Long gone for me are the days of Forever 21 and costume jewelry. 10 years ago I was all about those statement necklaces – you know the ones. A different color to coordinate with every outfit. Long beaded strings and excessive pendants.
It’s safe to say I have since donated or trashed those items in favor of a slightly more understated look. Gold jewelry is starting to make a comeback, but I’ve always been a lover of gold over silver. It just works better with my skin tone and works with most of my neutral-based outfits.
I have a few tried and true pieces that I’ve gotten questions on over the years, but also have added a few new items to my collection in the past weeks.
Wedding Band and Engagement Ring
Frequency Worn – Everyday
When we got engaged I knew I didn’t want anything gaudy or excessive. The diamond is a family stone that came from my grandfather and was created by a family jeweler in a solitaire setting. It’s simple and elegant.
My wedding band is actually an Etsy find. By the time I got around to picking a wedding band I was so tired of wedding planning and spending money that I found what I wanted on Etsy in a couple minutes and it ended up being perfect and simple.
Simple, Stackable Rings
Frequency Worn – Most days
I’ve collaborated with two jewelry companies – both high quality and truly beautiful companies – AURate and Mejuri.
These rings from AURate are just as simple as my wedding band but beautifully crafted and add just a little extra style on my right hand.
Bracelets and Watches
Frequency Worn: Summer Days
I definitely find myself wearing bracelets and watches in the summer more than the fall or winter, so I haven’t pulled out my wrist collection for a few months.
Frequency Worn: On occasions/ When I remember
I do love wearing necklaces, especially layered ones at different lengths, widths and materials. I do think it adds some intrigue to just jeans and a t-shirt and can elevate even a nice look.
Frequency Worn: Rarely
I got my ears pierced when I was in college (like 18?) and loved wearing earrings for a bit, but they’re the last accessory I think of to wear.
I have a few pairs that are really pretty, but my ears tend to be pretty sensitive and even just the process of putting in earrings can be painful.