Happy Thursday! If you have been following my blog the past few years, you probably have noticed I wear quite a bit of jewelry. I wear rings on almost every finger, bracelet stacking is my favorite puzzle, and bring on the statement necklaces! As I have defined my personal style in the past couple of years, I have determined that silver jewelry is my metal of choice. About 3 years ago, I would only wear gold because it was so trendy on Pinterest; but I would find myself purchasing cheap fast fashion pieces and within 2-3 weeks they would tarnish, lose their appeal and I would have to start over again. Maybe I didn’t have much luck because I basically live in my jewelry, but I was seeking for something durable throughout my day, and something that I could stack, mix and match.
Growing up I received a few really special silver pieces – from vintage rings I found in Arizona, to a few gorgeous silver and turquoise necklaces I received from my adopted Nana. I realized that these pieces held their value and it was worth investing or holding onto pieces that could take the wear and tear of my day-to-day routine. From that day forward, I said goodbye to my tarnished, now greenish gold, costume jewelry and focused on keeping a few really special pieces in my jewelry routine. I love that all of my jewelry has a story – whether its how I received the piece, where it was made, or an experience I had with it. My pieces are special to me, and my “family jewels.”
My really special jewelry pieces are my rings and cuffs. As far as my rings go, I have a simple silver band that I never take off (see in the next picture) from my sister. I always think of her when I wear it and I love knowing that I have family leading me through my day. I have a couple other vintage rings I discovered at thrift shops on various vacations that were basically a steal – I love how unique they are! I also have a variety of rings I have acquired through working in the fashion/media industry. All of these are special because I know they’re based of friendship, hard work and pride. As far as my cuffs and bracelets go, I have a handful of jeweled silver cuffs from vintage shops, plus a few simple silver bands and bracelets that go with everything. I also love that my silver jewelry gives me a sense of home – that Southwest flair.
Recently on the blog, I partnered up with Capolavori, an online artisan marketplace promoting local crafts – from jewelry to home decor (see post here) and I shared two of my newest pieces to my jewelry collection: The Sipario cuff and the Anello 2 Spike ring. As you can probably pick up from my jewelry history, I am pretty picky to what makes “the cut” and I’m not lying when I say that I wear these two pieces almost every single day. The ring perfectly blends into my ring collage, and I have received non-stop compliments about the cuff because it’s so unique and can easily stand alone with an outfit. I highly recommend if you’re looking at saying goodbye to cheap costume jewelry, and building a collection of nice wearable jewelry, I suggest investing in something that is artisan made, like Capolavori, made from real silver or gold, and something that you can wear with everything. I have been lucky to start my collection with a mixture of vintage and new pieces, and now I’m really excited to continue to grow my jewelry and find pieces that scream my personal style!
Here is a little bit more about Capolavori, why I’m really in love with this company and why you should check them out:
What is Capolavori?
Marketplace of high-end craftsmanship straight from the artisan’s workshop, promoting local craft production rather than mass production (competitors)
Owns the process and relationship with merchants
Specializes in jewelry, home decoration, tableware, leather goods, and bags
Each product is unique since they are all hand-made — nothing is mass produced
All the materials used are tracked and natural, and made without any exploited labo
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