When it comes to jewelry, I’m no Elizabeth Taylor. Truth be told, I’ve always been a little intimated by the nice stuff. In a way, it just felt too proper and grown up so I shied away from it. Because of that, most of the jewelry I own is either H&M or Zara and low quality. Iâ€™ve got piles of the stuff, complete with broken clasps, missing beads and busted chains.
Iâ€™ve stepped it up with the rest of my accessories game including shoes and purses but jewelry felt like quite the leap. I needed a push in the right direction because every time I walked into boutiques, I would get overwhelmed by all the choices (so much shine! so much pretty!) and walk out empty-handed.
When independent jeweler Katie Waltman got in touch, it felt like the right time to move towards more classic pieces that I could wear on an everyday basis without feeling like I was stepping into a costume party. And, I felt good knowing that each piece was handmade in the U.S.
I gravitated towards this wishbone necklace because of its simplicity and symbolism. A wishbone represents a wish or desire. Symbolically, if it is unbroken it means that your wish will be fulfilled in the near future. There are a lot of things Iâ€™m wishing for and working towards right now. Since Iâ€™m such a visual person, like many of you, I tend to embrace outward reminders.
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I want to focus on simplicity and quality and get away from so much fast fashion, jewelry included. Thanks to Katie for leading me in the right direction. I hope youâ€™ll find something you love, too.