Jewelry Collection Stories: Emily of @GemCircus

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We are kicking off July with an incredible jewelry collection story from Emily, also known as @GemCircus. If you’re a part of the jewelry Instagram community, you’ll easily recognize some of the jaw-dropping pieces in Emily’s personal collection. From the way she styles her necklace layers, to ring stacks, arm parties, and everything in between, we love her taste and enthusiasm for antique jewelry. I’m so excited she has agreed to share her story with us, so let’s sit back and enjoy:

My love for vintage and antique collecting started when I was a teenager, after my family moved to Vancouver, Canada, from Hong Kong in the early 1990s. I remember it was July when we arrived and I would walk to the nearby library every other day to borrow books to read (our container didn’t arrive almost a month later so all I have in my room were merely a bed, a built-in closet and my backpack). I started to notice our neighbours’ garage sales in my walks and I was amused at the things people were selling – from snow cone machines to music records, jewelry to stuff toys. That summer of looking through other people’s belongings and engaging in rapports gave me a sense of belonging and connection to the community. Ever since then I have become a frequent visitor to community flea markets, thrift shops and antique shows.

My jewelry obsession started around early twenties with vintage jewelry, in particular charms and silver filigree bracelets. I love to style them on mixed metal chains and I still love styling them now.

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I wasn’t picky and didn’t have a favourite period at that time so I usually picked up quirky little things like brooches, pins, jewel “plaques” (which I found out they were called “clasps” later) etc. Even though my collecting seemed to be random at that time, I was already drawn to jewelry that have motifs, like this brass crescent with hand and arrow and the clasped hand ring that I found in a thrift store. Looking back, I believe my love for antique sentimental jewelry originates from this pair!

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A lot of my Instagram followers already knew that I adore Georgian and Victorian sentimental and mourning jewelry, as well as portrait jewelry. This probably relates to my “innate sensitiveness” (as Carl Jung coined it) and the way I see jewelry as not merely an adornment but also a medium for expression, an art, an identity of who we are.

After I started reading books on lover’s eye, portrait miniature and mourning jewelry, I became obsessed with researching stories behind the jewelry that I collect. I realized that the brass crescent and the hand motif ring are not ‘funky little things’ as I thought in my teenage days, they actually carry specific meanings – love, new relationship and friendship – in the Victorian era. As my jewelry collection matures over time, I began to search for jewelry with motifs or meanings, like the urn, masquerade (masked lady), hand (figa, clasped hand, claddagh), heart (double-heart, flaming heart), star and crescent, buckle, swallow, snake, fern, acoutistic (“REGARD” and “DEAREST”) and Halley’s comet etc.

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I like to think that every piece of antique jewelry carries its own story of those before us, and I’m a custodian carrying on its legacy while creating my story with my collection. I love styling and always try to mix and match, experiment with different stacking and mixed metal, and do simple conversions to make every piece wearable. You can see from my Instagram photos that I’ve worn a big opal crescent brooch with another monkey brooch in the middle, stacked seven Art Deco wedding bands to make a statement ring, wrapped my wrist with antique chains and added a micromosaic brooch on top, stacked an Art Deco paste bracelet with a Hermes red enamel bangle, wore brooches on hats, and layered antique gold chains with watch chains. The fun is endless!

I shop everywhere but recently it’s largely online as there aren’t any antique jewelry shops in Hong Kong. I love the Instagram community as I’ve met so many wonderful souls (many of whom have become friends for life) around the world that share my obsession in antique jewelry. I always visit antique and jewelry shops when I travel too. It has been a tradition to bring back a piece of jewelry from each city that I visit.

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One of my obsession is Georgian masquerade jewelry: masked lady ring with ruby bonnet and rose cut diamonds from @karendeakin.antiques ; locket from @abrandtandson and the most recently acquired oval ring from @bijouxvictim

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Ring stacking is a daily essential for me: Georgian blue enamel rose cut diamond urn ring from @lenoredailey ; the moonstone on the mourning ring was a gift from my jeweler in Vancouver (he has kept it for 40 years!) and it fits perfectly on the bezel of the once empty mourning ring; flat cut garnet band from @antiqueanimaljewelry

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Mourning rings and figas: these enamel mourning rings are too big to wear so I usually wear them on gold chains as pendants. The twin coral figas were acquired from different continents yet they look so much alike. The one with emerald and diamonds was found in a UK auction and the one with seed pearl top was found in an antique show in Vancouver.

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One to Follow: @newtwiststore

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I’ve been noticing more and more jewelry stores across the US starting to focus solely on social media, a category of business that once was not thought of as being serious, let alone needing a full-time, specialized department for it. But now more than ever, with brick & mortar stores closing regularly, it is those stores that are developing their Instagram pages, revamping websites, setting up e-commerce shops, as well as holding down their brick & mortar stores, that are rising above the rest and doing better than ever!

NewTw!st has done just that and more! Their website has been recently redesigned, giving it a user-friendly experience with lots of dynamic photos of product, and they’ve taken on their Instagram account full-force by having the most colorful, stop-in-your-tracks photographs. NewTw!st carries some unique designer jewelry and I love how the photos capture the personality of each piece in the way that it deserves. Playful earrings spread out in an almost delicious way, ring stacks that are well thought out, jewelry groupings that are color-coded and pleasing to the eye…their expertise in merchandising reaches far beyond an in-store jewelry display.

I’m hoping to get a chance to visit NewTw!st in person–located in Eugene, Oregon up in the Pacific Northwest. Hopefully soon enough! In the meantime, you’ll be like me and totally enjoy following on Instagram

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Alex Cooper Has An Upcoming Auction You Won’t Want to Miss!

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Alex Cooper is one of my favorite auction houses to keep up with, as I’m constantly checking their auction calendar in hopes of their catalog going live. Good news–I’m here to alert you to an upcoming auction and my favorite picks so you don’t have to be clueless! Alex Cooper has their spring Gallery Sale set for April 6th & 8th, 2017 with nearly 200 lots of fine jewelry, spanning all eras and styles. All jewelry lots are scheduled for an April 6th sale date and I’ve got the lowdown on all my top picks, featured above.

I hope you make certain to register to bid–you can bid online via Alex Cooper or on LiveAuctioneers.com

Lot 30: I’ve been seeing a lot of these dress clips that are truly gorgeous and over-the-top resurfacing. I feel like they are having their second wind, as I’ve seen them reimagined, styled in different ways never before seen. This one is an example of one of the prettiest I’ve seen–done in platinum, diamonds and sapphires. If you look closely, there are bullet-shaped and half-moon diamonds, making it truly special. Estimate: $1,000-1,500

Lot 43: A ring so enchanting it needs both views shown! I love this enamel dream–set with old European cut diamonds and bright blue enamel–it carries itself with its bold look. It is done in 14k yellow gold and currently a size 7 1/4. I can picture this styled with so many different looks; a fashionista’s fantasy. Estimate: $700-900

Lot 46: This brooch caught my eye because of the calibre cut aquamarine that is set in it, along with the diamonds. This piece is really unique and I love a few things about it–one being the size of it (2.5 inches in length, not too big or too small), two being the color combo (light blue of the aquamarine and the white of the diamonds), and three being that it is a brooch (can be incorporated into your wardrobe in so many ways). Just pin and go! Estimate: $700-900

Lot 47: I said “omg” upon seeing this circular medallion pendant! Not only do I love a good medallion, but the subject being an Egyptian pharaoh has won me over. On top of all that, the details are all colorfully enameled with white, blue, red and green. And I felt it was totally necessary to show off the back with the extra photo because it is THAT good. Look at that winged goddess on the back, such a cool design. Estimate: $1,000-1,500

Lot 60: One of my most favorite purchases last year was a solid gold wire choker. It was something that gets A LOT of wear, almost daily. I love it because it is so versatile (I can wear it alone, layered, add a pendant to it…) and totally on trend. These two gold wire necklaces up for auction are both 14k gold and I love the groove in the center, ready for pendants or enhancers to be added. Estimate: $500-700

Lot 78: I picked these 14k white gold diamond snowflake dangle earrings because I have a very similar pair of stud earrings which I love. These immediately transport me to a pretty wintertime setting, with snowflakes falling and holiday happiness. These earrings feature two carats total of diamonds. Estimate: $300-500

Lot 86: As many of you know, I have a special place in my heart for bypass rings. This one is pretty unique–with the crossover design and including a swirl of diamonds intertwined. The two main diamonds weigh approximately 0.78 carats and 0.82 carats. Estimate: $3,000-3,500

Lot 93: With the rarity of these pairs of wedding bracelets getting tougher and tougher to find, this makes lot 93 that much better. You’ve got an immaculate pair of wedding bracelets and both are present. I love the buckle motif of these gold plated bracelets and the best part is the black enamel details! Estimate: $200-400

Lot 114: I love lots like these where you get a few rings, not just one! They often complement each other so whomever wins the lot already has a ring stack ready to be worn! This particular lot features a tiger’s eye ring, a Victorian pearl ring and a lemon quartz ring. What a great grouping! Estimate: $80-200

Lot 119: Lastly, this cameo and intaglio pair stood out to me–a Grecian beauty and fair maiden! Just as a cameo is the opposite of an intaglio, these two couldn’t be anymore different. I love the juxtaposition between them. The black onyx intaglio is done in 9k gold and the cameo is 14k gold. Estimate: $100-300

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Five Investment Pieces You Need In Your Jewelry Wardrobe

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I’ve been collecting fine jewelry for over fifteen years now and it is interesting to look back on pieces that I purchased in the beginning. I like to ask myself if those items were a good investment and part of evaluating that is knowing how much wear I’ve gotten out of each piece since purchasing. Your investment is only as good as how much joy and wear the piece of jewelry is providing for you–I am a firm believer in that!

But what if you don’t know where to start? Let’s say you’re new to collecting fine jewelry and only own a few odds and ends. You’ve got to start somewhere and being able to create a look by accessorizing your daily outfits with these pieces is a must. So let’s start with a list I’ve compiled of the five investment pieces you need to have in your jewelry wardrobe. These are staples that are meant to be classics, which never go out of style and will continue to get worn for years to come. These are pieces you should not feel bad for splurging on and rightfully so. These are future heirlooms, diamond encrusted, solid gold, hefty pieces that will be worth the same, if not more later on.

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Weekday Wardrobe: 5 Ring Stacks + Necklace Layer Look

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You didn’t think I forgot about the Weekday Wardrobe posts, did you?! Well, to be honest, I almost did. Promise I’ll start being better about rounding up my weekly looks and putting them into blog posts. This month’s ring stacks and jewelry looks have been fun, mixing and matching new finds and playing around more with charms and necklaces. I’m addicted to my black velvet choker and realized how much more chic it can make any necklace look when paired with it! Above, I’m wearing mine with my Starling Jewelry emerald necklace called the Colette Pave necklace. This cutie is so simple and perfect to wear every day. I like the craftsmanship of the piece–it is made really well and the chain is Italian. Emeralds are becoming my obsession. My longer chain holds my sentimental and favorite charms–my two Fox & Bond Minis, representing our wedding day and 1st year of marriage, and my Jean Jean Vintage Cachet Charm, which I’ve developed a habit for holding onto whenever I’m nervous.

Below you’ll find five different ring stacks I’ve worn this week, let’s start with Day One!

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Day One:

14k gold antique thick band, favorite pinky ring, found on eBay

Onyx two-tone gold filigree ring, a Christmas present to myself last year, from Sunday & Sunday Antiques

Garnet and diamond with blue enamel “comet” ring, from Skinner Auctions

10k gold and glass ring that used to be my Gram’s wedding ring

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Gem Gossip Favorites: Earring Stacks from Iconery

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Creating an earring look is so much more than just grabbing and going. If you’ve ever tried, you know there is almost an art to it, where balance is important and symmetry is everything. To make matters even more intense, everyone’s ears and earlobes are quite different and everyone’s hair styles are too. I’ve styled three different earring stories with my personal taste, factoring in what works for me (both my hair and number of holes I have in my lobes). Iconery has a fantastic selection of earrings, especially since each one is hot and covetable at the moment. The online haven of unique jewels just launched last year and has been on my radar. Their hashtag #KeepItReal says it all–“Because life’s too short to wear fake jewelry.” Finally someone who has read my mind and gets it!! This has been my mantra since I knew the difference between the two (I would say roughly 7th grade). Iconery is also changing the game by bringing 3D printing into the mix and adding pieces they’ve designed themselves to their website. You MUST check out their site because I assure you, you will discover pieces and designers you will LOVE! Besides, the two founders, Andrea Linett and Ivka Adam, are like a Who’s Who amongst cool girl-bosses.

There truly are so many different combinations one could create using Iconery‘s inventory. So sit back and have fun picking out your next new earring look that you’ll be wearing all the time!

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The first look I’ve styled starts off with some points that I’ve learned and figured out about my personal style with earrings. The first being I love studs! Studs are extremely comfortable and since I have three holes, I can easily stack three smaller, less expensive earrings to create one big look. Another important tip is to try to create a theme–here I’ve used black diamonds as my theme. Another thing, which is probably most important and has been consistent throughout all my three looks, is to use a long or elongated earring in the first hole. With my face shape and hair style, this look has always stayed tried and true. I love the elongated look of the Elisabeth Bell Thorn earrings in 14k yellow gold. For the black diamond ensemble, I went with a simple line of black diamonds in the ear climber by Anne Sisteron paired with the Mara Carrizo Scalise diamond pave earrings.

Earrings used:

Elisabeth Bell Thorn earrings in 14k yellow gold, Price: $495 for a pair

Anne Sisteron black diamond ear climber in 14k yellow gold, Price: $130 for a single

Mara Carrizo Scalise diamond pave earrings in 14k yellow gold, Price: $540 for a pair

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My second earring look is an instant favorite! I just recently tried threader earrings for the first time and I’m completely obsessed. These gold horn and diamond threader earrings by Anne Sisteron are killer. So edgy from the get-go, the only way of making them any cooler than they are–adding a very small hoop stud, like these Luv AJ beaded hoop earrings. I’ve been on the hunt for a small pair of hoop studs after wearing a pair I stole from my mom’s jewelry box back in college that were costume jewelry that looked almost identical to these! I wore them everyday! And sometimes two is better than one, so in this case I stacked two of the same hoop earring side-by-side. Love this look.

Earrings used:

Anne Sisteron threader earrings in 14k yellow gold, Price: $545 for a pair

Luv AJ beaded hoops in 14k yellow gold, Price: $295 for a pair

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My third earring stack infuses a trend that I’ve been incorporating more and more into my look–it basically takes one ear and loads it up, leaving the other ear bare. This is what I had in mind for this third look. To accentuate the ear that is loaded with earrings, I would pin up tightly one side of my hair to show off my earring look and leave the other half long, oftentimes covering up the bare lobe. I love the juxtaposition of the long, pointed dangle of the Brady Legler pencil drop earrings done in 14k gold and diamonds, and the diamond hardware stud earrings by Anne Sisteron. Again, I’ve gone with the long earring in the first hole and two studs in the others–edgy yet sophisticated.

Earrings used:

Brady Legler Pencil Drop earrings in 14k yellow gold and diamonds, Price: $4,100 for a pair

Anne Sisteron diamond hardware studs in 14k yellow gold, Price: $310 for a pair

All earrings can be found at Iconery. This post was brought to you in collaboration with Iconery.

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Jewelry Collection Stories: Natalie’s Jewels

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There’s always those kind of people that you feel like you’ve known your entire life and for me, Natalie is exactly that kind of person! I got to meet her for the first time on my trip to LA just last month and her passion for jewelry is electric. She has been lighting up Instagram and other social media platforms for Jewels by Grace as their photographer and creative director, while learning the ropes of this sparkly world one gem at a time. So happy to have her share her new, yet growing collection with us today–take it away, Natalie:

“I have been attracted to sparkly things for as long as I can remember, an attraction that quickly became an enthusiastic hobby, which has since manifested itself into a full-blown love of gems and jewels. It has also helped persuade me to attend GIA in the pursuit of becoming a Graduate Gemologist, which I am really excited about! I’ve been a collector for a long time, but have only recently begun collecting fine jewelry. My first piece of memorable jewelry is a yellow gold necklace with six pearls, it was given to me by my beloved uncle when I turned 6. My next most significant piece was a mother of pearl and white gold ring with a freeform, organic vibe that my mother designed and had made for me when I graduated high school. My third most memorable piece was also my first antique jewel, an early Art Deco-era diamond and sapphire dome ring. This was a college graduation present from my late grandmother, a particularly special gift because it was one of the few remaining pieces of jewelry from my great-grandmother’s estate. These pieces will forever remain some of my most cherished treasures, and they have definitely aided in sparking my interest in jewelry.

Fast forward a few years to when I was newly engaged and searching for thee perfect wedding band to pair with my antique ring. Enter Grace Lavarro of Jewels by Grace, and the platinum french cut and single cut diamond eternity band that started it all. What quickly followed was a custom pair of pear-shaped rose cut diamond earrings that my mother designed for me, as well as a diamond wedding band that I designed for my husband. I was hooked, not only were the jewels beautiful, but so was the amazing, generous woman behind them.

Since that fateful time two years ago, I have had the pleasure of working with Grace as a jewelry photographer and social media marketer for Jewels by Grace. I have been taking much joy in familiarizing myself with this wonderful industry, as well as getting to play with the numerous jaw-dropping pieces that come our way. Given my extreme lack of self-control, especially when it comes to antique jewels, I ended up “adopting” many of the pieces in my personal collection from Grace. I also love to collect pieces from other friends in the jewelry industry, two of my latest acquisitions have been a Georgian diamond pendant necklace conversion piece from Angela of GemstoneGypsy, as well as an antique table cut and rose cut diamond ring from Laurel of LaurelStearns.

Lenore Dailey once told me that I was an “old soul” when it came to the jewels I gravitated towards, and I couldn’t agree more. I love antique jewels – the rarity, the unique designs and cuts used, and the undeniable sense of time passed and enduring beauty simply delight me. I will forever be in awe of the level of craftsmanship that exists in pieces that have been on this earth for hundreds of years–don’t even get me started on Byzantine and Medieval jewelry! I hope to add a few ancient jewels to my collection in the near future, but for now I am quite happy with my antique and vintage pieces. My favorite design eras would have to be Georgian, Victorian, and Edwardian, though there are some contemporary designers that are also creating amazing designs.

What you see below is much of my humble fine jewelry collection (Please keep in mind I’ve only been collecting for about a year or so!), with the addition of a few pieces from my bling partner-in-crime’s (aka my mother’s) collection for some added sparkle. Enjoy!”

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My own gemmy version of an ISpy page, a photo that is representative of the collector in me. to name a few: antique gold pendants, an antique figa (from LenoreDailey), a rose cut diamond and gold claw pendant (from MarketSquareJewelers), a big ol’ pearl, raw almandine garnets, turquoise from the No. 8 Mine, boulder opal specimens from Australia, gold nuggets from a trip to Alaska, vintage and antique gold stick pins, a 17ct bi-color quartz, and a lapiz lazuli standing point (from The Opaque) to name a few!

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Current favorites, including the Georgian citrine ring my husband surprised me with and the early Art Deco-era gold signet ring that was found with all three of my initials! Also a Victorian rose cut garnet 5-stone ring, vintage hexagonal opal ring (from Jenn of BellflowerBay), and a new addition: Victorian old mine cut diamond and crystal opal earring-to-ring conversion (from Jewels by Grace).

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You can never have too many navettes, including two of my favorites: a perfectly grungy antique foil-backed rose cut diamond navette ring (my score from this year’s Antique Show in Las Vegas) and my mini Victorian old mine and old European cut diamond navette ring, in buttery 18t yellow gold (Jewels by Grace). #nevertoomanynavettes

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My Jewel Box: Black Diamonds from Henri Daussi

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There is an art to mixing modern with antique and vintage, and when it comes to jewelry, I’ve had plenty of practice! I will let you in on a little secret–it is all about color and textures. Take for example the gem-set designs of Henri Daussi. These modern pieces of bridal and wedding bands can easily be mixed in with your current look, keeping in mind my two tips. I gave it a shot first hand when I received this beautiful black diamond and rose gold twisted band from Henri Daussi recently. I’ve been intrigued by black diamonds since they became popular to use in jewelry, and I’ve been slowly building up a collection. I think black diamonds look amazing when worn as a grouping. The twisted band is a great design–very cool, slightly edgy and definitely modern–customizing it in rose gold with black diamonds puts it in a whole new category of awesome. The quality of the ring is impeccable, which can be expected from a company who has been in business for over 60 years. The ring is comfortable and almost begs to never be taken off!

Mixing the new Henri Daussi black diamond band with my personal collection of antique and vintage jewelry was fun! Again, I kept two things in mind: color and texture. I chose some of my favorite “darker” rings, like a large oval onyx, and paired some fun texture of snake scales from my serpent ring stacked on top. The wide antique baby ring I’ve been wearing on my pinky has been a constant for me lately, as well as my engagement ring and wedding band of course! To add some more texture to the look, I wore a Gem Gossip Jewelry ring with a heavy matte finish on my pointer finger to complete my ensemble. Black nails to go with the black diamonds and a cozy winter outfit for good measure.

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Weekday Wardrobe: 5 Rings Stacks + Earring Look II

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Welcome back to Weekday Wardrobe—I love putting together these posts because they show off how one can style different rings. I also enjoy putting together an earring look as a bonus—last time I posted a Weekday Wardrobe blog, my earring look received a lot of applause. Someone even went out and got a third-hold piercing because of my look! I’m quite flattered and will try my best to keep the momentum going! I love styling jewelry and have really gotten into the styling realm lately. So, without further ado, here are my five jewelry looks from the past five days (one which you may have already seen if you follow me on Instagram because Sunday was #LenoreParty !!)

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PHYNE by Paige Novick double row diamond ear cuff

Vada Jewelry grey pearl ear cuff

pair of matching grey pearl stud earrings

Zoe Chicco black diamond double-finger bar ring I had made into a bar earring

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Day One:

Rectangular Dendritic Agate ring from MaeJean Vintage

Citrine modern cut dangle ring (converted from a pendant) from Jewelry Television

Two elongated Dendritic Agate rings from Joden Jewelry

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Weekday Wardrobe: 5 Rings Stacks + Earring Look

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Ever notice, if you’re a jewelry lover, that it is the accessories that take the longest to pick out every morning?! Heck with the clothes! I could care less what I’m wearing. If I have a great ring stack going on, mixed with some flawless earrings and some Victorian bracelets–I’m good. I decided to document five days of different ring looks–my “Weekday Wardrobe” if you will. Most fashion bloggers document their outfits each day, well I’m here to document my jewelry look. If you’re wondering what I’m wearing clothing-wise in each photo…well, you should be reading a fashion blog! 😉 Here is my above earring look I wore all week. Most times if I have a really good earring look, I’ll wear it for at least an entire week. I don’t change my earrings as much and I don’t own nearly as many earrings as I own rings, so this was a solid look that went with all outfits.

Earring details:

Jennie Kwon whole ear cuff with diamonds and daggers

Jennie Kwon single diamond ball stud earring

PHYNE by Paige Novick double row diamond ear cuff

Two diamond stud earrings in a martini setting

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Day One:

Amanda Hunt Jewelry Two Moon ring in 14k yellow gold

Antique wide black enamel band in 14k gold from the Las Vegas Antique Jewelry Show, 2014

Fierce lion with diamond in its mouth charm converted into a charm ring

Double onyx navette style ring with pearls in the center from Fancy Flea Antiques

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Day Two:

14k yellow gold turquoise feather ring from Charlie & Marcelle

14k yellow gold vintage enameled snake ring from Levy’s Fine Jewelry

Victorian real beetle brooch with gold legs/antenae

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Day Three:

14k rose gold double rectangular onyx ring from Tiny Diana

14k yellow gold onyx ring by Zoe Chicco

18k yellow gold double ram head ring from Burgeson Jewelers

14k yellow gold onyx signet ring with the letter M

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Day Four:

Elongated diamond ring from Jewelry Box of Lake Forest

Elongated diamond and pearl brooch converted into a ring

Platinum and diamond Art Deco oval filigree ring

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Day Five:

14k rose gold garnet bow ring

14k rose gold double rectangular onyx ring from Tiny Diana

14k rose gold rose cut garnet band

14k rose gold serpent ring

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