February 14th has gone, and this day of love and romance yielded a beautiful ruby pendant as a gift. While it was just perfect for your date night, you now wonder how to make this beauty a part of your charming appeal more often, instead of just saving it for special occasions and at times forgetting about it altogether. Fear not. These style tips are sure to help you.
1. Layer It up
If initially, you wore your adorable gift the classic way with a simple princess or matinee length chain, it’s time to amplify your style with a layered look. Wear the pendant on a longer length of chain and add other simple chains. The layered chain could be of varying width and design and can be decorated with small monogrammed charms or have another stone pendant that pairs well with the colors of your outfit.
Tip: Do not overcrowd the layers. This would take attention away from your ruby pendant.
2. Collar Necklace
If multiple layering is not your thing and you do not want to increase length, pair the pendant and chain with a collar or choker necklace. This style gives you more focus on your neck and is perfect for long necks.
3. Charm Pendant
Depending on size and design, your ruby pendant can also be added to a fashionable charm bracelet. Rendering your accessory a classy pizzazz, you are bound to become the style icon among friends.
4. Style by Occasion
Style 101 - Different occasions call for different looks. Your ruby pendant can prove to be a versatile accessory when worn right. A layered-necklace look works great with your casual chic attire, getting you ready for brunches in a jiffy. Just the pendant on a slim princess chain wears well in a casual office setting for a relaxed, professional look. A black band choker and your ruby pendant add just the right dose of glamour to your party attire. For a queenly appeal at wedding receptions or formal dinners, pair your ruby beauty with matching earrings or a sparkling bracelet.
5. Style by Design and Metal
Whether your ruby pendant is minimally designed inspired by the clean lines of the art deco era or has a flamboyant hint, it helps determine what occasion it suits best. Metals like gold or gold plated are often seen as dressier than rose gold or sterling silver. But you don't absolutely HAVE to follow the rules of fashion. A mix and match of metals and designs often offer a bold style that is bound to impress.
Ruby is called ‘Ratnaraj’ in Sanskrit which translates to ‘King of Gems.' Symbolizing love and passion, ruby jewelry lends timeless elegance to its wearer. Its never too late to pamper yourself – 14th Feb or not. If you don’t already own a ruby pendant, buy one and let us know how you would style your treasured possession in the comments below!