What’s on in Kirkcaldy and further afield this week? (Tues 18th July 2017)

Hi there, and welcome to our weekly round up of things to do in and around Kirkcaldy, Fife and beyond this week.
We hope you get some ideas from it and are liking what we’re doing.  If you have anything to add, just leave us a comment below the post.
So, the same layout as usual, stuff to do with families, walkable pets, pubs, restaurants, gigs and things we just think look fun.
Enjoy and have a great week!!



Kids Club – Outdoor Pizza Making

Outdoor Pizza making in Kirkcaldy at the Ravenscraig

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“Make pizza in our wood fired oven using fresh toppings from our garden at Ravenscraig Walled Garden.

Our Summer Kids Club is back ! We have a great programme of activities planned from den building, to outdoor cooking, exploring woods and more. You can bring your children to one or all of them if you like – each one is outdoors, active and full of fun!
Our Kids Club activities are suitable for children aged from 5-12. Children can be accompanied by a parent or guardian (max. 3 children) or dropped off. Please make sure children are dressed for the weather – rain or shine!
There is a small non – refundable charge for each session- £5 per child per session (£3 unwaged/low wage) and places must be booked. Please note – places can only be confirmed when we have received registration form and payment.
All sessions will run from 10am – 12pm.
We’re finalising our programme for August and we’ll let you know about these soon.
If you would like to book places on the Kids Clubs, please use the eventbrite link, contact us by calling 01592 858458, e-mail info@greenerkirkcaldy.org.uk or drop into our High Street Hub – it’s open 10am – 4pm Wednesday to Saturday. We will send out meeting point information when bookings are confirmed.”


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Thursday at 10 AM – 12 PM
Ravenscraig Walled Gardens, Kirkcaldy, Fife


Kinghorn RNLI Open Day

RNLI open day in Kinghorn nearby Kirkcaldy

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“Come along and join us for a day of fun. See the lifeboat, meet the crew, watch rescue demonstrations and find out more about the RNLI.
We will also have other emergency services on the day including Coastguard, Police, Fire and Ambulance. There will be Newfoundland rescue dogs, British Divers Marine Life Rescue demonstrations, and beach games to keep everyone entertained.
There will be all of the usual stalls including plants, bric-a-brac, tombola, face painting and much more.
It would be great to see as many of you there as possible to help us continue saving lives at sea.”

Saturday at 12 PM – 4 PM
Kinghorn RNLI Lifeboat
30 St James Place, KY3 9 Kinghorn, Fife
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Herb Day at Falkland Palace

Falkland Palace in Fife are having a herb day

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“Falkland Palace & Garden’s unique Herb Day will provide a fantastic opportunity for visitors to learn more about how these versatile plants have been used through the ages – from creating perfumes and flavouring foods, to treating ailments and providing a staple ingredient for traditional crafts.
Take a guided tour of the Palace’s ‘Physic Garden’ to see herbs traditionally grown in the time of Mary, Queen of Scots and find out how they were used by the Royal Physician to heal the King’s and Queen’s ailments.
– Pick up growing tips from horticultural experts.

– Take part in arts and crafts activities for all the family.

– Children’s palace and garden trails

– Purchase locally grown herbs and plants.

– Enjoy the peaceful and tranquil arts and craft gardens by Percy Cane, the ancient orchard and the wildlife meadow.

Normal admission applies. National Trust for Scotland members free.
For more information on becoming a National Trust for Scotland Member follow this link: https://www.nts.org.uk/Membership/Monthly/

Sunday at 12 PM – 5 PM
Falkland Palace and Gardens, East Port, KY15 7BU Falkland, Fife
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Walk of the week


Blairadam Forest – Kelty

KY4 0JE, UK – Use map below to get directions from where you are…


“There are three different routes for walks, all well signposted along the way: the blue trail is the smallest and is only half a mile long; the red trail is two miles long; and the yellow trail is the longest at two and a half miles long. We have walked all of them and the dogs have thoroughly enjoyed each of them.
We most commonly use the red trail, as there is a river that runs alongside the path for the entire walk. There is also a ‘pool’, which is generally deep enough for the dogs to swim in. A really nice place, which can be busy at times. Dogs can be off lead for the entire walk and there are plenty of interesting bits for them to explore and have fun. There is a field about half way round the red walk, which is grassy and never has livestock in it so is ideal for throwing a ball for the dogs.”

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Pub of the week


Bogarts, Kirkcaldy for drinks before heading for something to eat…

Bogarts in Kirkcaldy, up the road from A K Campbell jewellers

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“Bogarts is a small local pub on the fringe of Kirkcaldy.
It is very much a ‘local’s local’, with a pool table, and screens with satellite channels.
The ambience is quiet and relaxed.
Bogarts is an ideal pub for a quiet pint.”

199 Commercial St, Kirkcaldy KY1 2NS
01592 595659


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Restaurant of the week


The Steadings Kirkcaldy

Outside the front of The Steadings restaurant Kirkcaldy

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“The Steadings is a newly refurbished bar and restaurant located on Bennochy Road in Kirkcaldy, Fife. A great place to eat, drink and socialise.
Whether you’re looking for a place to meet up with friends for a drink or somewhere to celebrate a special family occasion over lunch or dinner, our lively, friendly pub is the perfect place to come to.
We serve wholesome Scottish food made with fresh local ingredients. There’s an excellent choice of drinks on offer – wines, cocktails and draft beers including craft and cask beer.”

11am – 12am Sunday – Thursday
11am – 1am Friday – Saturday
93 Bennochy Road, Kirkcaldy, Fife KY2 5RB
01592 263102
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Open Mic Night – Cupcake Coffee Box – Kirkcaldy


There's a free open mic night at the Cupcake Cffee box on Kirkcaldy High Stimage credit


Friday at 7 PM – 9:30 PM


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Silent Disco – Old Manor Hotel Lundin Links

Silent disco in Lundin Links Fife, near Kirkcaldy

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“Our next (and only) Public Silent Disco event in July is an exciting Summer BBQ themed party at The Old Manor Hotel in Lundin Links on Friday 21st July, 7:30-12.
We will again be throwing a full nights entertainment. 3 channels of Silent Disco with music choices from the 60s,70s,80s,90s to present chart! And YOU can select from your headset which of the 3 channels you want to listen to… at any one time (for example) the choice could be Billy Ocean, TTF or Justin Bieber… which one would you choose?
Trust me everyone will be dancing and singing their hearts out all night long!
Please check out our videos of previous party footage to fully understand just how much fun and totally unique this night really is!!
***The Old Manor are also giving away a bottle of wine for any group snapping up a tables worth of tickets guys (10), could you round up another 9 family or friends and claim a bottle?
Its a night guaranteed to be full of wild dance moves, heartfelt singing and a laugh a minute… try it & you’ll Love it!!
Tickets are on Sale Now priced at £12 per ticket and also include Burger* and Chips shortly after arrival provided by the hotel.
(*Beef, Chicken and Vegetarian options)
Please contact The Old Manor directly to purchase tickets,
Call the hotel directly for tickets:
01333 320368
Please note there will be a £10 deposit required on arrival for your Silent Disco headset. This is refunded at the end of the night when headset is returned.

Friday at 7:30 PM – 11:59 PM
The Old Manor Hotel
55 Leven Road, KY8 6AJ Lundin Links
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Bel Airs at O’connells

The Bel Airs at O'Connells Kirkcaldy

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Blues, RnB, Soul, Rock, Funk
The Bel-Airs are an occasional pick up band comprised of Pro and Semi-Pro musicians:-
Who’s line include and have included:
Kim Seymour – Vocals
Laura-May Gibson – Vocals
Richard Young – Keys, Gtr, harp, Vocals
Rod Philip – Guitar
Charlie Jefferson – Bass
Ian Holmes-Lewis – Percussion
Pete Rabjohns – Drums
Lovat “Dawg” Fraser – Bass, Slide
Tony Duffy – Keys, guitar, slide, mandolin, blues Harp
Mike Wallace – Drums”

Friday at 9 PM
32 High Street, KY1 1LU Kirkcaldy, Fife
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No 1 Sun – at Truth in Leven

Num 1 Sun playing in Leven near Kirkcaldy

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“Truth are delighted to be welcoming No1Sun to the stage! This fab 3 piece band play a variety of covers to suit all ages and music tastes and are sure to have the dance floor filled all night!!”

Friday at 10 PM – 3 AM
79 North Street, KY8 4LY Leven, Fife
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Some things fun


W3L Wrestling Showdown – Fife Ice Arena, Kirkcaldy

Wrestling event at Fife Ice Arena in Kirkcaldy

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“All the stars of the World Wide Wrestling League are set for an evening of W3L Wrestling Showdown Action! “

Saturday at 2:30 PM – 5 PM
Fife Ice Arena
Rosslyn St, KY1 3 Kirkcaldy, Fife
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Annie Sloan Essential Painting Workshop – £65 – at Love Restored Kirkcaldy

There's a painting workshop at Love Restored, across the road from A K Campbell & Son jewellery shop

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“We will demonstrate the different techniques that you can achieve with Annie Sloan chalk paint.
Our aim is to ultimately help build your confidence in using the paint and waxes, so that you can go home and have fun on your own projects.
The workshop will cover various techniques including a 2 toned colour paint effect with a base coat and top coat along with how to distress. We will also teach you how to create an aged textured look, a modern flat paint finish with chalk paint and how to use stencils.
Along with learning all about chalk paint we will teach you all about the wax application and experimenting with coloured waxes to enhance your painting techniques.
The workshop will last approximately 3 hours with refreshments provided.

Discount on Annie Sloan products are also included to get you started on your own projects at home.
Book in store, telephone or online
01592 328531

Sunday at 12 PM – 3 PM
Love Restored
292 High Street, KY1 1LB Kirkcaldy, Fife
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World of Supercars – Knockhill Racing Circuit

Track day of super cars at Knockhill in Fife

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“The Autoglym World of Supercars Show and track day is expected to be the biggest and best track day ever seen at Knockhill! An anticipated 200+ Hypercars and Supercars will be on display and be driving on the famous British Touring Car Circuit at Knockhill. Never before will there have been a gathering of such performance exotica in Scotland! In 2016 we had a La Ferrari, Bugatti Veyron, McLaren P1 together with a full range of Aston Martins, Lamborghinis, Bentleys, Porsches, Ferraris and McLarens – what more could any supercar fan want from a day!
What is the Autoglym World of Supercars Show?
The Autoglym World of Supercars Show is a car Trackday and show where we welcome over two hundred Sports, Super and Hypercars, to celebrate the most exotic machinery on the planet. The speed and sound of these cars will be seen and heard to the max as they roar around the circuit.
Is this event specifically for modern Supercars?
The era of the Supercar can date back to when the likes of the Jaguar E-Type first burst on to the unsuspecting public roads in the 1960’s. The Ferrari 308, Lamborghini Countach and Porsche 911 Turbo era then made them into poster cars, posters that adorned almost every teenager’s bedroom walls throughout Europe. An area for classic Supercars will complement the 21st Century line up of McLaren, Porsche, Ferrari and Lamborghini Supercars in the paddock and on track!
What will I see?
Off-track attractions will feature static displays of exotica from the likes of Ferrari, Lamborghini, McLaren, Porsche, Maserati, Bentley, Aston Martin, Audi R8 and numerous others from the world’s finest performance manufacturers. The latest 2017 Supercars will be on display from dealerships from all over Scotland, to allow them to showcase their newest models. The Hyper Cars and special exhibits will be undercover in the show area within the pit lane garages for fans to see up close!
On the track, car owners will display the performance characteristics of their cars to the full in Supercar Trackday sessions, driven hard as they should be away from the restrictions of the road. Allowing fans to appreciate the noise and spectacle of the exotic machinery and capture exceptional photo opportunities.
If you would like to display or Track your Supercar at the World of Supercars Show and Trackday, then please send your enquiry to enquiries@knockhill.co.uk

Sunday at 10 AM – 6 PM
Knockhill Racing Circuit
By Dunfermline, KY129TF Dunfermline, Fife
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There you have it for another week, we hope you find something interesting to do here and have a great week, here’s hoping for sunshine!
Disclaimer:  A K Campbell and Son are not affiliated with any event or outing we share here, it’s just stuff we think is fun and so, if you have any problems you have to go to the organisers of the event or whatever, not us.
Basically, we’re not being paid by anyone to post for them or making any money from any sales i.e tickets etc. And, if injured, it’s on your own head.
You are legally responsible for yourselves!
What are you up to this weekend, got anything to add?  Comment below.
Hopefully see you in our jewellery shop on Kirkcaldy High Street soon.  Visit our website for some inspiration: https://www.akcampbell.co.uk/kirkcaldy

The following blog post What’s on in Kirkcaldy and further afield this week? (Tues 18th July 2017) was first seen on A.K. Campbell and Sons Jewellers Blog


What Necklace To Wear With What Neckline https://t.co/4St5pdMA4r

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What Necklace To Wear With What Neckline

As the title says, this article is going to talk about which types, or styles, of necklace to wear with which neckline.
We’ll cover the different outfit necklines from v-neck to sweetheart and then share which style of necklace to wear with each.
We’ll then finish off with a cheat sheet that you can quickly check the night before so you dazzle the next day no matter where you’re going or who you’re with.


“The easiest necklaces to wear with just about any neckline is a longer one. The length of the necklace clears any v, scoop, drape or boat neckline. Whether you decide to go longer or shorter, you don’t want your necklace bumping up against your neckline. So either select one that is about an ½ an inch to an inch above your neckline or one that drops under your neckline at least several inches.
Longer necklaces, much like v-neck tops, lengthen your neckline, which in general is more flattering. Chokers shorten your neckline, which sometimes can sometimes be a more challenging style to wear. If you are petite, pay attention to how long the long necklace goes. Right below the bustline is good – grazing your bellybutton is too long.”

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Types of necklines


different necklines so we can see which necklace will go with which neckline

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Choosing necklaces for necklines

An image of the different necklines and the necklaces including lengths that go with the neckline

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1. V Neck: This is a matchy matchy area. Wear a necklace in a similar triangular V- shape that ends just above the neckline.

2. Turtle Neck: It looks best with longer chain style necklaces.

3. Scoop Necks: They look best with broader necklaces with layers and volume.

4. Crew Neck: Collar necklaces look very stylish.

5. Halter neck: A triangular neck piece with a pointy end.

6. Buttoned down shirt: Sleek and elegant strand necklaces in a V – shape.

7. Buttoned up shirt: Any style works. But personally I like to pair it with short round necklaces.

8. Strapless or off-shoulder: You have full creativity to go here. But the larger the necklace the better.

9. One shoulder: Its best not to pair it with any necklace at all. Rather go with big earrings.

10. Boat Neck: Go with longer thin necklaces. Or better pair with pendants that reach just above your waist.

11. Ballet neck: works best with necklaces that follow the same shape of the neckline.

12. Cowl neck: Nope no necklace.

13. Plunging neckline: Better not take the attention away from the exposed cleavage and bare skin. Opt for heavy earrings instead.

14. Sweetheart neck: A wide round necklace which covers the bare skin looks best.

15. Square neck: A short choker necklace looks best.

17. Round neck: That’s quite easy. The higher the neckline, the longer the necklace and vice versa.


Necklace Sizing:

Here is a little guide on necklace length if you are still in doubt over the necklace length. The higher the neckline the longer the necklace should be. And the lower the neckline, the shorter and rounder the necklace should be.

handy little guide for necklace sizes

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Necklaces according to your bust size:

They don’t just depend on necklines but on your bust also.
1. Smaller bust: Go for longer and chunkier necklaces.

2. Larger bust: A smaller necklace with 2-3 layers works best. Go for bib necklaces.

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Necklines that should NOT be paired with any kind of necklace: Cowl neck, off shoulder, embellished neck and plunging necklines.
Broader and heavier necklaces work best with: sweetheart, strapless, square neck, round neck, scoop neck.
Narrower and V – shape necklaces: Halter neck, V neck, Buttoned up shirt
Longer chains: Turtle neck, boat neck”

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Some more ideas:

“So how can you choose the best necklace for 7 top necklines? Below are some flattering options that run the gamut from faux to fine jewelry, at a wide range of price points.



Thin, short chain necklaces do not work well with crewnecks; they can get caught on the edge of the fabric and hide inside. Instead, go bold! A monochromatic crewneck dress will come to life when accented with a big, colorful piece.



Most V-necks look lovely with a 15” to 18” chain necklace, with or without a pendant; this flattering neckline is the perfect frame. For a “Boho chic” look – especially with deep “V” necklines – layer two or three thin gold, silver or beaded necklaces of different lengths and textures.



My own preference with this sharp, straight-across neckline is no jewelry at all. Picture elegant Audrey Hepburn in her black bateau cocktail dress in “Sabrina.” But if you want to accent a boat neck top with a necklace, go long.


As with boat necks, turtlenecks work best with necklaces of at least 18.” Consider beaded strands or a long cord with a pendant.



A 3-D neckline is so voluminous that a necklace may simply get lost (or tangled) in the fabric. Hoop or chandelier earrings may best complement this style; however, if you’d like to wear a necklace, choose a short style that fits above the neckline.


A collared blouse is one of the most polished, flattering necklines. It works well with short, delicate chain necklaces, long strands of beads or – in a nod to classic elegance –real or faux pearl chokers.



Thanks to the Kardashians, J-Lo and “Real Housewives,” wide, plunging necklines cut way down to there are now ubiquitous – on TV, at least. However, most women may only occasionally sport this sexy style, perhaps for an evening event.
Pair it with a long, dangling lariat, drop or “Y” necklace (a choker with a single chain that drops into the décolletage) for a fresh, current look. Lariats – which close by looping through a ring, rather than with a visible clasp – can also be worn with designs that plunge in the back, with the drop or pendant falling down behind.
Whether your neckline is round, “V” or square, wide or deep, classic or daring, the most important thing is to take a chance and experiment. If you like what you see in the mirror – and it makes you happy – you simply can’t go wrong.

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Necklace neckline cheat sheet

A handy quick guide to see which jewellery you should wear with which style of top.

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There you have it, we hope you got some useful tips for which jewellery to wear with which type of top neckline on your next night out or for changing it up at the office.
If you’re looking for a necklace for work, or for a night out, have a look at some of the necklaces we have in our Kirkcaldy shop here
Or give Richard or Jackie a call on 01592 264305 and hope to see you soon!

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What’s On In And Around Kirkcaldy This Week? (Tues 11th July 2017)

Hi there, and welcome to our weekly round up of things to do in and around Kirkcaldy, Fife and beyond this week.

We hope you get some ideas from it and are liking what we’re doing.  If you have anything to add, just leave us a comment below the post.

So, the same layout as usual, stuff to do with families, walkable pets, pubs, restaurants, gigs and things we just think look fun.

Enjoy and have a great week!!



Rockpool Wild Walk

A walk around Seafield beach in Kirkcaldy near to A K Campbell jewellery shop in Kirkcaldy

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“Explore the miniature world of the rock pool at Seafield Beach. An exciting underwater safari, hunting for the fascinating creatures of the shallows. What will you find?
Please wear suitable clothing/shoes and dress with the Scottish weather in mind! We’ll be meeting at the Seafield car park. Places are limited so booking is required. Families welcome.”
To book your place, call us on 01592 858458, email info@greenerkirkcaldy.org.uk or drop into our High Street Hub, 254a High Street, Kirkcaldy, Wednesday to Saturday, 10am – 4pm.

See more from original source: http://www.greenerkirkcaldy.org.uk/rockpool-wild-walk


Looking to get into Tennis now that Wimbledon is upon us?

Racket Demo Day

Picture of Kirkcaldy tennis club

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“Are you looking for a new weapon for the summer season? Do you need something to give yourself an edge over your opponents?
In conjunction with Gannon Sports, on Sunday 16th July from 12 noon, a full range of demonstration adult rackets from the country’s biggest suppliers – Babolat, Wilson, Yonex, etc – will be available for members to try out at the club. So, if you’re looking to treat yourself to that new racket but don’t know what to go for, head down and test them all out. Any orders taken and paid for will be fulfilled within a few days.
There will also be a large range of different makes, models and sizes of children’s rackets available for sale on the day, as well as other tennis goodies.”

Kirkcaldy Lawn Tennis Club
Boglily Road, KY2 5NF Kirkcaldy, Fife
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Walk of the week


Heatherhall Woods, Ladybank

A dog walk in and around Kirkcaldy, Fife. Ladybank Heathery Wood

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“Heatherhall Woods is a lovely place to walk the dog. It’s great in winter as the trees shelter you from the worst of the wind and it’s cool in the height of summer. A series of pathways intersect the wood which gives you a choice of routes. It’s a great place for kids too, my girls used to love going there when they were younger to play hide and seek and a game they created called ‘log loser'”

A92 just past Fruechie, take the left fork after the bridge. Continue for a few hundred yards and you’ll see the car parking area to your left.
B937, Cupar KY15 7UH

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Pub of the week


Forresters in Aberdour



2015 + 2016 Winners of CAMRA’s Fife Pub of the Year. 
The Forries is situated in the centre of the village of Aberdour. Ideal for Aberdour Railway Station, Gift Shops & Galleries, Aberdour Castle, the Playpark, Beach & Harbour, Aberdour Golf Course and the popular Fife Coastal Path right on our doorstep.
Our public bar is well stocked, including a choice of 4 Cask Marque Real Ales, 2 Cask Ciders, a fantastic selection of Malts, Rums, Gins, Vodkas and Bourbons.
Live SKY and BT Sport is shown on our large screens in the bar. Pool table, Jukebox and other bar games are available.”

They also allow dogs and have a restaurant.
01383 860809
35 High Street, Aberdour, Fife KY3 0SJ
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Restaurant of the week


Annapurna Gurkhas

Annapurna restaurant in Kirkcaldy, near A K Campbell jewellery shop

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Annapurna Gurkha Restaurant is an authentic Indian takeaway located on the High Street in Kirkcaldy, where we offer the finest Indian dishes for you to enjoy.”

312 High St, Kirkcaldy KY1 1LB
01592 269460

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We couldn’t find much happening in Kirkcaldy this week so if you know of anything, let us know and we’ll add it in.  This goes for the future as well, just head over t our Facebook page and post anything you think might interest people there.
The Haven Bar & Restaurant, 1 Shore St, Cellardyke.
Saturday 22/07/17 at 9 pm.
Live Rock and Soul music. A mix of covers and original songs by Midland1.
More information from midland1gigs@icloud.com  or John on 07766955114

Music Makers Blues Review


John Scofield Band w/ Dennis Chambers+Mike Stern & Randy Brecker

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“Two of the biggest guitar stars of jazz and fusion in a very rare and incendiary jazz guitar double bill – both with all star bands, including the legendary trumpeter, Randy Brecker and drummers, Dennis Chambers and Lenny White.
“Scofield can make his guitar howl, plead, laugh, argue, and preach – deep passion and almost unbearable beauty” (The Scotsman).
A man of many parts, a virtuoso guitarist with a genuine jazz sensibility. He worked with historic figures like Miles, Mingus, Chet Baker and created many historic groups of his own. Uberjam is his hard-groove band playing funk-oriented jazz-rock, propelled by the red-hot Dennis Chambers on drums.
Mike Stern’s four-decade career featured stints with Blood, Sweat & Tears, Billy Cobham, Miles Davis, Jaco Pastorius, the Brecker Brothers and Joe Henderson, before he launched a solo career that has propelled to him to a global star. 16 recordings as a leader (six nominated for GRAMMY® Awards) and thousands of high energy gigs, with many of the greats of the current scene – including this band with co-leader and fellow giant of the New York jazz and fusion scene, Randy Brecker.
Two electrifying soloists whose blistering chops combine rock–blues firepower with sophisticated jazz harmonies.
John Scofield (guitar), Avi Bortnick (rhythm guitar/samplers), Andy Hess (bass), Dennis Chambers (drums).
Mike Stern (guitar), Randy Brecker (trumpet), Teymur Phell (bass), Lenny White (drums)”

Fri July 14th, Festival Theatre: 13/29 Nicolson Street, EH8 9FT
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There’s loads of other things going on that weekend for the Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival, which you can go check out their page here
One for the following week:

Jools Holland and His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra


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“Featuring Gilson Lavis with special guest Chris Difford and guest vocalists Ruby Turner, Louise Marshall & Beth Rowley + Ten Millenia as support.
The King of boogie boogie, swing and R&B, Jools Holland is back for another energy-fuelled show with his fantastic Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, raising the roof of the Festival Theatre once again.
Despite selling millions of records throughout his career and hosting the most successful British TV music show ever, he’s always up for touring and the amazing electricity his live shows generate.
‘Later with…Jools Holland’ is now in its 46th series! Jools’ name is synonymous with quality music. His star studded band featuring ex-Squeeze drummer, Gilson Lavis, and regular guest vocalists, Ruby Turner, Beth Rowley and Louise Marshall, are joined for this tour by Jools’ long time Squeeze colleague, Chris Difford.”

Saturday, July 22 at 7:30 PM – 10 PM
Festival Theatre: 13/29 Nicolson Street, EH8 9FT
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Misc and fun


Gin Tasting Evening at the Cupcake Coffee Box on Kirkcaldy High Street

A Gin tasting evening at the Cupcake Coffee Box on Kirkcaldy's High Street, nearby A K Campbell and Son jewellery shop

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“Enjoy a Gin Tasting Evening. The Theme will be Scotland. FIVE Gins from Scotland.”


July 15 – July 16
Jul 15 at 7 PM to Jul 16 at 9:30 PM


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Mardi Gras Edinburgh


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At the Grassmarket in Edinburgh, Saturday 1pm to 4pm.
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There you have it for another week, we hope you find something interesting to do here and have a great week, here’s hoping for sunshine!

Disclaimer:  A K Campbell and Son are not affiliated with any event or outing we share here, it’s just stuff we think is fun and so, if you have any problems you have to go to the organisers of the event or whatever, not us.

Basically, we’re not being paid by anyone to post for them or making any money from any sales i.e tickets etc. And, if injured, it’s on your own head.
You are legally responsible for yourselves!

Rich might be getting paid for his gig but it has nothing to do with the shop. Plus it’s free to get in anyway. And they’re good!!

What are you up to this weekend, got anything to add?  Comment below.

Hopefully see you in our jewellery shop on Kirkcaldy High Street soon.

The post What’s On In And Around Kirkcaldy This Week? (Tues 11th July 2017) is republished from A.K. Campbell and Sons Blog

How To Choose Jewellery To Go With Your Outfit

In this article we’re going to share some tips for choosing jewellery to go with your outfit.
We’ll cover colour co-ordination, what gems go with which colour and how to pair jewellery to go with certain outfits…
So, let’s start with colours and how to figure out what colours go together…
We scoured the internet to bring you info from some of the best fashion experts around and put it all together for you in one piece. So, grab a beverage of your choice and let’s begin!
All credit where credit is due is underneath the images or content from the particular writer for you to read more if you like.

How to co-ordinate your jewellery to your clothes


The ABC’s of Primary and Secondary Colors:
primary and secondary colour wheel

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Before we get into what colored outfits look good with what colored jewelry piece, we have to start with the basics. Primary colors are Red, Blue and Yellow which is the foundation of any color. This means when you take a look at your shirt, blouse, or pants… one of these colors is sure to be the primary. Even if you look at your black pants… some black colors have more of a red or blue hue to it.
Primary colors should be carefully coordinated with secondary colors to bring out the best in you and your look. What you want to do is take a look at the overall color of your outfit and from there you can then review your secondary colors in the ensemble.
The secondary colors are made by mixing equal parts of any two complementary. The secondary colors include: green (yellow and blue), orange (yellow and red) and purple (blue and red).
Gemstone Jewelry Coordinated
Ruby, sapphire, emerald, citrine and amethyst gemstones have a distinguished flavor and appeal that can be easily added to your style and look. These red to gold tones look best next to cool colors such as blues to purples. For example, a beautiful citrine necklace goes very well with a purple top, brown Jacket or beige shirt.
As discussed in the previous example cool tones (greens, blues and purples) look good next to warm colors such as yellow, orange and reds. Blue gemstones work well with blue, navy and yellow attire. These gemstones include; blue tanzanite, blue topaz, and blue sapphire.
Gold jewelry and Onyx gemstones work beautifully with with Black dresses or White dresses. Black and white has always been a classic color choice and will be here to stay.
Also, some colorful gemstones are perfect for wearing in spring and summer seasons; this includes the green peridot gemstone and the blue topaz gemstones. Matching these bright and brilliant colors with more soft neutral wardrobes makes it a perfect spring or summer look!
Diamond and CZ (cubic zirconia) jewelry works well with any colored outfits:

Some Quick Rules on Color Coordination:

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The color wheel is really a great tool for beginners. You use the color wheel to determine what colors coordinate well with each other and what doesn’t. Start with a color of your outfit or gemstone… look across from the color wheel to see the ideal color tone that you should wear to contrast the color.
Example, if your outfit is blue, wearing yellow toned jewelry and gemstones will be a perfect wardrobe!
These are the basic rules to coordinating your wardrobe and jewelry:

  • Blue and Green Outfits: white pearls
  • Purple outfits: go with citrine, gold tone jewelry & even green emeralds
  • Red outfits: go with emerald jewelry
  • Black outfits: go with any color!
  • Neutral outfits: go with diamonds and black jewelry
  • All outfits go well with diamonds!

3 Steps to choosing jewelry for your wardrobe:
Figure out the main color of your outfit, if you are wearing a yellow top with grey pants, yellow is your main color.
Look at your main color on the wheel.
Look across from the main color of your outfit and see the complimentary colors of what you should add as an accessory.
Example: If your outfit is on the most part blue, look across the color wheel and see that yellow and orange hues are complimentary choices for jewelry. Use citrine gemstones to give your attire the touch it needs to make it look amazing! We at LeVive Jewelry recommend citrine pendants, citrine rings or yellow topaz jewelry.

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We have an article about matching your jewellery to your face shape and skin tone which you can read here.
It also covers rings and bracelets for different hand and wrist shapes.

How to mix and match jewellery


“A big jewelry trend right now is to wear a lot of it. It’s sort of an eclectic approach to accessorizing and, just like decorating a home in an eclectic manner, while the look can come off as random, there is actually a lot of thought that goes into getting it right and balanced. It’s sort of like the hipsters who live in my trendy Brooklyn neighborhood. They try really hard to look like they didn’t try at all. This is what is going on with jewelry right now. Between stacking bracelets, wearing multiple necklaces and statement pieces, I thought it was important to give some tips on how to mix and match your jewelry so when you accessorize this way it looks purposeful vs. looking like you grabbed a bunch of jewelry in the dark and layered it on.
Below are five different and easy ways to mix and match your jewelry shown through different outfits and tips.
Tip #1- Separate your focal points
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Having one focal point piece of jewelry in an outfit is easy. You choose one item that is the standout piece. However, when you start adding multiple statement pieces it is important to create some space between them on your body. When you have too many focal points in one place, like statement earrings and a necklace, it’s too cluttered looking and the only statement that is made is a bad one. Yet, when you break the pieces apart, like wearing a statement necklace and bracelet, more balance is created. The second important point when creating more than one focal point is that the two pieces communicate and work with each other. They don’t have to match, but they should relate.
Tip #2- Bracelet stacking is where you can be the most random
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Stacking your bracelets is probably the acceptable way to mix and match in a haphazard manner. I have been all over this trend lately and when I do it I literally just grab a bunch of bracelets and layer them on. I mix metals, bracelet styles, and more. Sometimes I even thow a watch into the mix. What is important to keep in mind when stacking bracelets is that, depending on how many bracelets you layer, this will likely be the biggest focal point of your outfit. While I have been known to add another piece of bold jewelry to my outfit when wearing stacked bracelets, typically, when I do this, my outfit is on the more basic and understated.

Tip #3- Update classic pearls by adding a second necklace
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Personally, I am not a fan of pearls. They have just never been my thing. However, what I am liking is the idea of adding a second necklace layer to a string of classic pearls. The look is just more updated vs. too traditional.

Tip #4- Consistent color
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In this outfit you have two very different styles of jewelry in one outfit. The bib necklace from Kate Spade is more ornate and the bangle is more sleek and modern. However, the two of these pieces work together. The reason is that there is a consistent color theme between the two, the blue shade. When it comes to eclectic jewelry styling, there has to be something between the pieces that connects them. In this case it is color.

Tip #5- Layered necklace metals in all the same shades
How to wear layered necklaces

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Like bracelet stacking, many people are stacking and layering their necklaces. It isn’t uncommon to see someone wearing a very short necklace with a very long one. You can add as many layers and lengths as you want. As long as the metal shades are the same, you can have fun with the shapes and styles of the necklaces you choose. Here, for example, I used a long tassel necklace and a more modern necklace. If I wanted to, I could even add a third gold necklace as a bib to fill in the neckline of this shirt.
With all this necklace layering going on, I kept the earrings simple and added this pair of studs that relate back to the necklaces but don’t detract, and, while colorful, kept the rest of the outfit clean with a pair of teal skinny jeans, a pair of Mustard colored Tieks and a burgundy handbag.
Play around with mix and match jewelry
The true key to mixing and matching your jewelry is to play around. It’s sort of like cooking, add a little here, take away there and don’t overdo it. However, don’t under do it either. Also, make sure that the amount of mixing and matching works with where you are going. In some instances a lot of layers will make sense whereas in others you may want to hold back. But that’s the beauty of this way of accessorizing, you can tailor it to the day ahead.”

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Of course, the trick is to look co-ordinated rather than have all the same colour on.  You can co-ordinate by changing the colour of your shoes, bag or other accessory.

How to look co-ordinated vs matchy-matchy…


“There aren’t many guides that show you exactly how to accessories because, really, there are no rules. What makes an accessorized outfit look good has to do with aesthetics, personal preference and style. Even as I give my tips here, I realize that some people might disagree with my viewpoints because it is all a matter of personal taste.
So, while there may not be any exact rules, what I will be sharing are some common pitfalls that I have seen and what can be done to save them. The beauty of accessorizing is that it’s really easy to correct a mistake. If you’ve been failing at accessorizing, trust me, all is not lost.
Matchy-Matchy vs. Coordinated
Let’s first discuss the difference between looking matchy-matchy vs. coordinated. When someone looks matchy-matchy there is usually just too much repetition of a color, theme or accent and it starts to look repetitive, overdone and monotonous. What winds up happening is, instead of looking accessorized and enhanced, the person looks flat and boring. It’s just too much of the same. Of course, there are some who would disagree with the negative connotations I am giving to this style of accessorizing, however, for me, it’s just a bit boring. Sorry, matchy-matchy lovers.
Coordinated, on the other hand, means that a look is accessorized in a cohesive manner. The pieces that are used work together and relate to one another but are more distinct. A good analogy to compare the difference between a matchy-matchy outfit to a coordinated one would be like walking into a room where everything is one color vs. walking to a room that harmoniously has pops with different colors, textures and features. Both harmoniously work, but the coordinated room is probably a lot more interesting.
Below are five different outfits shown two different ways. On the left you will see the matchy-matchy version and on the right, with just some subtle corrections, the coordinated versions.

How to Look Coordinated vs. Matchy-Matchy

Matchy Matchy Issue #1- Jewelry sets and too much of one color
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Okay, you may not agree with this one, but I unequivocally cannot stand necklace and earrings sets. To me, nothing is more uninspired than when earrings and a necklace match. The only time I find it works is if one of the pieces, either the necklace or the earrings, is subtle, while the other piece is bold. However, when it comes to both the necklace and earrings being stand out items it’s just is way to overwhelming because the two pieces fight one another and pull focus from the face.
The other mistake that you have to be careful about is too much of one accessory color. I love pops of color, but you have to watch for repetitiveness. In this first example, I took a burgundy and white dress. I love the way the yellow pops off the rich wine shade. However, on the left with the matching earrings and necklace, it’s just too much. In the coordinated outfit, all I did was pull back on the earrings and changed them to basic studs.
Next, the yellow bag and shoes. While it can work to have both the shoes and bag in the same shade, it’s looking too matchy-matchy with the yellow jewelry. My suggestion, in this case, would be to pull back and choose either the yellow shoes or the yellow bag, not both. On the right, I swapped out the yellow shoes for a pair of gold metallic Kate Spade pumps.
Alternatively, if you wanted to keep the yellow shoes and the yellow bag, I would then eliminate the yellow jewelry and do something in gold.
Matchy-Matchy issue #2- Too much of the same color

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This next matchy-matchy issue when there is just too much of one color used in an outfit. It’s like what I talked about earlier, walking into a room where everything is the same color. We all have favorite colors that we like to wear, but when we wear them too repetitively in one look it’s too much sameness. Plus, you run the risk of becoming known as the <blank color> lady.
In this example, the matchy-matchy outfit on the left, the color red is just used way too much. With this red sweater from The Gap, it is styled with these red shoes from Style & Co., this red bracelet fro Blu Bijoux, red earrings and a red bag. While it is colorful, it’s also flat and terribly uninspired.
On the right, I cut the color by adding in an additional one. You don’ have to go crazy with this additional shade. Here I just added grey, to balance out all the red, using this Banana Republic bag, grey flats from Born and, instead of a red bracelet, used basic gold bangles. With this solution, you can still enjoy your favorite colors without going overboard.
Matchy-Matchy Issues #3- Too many pops of the same color

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You start with a neutral base, like in this outfit comprised of a basic Boden v-neck, charcoal cardigan from Athleta, grey Frye bag and grey KUT jeans. Looking at your accessories, you get excited that you have so many pop accessory pieces in the same color and adorn yourself accordingly. But something looks off and you can’t figure out what it is. The problem? You have gone overboard with too many pops of the same shade.
While there is no universal rule on how many pops are too many, before you ditch the outfit completely, remove one of those pop pieces and see if it looks better. As you can see in the matchy-matchy outfit, the orange flats from Nordstrom, orange Marc Jacobs bracelet and orange bib necklace from Max & Chloe is just too much when compared to the coordinated outfit on the right where I simply took away one orange pop and traded it for a basic gold bracelet from Banana Republic. Sometimes all it takes is one minor tweak or subtraction to look accessorized in a balanced manner.
Matchy-Matchy Issue #4- When accessories match too closely to the outfit
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I’ll admit it, there is nothing more satisfying than when a piece of jewelry works perfectly with a print. Okay, that is a bit hyperbolic, but you get my point, it’s quite a find. However, be careful with this, sometimes it can be a bit much. As tempted as you might be to wear that colorful necklace that works perfectly with your favorite print, you may have to use some restraint.
Now, I am huge proponent of prints being wonderful road maps in how to choose colorful accessories, however, when you do this you don’t want to do it in a matchy-matchy manner.
Take this outfit on the left. This necklace from Bauble Bar is so incredibly perfect in color with this shift dress, however, it is too much and it makes the outfit look pedestrian and forced.
What also doesn’t help is how the look is finished with the pink Ivanka Trump shoes, a pink Michael Kors bag, and pink Kate Spade, bracelet. So, in addition to the matchy-matchy necklace, the matchy-matchy use of pop pink is killing this look too.
On the right, with just some subtle tweaks, instead of looking matchy-matchy the outfit is more coordinated looking. Instead of the necklace used in the outfit on the left, I traded it out for one from Stella & Dot that still works but isn’t so identical looking to the print of the dress. Next, to break up all that pink, I changed the shoes for cobalt blue ones from Bandolino. These two small changes make a world of difference.
Matchy-Matchy Issue #5- coordinating your outfit exactly to the color of your jewelry
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I love this necklace. It seriously stopped me dead in my tracks. As you know, I think that, like prints, accessories can also be wonderful road maps for learning how to combine color. However, you can also go too far with this as well.
In the outfit on the left, this is exactly what is happening. While it would make sense to pair it with something like this turquoise sweater and brown skirt, both from J. Crew, it’s just too much, especially when finished with these turquoise Stuart Weitzman shoes, brown bag from Coach and gold and turquoise cuff.
Instead, on the right, to pull back a bit, and make this outfit look more coordinated vs. matchy-matchy, I just changed out the sweater for an ivory one. This sweater steps in almost like a palette cleanser, and, instead of too much repetition, all the pieces stand out while fitting in at the same time.”

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Some extra tips…


“Top jewelry styling tips


  • The most flattering necklace length on most women is 18 inches. An 18 inch necklace will typically drop into a “V” line that slims the face and creates a vertical line that makes you look taller and slimmer. If you are tall or have a large neck try a 20 inch necklace.
  • Look for versatility in necklaces that are 36 or 42 inches as they can be doubled or secured in a lariat style.
  • You can wear a lot of necklaces together if you know how to layer them. Wear 2 or 3 long necklaces together providing they are of different scale and texture. For example, wear a silver chain necklace and then compliment that with a seed pearl necklace of the same length. Wear these two pieces outside or under your collar and then put an additional necklace inside your collar, with a charm or initial. This will balance the combination of necklaces and bring the focus up, to your face. This strategy works for almost everybody!


  • The best way to wear bracelets is stacked or layered, creating a personalized selection of your favorite bangles and bracelets. The possibilities of colors, scale, textures and mixing high/low are endless! And more is almost always better!


  • The most updated way to wear brooches is to cluster them in groups of 2 or 3. Wear them up high on your shoulder on a suit jacket or wrap a crisp shirt at your waist and secure them off to the side at the waist line.
  • Before you put any brooch on a blouse, be sure and check the prong or pin of the clasp. If it seems dull, sticky or flat at the tip, take a small file and freshen the point. This will help avoid the puncture that a dull brooch pin can impart to your brand new blouse. Also, if your brooch is a bit heavy, try using a backing to help balance and secure proper positioning of the the brooch. A good back that I like are inexpensive cosmetic pads that your can purchase at your local drug store. Simply place the pad on the back of the blouse and put the brooch on, sticking the pin in to “grab” part of the cosmetic pad on the backside of the blouse.
  • A terrific way to wear a brooch is to secure it to a necklace!


  • Stud:Is a very small, earring that sits on the center of your ear lobe. This style works for everyone. Choose something that will flatter your eyes and the shape of your face. Also, if you have long hair, choose a color or metal that will show up. If you have long dark brown hair, a black diamond stud will typically not show up very well. Instead, choose a white diamond, something that will offer a little pop and show up. Why spend the money if you can’t see it?
  • Button:This is another very common earring style. This style can be any where from the size of a dime to a quarter. A word of caution here: if your face is round, choose a shape that is more on the angular side or a tear drop shop as this will be more flattering.
  • Drop:This style of earring is usually 2 parts: one that sits on the ear lobe and one that drops down, creating a vertical line which is very flattering for most women. Select a length that is comfortable for your height and bone structure. A high heel and an updo can do wonders if you want to wear a slightly large scale earring. Choose colors and metals that flatter your skin, your hair and your eyes.
  • Chandelier: The chandelier style is so named as it typically mimics a chandelier lighting fixture with a graduated silhouette and multiple tiers. The swing and sway of the typical chandelier earring flatters everybody and exudes a vibe of young and hip. Select a style that suits your height and frame. Again, you can go bigger with your hair up and a high heel!
  • Duster: The Duster earring style drops so that is just touches the tops of your shoulders – hence the name Duster or Should Duster. This style is best with strapless, off the shoulder styles or boat neck tops. This style is also very dramatic so if you choose this earring style, you will most likely want to skip a necklace so that you earrings will be front and center as the focal point of your outfit. And, once again, you can go bigger and more dramatic with this style with your hair up and a high heel!


  • Statement or cocktail rings are for everyone. Find a color or metal that you like and wear it with confidence. One of the ways I like cocktails right now is to wear them on your pointer or index finger. It’s best to wear no more than one cocktail ring per hand as a general rule.
  • Pinky rings are also very hot right now. Stacking 2 together is a fun way to wear them.
  • Bands: Creating your own mix of gems and metal to make a stack for one finger is a great way to personalize your look. Choose to combine 2 to 5 stack rings in colors and metals that flatter you.

Mixing Metals

  • Please, mix your metals. It is so restrictive to live by rules of only wearing one color of metal at a time. Go ahead, mix silver with gold. It is a much more relaxed and modern approach to accessorizing your jewelry. Remember: Good stuff goes with good stuff.”
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Hope you got some tips from this but at the end of the day, it doesn’t really matter what you wear with what, it’s your style and you wear what keeps that smile on your face!
So, if you’re going out and need some new jewellery to go with your outfit, check out our website or give us a call: 01592 264305 and by bringing your outfit we can help you choose something unique for the occasion.

The blog post How To Choose Jewellery To Go With Your Outfit is republished from A.K. Campbell and Sons Jewellers Blog