Family Jewels

 

I’ve never been big into jewelry. I used to only wear my wedding ring and some diamond stud earrings and call it good. Shoes were more my thing and often had enough sparkle for the rest of my outfit. But I started to notice how a bangle of bracelets and baubles really added interest some of my style icons’ outfits like Rachel Zoe and Iris Apfel and Audrey Hepburn. My grandma has always loved jewelry. I have her to thank for the most significant piece of jewelry I own – my engagement ring. She always wears a few bracelets, earrings, rings, and a necklace. They’re usually gold or silver and very simple and understated. But she always has them on.

Over the past few years I’ve started adding to my collection with help of Bauble Bar and Box of Style. It’s still a modest collection but I have definitely made progress. One thing I have learned is that the right accessory can make an outfit, even take it over the top in the best possible way.

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Photos by Amie Akers

Some of my favorite places to score great pieces:

Bauble Bar for their earrings and ear cuffs and bracelets
Box of Style for discovering new items and brands
Rue Gembon for stackable rings
Shashi for ear crawlers
Gorjana for earrings
Alexis Bittar for statement rings
Dylanex for their iconic statement necklaces
Tiffany’s for anything and everything

 

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