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Unconventional jewellery: How to wear them?
by Leslie Kay Lim

What are some more unconventional pieces of jewellery or are there new ways of wearing it?

Compared with clothing, jewellery has undergone fewer radical changes over the years in design. But there have been some subtle updates in recent years that make for fun, new pieces of jewellery.

Fashion house Christian Dior has, in recent seasons, produced a modern take on the stud earring, where the back post - usually the forgotten half of the earring - becomes the star of the show.

These green resin pearl and palladium studs ($620, available on wait list at 01-07 Takashimaya Shopping Centre) are simple at first glance, but interesting in that the larger sphere appears behind.

When it comes to rings, why not try those that span two or three fingers?

They might have had a more flashy image in the past but now, there are delicate, feminine versions like this Katie Rowland rose gold- plated topaz creation (£151 or S$319, from These kinds of rings style themselves without needing to be stacked.

Another piece of unusual jewellery is the bodychain, which is essentially like a necklace that drapes over your body. Pair one, like this steel version from Asos ($18, from, over sleek modern separates so it looks more Blade Runner than death metal.

You can stick to more conventional pieces of jewellery, and wear them in different ways to spice up your look.

Take a bracelet like this ruthenium-plated copper Elsa Peretti cuff ($755, from 01-05 Takashimaya Shopping Centre) and double up, Wonder Woman-style, with one on each wrist for a bold but elegant statement.

Or take a long necklace and wear the end down your back instead of your front. You can also take several brooches and pin them to your top to create a bejewelled neckline. The possibilities are endless.

This article was first published on June 6, 2014.
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