Growing up, my Grandmom would always let me try on her jewelry. She loved jewelry and had a really beautiful collection, a mix of fine jewelry and costume jewelry, and I loved to look through it with her. Every piece had a story and she treated each piece as if it were the most expensive piece she owned. She especially loved the pieces my Grandfather bought for her. To this day, I still admire her jewelry and so many pieces in my own collection make me think of her. So, naturally, I’m a big proponent of buying jewelry that has meaning, that makes you feel beautiful and special, and I really appreciate jewelry that you can wear everyday. I don’t like taking my jewelry off because I always forget to put it back on I don’t want to lose it so I keep my jewelry on all the time. It’s important to me that I can shower with my jewelry on, sleep in it, and that I can wear it with everything.
Christina Jervey custom ring, engagement ring & wedding band are old
I definitely have a few favorite pieces and brands that I’ve found along the way so I wanted to share them here at a few different price points… especially with the holidays coming up! Note: I don’t buy much costume jewelry so everything linked here is fine jewelry. If you’re shopping for someone special (mother, mother-in-law, etc.), I highly recommend going in on a beautiful piece of jewelry with other family members! It makes for a really meaningful gift and takes away that I-have-no-idea-what-to-get-because-they-have-everything problem!
About my Favorite Jewelry Brands:
Monica Vinader uses recycled materials and has received the Butterfly Mark certification for luxury brands that adhere to social and environmental best practices.
Quince is a sustainable and transparent brand that believes everyone should have affordable luxuries.
Ariel Gordon is a small business that makes beautiful jewelry in California meant to be worn daily.
Christina Jervey is a small, Charleston based brand that I love for her handmade, perfectly imperfect look.
Fewer Finer is a small jewelry brand that believes in curating a beautiful, specialized jewelry collection and also has a selection of vintage pieces.