Should you really not wear white after labor day? Is the diamond really the hardest stone in the world? Is black such a boring outfit if you want to make a statement? Needless to say, there are a lot of fashion and jewelry myths that surround us that they have become part of our fashion rules. However, not all of them are true. Here are 13 of jewelry and fashion myths debunked and why totally believing in these fashion rules is clearly not worth the time? Are you ready to defy the comfortable in the world of fashion and jewelry, girl?
1.) The larger the stone, the more expensive the jewelry.
If gemstones are usually priced using their carat weight, then perhaps a larger stone costs higher than small stones, right? This has been one of the most popular beliefs and jewelry myths that have surrounded the trinket world for quite some time now. However, in the world of jewelry and blings, size isn't everything. Just because you have a gigantic rock sitting on your ring doesn't mean you need the whole world to buy it. There are other factors considered when giving value to the stone such as its color, clarity, and cut. Other factors include how popular it is and how in demand it is in the world of fashion and jewels.
2.) White is a boring color when making a fashion statement.
They say that if you truly want to make a fashion statement, leave your white pieces inside of your closet. One of the fashion myths that are quite popular says that white is such a boring color if you want to make a booming entrance to a party. Well, can we say that we so disagree with this statement? If you can pull off a white outfit in an amazing fashion, you can draw many eyes on you on a party. Just pair your white outfit with statement jewelry pieces and you can look elegant and classy, enough for a fashion statement, right?
3.) Don't mix white and navy blue together.
They say that if you truly want to make a fashion statement, leave your white pieces inside of your closet. One of the fashion myths that are quite popular says that white is such a boring color if you want to make a booming entrance to a party. Well, can we say that we so disagree with this statement? If you can pull off a white outfit in an amazing fashion, you can draw many eyes on you at a party. Just pair your white outfit with statement jewelry pieces and you can look elegant and classy, enough for a fashion statement, right?
4.) Diamond is the most expensive stone.
One of the most significant reasons why people often go for diamonds is the belief that they are the rarest and the most expensive stone in the world. Although it is true for fancy diamonds, the kinds of stones which come in different colors, it's not always true for the clear ones we know from the market. In fact, clear diamonds are not considered very rare, and thus, don't command such a high price in the market. Besides, there are other factors to be considered such as the stones' color, cut, clarity, and carat weight. Sometimes, a one-of-a-kind alexandrite and a not-so-common aquamarine get a higher price tag than diamonds because of their rare qualities.
5.) Diamond is the best stone for an engagement ring.
Gone were the days when every couple out there would throng on jewelry stores to get the perfect diamond engagement ring. Before, when it comes to engagement rings, it ain't great if it ain't diamonds. However, time has passed and things have changed in the engagement ring department. The diamond is not the only best stone for an engagement ring. Lately, a lot have went for sapphire engagement rings. For those who loved diamonds but don't have enough money to spend for one, they go for diamond alternatives such as white topaz, white sapphire, and the famous moissanite rings.
6.) Biting gold is to know if it's real.
This is a trick as old as time to know if the gold that you have is authentic or not. Since gold is such a malleable metal, it has a tendency to bend or change in shape a little when you sink your teeth into it. However, this is not the only way that you can tell if the gold is real or not. Bite test for gold pieces is just one but if you want to be sure, you can always go to a jewelry expert of a gold tester to verify if what you have is real.
7.) Clear engagement rings are better than colored ones.
For a time, we may have believed this jewelry myth. Fortunately, thanks to Prince William's engagement to Kate Middleton, this is now a jewelry myth debunked. Yes, colored gems can be gorgeous engagement ring toppers, too. Imagine the luscious blue color of the sapphire, or the classy touch of the emerald gemstone. If your fiance is unconventional, these unconventional, non-traditional engagement rings in different gemstones are a top choice for an engagement ring. They don't tread last, too, when it comes to being beautiful. So go ahead, splurge on some colored gemstones for your proposal ring!
8.) You should not wear black with brown.
There is this style rule that everybody now loves to break: it's that you can't wear black and brown together. I don't exactly know where this idea begun but I completely went "whoa" when I first heard this. No! You can wear black and brown together. Just imagine wearing a little black dress and you pair it with a brown overcoat. Or when you wear a lovely brown dress and you amp up the sophistication by going for black suede boots. How chic do these outfits look? So, don't be afraid to rock and mix the brown and black colors. Don't forget to also add some accessories to bring balance to the bold look that these two colors can create.
9.) Precious stones are always better than semi-precious ones.
To begin with, there are only four precious stones in the market, and the rest are considered as semi-precious stones. These precious stones are diamond, sapphire, emerald, and ruby. Some example of semi-precious stones is alexandrite, aquamarine, peridot, topaz, and garnets. Although it is true that some of the most expensive stones in the market are the rare versions of precious stones, this does not mean that every precious stone is more superior than semi-precious ones. The evaluation and grading of gems still depend on their quality, their size, their popularity, and their rarity.
10.) Opals bring bad luck
One of the most famous jewelry myths (and one of the most longstanding one) is that opals bring bad luck. Well, it seems like this sentiment has rooted from competition. It is believed that it was France who first started this rumor to hurt the opal industry of the British Empire. Thankfully, though, the myth has not very much affected the trade for opals. In fact, it has become such a symbolic jewelry in the Victorian and Art Nouveau eras. However, opals should always be handled with care as they are considered a more delicate gemstone than other stones in the market.
11.) Don't wear too many bold colors
"Don't go for too much bold colors," they say. Going for one bold color is safe, but going for multiples could make you look like a spectacle, they say. Well, that was before color blocking. Nowadays, the bolder the colors, the better. Oh, and did I mention that when it comes to street style fashion, color is everything? So put on your color show and embrace your fashion taste! This fashion myth should be buried to the ground.
12.) You can't wear gold and silver together
Now that bracelet stacking and ring stacking has become a hit in the fashion world, the old rule that you should not wear your gold and silver jewelry together is forgotten. Lately, celebrities and style icons have been mixing their silvers to their golds and the result is still amazing, high fashion even. To achieve a fashion forward look, don't hesitate to mix your metals together as they can often look spectacular. This metal mixing is also not limited to gold and silver only. In fact, you can mix your rose gold and golds, too! How cool is that?
13.) A skin tone can only wear one metal.
So, are tanned skin girls only? Not so! One of the jewelry myths that should be out of the window right now is one that says that there is only one metal for each skin tone.Although it's true that particular metals favor a specific skin tone, that doesn't mean you can't enjoy the beauty of other metals! Tanned skin looks divine with gold jewelry, but it can also look as perfect when paired with sterling silver jewelry. So, don't let this myth stop you from looking so fresh in your chosen metal! Have fun with jewelry, girl. That is what they're here for!
Sometimes, it's hard to tell between the facts and the myths when it comes to fashion. Some of them have become fashion rules already that it can become quite risky to break them. But with these jewelry and fashion myths debunked, you can now confidently rock your favorite looks and your favorite jewelry. Let your style roar, girl.
Don't sit there waiting. Keep sparkling, darling.