Do you have favourite pieces of jewellery that you wear on a daily basis? I tend to wear the same jewellery over and over, swapping my old faithfuls for costume jewellery to match an outfit or try a trend. I wanted to share the pieces that touch my heart , and the stories behind them. They all have sentimental value, and I find myself wearing them to remember different people or events.
My eternal interlace brooch was given to me by my late grandparents for my 21st birthday. I have Scottish heritage which I am very proud of and this always makes me think of my family. The interlace was traditionally given to a bride on her wedding day, and then pinned to the christening shawl of the children of the marriage. I wore this on my wedding day, and then on the christening days of both my children. It is made up of a series of triquetras, which represent a variety of things including mind, body and soul. I love wearing the brooch on jackets and blazers during Winter time, and it really has become a statement piece for me.
I absolutely love this necklace, and it is my favourite. We originally bought the black pearl and white gold chain in Fiji on our honeymoon. The gorgeous peacock-like colours stood out and I couldn’t not take it home. It always reminds me of our first holiday as a married couple, and of the beautiful Fijian paradise. My husband bought me the Elsa Peretti butterfly from Tiffany one Christmas. Butterflies have become very symbolic to me, so this little charm is very precious.
These rings are for both my gorgeous babies. When our son was born he was premature and after two weeks of being in hospital one of the nurses ordered my husband to take me to the near by shopping centre for some retail therapy. We were wandering past Swarovski and it caught my eye, and it was bought as a celebratory/cheer up present. Our daughter was born three years later and the precedent of a ring per baby was set! I had already spotted this sparkler on the Swarovski website – it comes with a clear, pink or blue stone so I was set whether we had a daughter or another son. My daughter loves looking at it and knows that it is ‘her’ ring and I’m sure she will convince me to give it to her one day!
These are my two latest editions to my jewellery favourites. The Fossil watch was my 30th birthday present from my parents and parents in law. I had been looking for a rose gold watch for a while, and it is such a special present. The Marc by Marc Jacobs bracelet was bought recently after working with Shopolla and I have have worn it every day since it arrived. It’s the perfect every day bracelet, but attracts lots of compliments too. For me, it represents a celebration of the work I have put into my blog and the good things that have come along due to it.
I have always loved the stories my relatives have told me about their jewellery, and how history is attached to some small pieces of metal. My wedding, engagement and eternity rings are my most prized possessions which goes without saying, but I wanted to feature other pieces that I love for different reasons. I hope you’ve enjoyed this little peek into my jewellery box.
What are your favourite pieces of jewellery and the stories behind them?
Share them to win a $30 Shopolla voucher thanks to Shopolla and Style Unearthed!
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This competition will open at 5.30am AEDST on Friday 17 October, 2014, and will close at 5.30pm AEDST on Friday 24 October, 2014.
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