Silver Accessories for Women: Accessories to Enhance Your Look Simply and Elegantly

Do you love fashion accessories especially silver accessories? As I went through my personal collection of jewelry, I realized most of my fashion accessories are mostly silver. Although I don’t wear jewelry often, silver accessories seem to have a certain appeal for me. I admit on special occasions when one needs to dress up, accessories add sparkle to my outfit and enhance the overall look.

But you know what? I never gave much thought about jewellery or accessories until this particular conversation occurred on a tour to China in Oct 2006. A family friend who happens to sell jewelry was my roommate. She must have been observing me closely because one day she blurted out, “You don’t like to wear jewelry, do you?”

Is this simple and elegant enough?

I wore my silver necklace with amethyst pendant and dangling silver earrings when I attended a wedding celebration of a close relative.
I wore my silver necklace with amethyst pendant and dangling silver earrings when I attended a wedding celebration of a close relative. | Source

"Why do you ask?” I was curious as to where the conversation was heading. She then explained that she used to visit my mother in our store and she would encourage my mom to buy jewelry for me. And my mom had said that I am not really fond of jewelries. I laughed out loud but something stirred within me. I was heartened by the fact that my mom noticed this seemingly insignificant detail. You see living far away from her, I didn't think she know me too well. I was wrong.

That particular day, I entered into a reflective mood as I thought why I wasn't particularly interested about jewelry. Did I think it was too flashy or did it clash with my personality? I don't know but I saw how I am through my mom's eyes and I decided to be more open about this.

What transpired after my reflection was this thought: "Maybe you should define what look would you want to create for yourself? Something that would resonate within you." And so I did! I decided that I wanted something simple yet elegant!

I realized I didn't necessarily have to be drown with jewelry to look good. And sometimes an accent here or there is more than enough. So here are some of the silver accessories I use on ordinary days and others on special occasions.

Silver Bracelets

Both of these bracelets have been given to me as gifts. If you notice they have moon and stars and butterflies on it.  The giver certainly knows they are my favorites. Also, the other one has the first letters of my name MICH for Michelle.
Both of these bracelets have been given to me as gifts. If you notice they have moon and stars and butterflies on it. The giver certainly knows they are my favorites. Also, the other one has the first letters of my name MICH for Michelle. | Source

Mix and Match

One of the accessories I usually wear is the bracelet even on ordinary days. The earrings I can do without or the necklace but I normally will choose a bracelet above all the other accessories. To create the simple and elegant look, I just mix and match my accessories.

  • Bracelet and earrings
  • Bracelet and necklace
  • Bracelet, earrings and necklace

Silver Earrings

The smaller circular earring suits me well than the big one. I find myself trying them out and later removing them. Hahahaha
The smaller circular earring suits me well than the big one. I find myself trying them out and later removing them. Hahahaha | Source

Dangling vs. Studs Earrings

Between the two, I also find myself choosing the dangling earrings.  I look good in them.
Between the two, I also find myself choosing the dangling earrings. I look good in them. | Source
A friend gave me this rectangle earrings recently. I wore it during Chinese New Year!
A friend gave me this rectangle earrings recently. I wore it during Chinese New Year! | Source

If you look at my photo on the right, I was wearing a blouse that was closed neck. So I went for dangling earrings and a bracelet!

At this point, It is important to remember that you have to define your style. Browse through the internet or buy fashion magazines for inspiration. Observe women in formal attire or casual outfits and take note of their fashion accessories.

Take chances by experimenting. If you are unsure, try shopping with a friend. I did experiment with some flashy and fancy colorful jewelry, and it felt good doing so. But I always find myself choosing the simple and elegant kind of thing on most days. Oh well, but that's me!



Silver Necklaces

Personalized pendant bearing the first letter of my name.
Personalized pendant bearing the first letter of my name. | Source
Personalized pendant with my name on it.  A Christmas present from my cousin Emellie.
Personalized pendant with my name on it. A Christmas present from my cousin Emellie. | Source
Three of my favorite silver necklaces which I often use during parties, gifts from my mom.
Three of my favorite silver necklaces which I often use during parties, gifts from my mom. | Source
This silver necklace has a longer chain.  So even if what I am wearing is closed neck but plain colored, this works beautifully!  A gift from my sister in law Ann.
This silver necklace has a longer chain. So even if what I am wearing is closed neck but plain colored, this works beautifully! A gift from my sister in law Ann. | Source
Silver handbags
Silver handbags | Source
Silver watch, another present from my brother Michbern and his wife, Christie.
Silver watch, another present from my brother Michbern and his wife, Christie. | Source

Silver Handbags & Watch

To complete the overall look, I carry a silver handbag for special occasions like wedding or anniversaries. And of course, a silver watch to complement the bracelet.

Now there are other silver accessories available for you to use and try. These include:

  • Rings
  • Pins and brooches
  • Anklets
  • Hair accessories
  • Body piercing jewelry

Hmmmm but I don't think body jewelry is for me. But I know of some people who look good in them.

SHOES

And of course, find the right shoes for the final touch. I can't say it will be silver shoes because it depends on the color of your dress.

Writing this made me realized that the main reason why I like silver accessories is because it is very flexible. It matches easily with varied colors from white, black, blue, violet, red outfits. My family and friends have probably noticed my silver accessories for they have included this in their gift list for me. Most of these are gifts!! Of course, this silver lovin' girl is having a blast and happily accepts them with joy and thankfulness!

By: Michelle Simtoco

Are you fond of silver accessories?

  • Yes, of course!
  • No, It's too flashy!
  • Yeah when I feel like it.
  • I'd like to use it too.
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sam209 4 years ago

Great hub! I enjoyed reading it! I must say that I was hooked at the first glance of your picture! I have purchased silver for a female friend and I'm glad to say she was quite pleased by my selection! I'm voting up on this one! Excellect piece!


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Peggy W 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

As I have gotten older I seem to wear less and less jewelry. I like your idea of keeping it rather simple but pretty and like you have stated, silver goes with just about everything. Nice job on this hub, Michelle.


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ripplemaker 4 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Sam, thank you! Silver jewelry seems to be really popular.

Peggy, thanks for the visit. I'm glad I resonated with you. I think I have this thing for wearing less jewelry most esp. when I do healing, I remove all of them. So less is better. hehehe...


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VioletSun 4 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

Michelle, You are so very pretty, now don't blush! LOL. It's so interesting how we are from two different cultures and age groups and yet we are so similar in many ways. I love, love silver jewelry, never got into gold, and most of my earrings are dangling earrings. The watch is gorgeous, my style, as I like a little sparkle here and there.


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ripplemaker 4 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Violetsun: Marie, I am blushing. Okay, I still get pretty shy with this but I had to look for a photo of myself that spoke of elegance and simplicity combined. Hahahahah You love silver jewelry too? That's cool! Yes, it's so nice that we have so many similarities. :) Blessings to you always..


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VioletSun 4 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

If you look at my photo in facebook, I am wearing dangling silver earrings with a little gold. The photo was perfect for the topic! :)


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ripplemaker 4 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hehehe on my way to take a look at it :)


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shamelabboush 4 years ago

I am jealous now. You've posted something for us, men, :)


Earth Angel 4 years ago

You are as beautiful on the outside as you are on the inside dearest Michelle! Loved this Hub! Blessings always, Earth Angel!


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ripplemaker 4 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

shamelabboush: I did? :)

Earth Angel: Such a lovely surprise to read our message on this cool morning. Your kind words is a gift for the heart. Thanks Earth Angel! Blessings to you as well. :)


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teaches12345 4 years ago

I appreciate your posting this hub on silver jewelry. I love your purple angle necklace from your mom. Your suggestion to observe what others wear (providing they have good taste) is a great idea. Voted up!


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ripplemaker 4 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

teaches12345: Thanks... :)


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SweetiePie 4 years ago from Southern California, USA

Silver jewelry looks very nice. I especially like the picture of you with the silver necklace.


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ripplemaker 4 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Sweetie Pie, thank you!! :)


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Sally's Trove 4 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

I'm a silver fan, too, Michelle, and really enjoyed the tour through your collection. I agree, just one or two simple pieces can make a powerful statement. Love your watch!


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ripplemaker 4 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hi Sally, it's lovely to hear from another silver fan and one that loves simplicity and elegance too. Thanks for dropping by. :)


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bumblehub 4 years ago from Philippines

i loved silver!


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ishwaryaa22 3 years ago from Chennai, India

You got a fine collection of silver jewelry! I enjoyed looking at the photos of your pretty jewelry. You are right about keeping it simple yet elegant with 2 silver accessories. I pursued jewelry-designing course. Thank you for sharing your engaging insights on silver jewelry!


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leahlefler 3 years ago from Western New York

I love silver jewelry - my husband just brought me really pretty silver earrings from Ireland, and I think they are simple and elegant. I was never much of a "yellow gold" person - I far prefer silver!


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franciaonline 2 years ago from Philippines

Hi ripplemaker,

I have not been around at hubpages for quite a while because of work overload in the real world, whew. When I saw my hub score in the ICU I thought I should be doing some recovery plans. As I haven't been in touch with friends here, the first person that came to mind was you, ripplemaker. That's why I'm here in your "Silver Jewelry" hub. Beautifully written hub by a lovely person!

It's also g00d to know your real name. So you're Michelle Simtoco!


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ripplemaker 2 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Wow, thank you for remembering me. Yes, that's my name hehe

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