The title of this blog post may confuse you — especially if you aren’t on Instagram; so let me explain. The talented Tura Sugden has created the hashtag #jewelryuniform to challenge other Instagrammers to show a pic of the jewelry they wear each day…in other words, your “jewelry uniform.” I’ve been loving getting a peek into the jewelry boxes of so many jewelry-addicts I admire. And then, I was challenged by both Dana Bronfman and Becky from Diamonds in the Library to show mine. Ack! My immediate reaction was, “How can I possibly do this? I wear different things almost every day!” But the more I contemplated the jewelry in my life, I decided it was possible to narrow it down to the key pieces which have been making me smile this summer. Just like Becky, my fellow writer, I cannot limit this to just one photo, so here I am writing an entire article about it. 😉
First off, I tend to have more silver-oriented days, and others that veer more towards yellow and rose gold. I never have on only one tone of metal from head to fingertips, but there’s definitely an emphasis each day. So let’s start with the “gold” days.
Ears are adorned in my most favorite rose gold and moonstone studs by Nak Armstrong. (Nak helped me pick them out when I visited him at a trunk show he was having at Barney’s in SF; it’s like they were made for my tiny earlobes.)
The wrist is pretty simple with a dark silver chainlink bracelet with a rose gold and moonstone clasp by Alberian & Aulde from Gallery of Jewels.
Then, there are many rings to create a combination from…
- Third Eye ring with a faceted black diamond from Fiat Lux
- Polly Wales diamond eternity band (definitely the piece I wear every single day, no matter what)
- Vintage gold, silver and sapphire ring bought over 20 years ago
- Erica Molinari gold and enamel ring
- Alberian & Aulde “Jupiter” ring with labradorite
- Megan Thorne wide gold band with diamonds
- Victorian diamond ring from Metier
- Rose gold and labradorite navette ring from Arik Kastan
Now, let’s turn to the days where my outfit calls for more of a silver vibe.
My white gold and diamond earrings by Sethi Couture are a definite go-to. And on my wrist, I stack three bracelets: a silver chain link with gold lock from Marla Aaron, a silver Hermes Collier de Chien bangle, and an oxidized silver bangle with square labradorites from Nak Armstrong.
For rings, I typically choose among these 4, which include three by Rosa Maria (from Betty Lin) and a Spinelli Kilcollin multi-metal ring with topaz.
22 thoughts on “#JewelryUniform”
I love the idea of this blog and will be interested to see other “uniforms”. Sure love yours Amy?
Glad you like it, mom. 🙂
Yaay, I love seeing this! Thanks so much for sharing, Amy. I need to work on my silver days.
Building our jewelry wardrobes is never done, is it, Becky?! 😉 xo
Fantastic article, Amy! Gorgeous selections!!
Thanks, Gretchen! Would love to see your #jewelryuniform on Instagram! 🙂
What a cool idea! So fun to see your uniforms, Amy. Time for me to expand mine. One could say I’m a bit naked in the jewelry area :).
I think you should definitely go jewlery shopping, Brooke! 🙂
Thanks so much for sharing, Amy! Great choices. I have serious envy over your owning many of these pieces! Xo
Well it’s a life-long process creating a jewlery wardrobe, Dana. And I have MANY more years under my belt than you do. 😉 Hopefully one of your pieces will be in my repertoire one day!
Thank you so much for including me in your Jewelry Uniform! I love the way you think about your jewelry to get more mileage out of it. So wonderful.
Look forward to meeting in NYC in a couple of weeks.
Thanks, Marla — I look forward to seeing you soon!
Love seeing people’s jewelry go-to choices! Sometimes I get into a rut and wear the same pieces repeatedly and without thought. Then happily I climb out of the rut and shop my closet for a few alternative staples. Love mixing metals though I definitely have distinct white metal and yellow metal days. Fun article!
I can certainly get into ruts at times too. I think it’s human nature. But fun to mix it up!
Came back to this post for inspiration and additions to my always growing Wish List! Thanks, Amy! xx
Always happy to help inspire future jewelry box additions! xo
Not that I’m obsessed or anything but just read this again and re-discovering/recognizing Rosa Maria rings (new WANT), etc. Always inspirational. Hey, a gal’s gotta have something to do while waiting for an assignment from her editor to show up in her inbox!
Most definitely, Elise!! 🙂
I love your collection. I do prefer the original egg pendant necklace over Sophie’s version. The original from the 1960’s danish designer is much better, its solid and not hollow like Sophie’s.
I haven’t seen the original, but I’m sure it’s gorgeous! I love how Sophie’s pendants are flat on the back and very light, making it very easy to wear.
Still enjoying this post! So much inspiration. xxx
Happy to hear it!! 🙂