What better day to talk jewelry than Mother's Day? I have an assortment of costume (thrifted and retail) and fine jewelry. The image above is a thrifted pin real gold with costume jewels. One reason I cherish this particular piece is that my mother's name Phyllis is engraved in tiny letters on the back.
My mom has been more of a costume jewelry fan choosing the non-fussy styles like Marjorie Baer. I was surprised to learn that some costume jewelry pieces hold their value and even increase in value. This Marjorie Baer necklace could list at auction for $50. An online auction site to check out for jewelry and more is www.invaluable.com
While I love to wear pierced earrings, they don't love me and have given all of my pierced earrings to my daughter.
I recently splurged on the purchase of a Le Vian exotics ring. It is the only ring I wear.
Pearl strands are one of my fashion mainstays, I have at least five of various lengths and colors, two of which are Tahitian pearls.