Monthly Archives: May 2017

Work and Business Fashion Tips

We all want to look polished, professional and feel our best during any 9-5 situation. However, business doesn’t have to mean boring. Your personality can still shine through while dressing for success!

What to Wear to the Job Interview

The key to acing an interview is confidence. And how can you feel confident if you’re not dressed to impress? Dressing professionally, yet fashionably will make you feel amazing. As for accessories, why not try tailored, refined classics with a twist. Layer classic necklaces in different lengths or wear a stack of stylish rings. You’ll know that you look good, and you can focus on scoring your dream job.

What to Wear to the Big Presentation

Let’s face it, speaking in public can be pretty nerve-racking. And when you’re presenting in front of a room full of bigwigs, the last thing you need to worry about is how you look. You’ve practiced your PowerPoint a million times, you’ve memorized the figures, and you know the answers to every possible question that might fly at you. Your wardrobe and accessories should be coordinated, not distracting and just as fabulous as your presentation. Here are a few tips: choose a necklace that’s just bold enough to say you mean business, wear studs (dangles and hoops can be distracting), pick a fabulous watch.

What to Wear to the Out-of-Town Conference

Business by day, socializing after hours; out-of-town conferences are usually a time to mix business with pleasure. You’ll want to accessorize with pieces that will easily transition from day-to-night. Hoop earrings and a coordinating necklace will do the trick!

Chandelier Earrings Have a Rich History

Ross-Simons collaborates with talented designers to develop the most distinctive and most desirable jewelry imaginable. Recently, we put together a collection of dramatic chandelier drops.

Popular as they are today, these earrings have a history that stretches back to ancient Greece. In fact, archaeologists there uncovered gold filigree chandeliers with enameled rosettes and tiny shell pendants that were determined to be from the fifth century B.C. Chandelier earrings from the third century B.C., again of gold filigree, were also discovered on the east coast of Turkey. Further examples of this style — with emeralds, sapphires and pearls added — were dated from A.D. 600. When it comes to a classic look, does it get any more authentic than that?

It’s fascinating to see that these impressive designs endured through the ages. Apparently King George VI of England and his wife Queen Elizabeth were in agreement on royal style back in 1947. That’s when they gave their daughter Princess Elizabeth, now Queen, diamond chandelier earrings as a wedding gift. And on the night her husband was elected president in 2008, Michelle Obama made her first appearance as our First Lady wearing amazing diamond-encrusted chandeliers of white gold.

Demand for these dynamic earrings shows no sign of slowing down. The great thing about the newest pieces is that they are on-target for black-tie events, but can also quite easily dress up your favorite pair of jeans. Though the large scale of these chandelier earrings and the drama of their shoulder-tracing lengths are right at home on the red carpet, the popularity of our very own selections proves that you don’t have to live in Hollywood to look like a million dollars.

Jewelry for After Hours

Are you going to a spectacular, formal event—a cocktail party, black tie wedding or dinner at 8? Our style experts are always on the hunt for jewelry that will add a bit of fashion flair to any afterhours look.

Cocktail Party

What could be more fun than an evening of drinks, music and friends? Today’s cocktail party is even more elegant than that of yesteryear. With a few simple tips, we will help make your look the highlight of the night! You may initially think LBD—little black dress, but color can be beautiful, too. Accessorize with a mix of beads, super-sized drop earrings and an attention-grabbing cocktail ring.

Black Tie Wedding

Fancy hors d’oeuvres, bubbling champagne and an elegant string quartet are the staples of a black tie wedding. And you should feel just as glamorous as the evening itself! Just be careful not to look so good that you steal the bride’s thunder! Go with a simple but elegant look and accessorize with fabulous jewelry. Add some sparkle to your outfit. It’s perfectly acceptable to mix diamond jewelry with CZ jewelry.

Dinner at 8

Dinner reservations have been made. You’ve picked out a fabulous dress and pumps, but still need to choose just-as-fabulous accessories. It is a night for something extra chic and charming. Pile on the extra-long baroque pearl necklaces for a great combination of classic fashion with modern, trendy styling — not to mention great movement and visual interest! Finish your look with pretty, baroque pearl drops and a ring for added panache.

Must-Have Jewelry: 10 Timeless Pieces

Dazzling diamonds, crisp white pearls, bold bangles, rings — you name it, we love it. These 10 timeless jewelry must-haves will help you accessorize any outfit.

Diamond Studs. It doesn’t matter how small, big, old or new, diamond studs are timeless, elegant and sophisticated. They are a perfect finishing touch to any look from jeans to fancy dresses.

Diamond Ring. Every woman deserves to look down at her hand and smile at a stunning sparkler.

Chandelier Earrings. There’s more than one way to light up a room. Chandelier earrings swing and sway with your every move, making any moment feel like a special occasion and any outfit feel extraordinary! Not just for fancy gala dresses, chandelier earrings are a lively pick-me-up for your favorite jeans and button-down shirt.

Bangle. It can be simple or quite detailed, embellished with diamonds, pearls or other gems, a bangle is the perfect arm candy. Whether you choose to wear one, or stack a bunch, you will make a beautiful statement!

Watch. Instantly update a simple outfit with a bold, chunky-style watch or add class and grace to your work attire with one that is sleek.

Hoop Earrings. A versatile fashion staple for generations, a pair of hoops is an ideal accessory on weekdays and weekends. Pick a pair of sleek, slender hoops for the office and go with dazzling diamond hoops for an evening out on the town.

Cocktail Ring. A bold ring isn’t just for cocktail parties. You can wear them to any special occasion, including Sunday brunch!

Pearls. Elegant. Understated. Unsurpassed. These are all words that are used to describe the timeless style of this gemstone of the sea. A classic from generation to generation, women have been wearing pearls for decades. They dress up and add elegance to your favorite sweater, work attire and little black dress alike.

Long Necklace. A long necklace brings life to your most basic wardrobe staples. Wear it with your favorite turtleneck, shift dress or tunic. Try layering it or adding a pendant — the options are endless.

Monogram Jewelry. A personalized piece of jewelry is unique to you because you decide what’s engraved. Whatever you choose, it’s sure to be a conversation starter.