If you've seen me in the last year and a half, you know that I haven't changed out my earrings. Call it lazy; but I call it ease. Just like this go-with-everything pair of triangle safety pin earrings in 14K gold by Loren Stewart. Definitely up my alley.

trianglesafetypinearrings

Available at The Dreslyn

If you happened to follow my recent family vacation, you know that I am starting over with jewelry. I needed space for a couple months. However, I do believe I am ready to venture out.

My husband and I went to look at rings last weekend. We have very different thoughts on what this new beginning should look like. I am all about minimal bands. He is all about the solitaire diamond (with the bands). 

One thing is for certain, neither of us were prepared to throw caution to the wind when our friend, Jennifer, whipped out a rockstar diamond pinky ring. Whoa! Who knew I would fall for such a piece. Without hesitation we were all in. Hey, this can count as the solitaire, right?

We left elated with our crazy impulsive tiny bling ring, and with the bands to come. He wants to add the solitaire down the road, but honestly, I think in time I will convince him otherwise. What we landed on is perfect. 

It doesn't take much to make a statement, if done in the right way. What I call tiny but mighty pieces. Like the gold/diamond Fusion Interstellar ring by Astley Clarke. Gorgeous goodness that doesn't have to hit you over the head to get noticed.

tinybutmightyring

Available at Farfetch

 

 

chokerandlongChokers are still the rage

Though, I still only gravitate toward the simple, elegant ones.

The latest trend is a bit much for me. However, there are many styles to choose from — black ribbon, ornate, funky. Something for everybody.

I happen to dig this combo piece. Stella McCartney designed this for a layered look. Made from polished gold-plated brass, it has a curved choker that's attached to a delicate long chain. You can adjust the fastening to suit both high or low necklines.

Versatile brilliance!

Available at Net-a-Porter

I love to support a great cause.

Back in May, I was introduced to HALF UNITED by a friend of mine. I was taken aback twice over. Not only are the items freshly done and well priced, but every item purchased provides 7 meals for a child in need. Talk about awesome.

HALF UNITED was founded in 2009 by brother/sister duo, Christian and Carmin Black. No more than $200 and a passion to change the lives of people in need, these two have created something huge. In fact, HALF UNITED's customers have provided over 200,000 meals for children in need in the USA, Fiji, Cambodia, Liberia, Nepal and Haiti.

The fact that the headquarters is in the coastal city of Wilmington, North Carolina makes it that much sweeter. Local helps global. Their mission to fight world hunger brings a conscience to fashion. And I love it!

everett

Featured: Everett necklace

Oh this knotted beauty!

Inspired by the industrial and raw side of the cable wire, and part of her urban and contemporary collection, Annelise Michelson has a way with bold and sculptural jewelry. It's a distinctive, yet one-and-done kind of accessory. There is something to be said about simple, right?

Says Annelise Michelson,

I want to empower women with objects of desire that reflect their own power.

Indeed this enlaced double knot choker is just that. Powerful.

chokerknots

Available at Luisaviaroma