post showing you what the inside of my vanity drawers look like. In response to that, someone asked what my jewelry box must look like seeing as I make and sell jewelry. As is with most things in life, my Etsy shop is much more glamorous than my real life. Seriously, my own stuff is quite boring.
I don't wear much jewelry. I know. I shouldn't even be saying that. I do wear more now that it is my job and I need to advertise. I also have some nice bits and bobs in my personal jewelry box but mostly I stick to a few pieces.
I alternate between these two pair of earrings, depending on whether I'm wearing silver or gold. I have very short hair, shorter than Andrew Henry's, so I kind of need earrings or I could be mistaken for a man. Not that that's a big deal and not that it hasn't happened (thank you passport guy in the Switerland airport!), it's just I like being a girl. I think Andrew Henry prefers it as well.
Thrilling I know but it's what I usually have on. Let's move to rings. I have several but don't wear them often unless if I'm feelin' fancy and if I do then I usually reach for one of these. This is an Art Deco garnet ring I got about 20 years ago from an antique shop my mother owned. The shop was called "The Enchanted Cottage" and she carried great jewelry (it's in the blood). My mother has an great eye.
This is my other garnet ring. This was my mother's ring and she wore it for years before generously giving it to me. Nice huh? It's kind of big and chunky, fun.
Now, these are the 3 pieces most special to me.
This is a gold chain with the locket my father's father gave my grandmother for their wedding. My grandmother gave it to me when I was a little girl. I wore it when I got married and I feel very lucky to have it. The ring was my Nana's - my mother's mother. My mother gave it to her and I can't think of her hands without this ring on them. Both of these women were beautiful souls, beautiful. I would grab this in a fire.
This bracelet has a 'Liverpool' charm that my mother, obviously from Liverpool, wore for decades, and a shamrock that reminds me of her mother who was born, raised and is buried in Ireland. Other than my wedding ring, this is my most worn piece of jewelry.
Of course probably every married woman's most treasured piece is her wedding ring. I only wear the one ring - not really a double band kind of girl. I wanted just a band but Andrew Henry wanted something a little more and he usually wins, it's okay, he's adorable and doesn't ask for much. I love it. It's simple and classic, but it's what is on the inside (like everything in life) that makes it so special. "Be good to each other" is our motto and what is engraved inside both our rings. Also simple and classic I think.
Now, my house is BURSTING with jewelry. Almost every square inch of our kitchen is covered with jewelry (I like to work in there), my desk is ridiculous (I'm leaning over jewelry to type) and the drawers and cupboards in here are full of items waiting to be shipped, cleaned, photographed, researched or even repurposed, but these few pieces are the main pieces I wear.
I so enjoy these questions from ya'll. If you are wondering anything or would like to see something - send me an email jeanette(at)evertonterrace.com.
What is your favorite piece of jewelry (if you're married, I mean other than your wedding ring)?