaced evenly around a chain. Like the notes between spaces on a sheet of music, stations create a rhythmic pattern, and can be lengthened or shortened to suit your collar style. Choices are abundant with diamond stations, pearl stations or metal shapes spread around the chain. One clever idea is to use a diamond chain with your pendant to dress it up.
Choose this when you want to declare how you’re feeling or what you wish to put forth.
Announce your feelings or intensions by what you put around your neck. Brightly colored gemstones can resonate with your mood. Which color makes you feel happy, or pretty, powerful and sexy, or playful? Large, bold geometric pieces create a different look than a small, delicate diamond on a chain. You could have some fun by expressing your moods with your necklaces, just like Madeleine!
Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/madeleine-albright-on-her-life-in-pins-149191/#sheeobJkjU1RTlW1.99