The most-worn pieces in my jewelry collection are also the simplest: gold (in color, not material—let’s just be clear about that), minimal and easy to match with just about anything.
No matter how many jewelry phases I go through—the short-lived fascination with bows, the impulse to buy anything animals on it, that one month I thought it would be a great idea to try armor rings and couldn’t move my fingers—I always return to the most basic pieces in my collection. I have a set of thick, gold-colored bands that can be worn two or three at a time and a few thin midi rings of the same style. Everything else I fall madly in love with for a few days, maybe even a week, and then promptly forget about until the next time I feel like adorning my hands with geckos or dragons. (Yes, I really do own both of those.)
Lately, I’ve been shopping for an everyday, all-occasion bangle. If price were no object, I’d snag a few Cartier love bracelets, but LOL. So I was delighted when I found Madewell‘s collection of incredibly chic brass bracelets, all priced around $20-30. It was a Goldilocks moment…the Tracecraft too wide on me and the Glider (pretty on my friend) too round. The last time I popped in, though, I saw something new: the Squarecut Bracelet Bangle ($24). It’s thinner and more oval-esque than my previous finds, incredibly flattering on the wrist with a slightly worn finish. Madewell slips their jewelry into little cloth bags labeled Bien Fait, and this seems entirely accurate to me. Well done indeed!
P.S. Madewell is currently running a 25% off entire purchase promotion (with code GIFTON) both in-store and online. Plus, their economy shipping is always free. It might be time to buy a backup…
P.P.S. Note that the three clasp bangles I tried, while just right for me, all run relatively small. Remember to check the diameter before purchasing online.
What’s your favorite, all-occasion piece of jewelry?
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