I’ve alway loved a good piece of jewellery. Everyone has that one item that they wear everyday. Whether it be a ring, necklace, or bracelet. I, on the other hand wear minimal jewellery. Just a single pair of diamond stud earrings my parents bought for my college graduation. Occasionally if I’m going out for dinner, I’ll switch up my earrings or put on a necklace. Lately, I’ve been wanting to change my habits and try getting into wearing more pieces.
Over the past few weeks, I’ve been looking for something I could add to my collection. During my teen years, gold was always my go to jewellery. Then I started leaning towards silver (especially during that whole Tiffany’s stirling silver craze, circa 2009 – quilty one here! Charmed bracelets, anyone?). Lately, I’ve been leaning towards the gold tones again and anything with precious stones and gems.
When I was 23, my first ‘big’ purchase was a gold ring with a citrine gem in a pressure setting. I absolutely loved it but every time I wore it, I’d accidentally knock it against something and the gem would come loose. I’ve had it fixed twice and actually lost the original gem; which I’ve since replaced. Sadly, the second one is just hanging in there. So it sits in my jewellery box with no where to go. One day, I’ll get it fixed and hopefully be able to wear it again.
After looking online for some new pieces, I came across an amazing Jeweller, Missoma. Since discovering them I purchased two gold necklaces. I chose both from The Roman Collection: Lucy Williams. I wanted to buy everything but my bank account wouldn’t have liked it.
When the necklaces finally arrived (direct from London, England), they were exactly what I envisioned. The style was trendy and yet they had a timeless look to them. Each necklace had a gold Roman coin pendant a on gold chain. The inspiration came from the designer while she was travelling though Rome. She wanted to create a collection that depicted Roman coins and ancient iconography. Each can be worn on their own or together at the same time to create a stacked look. I absolutely love these necklaces and will probably wear the shorter one daily.
My question to you is, what is your favourite jewellery piece? Is there a particular jewellery store or designer that you gravitate towards?