I am a recent convert to gold jewelry. For the longest time, I stuck strictly to sterling silver and amassed quite a little collection of silver trinkets. It wasn’t until I received my rose gold engagement ring that I realized that gold (rose or yellow) is quite complimentary to my complexion. Most of my casual gold pieces are actually gold filled, meaning that they’re made of a non-precious metal that’s been coated with a thick layer of gold. Gold-filled items tend to be a bit more durable than their gold-plated counterparts. My jewelry gets a lot of abuse, so gold-filled options are a practical, budget-savvy option. You’d be surprised how many lovely (and affordable) gold-filled options are out there. If I feel like window shopping, I’ll go to Etsy and search for “gold filled ____.”
As much as I adore delicate jewelry, I’m equally taken with chunky bracelets and love to hear them rattling around on my wrist. For some reason, the sound is comforting to me–even more if there are little charms involved. (Does that make me the girliest person ever?)
I found this vintage, 1960s-era gold-filled bracelet on Vintage Delight 374. It’s missing a latch chain, and you can see where some of the gold filling has worn off of the inner chain section, but it’s fun to wear because I imagine it has a long history and was once beloved by its former owner. I enjoy wearing it as a statement piece and pairing it with a thin black camisole and cardigan. Not to mention a classic red manicure, of course.
Do you have a favorite vintage piece in your jewelry collection? Are you a gold or a silver girl–or both?