4 Rules for Wearing Jewelry to Work

Are you wearing too much or too little?

A smiling woman sitting behind her desk at work.

Wondering whether you’re wearing the appropriate type of jewelry while working? While companies and organizations the world over have specific rules about which outfits their employees are allowed to wear or not, there’s not a lot of information about wearing jewelry in the workplace. If you have an extensive jewelry collection, for sure this is something you may have concerns over.

You may have an enviable earring collection with an equally stunning earring display showcase of it at home, but can you wear all of them to work? What’s the appropriate amount of jewelry that you could wear? This article will answer these questions and more.

Ditch anything that can be distracting

This includes jewelry that will be a distraction via sight or sound. What we mean here is if you’re wearing jewelry that is too shiny or manages to cast a reflection on your co-workers, then you’re better off leaving them at home. Jewelry that also has a lot of movement, like large dangling earrings, can also be quite distracting so it’s best to stick with stud earrings or small drop earrings that don’t hang too low.

If part of your job requires typing or working on machines, you might cause a bit of audible distraction if you’re wearing thick bracelets or bangles which can rub up on the desk and create sounds. Those who do manual work should definitely avoid jewelry pieces that dangle as they can get easily lost or get caught up in machines which can lead to accidents. Always remember, safety first!

Limit your jewelry pieces to four

As with anything in life, “less is more” is still the way to go when it comes to wearing jewelry at work. Piling on too many pieces can be distracting. You would want people to focus on you and focus on their work so avoid anything that prevents that. As a good rule of thumb, just stick to the basics: a watch, a ring, a pair of earrings that are appropriately sized, and a necklace.

Pick up to two areas to focus

You can also choose to focus on specific areas when deciding on which jewelry pieces to wear. With this rule, you can limit which items to wear without depriving yourself of style and self-expression. Again, just be mindful of your jewelry pieces’ size and appearance when choosing from your collection.

Woman doing a presentation in front of her colleagues.

Match the jewelry to the work occasion

From time to time you may be required to attend work functions and events where there’s a bit of more freedom when it comes to wearing jewelry. Companies may relax their rules on jewelry during celebrations and parties so you can experiment a bit, but always keep in mind that it is a work function so don’t get too wild with your choices. On the other hand, official business functions like presentations may call for some strategic planning on your part. Wearing certain stones and metals may earn you points if you’re trying to win over an audience or client. Pearls, for example, convey a classic and respectable aura, while if we’re going by color psychology, your best bets are the colors green and blue as they project harmony (green), truth, and intellect (blue) so you can wear jewelry that showcases these colors.

Here’s another tip we’d like to share to you, dear readers:

You can cut your preparation time in half by showcasing the jewelry pieces you like to wear to work on these lovely earring, necklace, and ring stands. Easily pick and choose your jewelry pieces from these holders which make for great table toppers and decorations.


Post a Comment