Since coming back from Vegas and NYC, my days have been long and filled with writing and running all kinds of errands. From Sunday morning brunches, to post office runs, to family dinners, my style has been changing daily and almost always depends on what I have planned. Some days I’m lucky if I get a chance to breathe fresh air outside, while other days I’ve spent more time on the road in my car than normal…but that is what I like about being self-employed and I’m excited for the summer.
Most recently, I was playing in my jewelry box and for some reason or another a lightbulb went off–I took my collection of figas and strung them on my hardwire gold collar necklace. As soon as I put the necklace on I knew that this was one of my greatest moves I’ve ever made. I’m obsessed with the look and it totally caters to my collecting mantra by displaying my pieces perfectly. I actually have 6 more figas that don’t have jumprings, so I’m off now to get them put on by my jeweler.
I’ve also been experimenting with different kinds of earrings to create a “full” look, meaning ALL the way up my ear. To achieve this look without the pain of multiple piercings, I suggest some comfortable ear cuffs. Some are more comfortable than others and it depends on the craftsmanship, so try them out–see if you’re able to wear for a full day before committing to buy.
In the first photo shown, I’m wearing a pair of ombré amethyst ear studs with jackets by Jewelmak. These are so cool and give me a pop of color, which is perfect for summertime. I kept it simple up top with 14k gold balls studs in various sizes, a Paige Novick diamond ear cuff and a vintage swirl motif ear cuff I found on Ruby Lane.
The photo below shows off my figa necklace and a carved opal necklace I recently sold. My earring look is simple to recreate; two pearl stud earrings of various sizes and a gold huggie earring from Stacy Nolan.
Day One: (spent doing emails all day and typing blog posts, hence the Beavis & Butthead t-shirt)
Elongated lapis and enamel ring, from Sarah’s Vintage & Estate Jewelry in Buffalo, NY
Antique diamond & sapphire ring from Excalibur Jewelry found in Tucson this year
Pear-shaped vintage lapis ring that I can’t stop wearing because it is so comfortable and bold
Diamond crossover pinky ring by Halleh Jewelry
“Ring One” from my Gem Gossip Jewelry line, since retired
Fringe ring in 14k yellow gold by Ashley Childs
A stack of “Ring One with diamond” from my Gem Gossip Jewelry line, since retired
Oval vintage Mexican ring done in 14k yellow gold
Crescent moon ring in 14k yellow gold by Amanda Hunt Jewelry
Dendritic agate ring from Joden Jewelry in Grove City, PA
Glass + 10k yellow gold ring, heirloom from my Gram
elongated diamond ring turn-of-the-century from my friend Priscilla
Diamond shaped ring set with old cut brown diamonds, from STORE 5a
turquoise baby rings, worn as pinky ring and midi ring
Victorian turquoise ring from eBay
Victorian turquoise ring with engraving on entire closed-back, from Gold Hatpin
Turquoise and diamond cluster ring found at the Nashville Flea Market