I find it almost impossible to believe that I’ll be turning 50 next month! And if you’ve been following me for a while, then you know I have a strong tradition of self-gifting. Not only do I find it very empowering to buy myself jewelry, it’s also a very sentimental practice where I honor various moments in life. With this momentous occasion on the horizon, I’ve started putting some real thought into what I might love to own. I want to share some of the items that are currently at the top of my jewelry lust list. In no particular order, here goes:
Noor Fares Rock Crystal Earrings
I originally saw these last year at the Couture show in Las Vegas. They have haunted me ever since. Not only are they rock crystal (which you know I’m obsessed with), but the shape and the combination with gold and diamonds makes them a super luxe look for everyday.
This is another piece I’ve had on my mind for a very long time. To me, it has sort of a 70’s vibe — I can picture wearing it with a caftan poolside in Palm Springs. The little channels of white enamel are oh, so cool. And the diamond settings sing to my celestial heart. Don’t you think it’d be gorge in rose gold?
I saw these on Alice’s Instagram not too long ago, but they really made an impression! Again, the white enamel detail (I’m sensing a mini theme here) is awesome, along with the combination of metallic tones with the white topaz. I’d wear the heck out of these.
I’ve been coveting one of Daniela’s insect pieces for at least a couple years now. Though I’ve only seen two of her big rings in person, they make me swoon. In a dream world, I’d probably like one with green stones…
Bibi van der Velden Galaxy Planet Earrings
Bibi is one of my style icons. Not only do I adore her personal style, but her jewelry is seriously out of this world. These galaxy earrings look SO amazing; I may need to take a trip to Amsterdam to try them on!
Dezso by Sara Beltran Rock Crystal Pendant
I have a “thing” for Sara’s beachy line, and I own a couple of her pendants already — a shell and a fish. Don’t you think this hand carved rock crystal coconut with a polki diamond would complete the trio? And I have the wire wave choker to add it to. The other two pendants I have hang vertically, so I like that this would add a horizontal aspect to the grouping. True, a coconut isn’t exactly what one typically thinks of in fine jewelry, but I love its uniqueness. And as you know, I’m usually not one to have “the norm” in either clothes or jewelry!
Brent Neale Rainbow Gem Knot Ring
Hopefully you read my last blog article, which was all about Brent. And I must say there’s something about her jewelry that really draws you in. Since my wardrobe is mostly black, wouldn’t this ring be a great way to add some color to my ensembles?!
As I write this list, I’m definitely picking up on a few common themes: celestial, enamel details, rock crystal, and color. Funny that these elements didn’t necessarily pop out when I was picking the pieces, yet now they are so obvious.
I’ve still got time to ponder, and I’ll be seeing LOTS of jewelry when I embark on a 10 day road trip to southern California next month. The best scenario is that I win the lottery between now and then and I buy it all! A girl can dream, right?!
Speaking of dreams, I’ve got a big one — a huge new project that I’m diving into this year. As a result, I’m going to be taking a hiatus on writing articles for this site. BUT…don’t panic. You can always get your jewelry fix on my Instagram page, which is definitely full of sparkle. If you’re not yet following me, then click here to keep up on the latest scoop. In fact, perhaps I’ll even reveal what I land on for my 50th gift. Hope to see you there! xo
17 thoughts on “My 50th Birthday Jewelry Wishlist”
Sorry to see your blog ending for the present but looking forward to seeing your new adventure come to life. Also, your 50th gifts are marvelous. I’m particularly drawn to the first, third and fourth items, but then all are gorgeous. Happy decision making 🙂
Thanks so much, mom! And this is the kind of decision that’s FUN to make! xoxo
They are all wonderful, and so you! I love all 3 of the earrings…they may have to go on my list too!
Aren’t they just fabulous, Rose?!
Amy – please tell me we’ll still be able to access this blog??? I often turn to your articles for inspiration!!! As for your wish list – swoon. As a rock crystal fanatic as well – yes to those first earrings. In fact, the entire selection is magical (color! insects!) and I’m crossing fingers and toes for a lottery win!!!!! Happy Birthday in advance. E. xxxxxxx
No worries at all — the blog will remain live while I’m on hiatus. So glad that you use it as a source of inspiration! And thank you for the birthday wishes. xo
Amy, I cannot believe you will be 50! It seems impossible! All of your wish list items are fabulous and I’m partial to the first 3 particularly the rock crystal earrings. Love! I hope your birthday is fabulous and I look forward to seeing your gift to you on a Insta. And looking forward to your new “project”! I know whatever you do, it will be well done and as amazing as you are! Happy, happy, Happy Birthday🎉🎂🎁
Thank you so much, Andrea!! Crazy to think that you met me back around 1999 when I was beginning my (our) career(s) in image consulting. I’m beyond excited about my new project, and I will keep everyone apprised as it develops. 🙂
Wow. Those Noor Fares rock crystal earrings are fabulous! Happy 50th!
Thanks, Scarlet! I’m still dreaming about those Noor Fares earring. Maybe one day!
Gosh, I just fall in love with the Ethel Ring. Thanks For Sharing. And yes Happy 51st.
Thanks! I’m obsessed with the Ethel ring…. 🙂
I love Brent Neale’s pieces! The use of colored stones is amazing! Love the Rainbow Gem Knot ring! Thank you for sharing. Good luck in your new adventures. I will have to find you on Instagram.
Brent is SO talented!!! I’m actually awaiting a ring she’s making me. Thanks for visiting the blog, Jan!
The article contains good information. I Love Ethel Ring and Noor Fares rock crystal earrings. Thanks For Sharing. And yes, Happy 51st birthday.
Thank you! 🙂
#2 Sarah Hendler Ethel’s ring is certainly a wishlist item! Loved it!