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Published: 30/07/2019

Students are busy preparing for the most exciting event of their calendar year – the Matric Dance. After much humming and hawing and toing and froing you have finally selected your dress. So, now doll, it’s time to accessorise.

Before we go into our ideas to make you sparkle, let’s run through your matric dance checklist:

  • Dress
  • Shoes
  • Bag
  • Hair Appointment
  • Makeup
  • Nails
  • Date
  • Jewellery – an absolute must accessory to make you stand out from the crowd.

The crowning glory

Let’s begin with your crowning glory. For a classical look, thread your hair with a pearl necklace. Not only will you look stunning, but the effect will also draw attention to your entire outfit. Or opt for a regal look with a jewelled headpiece. Now, we are not suggesting that you buy a tiara. An understated velvet headband adorned with coloured gemstones will have just as much of an impact.

Adorn those lobes

Nothing makes a statement louder than a pair of mismatched earrings. This fashion statement is currently so “in”. Apart from standing out from the crowd, earrings help to frame your face and to add a touch of avant-garde flair to your outfit. And there is absolutely no need to buy TWO pairs of earrings. Simply ask Francois Jewellers to custom design your mismatched pair. The company has a huge range of metals and stones from which to choose. And they will always go that extra mile to meet your budget.

Check the neck

While a bare neck can be flattering, a formal occasion calls for more glitz and glamour. If you’ve chosen a strapless dress, matched with understated stud earrings, then you must bedeck your neck with a more elaborate piece of jewellery. Nothing can beat a girl’s wildest dreams than a diamond choker, but get real. Matric students simply don’t have that kind of budget. However, together with Francois Jewellers, you could design a stunning choker or necklace at an affordable price. The stones don’t have to be diamonds, even if the faux stones look real! If your matric dance dress is less formal, then you can “dress” your neck in layers of chains for a maximalist effect.

Bracelets and bangles

Glass beaded bracelets not only look lovely, but they can also be custom made at a price that won’t break the bank. Cream-coloured freshwater pearls are another option. They make a stunning statement at an understated price. When it comes to baubles to adorn your wrist the choices are endless. Speak to Francois Jewellers. They can give you advice and guide you to a decision.

Finger fashion

Finally, let’s discuss finger fashion. You’re going to get your nails done, right? So, make a finger fashion statement with a ring to accent your fabulous nails. Francois’ finger fashion options suit all purse strings.


A final word of advice – never go overboard with the bling. If your matric dance dress is simple, choose a bold jewellery statement. If your dress is embellished keep your jewellery accessories simple and elegant. The object, after all, is to set yourself apart from the rest of the competition!


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