Everyday jewellery essentials can also be used as sparkling statement accessories during special occasions if you know the tips and tricks such as layering diamond necklaces and stacking gold bracelets—Hong Kong stylist Justine Lee shares more on keeping it chic

Mix and match

Coloured gemstones are officially en vogue. Opt for similar shades to keep your look streamlined. Bonus points if you can match them to your clothes.

Rings, from top left: Possession ring by Piaget; Serpenti ring by Bvlgari; Mini Rose des Vents ring by Dior Joaillerie

Necklaces, from top: Serpenti necklaces by Bvlgari; Juste un Clou necklace by Cartier; Possession necklace by Piaget. Jacket and top by Dior

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Fit for a princess

Channel your inner princess with a tiara. It should steal the show, so keep other accessories to a minimum.

From top: Joséphine Aigrette Impériale tiara by Chaumet; Bois de Rose ear cuffs and Dior Dior Dior Dentelle Organza Perle de Culture earrings by Dior Joaillerie. Dress by Simone Rocha

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Try experimenting

If a tiara proves too much, a diamond headpiece also looks great with an up-do. Experiment with oversized brooches in tousled hair.

From top: Plume de Chanel brooch by Chanel; Plume de Paon earring by Boucheron. Dress by Shiatzy Chen

Stacking jewellery

The secret to stacking bracelets and rings is being confident enough to mix different metals—white, yellow and pink gold. Don’t hold back.

Rings, from top left: Juste un Clou ring by Cartier; Bee My Love rings by Chaumet; Paloma’s Melody ring by Tiffany & Co; Coco Crush ring by Chanel; Quatre Radiant Edition ring by Boucheron

Bracelets, from top: Possession bangles by Piaget; Tiffany HardWear Link and Tiffany T True Narrow Chain bracelet by Tiffany & Co; Coco Crush bangle by Chanel; Bee My Love bracelet by Chaumet; Quatre Clou de Parisbangle, Quatre Clou de Paris and Quatre Grosgrain bangles by Boucheron; Bee My Love bracelet by Chaumet; Coco Crush bangle by Chanel; Ice Cube bangles by Chopard; Juste un Clou bracelet by Cartier. Dress by Simone Rocha

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How to layer

Layering necklaces is different to stacking bracelets. They have different weights, so it’s good to keep the bigger ones lower. Chokers and chains go further up to balance out the look.

From top: Le Marché des Merveilles earrings by Gucci; HardWear Link necklaces by Tiffany & Co.; Maillon Panthère necklace by Cartier; HardWear Link necklace by Tiffany & Co.; Possession necklace by Piaget; B Blossom Medallion necklace by Louis Vuitton; Sunlight ring by Piaget; B Blossom Signet ring and B Blossom XS rings by Louis Vuitton. Jacket by Saint Laurent

Pin it on

A fun way to mix bejewelled brooches into your winter wardrobe is by adding them to cardigans or other chunky knits—and the more the merrier.

Clockwise, from top: Joséphine Aigrette earring by Chaumet; Snowflake Noeud clip by Van Cleef & Arpels; Flying Cloud Yachting Day brooch by Chanel; Milieu du Siècle Diamant, Cygne Blanc and Dior à Versailles Salon d’Apollon brooches by Dior Joaillerie. Cardigan by Sandro

More is more

Ear cuffs are great if you’re wearing a modest neckline. They add sparkle and don’t look too busy. Stack them with studs or use them to complement drop earrings.

From top: Coco Crush ear cuffs by Chanel; High Jewellery earrings by Chopard; Coco Crush ear cuffs by Chanel. Dress by Sandro

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