A Jewelry's Tale
I remember there was a period when I tried so hard to make statement rings and necklaces work for me. I remember I had this thick chained necklace with coral beads on it, and a ring with a light pink (or was it pale lilac?) stone about an inch wide. I remember that I never quite loved those pieces. Something never felt quite right, like a shoe you loved but squished your toes no matter how many times you tried to break them in (I know you've all been there). Then I altogether gave up on accessorizing and went without anything for a period.
Fortunately, my philosophy on jewelry has come a long ways since then.
If by chance you've followed me here from my Instagram, then I'm sure you're familiar with the little gold pieces I so often wear. Nowadays, Mejuri's pieces are my go-to when I need to throw on something quick to pull together an outfit, whether it be a meticulously planned outfit or a last-minute scramble.
The first time I received a piece from Mejuri, I could tell each piece was designed with simplicity and timeliness in mind. As my collection has undeniably grown, I still love wearing each piece alone or layered and stacked in a multitude of ways. At the same time, there's also beauty in the restraint — more often than not I'm finding myself accessorizing, and then taking one piece off before actually leaving the house. Quality over quantity rings (ha ha) true, I suppose.
Crafted in 14K gold, not to mention the best part for my fellow Canadians: locally made, I've curated a few of my favourite pieces from Mejuri for you here. My personal aesthetic is for gold, so I've selected those pieces, but they also come in silver if that's your fancy.
It took me a few years, but I've found my true statement jewelry and there's no thick chains or large stones involved. I have no idea where the two pieces I mentioned in the first paragraph went. Maybe when I clean out my closet (hopefully soon, as I always say), they'll turn up and I'll have a good laugh.