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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Fine Jewelry with Costume Jewelry

I am finishing my reading in Kate Spade's book called Style. The next section that I wanted to share was fine jewelry and costume jewelry. Should they be worn together?

Kate mentioned:

Real pearls are costly, yet you adore them. Is it all right to mix fine jewelry with costume?

Wearing jewelry with style is about considering shape, color, and proportion. If your grandmother's pearl necklace is perfection with your costume Dior pearl brooch, then wear them together often.

Make them a signature look all your own. 

I love wearing my salt water pearl necklace with my faux pearl Chanel necklace. They look so chic together.

I have also worn my black Eva Mendes statement necklace with my pearl necklace from my mother in law. Lovely together....

And I have worn my Talbots statement necklace with my pearl necklace from my mother in law. Again, very chic together. 

I hope you take your fine vintage jewelry and mix it up with your costume jewelry. The look together just might surprise you. 

(photos via Mrs. Shockley)


  1. Dear Mrs. Shockley,
    I agree. I mix my pearls with gold and silver necklaces of the same length and get the best of both worlds. This look is classy, yet keeps pearls looking young.

    The pearls from your mother-in-law are lovely. She must be a wonderful woman.

    Warmly, Kathleen

    1. Oh yes, I LOVE my mother in law! Not many women can say that but I do! I do love pearls no matter what kind of woman you are pearls can take you to another level.

  2. Hello there! Whic hfine jewelry brands con you recommend? I need something beautiful and unusual for my wife's birthday. Can you help me with a choice? Thank you!

    1. Hi there! Honestly it depends on how much you want to spend. I have found some of my best necklaces from Talbots and Ann Taylor. If you want pearls you can check out a company called Von Maur. I have gotten a beautiful set of fresh water pearls from there. If she likes costume jewelry Ann Taylor has some great necklaces as well. I hope this helps and thank you for stopping by!