I have a secret to share with you. I don’t own a lot of jewelry. But every single piece of jewelry I own has a story to it. It was a piece that meant something to me very specifically at the time I bought it and when I wear it, it reminds me of that time. For me, the pieces in my box are not numerous, but they’re meaningful.
I thought I would share some of my favourite pieces and the stories behind them.
Tiffany Elsa Peretti Color by the Yard Necklace in Aquamarine
I have a love affair with Tiffany, and my love knows no bounds when I am in New York City. There is something about walking into the iconic store, wandering the five floors and then picking out a little trinket to take home. Now, I’m not independently wealthy, so I pick things that are small but classic and that I’ll wear for years to come. When I was in New York last year, I picked out a Tiffany Aquamarine Colors by the Yard necklace. It’s not expensive at $200USD, but it means so much to me and I wear it every day. I bought it from the Fifth Avenue store on a trip with my husband, aquamarine is my son’s birthstone and it reminds me of the fact that I love New York.
Vintage Birks Pearl Necklace
My grandmother sent me a strong of pearls not long ago, a strand that had belonged to her mother that she wanted me to have. I don’t wear pearls all that often (gasp!) but when I have worn it, the thought that it’s been on the necks of both my grandmother and great-grandmother is quite impactful. (Similar necklace here)
David Yurman Petite Albion Ring in Aquamarine
I had been going through a rough patch and I was proud of myself for how strong I was in getting through it. So I bought myself a ring to wear on my right hand to remind myself that I’m a lot tougher than I think I am and that there is no one who will take care of me or love me as much as I ever will. It’s a “To me, Love me” ring and I feel happy when I look down and see it. And yes, I love that the aquamarine matches my necklace. I’m classic like that. (Similar ring here)
What are some of your most treasured pieces? I’d love to hear!