I’ve always been drawn to more dainty pieces.
In my 20s I thought yellow gold was too mature so I stuck with silver (any gold would have been plated). Big chandelier earrings & statement necklaces.
In my early 30s I became brand obsessed!!
Stupidly valuing brand over whether something actually worked for me (an expensive mistake!!). I got into rose gold during this time also & that is the best metal for my skin tone.
Now, in my mid-30s I have a small collection with enough cover to ensure I have something for every outfit.
I still love brands (I have 3 very special watches). Each have very different vibes (1. RG/SS with MOP & diamonds so very girly, 2. SS with a turquoise dial so very fun , 3. Black/SS with a black rubber strap so quite sporty). These cover all of my bases & I can always find a watch to match my outfit of mood.
I wear the same two dainty bracelets daily (RG small Love & single dbty). I recently added a cord bracelet from an Israeli designer with a couple of cord options which I’ll wear daily also. I feel like my bracelet collection is done also!
Earrings are the only jewellery I switch out daily. I’ve recently realised that thin hoop earrings look best on me. I have a couple of fashion colourful ones & interesting ones in brass/gold & silver. I’ll happily add some more hoops! But given I change them daily I won’t spend much.
I have one expensive necklace (Cartier) but it no longer feels “me”. My husband is reluctant to sell it given that we will make a loss. I think this is my weakest jewellery area as I haven’t got it quite right yet. I’m very drawn to a vintage VCA pendant but hubby doesn’t like it (he thinks it resembles a cross & we are Jewish). I also have no idea how to sell it here in the U.K.