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KLG Jewellery Style Guides

KLG Jewellery believes in the philosophy of creativity, self expression, freedom 

and empowerment. We want you to feel good and look good. Let's us help you 

tell your jewellery story. Everyone is watching. 

  • Skin Tones
  • Necklaces
  • Earrings
  • Rings
  • Wedding Rings
  • Engagement Rings

Skin Tones

Jewellery it’s the first thing people notice about your outfit. I always suggest that you should choose 

a piece based on what you love, but it’s also important to consider how the colours compliment 

your skin tone. There is no hard and fast rule to determine what skin tone you have, 

but there are some clues to help you figure it out.

Your skin tone will generally fall into one of three categories: 

warm, neutral, cool. The best way to determine your own personal skin tone is to look at the colour of the veins located on the inside of your arm. 


If you can wear both colours without feeling like you look washed out, you may have a neutral undertone.

How To Find Your Own Skin Undertone

Grab a pure piece of clothing or even just a piece of white paper. 

In bright, natural light, hold the item up to your face. If your skin looks pink or rosy by comparison, 

you're cool-toned. If your face looks more yellow, your undertone is warm.

Warm Skin Tones

If the veins on your inner wrist are greenish, you have a warm skin tone. Jewellery set in yellow gold with red or golden gems looks great on you.


If you’ve always had an affinity for yellow gold, then it’s likely you have warm undertones. The earthy undertones in your skin mean that yellow gold simply glows on you, as it is the warmest of the metals itself.

Cool Skin Tones

If the veins on the inside of your wrist look blue, your skin tone is cool. Silver and white gold, with pastel blue, violet and pink gems flatter you. 

This means embracing the pale with light coloured metals such as white gold, platinum and silver. 


These metals are particularly striking when paired with a pop of colour, often in the form of a gemstone. Brighter is better; colours such as green, red and purple look fabulous set against light metals and pale skin.

Neutral Tones

If you have a neutral skin tone, you'll look good in both white metals and yellow metals. Bright blues, emeralds, and deep purples will look fabulous on cool skin undertones. Frosty shades of pink, ice blue and lavender also will look amazing. 


Both white gold and yellow metals will pop against your skin, meaning the sky’s the limit when it comes to choosing jewellery that complements your undertones. With neutral undertones, you can be bold with your jewellery choices.


All skin tones – Whatever your skin tone, you cannot go wrong with diamonds, pearls, quartz and other white gems. Do you! What really matters is that you feel comfortable in whatever earrings, necklace, bracelet, or ring you choose regardless of the colour of your veins.

Follow the link below, and add a piece of jewellery to express yourself!

Necklace Style Guide

Play around don't be boring

KLG Jewellery has a range of necklaces to help you to create your personal style.


Choose pieces that reflect your style, and don’t be afraid to wear multiple pendants express your personality. Wearing a selection of gemstones, chains and pendants will create a creative design and will add volumes to your outfits.

Layering

The foundations of laying necklaces is varying chain lengths. Layered necklaces give the same effects as a statement necklace, but with a lighter, more casual vibe. 


Staggering your chain lengths allows each individual necklace to shine, creating depth and texture to your outfit. 

Starting with your shortest chain, layer two or three necklaces, and adjust the spacing between them until you are happy. Try spacing each necklace equally.


First think about where you’re comfortable with people being drawn to, then think about the chain; start with 2-4 necklaces. More than that can start to look messy and get all tangled up.


Pick one focal point- a pendant necklace is a good place to start. Then add a choker or large link chain.


It’s easier to stick with the same metals – like gold or silver. Mixing metals totally works too, but can be harder to get right. 

Find out what colour suits your skin best. If you want to break the rules, don’t over mix- it will look tacky! Think about the” 2:1 ratios when layering three necklaces: 2 silver; 1 gold or 1 gold; 2 silver.

Common Women's Standard Necklace Sizes

14" Necklace

Fits most like a choker


18" Necklace

A common choice for women that will fall just below the throat at the collarbone. This length is popular for adding pendants which will hang over a crew neck.


20" Necklace

Will fall a few inches below the collarbone and allow a little more breathing room. Perfect for a low, plunging neckline or if you want to wear it over a turtleneck.


36" Necklace

Common with pearl strands and will hang below the bosom. They can be worn as a single strand or you can double them for an 18 inch necklace.

Common Men's Standard Necklace Sizes

20" Necklace

A common length for men which falls right at the collarbone. Pendants will hide under a crew neck or show completely with a low v-neck or unbuttoned dress shirt.


22" Necklace

Falls a few inches below a collar bone and can be worn over or under a shirt. This is a common length for chains because they offer more breathing room.

Earring Style Guide

curate your ears

Small Hoop Earrings

— Great for any style and any occasion.
— Great for the professional settings and to go to school.
— Great for night-out events because they don’t draw huge attention. Yet, they add a certain character to the look. 

Big Hoop Earrings

— Big hoop energy is knowing your self-worth.

— The gold hoop earring has been a powerful symbol in numerous cultures throughout history.

— Large hoop earrings ornament your outfit in all the best ways. They turn heads and draw attention to the smile on your face.

Huggies

— Style of hoop which are smaller and sit close to the lobe, ‘hugging’ the edge of the lobe. 

— Huggies are generally thicker than standard hoops.It is a hoop earring with a tight fit that can be worn alone or layered with other styles. 

— Huggies are an easy go-to, whether it’s a loungewear or dressed-up over Zoom kinda day.

Ear Cuffs

— Ear cuffs do not require a piercing. 

— An ear cuff is a small thick ring that can be slipped onto the side of the ear and stays on by pressing tightly on the ear.

— Ear cuffs are versatile, pairing well with delicate stud earrings and hoop earrings. With endless mixing and matching possibilities.

Crawler Earrings

— The stud starts at the bottom of the lobe and crawls up.

— They are a great option if you want to make a small statement with your earrings.

— Crawler earrings give the illusion of having more than one piercing.

Drop Earrings

— Great if you want to add a bit more creative drama in your life. 

— Great for making statements.

— Great for special occasions or a night out.

Stud Earrings

— Easy to wear and light on the ears.

— Studs can be used in almost any piercing position and are a simple way to incorporate jewellery into your outfit. 

— The studs boast a remarkable level of versatility. 

— Studs are often a forgotten about accessory for men. More men wear earrings today as a way to express some personality into their style.

— Generally studs look good when in a casual setting – worn with a button up shirt or t-shirt with a leather jacket.

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Ear Stacking

A curated ear is more than multiple piercings. Ear stacking is curating your own look, and carefully combining hoops, huggies, studs, etc. to create a curated ear. Whether your ear is completely studded or just a single lobe piercing you can create an ear stack that works for you. 

Choose a theme/style. Stacking your ear is all about mixing and matching whilst creating an overall cohesive look. You can add to your look with more of your own earring collection, pairing our KLG jewellery for the ultimate ear stack.Nothing like a good coloured gemstone to really jazz up those bejewelled pierced ears.

How To Wear Rings

You can tell a lot from a person from their hands. It’s up to you how you will be wearing your rings. 

Swap them around and try them on in different combinations to see what looks and feels best. 

However, if you need a little help, here are some suggestions.

Invest on a Gemstone

You can design your daily ring setup around a special piece or stone.

Gradual style: Thick to Thin

Slip your thickest bands onto your pinkies, then work your way inward. Your ring and pointer fingers should have the thinner rings on them, thus creating a metallic ombré effect. 

Stack on the same finger
 
If you have a handful of thin rings, then consider learning how to stack them stylishly. Choose one finger to focus on for another type of statement look. So, rather than wearing a handful of thin bands, stack them all on your ring or pointer finger. You’ll instantly have a focal point for your ring setup, which makes it easy to create a polished, finished look. 

Statement Rings

Statement rings, also known as cocktail rings, are larger than normal fashion rings. 
Statement rings help you express your style and personality.

Sometimes you might want to go big or go home! Instead of playing it safe with one cocktail ring, why not try mixing and matching two or three? Cocktail rings are meant to draw attention specifically to your hands. So don’t neglect your hands as they will be in the limelight. 

Flaunt the ring and enjoy the attention! Take the time to get that manicure. Pick out a nail polish colour that will not clash with the colour of the ring.

Think about location/context

In the office/work choose something minimalistic so it’s not “too much” or distracting to colleges. Special events are perfect for your biggest and over the top rings. Casual occasions with friends are great for quirky, playful rings- a perfect time to experiment.

Ring Size Guide

You can measure your ring size in a number of ways. In the UK it is measured alphabetically, and for international, it is done numerically, or you can measure the internal diameter or circumference. 
For clarity and to feel comfortable knowing your ring size. 

Follow the link below, to download an easy to print PDF for measuring at home!

Choosing Your Wedding Ring

A wedding ring is a sacred object that symbolises your love and commitment to one another.

Start your ring search early

Start 2-3 months before the wedding date to buy/create your wedding ring. The earlier the better. You want to make sure it fits and you get something that you want.It is something that you will be wearing the rest of you life. Have a chat with me when you are thinking of buying/creating your wedding rings. Also to make sure you get you know your ring size!

Budget

Sometimes the wedding bands budget gets overlooked in wedding planning. A lot of people leave this last minute. 

The more personalised the rings are, the budget in increases. 

For example, two bespoke rings in precious metal will be around £900-1000.

Size of Wedding Ring

If you already have an engagement ring, you'll need to decide whether you want the two rings to match in size/width. 

It is also important also to consider the combined width of the two rings, to ensure that they will be comfortable to wear together (contour together)- without having big gaps.


As a general rule, the larger your hands, the wider the ring that will suit you. Usually we find that most ladies choose wedding rings between 2mm and 3mm wide, and most gentlemen opt for wedding rings of 4mm-6mm.

Ethical Options

Ethical engagement rings made with Fair Trade gold & Fair Mined gold you are making a difference in the lives of artisanal miners, their communities and the natural environment around the mine which protects the wildlife, rivers and plants. 


Giving these small-scale gold miners a sustainable future with gold that is fully traceable and produced responsibly. You can have options of using recycled gold/precious metals, this helps with sustainability in the jewellery industry. Furthermore, you can choose ethical gemstones.


Please talk to me if you like to explore these options.

Wedding Ring Style

It would be good to narrow down your ring style choices. 

 Think about the shape of the wedding style and ring profile.

Choosing Precious Metals

Ideally, the metal in your wedding band should match the metal used in your engagement ring.

1. Silver, platinum and palladium are referred to as white metals when it comes to jewellery. Silver is the more common of the three, as well as being the least pricey. Platinum and palladium rings are on the more expensive end of the wedding ring spectrum. Platinum rings have the highest density of the metals, this means they feel weightier.


2. Yellow gold maintains the characteristic hue of gold.


3. Rose gold also contains copper and silver along with the gold, but the slightly higher amount of copper gives it a coppery hue.


4. White gold, meanwhile, is an alloy commonly composed of gold with palladium or platinum. 


5. Gold ring purity can be measured in carats. 24-carat gold is 100% gold, which you won’t find in a ring due to gold’s softness. 18-carat gold is more common (75% gold).

Wedding Ring Finish

matte

Matte finished rings are smooth to the touch like polished rings, but you wouldn’t be able to see your reflection when gazing at the surface. The matte finish remains the second most popular finish for Wedding Rings.

sandblasted

A noticeably coarse finish but entirely comfortable to wear. A sandblasted finish is grainy to touch and perfect for anyone seeking a textured, unpolished finish. This finish is achieved, by sandblasting the surface of the metal to give it a rough appearance.

hammered

The hammered wedding band has a style reminiscent of the original handcrafted wedding ring. The raw texture of our hammered wedding rings gives them a sense of being natural, organic objects. A hammered finish provides a dimpled look as if a hammer was used to pound each dimple on the ring’s surface.

brushed

Brushed rings are not shiny and create a unique decorative effect. They feature deep wire brush like marks that resemble fine hairs. 

The brushed matte finish has become quite popular in recent men's wedding band trends.


Ring Size Guide

You can measure your ring size in a number of ways. In the UK it is measured alphabetically, and for international, it is done numerically, or you can measure the internal diameter or circumference. 
For clarity and to feel comfortable knowing your ring size. 

Follow the link below, to download an easy to print PDF for measuring at home!

How To Choose Your Engagement Ring

Think about their style and budget. Think what fits their lifestyle, work, and personality best. 
In addition to your budget, her personal style and her daily activities are the main considerations 
that should guide your selection of a setting.

I would recommend a few things think about to ‘get clues’ of the ring style you/they want:

1. Tune into your love ones- think like them
As friends and family members get engaged, watch out for their comments on the rings that are given. 
Look at their Pinterest boards, scrap books and what jewellery designs they likes on Instagram.

2. Ask their friends and family
Talk to them and ask them for help. Make sure they are sworn to secrecy.

3. Take mental notes

Think about their day jewellery. What type of jewellery do they want. What jewellery colour do they wear dominantly in their lives. 
These pieces will tell you a lot about the kind of style she might like; from classic and simple to alternative and bold!

4. Know your partner’s ring size

It will save you some time. But don’t worry a ring can be re-sized. 
I advise bringing an existing ring with you to an appointment to make sure we get the sizing right the first time round

Ethical Options

Ethical engagement rings made with Fair Trade gold & Fair Mined gold you are making a difference in the lives of artisanal miners, their communities and the natural environment around the mine which protects the wildlife, rivers and plants. 


Giving these small-scale gold miners a sustainable future with gold that is fully traceable and produced responsibly. You can have options of using recycled gold/precious metals, this helps with sustainability in the jewellery industry. Furthermore, you can choose ethical gemstones.


Please talk to me if you like to explore these options.

The Anatomy Of A Ring

Type Of Gemstone Shape

Stone Setting Styles

How do you want the ring to look on the finger?

What type of side and shoulder stones (accent stones) do you want?


If you are thinking about using diamonds

the 4c

GIA created the first, and now globally accepted standard for describing diamonds: Colour, Clarity, Cut and Carat Weight. Today, the 4Cs of Diamond Quality is the universal method for assessing the quality of any diamond, anywhere in the world. The creation of the Diamond 4Cs meant two very important things: diamond quality could be communicated in a universal language, and diamond customers could now know exactly what they were about to purchase.

Diamond Certificate

If you’re buying a diamond engagement ring, you should always ask for 

a third party diamond certificate. This gives you a guarantee that what you are being told 

is truthful and gives you a peace of mind.

The Colour

Diamonds naturally vary in colour with the majority of them on the market being sold as near colourless.

GIA’s colour-grading scale for diamonds is the industry standard. The scale begins with the letter D, representing colourless, and continues with increasing presence of colour to the letter Z, or light yellow or brown. 

Each letter grade has a clearly defined range of colour appearance. Diamonds are colour-graded by comparing them to stones of known colour under controlled lighting and precise viewing condition.

Clarity Scale

The clarity scale is a reminder that it is fairly common for diamonds to have natural flaws and they are rarely perfect. 

The GIA Clarity Scale contains 11 grades, with most diamonds falling into the VS (very slightly included) or SI (slightly included) categories. In determining a clarity grade, the GIA system considers the size, nature, position, colour or relief, and quantity of clarity characteristics visible under 10× magnification.

Clarity Scale Breakdown

Diamond Carat Chart

Diamonds and other gemstones are weighed in metric carats: one carat is equal to 0.2 grams, about the same weight as a paperclip. (Don’t confuse carat with metal carat, as in “18K gold,” which refers to gold purity.)
 
Diamonds are measured in carats, which take into account the weight, rather than the size. Outsized carat weights are rarer and more precious. Carats are split into points where 100 points are equal to one carat.
 
A carat is subdivided into 100 points. For example: a ¼ carat diamond could also be referred to as 25 points, a ½ carat being 50 points, etc… Due to the fact that all stones are cut with difference depths and measurements, actual weight is the only way to determine the size of the stone. *A tip to keep in mind when diamond shopping: .95ct and 1.00ct diamonds can have no visual size different, but the price difference may be significant.

Cut Scale

Cut quality is the factor that fuels a diamond’s fire, sparkle and brilliance. 
The allure and beauty of a particular diamond depends more on cut quality than anything else.

The GIA Diamond Cut Grading System for standard round brilliants in the D-to-Z color range is based on the assessment of seven components. The first three — brightness (the total light reflected from a diamond), fire (the dispersion of light into the colours of the spectrum), and scintillation (the pattern of light and dark areas and the flashes of light, or sparkle, when a diamond is moved) — are appearance-based aspects. The remaining four — weight ratio, durability, polish, and symmetry — are related to a diamond's design and craftsmanship.

In GIA’s system, each component is assessed individually, taking into account the relative importance of that component in the overall cut quality of the diamond. Each cut grade, based on a relative scale from Excellent to Poor, represents a range of proportion sets and face-up appearances. There are many different proportion sets that produce attractive diamonds.

Ring Size Guide

You can measure your ring size in a number of ways. In the UK it is measured alphabetically, and for international, it is done numerically, or you can measure the internal diameter or circumference. 
For clarity and to feel comfortable knowing your ring size. 

Follow the link below, to download an easy to print PDF for measuring at home!

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