The Seven Deadly Sins of Jewelry

Written by: Sue Fritz | | Jewelry

Seven Deadly Sins of Jewelry

For some fashionistas, jewelry is practically a religion. And like any religion, there are certain ‘commandments’ to follow (for example, make sure you own these jewelry staples). Are you committing one of the seven deadly sins of jewelry accessorizing?


When you have an incredible collection of jewelry, it can be tough to resist the urge to over-accessorize. But when you top that blinding ring with several bangles, four necklaces, and a belly chain for good measure, you’re overdoing it. Wear one or two standout pieces rather than piling everything on at once. Fashion goddess and consummate pearl girl Coco Chanel famously advised, “Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and remove one accessory.” That’s a good first step for you jewelry gluttons!


Are you still wearing the same earrings that you had your ears pierced with? If so, you might be a sloth (and we don’t mean the cute three-toed kind!). For goodness’ sake, girl, there’s a whole jewelry world out there! Don’t fall into the trap of wearing the same items every day (except, of course, for an engagement and/or wedding ring). Mix it up a bit!


This one’s easy. Does the sight of someone else’s high-fashion jewelry turn you into a green-eyed monster? Are you constantly eyeballing your friends’ rings and silently calculating carats? Put your roving eye to rest and be happy with what you have. Develop your own unique jewelry style, and you’ll be less likely to suffer from this sin.


Are there items in your jewelry box that you haven’t worn in at least a year? You may see something that you love in a store, but if you’re not actually going to wear it, don’t buy it! No one needs hundreds of rings or thousands of necklaces. If your closet or jewelry box looks like it belongs on an episode of Hoarders, you might be guilty of greed!


Do all your friends know how many carats your wedding ring is, or exactly how much your favorite necklace cost? It’s wonderful to be able to afford gorgeous jewelry, but you don’t have to spill all your secrets to the world. You can (and should!) wear your jewelry with pride, but a classy woman will stay silent on things like cost and carat.


Magazines and websites are constantly flashing pictures of gorgeous celebrities bedecked in Le Vian diamonds or dripping in Neil Lane necklaces, but let’s face it: you’re (probably) not a celebrity, and we don’t all have the budget of Kim Kardashian or Rihanna. Plus, could you really pull off that many gold bangles? Don’t waste your time lusting after the unattainable. Instead, find lookalike pieces that won’t blow your budget.


Nothing makes people angrier than wasting money. And if your uninsured jewelry is lost or stolen, you’re not only throwing money down the toilet; you’ve also lost a treasured and priceless item. You can avoid the sin of wrath by purchasing jewelry insurance through Lavalier, which will cover your jewelry in almost every situation, from floods of biblical proportions to the Apocalypse.

Whether you’re a glutton, a sloth, or a lusty lady, Lavalier helps ensure you’re a jewelry saint, not a sinner. When you have jewelry insurance, you know that if your jewelry is lost, stolen, damaged, or goes to jewelry heaven, you can easily get it repaired or replaced.  How divine!

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