Feeling the strain of statement-jewel overload? It can happen when trends dictate a constant barrage of loud, compliment-grabbing accessories on every arm, ear, and finger of all nearby fashion followers. The hype of statement pieces can be avoided, though, when one simply seeks out understated jewels — the baubles of everyday life. It's important to note that this trade off, however brief it may be, doesn't have to be boring. Off-kilter details are even more fun in small form, like tiny bangles (a la Alexander McQueen) and animal-shaped stud earrings (by Karen Walker.) Small, spunky jewels are perfect for wearing everyday, or stacking with other like-minded pieces for a look that's just toeing the line of statement.
Jennifer Davidson joined theFashionSpot team as Managing Editor in November 2010. In addition to overseeing the editorial content of the site, she shares her fashion, beauty, and pop culture obsessions in her weekly column The Love List. Prior to joining the tFS team, Jennifer produced fashion segments for television, and is also the co-founder of StyleBakery.com.