What your jewellery says about you

A body image expert explains all

Whether you layer up your necklaces, stack your rings or prefer to keep things low-key and understated, the way you wear your jewellery is secretly sending signals about your personality that you’ve probably never realised. We asked Stephanie Varda, a body-image expert and life coach, for her insight into what these key jewellery trends reveal about you...

1. Necklace layering

When it comes to necklace layering, the more the merrier. You don’t have to worry about singling out one favourite piece – pile them all on for a fully decked-out neck, curating quirky pairings.

Stephanie says: “Layering necklaces is all about excess and being different. Long, short, patterned and plain all mixed in together can help create a unique, unusual style. This is for the kind of person who likes to layer her necklaces, revels in being different and dislikes the thought of following the crowd.”

Shop the trend: Did you know since founding in 1837, Tiffany & Co. has been internationally renowned as a purveyor of the finest pearls? Pleasingly, the new Paloma Picasso collection is teeming with long pearl necklaces ready for layering.

Paloma Picasso Olive Leaf three row pearl necklace in sterling silver, £2,150; Paloma Picasso Olive Leaf tassel necklace in 18k Gold with pearls, £3,725; Paloma’s Graffiti Love pendant in 18k rose gold with diamonds, £3,175

2. Ring stacking

Don’t just put one ring on it, put them all on. You can match them, mismatch them, wear them all on one finger or on every finger. This is teamwork jewellery, when your rings need to work together to create something bold and eye-catching, a twinking sight of bejewelled glory.

Stephanie says: “Stacking ring wearers steer towards wanting to be seen as edgy and daring. They’ve carefully thought about their jewellery and its positioning, even if they pretend otherwise. These artfully stacked rings tell me this woman knows her look and how to make an impression.”

Shop the trend: You'll need at least one goes-with-everything band for easy stacking and we think we've found just the thing, the new Tiffany & Co. Paloma Picasso collection includes this elegant gold 18-carat gold with a round brilliant diamond that will sparkle from every corner.

Paloma Studio ring in 18k Gold with aquamarines and citrines, POA; Paloma Picasso Melody ring in 18k gold with diamonds, £8,225; Paloma Picasso Groove ring in 18k gold, £770

3. Statement earrings

Oversized and eye-catching, big earrings were made for showing-off. From epically proportioned chandeliers to shoulder-grazing clusters, this is an easy way to liven up a simple outfit.

Stephanie says: “The woman who wears statement earrings does so as a symbol of her power. Statement earrings are an assertion of femininity, of purpose and of confidence. As she builds and layers their outfit right up to the all-important statement earrings, this woman is building and layering her confidence, developing that outward persona that will see her through any situation.”

Shop the trend: It's all about going big or going home and you really can't go wrong with these 18-carat gold drop earrings shaped like a swaying olive-tree from Tiffany & Co's Paloma Picasso collection.

Paloma Picasso Olive Leaf drop earrings in 18k gold with blue topaz, £865; Paloma Picasso Melody hoop earrings in 18k gold, £2,100; Paloma Picasso Olive Leaf drop earrings in 18 gold, £1,875

Find your jewellery style with the Paloma Picasso Collection at Tiffany & Co.