6 Beautiful Nails and Jewellery Pairings We Can’t Stop Staring At

We've said it before and we'll say it again: Often, it's the littlest things that can make the biggest impact, and nothing has the power to overhaul your look quite like how you choose to decorate your nails and the jewellery you pair with them.

While many of us will inadvertently adopt style signatures—be it a red lip, flicked eyeliner or a penchant for a specific colour of dress—we believe that nails and jewellery present perhaps one of the coolest opportunities to put your personality across.

For example, minimalists may opt for thin, layered rings, which they partner with a sleek taupe polish, while maximalists might choose bold hues and OTT nail art accompanied by chunky knuckledusters.

And seeing as more and more of us have been trying our (shaky) hands at DIY manicures in lieu of salon appointments, Instagram is currently a haven for nail and jewellery ideas. Scroll down to see the nail and jewellery combos that'll no doubt inspire you to switch up your look. 



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Style Notes: Taupe nails will never fail to look elegant. We love how Amy has given her talons a personal touch by wearing them with rings that look as if she's collected them on her travels. Finish with a simple chain bracelet for a chic flourish. 



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Style Notes: Honestly, we don't know what we love more—Zeena's modernist manicure or her ensemble of luxe-looking rings. Sure, her talons might be playful, but her grown-up array of jewellery ensures they look chic as can be. Gorgeous. 



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Style Notes: Daisy nails have been one of the most significant trends of the summer, and when they look this adorable, it's not hard to see their appeal. We love how, much like Zeena, Elif has given her cutesy mani a sophisticated spin by pairing it with simple signet rings. 



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Style Notes: Accent nails (where one nail is painted in a different hue from the rest) are still going strong, once again proving our point: The smallest tweaks can have the biggest impact. Here, Karina styles her accent manicure with timeless trinity- and sunburst-ring designs. 



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Style Notes: If you consider yourself a maximalist, then you need only look at Celeste's feed. Her more-is-more nail art looks even more fierce thanks to the addition of statement logo, word, and chain-link rings. 



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Style Notes: See? We told you daisy nails are all the rage right now, with Hannah's pastel mash-up being one of the prettiest out there. We love how she ticks off another subtle trend with the addition of nautical-inspired adornments. 

Next, these expert-approved tips guarantee stronger nails.

Maxine Eggenberger
Deputy Editor

Maxine Eggenberger is Who What Wear UK’s deputy editor and has over thirteen years of experience in fashion journalism. She been creating engaging and elevated style content specifically for Who What Wear UK since 2018, covering runway reports, emerging trends, long-form features, self-styled shopping stories and columns, including her edit of the best new-in buys. She ensures the highest editorial standards are met across the site, leads the editorial team in their SEO strategy and keyword planning, works closely with the beauty team on content initiatives, represents the brand at industry events, and regularly contributes to social media, including her own Who What Wear UK TikTok franchise, French Style Fridays. Previously, Maxine appeared on ITV's This Morning in her own fashion segment and has interviewed countless celebrities—everyone from Victoria Beckham to Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o.

Prior to Who What Wear UK, Maxine’s career began when, after completing her first-ever internship at Look magazine, she was offered a position on the brand's fashion desk. She accepted, leaving university a year early in the process. Her passion and natural talent for writing and styling meant she swiftly rose through the ranks to become the title's fashion news and commercial content editor, with a stint as InStyle.co.uk’s fashion and beauty writer along the way. She later served as Look’s acting Editor in Chief, overseeing both print and digital, before embarking on a successful freelance career, working with Grazia, The Pool, and Marie Claire amongst others.

Maxine is based remotely from her countryside home near Edinburgh where she spends her downtime renovating her house, walking her dogs, hosting friends and trying to master the art of making Old Fashioned cocktails.