I wear the same jewelry nearly every day: pearl studs, a diamond station necklace from Tiffany Mr. Magpie gave me a few years ago (I have not taken this off for years except for during both of my c-sections, when I could not wear any metal), my wedding band and engagement ring (also never take these off), and, if I am going outside of the apartment, my watch and a bracelet engraved with Charlottesville, Virginia’s coordinates. (If I’m at home, I prefer nothing on my wrists and fingers besides wedding jewelry, as I find they snag, and I’m also constantly washing hands and cups and high chair trays and little bodies, so I don’t want my jewelry constantly submerged in water.) If I’m feeling like it, I’ll often also layer a ring I inherited from a great aunt with this personalized ring with my daughter’s birth date and initials engraved on it, my Hermes H-Clic bracelet (a gift from Mr. Magpie) and/or an Hermes leather wrap bracelet (a gift from my parents), OR a pearl bracelet my parents gave me for my 18th birthday.
I have been longing to add something new to my daily jewelry routine to celebrate Hill’s birth…or maybe my ten year wedding anniversary (in less than one month!)
A few recent beautiful finds that would make exceptional additions…
CUSTOMIZABLE CHARM NECKLACES (LOVE LOVE LOVE — CONTEMPLATING ONE WITH MY CHILDREN’S INITIALS, MY HUSBAND’S BASEBALL JERSEY NUMBER, THE “OUI” CHARM, AND MAYBE A SYMBOL OF SOME KIND…)
SIMILAR TO ALIGHIERI — LOVE THESE LAYERED COIN NECKLACES FROM OMI WOODS
GET THE ALIGHIERI/OMI WOODS LOOK FOR LESS WITH THESE
CUSTOM SIGNET RING — I HAVE A GIRLFRIEND WHO WEARS ONE ON HER PINKY AND SHE LOOKS SO CHIC WITH LOTS OF OTHER GOLD EVERYDAY JEWELRY ON HER WRIST AND AROUND HER NECK!
BEAUTIFUL CUSTOMIZED DISC BRACELET — LOVE THE SCRIPT THEY USE
PERSONALIZED STACKING RING — I HAVE ONE WITH EMORY’S BIRTH DATE IN ROMAN NUMERALS AND INITIALS THAT I STACK WITH A VINTAGE RING I INHERITED FROM A GREAT AUNT
ALSO ADORE THIS CHUNKIER ROMAN NUMERAL RING
For fine jewelry storage, I have a large box from Pottery Barn, a Leontine Linens jewelry round (look for less with this), and a jewelry roll from Tiffany they sadly no longer make (similar here). If you are in the market for jewelry storage, I also adore this pretty jewelry box, this Tiffany classic, this canvas monogrammed style, and this personalizable jewelry “armoire.“
I also keep a jewelry dish I keep in my bedside table for the pieces I wear day after day and this makes them easy to access — love the idea of giving one to a new bride-to-be! I love this vintage Herend heart dish or this Herend ring box or this funky valet tray.
For statement jewelry, I have found it much simpler and more compact to dispose of all boxes/packaging and instead place each item in a separate plastic baggie, all of which I store in decorative boxes like these. Takes up so much less space, the boxes can look pretty on a shelf/dresser, and pieces are so easy to find when in baggies! (Plus, no tangled necklaces.)
Finally, I have heard good things about this impeccably-reviewed $20 hanging/travel jewelry organizer, and people go crazy over these jewelry cleaning machines! I should be better about cleaning and polishing my jewelry; after I got engaged, I used to visit the jeweler once every few weeks to have them clean my ring! Ha! Nowadays, I use this inexpensive diamond dazzle stick every few weeks instead — a great little gift for a newly engaged friend, by the way.