It turns out that I happen to love jewelry. I wear simple signature pieces every day: small diamond studs, my wedding set, and a simple solitaire necklace. Sometimes I’ll change it up if I’m feeling that my outfit needs an uplift. Since I’ve been blogging at A Room Somewhere, I’ve been surprised at how often beautiful jewelry catches my eye, and how much of it has ended up in my mailbox! Design Mom features lovely jewelry artisans often on her blog, people like Lisa Leonard. Lisa’s personalized jewelry always resonates with me. I could own every single one of her pieces and not be a bit sad about it. I have a piece she made for me and I get compliments every time I put it on.
One of my favorite shops to browse is run by the Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD). Their students, both current and former, create really unusual but completely wearable pieces, like this Portrait Necklace, designed by Allyson Ross.
I love the assymetrical circles of silver she placed on the side of this antique porcelain button. ShopSCAD not only features jewelry, but clothing, artwork, and decorative home items as well.
And here’s a collection of gorgeous pieces from some of my favorite online sources for fabulous, unusual, elegant jewelry. Pick out something pretty for yourself!
From top row, left to right:
Abilene Earrings, Gemmafactrix on Etsy
June Cleaver’s Secret Necklace, Second Sister on Etsy
Gracieux Necklace, Elisabeth Space Artisan Jewelry on Etsy
Sterling Cherry Branch Ring, Jorgensen Studio on Etsy
Mirror Mini Post Earrings, Wildflower Designs on Etsy
Coin Chandelier Earrings, Banana Republic
Rings Eclectic Green Cocktail Ring, Frosting
Lost & Found Necklace, Dejarnette
Charlotte ring, Moss Mills
Art Nouveau Band, Diamond Leaf, Sundance
Winnie Agnes Necklace, Darlybird
Gold & Green Aventurine Paillette Necklace, Viv&Ingrid;