The striking blue of sapphire just might seem intimidating – how in the world can you match your outfit to make your jewelry shine brighter than ever? What if you make a mistake and instead of elevating your sapphire, you make it look gaudy? Read on for some tips on how to match sapphires with your outfit!
We all know sapphires are blue – not just any blue but a deep, rich color that sooth and inspires all at once. Other sapphires are called “fancy sapphires” and can come in shades of violet, yellow, pink, and orange. Those colors sound like easy to match outfits with!
The “real” blue sapphire is a tad more tricky. It’s a color that demands attention, and can almost hypnotize you if the jewelry is worn well. So, how to match your outfit to your sapphire jewelry to blow everyone away?
Here are some tips:
It’s all about color! The three primary colors are red, yellow and blue. When these colors are mixed, they made secondary colors: green (yellow and blue), purple (red and blue), and orange (red and yellow). This means that cooler colors will look good when combined with oranges, yellows, and reds.
Combining a sapphire bracelet with an orange top might sound a little off, but those two colors actually go really well together! If you’re not feeling the bold colors, a top or dress the color of pale peach or even blush can bring your sapphire to the forefront.
Little Black Dresses
Always a classic – black can go with anything. The little black dress and every outfit composed primarily of black clothing can make your sapphire jewelry stand out. Even more laid-back outfits, like a black top paired with some jeans and a black jacket, can make your sapphire pop.
There is nothing like seeing how a sapphire necklace just gleams and glitters when you’re wearing black!
If black is not your style – try grey. Simply cut grey clothes can only bring attention to the blue of the sapphire. You can let your sapphire be the only blue in your outfit, or add some more blue details and make the sapphire your centerpiece.
Another way of combining sapphires with your outfit is to match it with colors that have some blue hues within them. So, violet top that leans more towards blue, a piece of sapphire jewelry can easily fit in.
Since sapphire is a shade of blue when choosing colors to harmonize it with, remember that blue mixed with red produces violet – so any shade on that spectrum that is closer to blue can work well with sapphires. Blue mixed with yellow produces green – so the color spectrum for that choice will encapsulate blue-ish shades of green.
Where better to turn to for inspiration than nature? The azure of the skies, the cerulean of the seas, the blue in the wings of a bluebird, not to mention so many of its shade in flowers!
What you can do is look at nature and its patterns. Once you find the theme you like best (for example, flowers) you can easily build upon it an incorporate sapphires in your outfit.
At Santayana, we can offer you sapphires for any occasion. From a trip to the supermarket when you just rolled out of bed (a small stone nestled in a simple band would be a good choice here), to a white tie even that requires gowns and glitter (a statement necklace perhaps), Santayana is here to help you pick the best piece of jewelry!
Come into our store and find what you’re looking for – all you need to do is pick your favorite!