4. Charms aren't always charming.

Maybe you have three children, a dog, a cat, adore tennis and want to wear a charm bracelet that represents every person and hobby you've ever loved in your entire life. Totally fine, but no one  is  going  to  mistake  this  busy  accessory  for  expensive  —  and,  believe  us,  we  know  some charm  bracelets  cost  an  arm  and  a  leg.  For  a  more  sophisticated  look,  put  your  cute  owl pendant in a drawer and consider a necklace that features faux pearls — one for every member of your family.


5. Consider your clothing.

Your accessories are there to enhance your overall look. If you're wearing a ruffled blouse or a busy print, a simple chain necklace or strand of pearls will do the trick.


6. Avoid bad imitations like the plague.

There's  only  one  Chanel.  If  you  can't  afford  to  splurge  on  earrings  that  feature  those  famous double  C's,  you're  certainly  not  alone  and  it's  not  the  end  of  the  world.  But  instead  of  lusting after  them  and  settling  for  imitation  designer  knock-offs,  grab  yourself  a  truly  original  pair  of earrings and start your own trend. 


7. Mix materials.

There are few things more chic than a wrist that confidently displays two or three bracelets in interesting materials like metal, faux leather and wood.


8. Consider a brooch.

Ladies who lunch know how to add polish to a simple sports jacket and jeans  —  they jazz it up with  a  jeweled  brooch,  the  more  ornate  and  interesting,  the  better.  That  accessory  your grandmother wore, an inexpensive brooch adds just the right amount of oomph without going overboard and is more versatile than you think.


Source: http://www.sheknows.com/beauty-and-style/articles/1068359/8-ways-to-make-cheap-jewelry-look-expensive

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How to Style Costume Jewelry to Look Pricier​

Before you reach for that clunky beaded, bedazzled, throw-everything-but-the-kitchen-sink-on-it "statement"  necklace,  get  ready  to  pick  up  a  few  tricks  that  will  make  your  costume  jewelry look like they cost you a million bucks.


1. Ditch the statement necklace and replace it with a layered look.Most of these gargantuan bib necklaces that were all the rage 10 years ago make us look like we're trying really hard, and no one is buying the myth that they cost anything more than a fewdollars.  A  more  interesting  option  is  to  purchase  three  or  four  small,  but  unique,  amulets  or stones  and  hang  them  on  chains  that  vary  in  length.  Everyone  will  want  to  get  in  closer  for  a better look.


2. Go for the gold.

It's  time  to  change  our  opinion  of  fake  gold  which,  when  used  sparingly,  can  elevate  an otherwise  simple  look.  A  rose-gold  watch  and  matching  gold  stud  earrings  paired  with  a  crisp white blouse, tailored pants and heels? Perfection.


3. Less is more.

You  wouldn't  catch  Kate  Middleton  rocking  chandelier  earrings,  a  rope  necklace,  an  armful  of bracelets and rings on every finger for this simple reason: There is such a thing as too much of a good thing. Choose one feature you want to highlight — like a beautiful, bare neck — and let your prettiest chandelier earrings direct traffic.