i’ve been all over the map when it comes to jewelry. as a teen, i pretty much stuck to a few items: a watch (inspired by my grandfather and my nana, who both wore watches daily), pinky ring, and simple earrings, either a hoop or gold ball…or my beloved silver tiffany elsa peretti bean studs. as i’ve gotten older, i’ve gone through a few phases but recently i’ve come full circle back to elegant pieces that will stand the test of time. elegant doesn’t have to be boring or expensive.
i’ve been mixing it up when it comes to rings, pairing modern ones with some that are near and dear to me, like my initial pinky signet ring and dana’s wedding band (which i wear on my left thumb). i recently also got a black diamond ring from jennie kwon that i’ll be layering with a diamond eternity band or my lulu frost code ring (seen in the first pic on the ring finger of my right hand).
what i have really liked about the jewelry brands i’ve found is not only are they affordable (most rings are under $1000), but they are smaller companies. most are founded by women, and that have ethical business practices, like using recycled gold, environmentally sourced diamonds and gemstones, and made in the u.s. many also incorporate giving back to local organizations as part of their mission. as you know, i love supporting small business, and it’s a bonus that i’ve found rings and other jewelry that i know i’ll have forever. i’ve rounded up some of my favorite rings, including ones that i own, below. what’s your ring style and do you have any fine jewelry brands you love?
mejuri signet ring / aurate mini wraparound ring / satomi kawakita mini black diamond ring / stone and strand topaz marquise band /
loren stewart topaz ring / jennie kwon black diamond equilibrium ring /
lulu frost code ring / ila sapphire ring
this blog post is in collaboration with nakturnal…all opinions are my own.