Do you have a Parure? If not, we can help! Ah, you ask, what is a Parure? 

In seventeenth century Europe, a fashionable woman of means had one or more Parures--a collection of at least three matching pieces of jewelry suitable to wear for social occasions. 

A Parure might include a necklace, comb, rings, bracelets, pins, earrings, brooch and a belt clasp. Two pieces of matching jewelry were referred to as a demi-parure. 

Fast-forward to the twenty-first century and jewelry sets are popular with many women. Today's jewelry set usually includes a necklace, bracelet and earrings. A demi-parure would likely include a necklace and a pair of earrings. 

The parure above to your right is the Seagreen New Jade, Twisted Gold and Bronze Gold Jewelry Set and includes a necklace, bracelet and earrings. These three pieces "match" in that they have the same basic design, use the same stones and beads, and while the pieces work well as a set, each individual piece is beautiful on it's own. 

Amethyst, Olivine, Silver and White Pearls Silver Jewelry SetHere's another favorite:

The Amethyst, Olivine, Silver and White Pearls Jewelry Set. 

Similar to the set shown above, this beauty includes a necklace, bracelet and earrings. The design is similar in each piece with a repeat of the pattern in the necklace and the bracelet. The signature charm in the bracelet has one of the featured stones, and the earrings follow the design theme. Again, each piece is stunning as an individual piece, and the set would be a welcome addition to any woman's jewelry collection.

Both of these sets are from our Elegant Essentials Collection.

Most of the necklaces in our Everyday Essentials Collection have one or more pairs of matching earrings. The jewelry shown below features a necklace and two pairs of matching earrings. Some of the matching earrings may feature a short and a longer length. The shorter length might be worn with the necklace for business dress, and the longer earrings for an "after-five" event, giving you two demi-parure selections for one day!  In the second group below, both earrings are the same length to give you a choice whenever you wear the necklace.                                                                           

                        

 All Set to Sparkle Gold Necklace   All Set to Sparkle  Earrings      Copper Luster Earrings                             

   

Pink Coral, Smoke & Opal     Pink Coral, Smoke and Opal       Smoke, Crystal, Pink Coral  

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Barbara Buchanan blogs on Life and Adventures as Entrepreneurs     

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