Famed Dominican designer Oscar de la Renta once said, “A woman makes an outfit her own with accessories.” Nothing could be closer to the truth. Put 10 girls each in just jeans and a white t-shirt and give them free rein to choose their shoes, jewelry, and other accessories — you’ll see 10 very different looks! From a VSCO girl’s pucca necklace to a princess’s diamonds, the jewelry we choose speaks volumes about who we are as people and can completely change the look of even the ubiquitous LBD (little black dress). These free printable diamond coloring pages and jewelry coloring pages offer an opportunity to express yourself through accessories without having to drop a bundle or worry about losing an heirloom gemstone.
Because, here’s the thing: Being “fashionable” is about more than just the dress. Coco Chanel, another ultra-famous designer, agreed. She once said, “Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only.” Fashion is a head-to-toe experience. What you put on your feet, in your hair, and around your neck are just as important. So, too, is your confidence. No matter how much that super sparkly borrowed Harry Winston might be, if you’re slouching and hiding in it, it won’t translate into high-fashion. (Though, the right sparkly accessory can certainly help pull you from a slump.)
One way to build confidence? Knowing you have the skills necessary to complete any task. Coloring time is an excellent way to build those skills. For adults, coloring reduces stress, which makes you happier and more confident in life. For kids, coloring teaches them the importance of following directions and helps them learn to sit still and focus on the task at hand. Both of those activities go a long way in helping prepare them for kindergarten.
Free Printable Diamond and Jewelry Coloring Pages
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Have you ever wondered why people propose with a diamond engagement ring? Well, the tradition developed in 1477 when Maximilian of Austria gave his soon-to-be-wife Mary of Burgundy a masterfully crafted ring. These precious gemstones far predate 1477, though — diamonds are more than a billion years old (and the hardest material in the world, just FYI).
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Today, the options for accessories feel almost endless. Then, again, jewelry has been around for a while — it got its start in the ancient civilizations of Egypt and Mesopotamia. Plus, as American fashion designer Michael Kors put it, “The perfect accessory can make the difference between looking blah and totally to die for.”
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Although most people think of necklaces when they think of pearls, these gems make fantastic statement pieces in rings and bracelets, too. In the words of fashion icon Jackie Kennedy, “Pearls are always appropriate.” Side note: Did you know pearls are the only gemstone that comes from a living organism? About one in every 10,000 oysters has a pearl inside of them.
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Don’t be afraid to be bold when choosing jewelry. Coco Chanel said it best when she said, “In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.”
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Arguably the best thing about jewelry is its ability to transform any outfit. Take it from “the lady with the giant glasses,” fashion icon Iris Apfel: “If there was a choice on spending a lot of money on accessories or dress, I always chose accessories. I think jewelry can change an outfit more than anything else.”
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Diamonds may set the standard for couture jewelry, but jewelry is made with many other interesting gems and materials as well. For example, some artisans incorporate amber — a fossilized tree sap that dates back as far as 30 million years. Others use obsidian, a natural glass formed during volcanic eruptions.
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On the subject of interesting gemstones, did you know that opals were one of the most highly valued gemstones in Europe until the 18th century? Around that time, Sir Walter Scott wrote a novel in which a woman in possession of an opal died. The publication of the book led to a dramatic decrease in the gem’s popularity, as people feared it may be unlucky.
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Everyone loves pearls — including some of the most iconic women in fashion, like Jackie Kennedy and Coco Chanel. In fact, it was Chanel who insisted “a woman needs ropes and ropes of pearls.”
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The word diamond originated from the Greek word adamas, which means invincible. But are diamonds really a girl’s best friend? If you had asked Elizabeth Taylor, the answer would have been a resounding yes. “You can’t cry on a diamond’s shoulder, and diamonds won’t keep you warm at night, but they are sure fun when the sun shines,” the actress and style-setter said.
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Here’s a fascinating fact for you: While most people think of sapphires as strictly being deep blue, they come in nearly every color under the sun except for red. Although their composition is basically identical to their blue counterparts, red sapphires are called rubies.”
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