Jewellery. Seems like such a mundane word to describe a few bling yet sentimental pieces a fabulous rich woman might where. Dissimilarly to that woman, I am not rich and not that oh-so-fabulous, but my everyday jewellery is very sentimental and I rarely- if ever- go a day without wearing every piece.
Rings are one of my favourite jewellery styles- you can mix and match them, where many delicate ones all at once or one fancy cocktail ring if you’re feeling particularly sassy. For me, the more the merrier when it comes to the dainty kind and even though I only wear a few most days, one day I plan to be like that old woman Jack Dawson drew in Titanic (remember the one who wore every piece of jewellery?) and have a wide range of both dainty and statement rings to sit on every finger.
My most worn and perhaps my most sentimental ring is the one I always wear on my right middle finger. This ring was my Mum’s Mum’s engagement ring (I don’t call her gran because I never met her, she died shortly after mum and dad got married). When sorting through Mum’s jewellery with Steph, I saw this and knew it had a story and and after asking dad it just felt so special to me that Steph let me have it and I’ve worn it ever since. A gold band and five gorgeous diamonds makes this ring a slight statement, but also something that matches every piece of jewellery I have- sentimental and beautiful- an absolute favourite of mine!
My most recent addition to the ring family is this beautiful handmade ring Will got me for Valentine’s Day. Ever since we became a ‘proper’ couple Will has been slowly but sneakily getting to know my style of jewellery down to a T and proved this with this absolute gem. A thin hammered solid gold band and a simple pale pink stone is my perfect combination for a dainty everyday piece. I’ve hardly taken it off since he gave it to me and since it is real solid gold, it doesn’t tarnish which is amazing. The thing that really makes it sentimental to me is what he said when he gave it to me- “I want you to look down at this and think of how strong, amazing and beautiful I think you are and how I will be with you through anything you face”. That’s the point where my eyes welled up but this little ring gives me a little bit of hope and confidence every day that I am stronger than I think.
Other rings I wear the most from day to day include my beautiful starburst ring which adds a lil’ bit of a statement details to any outfit. Any day I’m ‘feelin’ myselfff’ or feeling that extra bit of sassy bling I pop this on my finger and it just adds that extra bit of sparkle. Another is another gold and pale millennial pink number. A slightly thicker band, a statement teardrop shape and a smoothed rock-like feel to the bulky 3D gem makes this ring feel like a girly yet unusual piece.
Something I wear everyday without fail is my watch I got for my Sweet Sixteenth (just checked that detail with my dad and he said ‘yes, sixteenth- and I don’t think you’ve taken it off since!’ – says it all). I honestly don’t know how people go around relying on their phone to know the time- to me it’s constant comfort that I know I can check the time without relying on technology, perhaps that’s my way of being a control freak but I just find it super handy! A mixture of a ceramic face, sapphire glass and Swarovski crystals make this watch a bit of statement- a bit much for some but I love all the stunning details that makes it unique.
Other favourites from the bracelet department include the personalised dainty number you can see in the first picture of this post. Will got it me for me for our first Christmas together- he saw me look at similar dainty bracelets online and got the hint (hehe) but made it extra special by having our initials engraved into it. I’m super sad at the moment as I can’t wear it due to the clasp weakening after me wearing it every day for so long but once I get a new clasp for it there’ll be no stopping me wearing it every day once again.
My favourite necklace I never take off is my diamond necklace I got for my Eighteenth from my Dad. This being my first birthday without Mum it was so special going into the jewellery shop that Mum and Dad both loved and Dad helping me choose the perfect sentimental piece. ‘Diamond necklace’ sounds like a completely over-the-top necklace that is so not suitable for everyday wear but I went for this delicate number which goes with just about anything! A fine gold chain and a single small diamond means I can wear this super special piece every day, layering it with other pieces to create a unique look.
Another necklace I wear every day is this longer one by Pieces. I love the unusual link of the different shaped circles- one being rounded and one with a harsher edge makes it unusual but not too out-there. It’s the perfect length to wear with so many different necklines and I just love layering it with other pieces.
Other favourites include my ‘gratitude’ necklace which I bought after a particularly hard time in my life to remember to have gratitude for everything in life, no matter how big or small. A necklace similar to my Pieces number is this lasso style gold necklace. Completely adjustable by how far the bar falls down, it’s super versatile and a dainty, different piece that has a proud place in my collection.
For everyday wear, anything gold, quirky and pretty is a yes from me! I don’t necessarily match my earrings to my necklaces, but as you can see (in the above pic of some of my favourite everyday pieces) most of my most-worn earrings are rounded in shape, which matches the roundness of my necklaces and rings. Some days I feel like a want a bit of extra ‘POW!’ on my ears so I’ll go for either a statement gold earring or something a bit more fun- like tassels!
Hope you enjoyed learning just a little bit more about my style, I’ll link some beauties below which I’ve got my eye on!
Until next time,