Your jewelry preferences don’t just speak volumes about your personal style. Turns out, they can say a lot about who you are as a person as well.
This woman wears her heart on her sleeve (and around her neck, finger or wrist). “She’s not afraid to express her innermost feelings and cherishes her relationships with her friends and family above all,” says Emily Brewster of Punky Bunny Designs. To her, there’s nothing more special, sentimental or sweet than a personalized piece of jewelry, especially if it’s a gift from her kids or spouse.
According to jewelry designer Peggy Li of Peggy Li Creations, women who wear dainty jewelry are confident, on the go and not at all fussy about their look. “They love a great accent that goes with everything and that doesn't wear them. Their jewelry often has a sentimental value, likes an initial charm that reminds them of their children or a quirky pendant that they picked up on a great vacation.”
Costume jewelry is ephemeral; it lasts for only a short while, points out Becca Aronson Co-founder of ADORNIA jewelry. Thus, the woman who’s into costume jewelry loves to switch it up! “To her, commitment is a dirty word. She likes to change up her style as often as she wants, moving on from one look to the next."
“The woman who seeks fine jewelry is grounded and confident in her style,” says Vanessa Stofenmacher, Co-founder and Creative Director for Heirlume. “She focuses on a few quality pieces that subtly accent her outfits, rather than buying an abundance of trendy items. She values jewelry with meaning and character that she can wear for years to come.”
“A woman who wears inspirational jewelry doesn't have time for a mishmash of Post-It note reminders,” explains Cheryl Laughlin, owner and designer of BITS OF LOVE. “Instead, she layers in dainty word rings so each time she glances at her hand she gets a kick of inspiration throughout the day to stay focused on what she really wants out of life.”
“A woman who prefers vintage pieces is sentimental and romantic with a refined palate,” says Yosi Elison, CEO of McQueenJewerly.com. “She radiates her favorite era and can be both artsy but slightly reserved. She also appreciates the beauty in all things and is likely the type to literally stop and smell the roses, just like Kate Bosworth.
"A bold, statement necklace can add flare to any outfit, whether a basic white tee or a simple black dress, and speaks volumes to the woman rocking it,” notes celebrity stylist Nicole Chavez. “She’s most likely a show-stopper like myself – fierce, confident and isn’t afraid to stand out. To find cool designer jewelry pieces at great prices that’ll turn heads and help me express myself with a punch, I head to places like T.J.Maxx."
The girl who’s into chains and spikes is a true maverick, says Annie Suh, blogger for 1928 Jewelry. “She’s edgy, adventurous, not afraid to cross the line and loves to be experimental with life and fashion.”
Elizabeth Mitchell graduated from NYU in 2009 and briefly dabbled in the world of fashion PR before realizing her dream of becoming a writer. In addition to theFashionSpot, she regularly contributes to SheKnows, The Luxury Spot, Latest-Hairstyles, StylebakeryTeen and Sister 2 Sister magazine. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter @theneonblonde. Read her fashion and beauty blog here.