My Jewel Box
One of my favorite pieces is an Israeli gold large bangle bracelet in 24kt gold over sterling. The opals are genuine. It is so cool, sleek and contemporary. I wear it all the time. I purchased it online at alittleeyecandy.com. I have some of the other pieces that complement my bracelet as well.
One of my most favorite pieces is this silver bracelet with multicolor gem stones such as lemon quartz, garnet, aquamarine, amethyst, peridot and citrine. I can wear it with all my clothes and highly admire it. It is from the exclusive jewelry webpage www.alina-gordon.ch
— Caroline Wick
This vintage cuff belongs to a set that includes a similarly styled, bold long necklace. It's originally from Mexico and was given to my mother as a gift in the 1960s. My mom would often wear the set with her myriad floor length, monochromatic hostess dresses in black, grey or white. It made for an effortlessly global look. As a teenager in the 80s I loved to wear just the cuff with a crumpled white button-down with sleeves rolled up, loose Levi's and leather sandals – it was my interpretation of hippie-chic. As an adult I wear the pair, the cuff and the necklace, just like my mom used to, with my own array of long hostess dresses. I'm amazed at how many complements I get on the originality of the set and it makes me smile because it think that my mom must have been the recipient of such flattery too. Ultimately when I wear it I'm reminded that I'm lucky to have inherited my mom's great sense of style.
— Isabel Gonzalez
This gold and white bracelet with Chinese characters is something that my great aunt bought for me in Hong Kong when I was nine years old. At the time, I was completely disinterested (probably because it wasn't pink or turquoise). But I kept it--thankfully! And now I wear this piece all the time. It's great if I'm wearing all white with gold accessories in the summer or with a variety of other things in my closet and I now consider it my favorite piece in my jewelry box.
— Meg Hemphill
I've had this antique bracelet since my 13th birthday. It was given to me, the eldest grand-daughter, by my granny: she inherited it from her grandmother, who brought the bracelet with her when she emigrated to New Zealand from Scotland in 1902. Over the years I've added two things to it: a small jade Buddha given to me on my 21st birthday by my favorite great-aunt. Her husband bought her the charm while stationed in Asia as a pilot in World War II. The second charm is a blue pearl bought for me by a cousin. The bracelet is very precious to me—and very big and heavy—so I am careful about where and when I wear it. When I do wear it, I wear no other jewelry as it's a real statement piece. And I feel like I'm carrying my family's history and love and support with me.
— Kirsten Matthew