Jewelry is a personal thing; you either love a certain piece, or you straight up hate it. I know this sounds a little harsh, but it’s truly how it goes, or at least for me. I’m so particular in what I like that I end up wearing one set of rings – all the time – and one pair of diamond earrings, one of two watches, and a bangle or two. That’s it.
Now don’t get me wrong, it’s not that I’m not open to new pieces, or not willing to find them. I am! But again, it’s just so damn hard. So imagine when this super lovely and talented girl boss from The Netherlands approaches you with her flourishing fine jewelry brand, and asks to create a personal “jewelry” look together… you jump, high!
So last week when I was in Italy, I received her email and went straight to her website auratenewyork.com not knowing exactly what to expect, but I was taken the first second I laid my eyes on it. It was EXACTLY what I love. No doubt one of the most delicate and sophisticated fine jewelry pieces I’ve come across lately. Well anyway, I was about to create my personal “jewelry look” meaning the four or five everyday key pieces that every woman should own as a basis for a fine jewelry look…
Now I like to keep it simple – as you know – so the pieces I selected are simple to the core, but the detail of the rose gold and diamonds make them everything but average. There’s nothing vanilla about this simplicity I was aiming for, but – and you girls who know fine jewelry know – it’s all in the little details.
Earrings I wear most of the time in only one ear, but for the occasion I’m showing you how to wear different pieces in both ears, yet, if you were to decide to go for one ear, they do stand alone like this perfectly, too. Two rose gold ball studs and one diamond cuff. Absolute 100% my ultimate “ear-look”. Then the other ear, a delicate bar with diamonds and again rose gold. For the ring – and for the occasion I took the rest of my rings off to give it some more light – I went for a mini diamond in yellow gold. You could stack it with other rings, which I will most likely do, or stand alone like this. I love how it shows my tattoos better when wearing it solo!
Necklace… well, what can I say… J is for James, S is for Stella. I haven’t taken it off since we shot this collaboration, and I’m not planning to either…
Photos by Moeez, in collaboration with Aurate New York.