Jewelry for Homecoming and Prom


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The best jewelry styles of the season

It’s almost time for formal! You found your dream dress and now you need accessories. Maybe your dress is a sparkly show-stopper, or maybe it’s sleek and elegant. You have a few ideas for how to do you hair, but what about jewelry? There plenty of fabulous options to choose from – it all depends on the look you’re going for. 

White gold and sterling silver usually add a modern look, while yellow gold is more classic and rose gold more romantic. Gemstone jewelry is fun, colorful, and attention-getting.  Depending on the style, lab-created white sapphires and diamonds can go from classic to glitzy. 

No matter what styles you choose, make sure they’re easy to wear.  If your earrings are too heavy, they might be uncomfortable after a night of dancing. If your dress could snag easily, choose a bracelet that’s just metal or doesn’t have prongs.  With all this in mind, here are some ideas for homecoming and prom jewelry:

•    Understated Elegance: Sometimes simple is the way to go.  Small drop earrings with lab-created white sapphires will add shimmer that complements an updo.  A necklace with a simple pendant and a shining bangle bracelet will complete your look. You can also opt for styles without gemstones if you want something versatile and laid-back.

•    Fun and Sparkly:  Maybe you want to add some more color to your homecoming or prom dress.  You can accessorize with a necklace, bolo bracelet, ring, or pair of earrings featuring gemstones that match your outfit.  Accent stones like lab-created white sapphires, white topaz, or diamonds will add gorgeous shimmer.

•    Fierce and Edgy: Channel your personal style and create a dramatic look with black diamond jewelry.  A choker necklace, cuff bracelet, or statement ring will also give you a fierce style.  And for jewelry that’s feminine with a twist, look for tonal gemstones, star designs, or chunky chains.

•    Fabulously Bold: It’s a night to remember, and you want a look no one will forget. So go bold with statement jewelry!  Begin by choosing one piece to be your focal point. That could be earrings, a necklace, or a bracelet.  Find a style with lots of gemstones or an interesting design, and then add other pieces to match.  You can also make your own statement piece with a stack of bracelets or layered necklaces.