Practical Guide to Selecting Quality Jewelry for Yourself

Practical Guide to Selecting Quality Jewelry for Yourself

A Practical Guide to Selecting Quality Jewelry for Yourself

We've put together a practical guide about selecting the best high quality jewelry for yourself. Everything from jewelers, to style, read more today.

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Did you know that the U.S. jewelry industry is projected to reach nearly $58 billion in revenue in 2021?

Every woman wants to walk into a room and have all eyes on them for all the right reasons. The hair, the clothes, but most importantly, the jewelry.

"I love your necklace, where did you get it?" is the ultimate compliment.

Women should have quality jewelry that embodies their fashion sense and brand. It can often be challenging to find the right pieces, until now.

Keep reading to learn all about how you can accentuate your wardrobe with our practical guide to selecting quality jewelry for yourself.

The Difference Between Fine Jewelry and Fashion Jewelry When it Comes to Quality Jewelry

It is important to understand and discover your style

Are you more modern or more casual? Does your taste veer more classic and simple or do you like to think outside the box?

Most women think there are only two categories when it comes to jewelry, fine jewelry or fashion jewelry.

Often consisting of diamonds and gold, fine jewelry is too expensive to wear every day except for wedding/engagement rings. Fashion jewelry is more cost-effective, but it is made cheaply and goes out of style quickly.

Another category of affordable quality jewelry is known as bridge jewelry.

What is Bridge Jewelry?

Bridge jewelry is a line of fashion jewelry made of sterling silver and comes in gold, platinum, or rose gold finishes. Bridge jewelry also uses semi-precious stones such as garnet, pearl, tanzanite, opal, and turquoise. 

This type of jewelry allows women to have the functionality of beautiful quality jewelry pieces that make them feel like a million bucks without actually paying it. It's called attainable luxury.

From successful businesswomen seeking to upgrade their distinct look or younger women striving to refine their emerging self-brand, women aren't waiting around anymore for men to buy them jewelry, they're making their own money and buying it themselves. 

Bridge jewelry brands offer a wide selection of quality jewelry options that fit both your style and your budget

So, before you waste your money on cheap fast-fashion or spend two months' rent on a flashy diamond necklace, check out these alternatives instead. 

Sterling Silver

A sterling silver chain is timeless, elegant, durable, and inexpensive. There are many ways to style it.

Wear it long. Wear it with a pendant. Wear multiple chains together.

You can choose from different thicknesses and designs, like the paperclip or the popular box chain. 

Sterling silver is also a top choice for high-quality body jewelry due to its hypo-allergenic properties.

Statement Necklaces

If you're looking to go bolder, statement necklaces will help you say "notice me!" and are a surefire way to catch the eye of everyone in the room.

As its name implies, a statement necklace is a larger, chunkier piece of neckwear that is often made out of larger stone segments like Swarovski crystal or mystic quartz.

They should be worn as a standalone piece. 

Colored Chunky Coral Necklaces

Colored coral necklaces are a fun and fashionable way to add a pop of color to your wardrobe.

You can use colored coral to pair with a bright pattern for an added burst of flair. Or you can wear it with a little black dress to give it a little extra dash of daring.

Dress up your denim or coordinate your coral necklace with hats, sunglasses, shoes, scarves, and handbags.  Or mix and match for fun color combinations.

Pendant Necklaces

You can't go wrong with a tasteful pendant. Whether it is a plain initial charm, heart, cross, animal, tree of life, compass, or other meaningful tribute, a pendant is the best way to personalize a necklace that is uniquely you.

You can also choose pendants made from cubic zirconia, Roman glass, amber, abalone shell, Swarovski crystal, and more. 


You don't have to be engaged or married to wear a ring anymore. Rings on their own have become an independent woman's top choice for displaying their individuality.

You're not limited to only wearing one ring on a specific finger either. You can wear rings on every finger if you like, or stack rings on top of each other.

From large cocktail rings to sleek bands, sterling silver and gemstone rings are a dynamic way of drawing attention to your hands as an extension of your personal brand.


Anklets were thought to be a trend that would fizzle out, but the truth is they are more popular than ever.

The former 90's girls are the full-grown women of today and anklets have made a big comeback, but that doesn't mean the younger generations can't get in on it too.

Anklets are a chic and delicate way to dress up a pair of heels or add a bit of fun to cropped capris for a girls' weekend.  


Tried and true. Earrings have been a go-to fashion accessory for centuries.

Hoops, drops, studs, dangles, teardrop, and other styles can be made from sterling silver and accented with pearls, Roman glass, moonstone, and cubic zirconia.

It's important that the size, shape, and length of your earrings flatters your facial features.


Another longstanding fashion trend is bracelets. Dressed-up or dressed down, bracelets are always a standard. 

Depending on your event, stick with a sophisticated thin bracelet for a formal event, large cuffs or multiple bangles stacked up are better suited for a fun night out. 

Be cautious not to overdo large or multiple bracelets at the office or other places where they might snag, fall off, or be too distracting.

Where Quality and Luxury Meet

Roma is a distinctive luxury brand of designer quality jewelry, seamlessly blending style and affordability.

As Costco's in-house bridge jewelry brand, Roma has already cemented itself into the industry alongside other brands such as John Hardy and Kendra Scott. 

Roma's online catalog features stunning and classic designs made to last. New arrivals are currently 25% off with free U.S. shipping for orders over $50. New email subscribers can get 20% off their first order.

So, if you're ready to revamp your existing jewelry or you want to step up your personal brand, head over to Roma now. 

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