I tend to favor jewelry that is substantial–the bigger, often the better. Except in summer, when delicate gold jewelry is something I put on in late June and tend not to take off until September. Shimmery gold lights up sun-kissed skin like nothing else. My favorite way to wear it? Layered. I still love these photos from WSJ magazine by Josh Olin in 2014 for many reasons.
I like the idea of mixing different textured elements–clean chokers and chains with simple but unusual links or details. I also love one really long chain, close to navel grazing. And for the ears a mix of small studs and hoops. Below are some favorites.
Clockwise from top left: Elsa Peretti rose gold bean necklace, $3200; Jennie Kwon diamond and gold choker, $1509; Grace Lee diamond and gold necklace, $468; Me & Ro tiny disc necklace, $2250; Aamaya by Priyanka double choker, $420; Sidney Garber link chain, $1695.
Earrings clockwise from far left: Ileana Makri gold and diamond hoops, $1405; Melissa Joy Manning gold and Herkimer diamond studs, $300; Maria Tash gold and diamond hoop, $672; Carolina Bucci gold studs, $380.