As many of you know, I am always posting outfits here on the blog and talking with my hands over my my YouTube channel. Questions pour in about my rings + accessories and I decided this post can give you some insight on where to shop unique accessories. Some of my pieces are a bit more expensive than others, some are vintage and some are just a few dollars. I’d love to know if you have any hot spots for purchasing accessories so leave a comment below.
So I am going to start with a category that a lot of people may not like mainly due to the price point. However, I find purchasing designer pieces comes with both advantages and disadvantages. The pro’s include the brand name, quality of the piece, unique design and then we have some cons including price and the fact other people may have the same piece (such as the cartier love ring). Below are a few of my current favorite designer rings that I REALLY NEED and you may need as well!
One of my most asked questions when it comes to my jewelry is on the particular ring above. I personally think it looks very Dolce & Gabbana, but really it is my high school class ring. I wanted to include the category of personalized Jewelry because sites like Etsy have so many pieces you can actually personalize and have hand made by artists from around the world. Pieces like this mean so much more and you can do so much plus they are just YOU in a piece! Think about checking out Etsy next time your in the market for a piece of metal.
I want to include some really unique designs I have found from searching over the past few days. Accessories can really be found anywhere but you want to keep in mind the metal used as a lot of the cheaper pieces from Forever 21 and Asos and so on can turn your skin green or cause allergic reactions so KEEP YO EYES PEELED!
One of my all time favorite pieces was bought at a small flea market sale in Los Angeles and it is pictured above. My friend actually bought it for me as a birthday gift and I haven’t take it off since. In Los Angeles there are constant flea markets, art sales and trading posts that house unique pieces you probably won’t find anywhere else. If you have a local bead store or jewelry store in the area, you may want to stop by to see if they are having any trunk shows or events coming up over the next few months. I did this in my home town and found out about a sale every Thursday in the heart of my hometown that carries a lot of handmade goods such a jewelry and accessories.
My phone has been an incredible source of inspo when shopping for jewelry. One of my favorite apps in the world, that I also happen to purchase a lot of jewelry from is called Grailed. In no way am I getting paid to say any of this. I truly love this app because it is a designer resale app similar to Poshmark or Depop. The above Chanel bracelet was purchased for a mere $120 and I got it authenticated as well (LOVE the vintage charm). The fact that you can type in “ring” and see so many designer brand, pre owned, vintage pieces all at amazing prices is just too easy. Not to mention you can bargain with the seller and come up with a price that is reasonable for the both of you!
Keep and eye out when traveling for unique little jewelry shops. For example, Mexico is one of the best places in the world to shop for gold and silver. My family takes a yearly cruise to Mexico (my parents don’t really like change…) and I make sure to save a bit of money to shop the jewelry off the boat. Different countries specialize in different metals and gemstones, so do a bit of research prior to traveling if you are in the market to purchase jewelry.