I know I'm stating the obvious here but I'm a jewelry addict. For you newcomers, I thought it was important to put it out there - a reintroduction, if you will. One of my favorite questions that I get asked is where I buy my jewelry. I take pride in my passion for finding antique jewelry and discovering new designers. And it's that perfect layering of old and new that inspires my devotion to all things distinctive and gold . . . so without further ado, I thought I'd share a handful of designers I'm currently crushing on.
Inspired by the beaches of Bali and the streets of New York, Berlin based label Wald designs jewelry that incorporate real seashells, freshwater pearls, and Swarovski crystals. Everything is made in Germany by a fair trade collective.
Italian designer Veronica Varetta's desire for everyday, solid gold jewelry was the catalyst for her own jewelry label, LIL. Each piece is made in Milan and crafted from fine 9k and 18k gold. I love the simplicity in her designs, which make them perfect for layering and a lifetime of wear.
My love of antique coin jewelry had me smitten with Missoma's collection of 18k gold plated medallions and coins, designed in collaboration with one of my favorite bloggers Lucy Williams. The details are exquisite and a stellar option if the real thing is out of your price range.