Accessories always enhance the beauty of the outfit. However, that is not the only use of the accessories. Depending with the value of the material used, some of the ornaments are used as wealth such as the golden ones, others are used as the legal tender and others are used to show the status of a person in the society such as in the case of chiefs and the royal family. Some people also come up with ornaments to offer protection such as an amulet. Getting the right accessories is important because what will work with the casual wear may not be appropriate for the office. However, a person can get jewelery designs that work with more than one occasion. This will reduce the money that would have been spent in trying to get accessories for a number of occasions. Some people even go further to make their own by purchasing the locally available materials. This may be difficult if you like silver and diamond accessories because that raw material may not be easy to find, leave alone cutting and shaping it. There are very many materials that can be used in this work. Some of them are mined from one part of the world and transported to other continents to be refined and made into admirable accessories.
One material is the beads. It is possible to come across beaded ornaments in many parts of the world. This is an affordable material and it offers great versatility in colors, shapes and blueprint. These beads can be metallic, polymer, made of clay or even the gemstones. They are very good in making necklaces, earrings, bracelets and even anklets. The jewelery designs for beadwork are mostly guided by the creativity of the person. This has seen the rise of many home based bead work companies and some make these as a hobby. This artwork is common in Africa.
Another material that is gaining a lot of popularity is diamonds. Since they are a girl a girl's best friend, most of the couples are going for diamond rings for the engagement and wedding bands. This is arguably one of the treasured materials in accessories and it comes with a high price tag. Gemstones are also used in making of ornaments. There are various types of gemstones. Sapphire, which is recognized for its bluish color is cheaper than the other main gemstones. It adds a blue like sparkle to the ornaments. There are also other color sapphires such as the pink, green, yellow and even orange.
The ruby clearly stands out among other gemstones. It has a vibrant red color and one can find the pink ones. Emeralds are also used in jewelery designs. Their color is something close to blue or green. Other gemstones include jade, jasper and quartz among others. The choice of ornament will be guided by any of these materials and many others because some of them are more expensive there before giving the ornaments a higher retail price. Others are used for specific occasions. For instance, when attending a wedding, a diamond or gold chain would be more suitable if the theme is western, than showing up in a beaded necklace. There are many other materials such as gold, platinum and even silver. The choice of accessories for your outfit will be guided by the occasion, budget, location and even the cultural background.
Source by Ethan Sims