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23/365 The Necklace
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Here’s a confession: I’m really not that big into jewelry.

I know, I am a girl. How can it be that I am not into jewelry, you ask?

Don’t get me wrong, I like jewelry and I do have a few pieces that are dear to my heart, but in general, I don’t really care for jewelry too much.

For example, I don’t wear any ear rings besides a little stud in my right auricle. I don’t even have my earlobes pierced, which is pretty much unheard of, right?
I literally have three rings that I wear. The first two are my very simple wedding band and “pseudo-engagement ring” (I never had an engagement, let alone a real proposal, and I bought the ring with the stone for myself when I picked out our wedding bands. I know, self do, self have :) As you can see, I really like it simple, the ring with the stone is “tiny” in comparison to the big rings that other girls get for their engagements).
The other ring that I wear is a tiny, vintage turquoise Native American ring that I bought my Mom bought for me at the Furnace Creek Ranch in Death Valley on our three week vacation in 2007. It was one of the rings that I just had to have, because I found it so beautiful (which doesn’t happen very often).

Those are basically the only 4 pieces of jewelry that I constantly wear.

The only part where I like to mix it up a little  is the necklace department. Sometimes, I don’t wear a necklace at all, but I have a few pieces that I love and that I alternatively wear on a regular basis.
The necklace above is a new addition, but nothing fancy. It’s a souvenir from Hawaii – a cheap, tinted coconut shell necklace that I found at the promenade. I just loved the color and had to buy it. It will always remind me of my 24 hours in Waikiki Beach!

What pieces of jewelry are dear to your heart?

  1. I don’t really like jewelry either. I wear tiny studs in my ears, my engagement and wedding band and a gold cross with a small diamond chip in it that my best friend gave to me. That’s it. Plain and simple.
    .-= Maribeth´s last blog ..Friendships =-.

  2. I love pieces that have some kind of sentimental value attached. Since I got back from England I haven’t been able to take off a silver necklace D got for me in York – it’s a Celtic style one, very feminine (not like a lot of the Celtic jewellery I’ve seen) and it reminds me of the time we spent there in my favourite city in the world :)

  3. I like jewelry. My problem is I don’t know how to wear it with careless elegance. I sometimes have trouble figuring out what goes together and what to wear with certain outfits. Problem #2 is that while I like purple, it is not the only colour I like and everyone always buys me purple stuff. When you wear a purple shirt you don’t always want to wear all purple jewelry!

    As for sentimental pieces? My husband gave me a necklace for my first mother’s day with our daughters name and all 3 of our birthstones. Not the real gems but the colours. It is pricelas to me.

  4. I love your new necklace, it’s gorgeous! I wear my wedding ring set & one other gold ring, and other than that it’s just a necklace here and there :)
    .-= Kyla Roma´s last blog ..These Days =-.

  5. I am kind of a jewelry whore. I make jewelry out of old pieces- take them apart and re-string them or make earrings. With my short hair I am drawn to earrings. The one type of jewelry I rarely wear is bracelets. I don’t know why…they just look odd on my arm. I also love rings. There are two I wear the most- one big silver one with a pinkish stone in it that I got on my trip to Mexico and another that was gifted to me by Mom that is a delicate art deco filigree styled ring that my great Grandmother gave to my Grandma who gave it to my Mom then me.

  6. i can totally understand not being into jewelry, i know a lot of girls that rarely wear any. i, on the other hand, love me some jewelry, haha. i think my favorite pieces are a turquoise bracelet my aunt gave me, the K necklace i got from matt for my birthday and a irish ring that matt also gave me. oh and a lucky star necklace my friend gave me. basically i love all of my jewelry, haha.
    .-= katelin´s last blog ..Yaaaaaay Wedding Week! =-.

  7. I’m also not that into jewelry … but thinking of it, I wear quite a bit…
    There is a watch (I have to wear a watch!), my wedding band, earrings and a necklace. I also wear a golden leaf in the right side of my nose – got it 25 years ago!

  8. I love jewelry, the big and expensive kind too, unfortunately. I always, always wear earnings and change them daily. Usually they are studs, gold, small, don’t love dangling long ones, although I do have a few pairs of those too. I absolutely love rings and have quite the collection of them, which I rotate because I usually just wear one big one and that’s it. I’m into bracelets too, but in the summer time, they seem to make me hotter, stickier, so I wear them scarcely this time of year. Necklaces… I have tons but I don’t wear them as often. It wasn’t until about 10 years ago that I started tolerating things on my neck, don’t know why but the choking sensation was just not fun for me. It’s gotten better and wear them more often now.
    .-= Jen´s last blog ..As promised… =-.

  9. I’ll have to post a picture when I can get one but, I have this bracelet that I love. It’s a sterling silver intertwined cuff bracelet and on each strand of silver, it has words like “creativity, fairness, spirit, truth” as well as teeny little diamonds. It’s unique and it makes me happy.
    .-= Hilly´s last blog ..Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes… =-.

  10. LOVE that necklace. Simple, yet full of color. POP!

    I’m like you. I consistently wear my wedding band and engagement ring plus one other ring on my other finger. And I wear a pair of tiny diamond stud earrings my parents gave me for my 30th birthday. Other than that, I don’t wear anything on a regular basis. Summertime, though, means lots of fun necklaces and few great bracelets (when I remember to wear them). Winter, not so much, as I tend to wear scarves that would cover up whatever I’m wearing anyway!
    .-= Nilsa @ SoMi Speaks´s last blog ..Donation =-.

  11. I wear the same three rings every day. I also wear one of two necklaces that I switch out. I love the one you got.. I think that smaller pieces like that are so beautiful and sometimes say more than a big piece.
    .-= Leslie´s last blog ..Is It Christmas Yet =-.

  12. I’m seriously obsessed with earrings. I would show you how many I have, but it’s a little embarrassing. I just love having options, and I rarely pay more than $10 a pair (usually much less). I also love necklaces, but those are much harder for me to find. I’m pretty picky about what’s hanging around my neck, and I can’t usually find necklaces that are the right length for me.

    (And I LOVE your turquoise ring.)
    .-= Kerri Anne´s last blog ..Stand In The Place Where You Live =-.

  13. I wear a Cape Cod bracelet on my right wrist ( that I never take off, and usually earrings. Occasionally I put a necklace on, but no rings!

    I don’t think I’ve ever heard (read?) the story of how you got married with no engagement!
    .-= ToBeAnnounced´s last blog ..TBL … abridged version =-.

  14. I love jewelry but I don’t always wear a lot. Like you, I have a few pieces I loooove, and then I just have random stuff I wear when it fits.

    The one thing I usually wear is a necklace given to me when I graduated high school — it’s really simple, just a green cube charm with silver on it, on a silver chain. The funny thing is that I wore it every day for about a year, year and a half, and then it got lost. I don’t know how or where, and I was so sad because I LOVED that necklace, it went with everything and was so pretty…but now, three and a half years later, my sister found it in the laundry room and gave it back to me, and now it really only leaves my neck when I shower.

    I love statement earrings. I can’t figure out how to wear statement necklaces, but earrings I can work. My new favourites are a pair of gold peace signs, with peace written on the rim. I got them in Key West. I have a few other earrings that are more statement that I wear at particular times. Other than that, there are two studs in my left ear that I always wear.

    I seldom wear rings. I always worry about losing them! I don’t even want a fancy wedding ring or an engagement ring at all. I’d just take a cheap silver band so if I lose it, I won’t be upset!

  15. I’m a big fan of coral and got a really neat coral necklace at the market at Waikiki when I was there in 2005. It always reminds me of my time there. In fact, I think most of my favorite pieces are the ones I’ve picked up while on some sort of vacation.
    .-= terra´s last blog ..An Autumn Lesson- or- learning how to not be such a spaz =-.

  16. I’m not much of a jewelry person either. I do have a traditional engagement ring/wedding band, but it is fairly simple. I used to constantly wear a delicate silver chain with a tiny pendant with a “K” on it, but that broke. When I wear earrings at all it’s pearl studs that my mother gave me.

    Sometimes I go through phases where I want to wear more, and every now and then I buy a piece that is so beautiful I can’t pass up, but most of the time I embrace the fact that I’m a simple girl, and jewelry is not my thing.
    .-= Kathleen´s last blog ..When I Feel Like Creating =-.

  17. I love jewelry though I rarely wear anything but my rings and earrings. I’m not good at combining necklaces with clothes especially when they’re big. But this necklace is really cute!
    .-= Karen´s last blog ..A day in France Part II =-.

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