Jacqueline Zenn for Second City Style Magazine
Deep down, every woman knows that the best things come in small packages. That’s right, I’m talking about jewelry.
I’m of the opinion that there are three distinct jewelry personalities
– women can sometimes have characteristics of more than one, but at the
end of the day, each of us fits into one of these groups. So it goes to
follow that if you are shopping for something that sparkles this
holiday season (or just making your own Christmas list), consider her
jewelry style first.
Outrageous Bling — We mean major carats, baby, real or fake. These women channel Beyonce and Marilyn Monroe when picking out their jewelry,
and too much is never enough – they love statement necklaces,
chandelier earrings, and cocktail rings. However, the diamonds don’t
always need to be real; sometimes that perfect piece of costume jewelry
does the trick. While they may occasionally borrow from the other
groups, none of their jewels are without their trademark sparkle and
shine. Labels to look for include Kenneth Jay Lane, Roberto Cavalli, and Erickson Beamon.
We recommend these chandelier earrings from top-notch costume jeweler
Kenneth Jay Lane and the very appropriately named Dior Caberet ring.
Luxe Feminine — These girls covet the sort of graceful and even minimal pieces that let their own beauty shine through; classic chains, small pendants, studs or tiny hoops, and pearls (naturally) all fit the bill. Of course, Tiffany is their number one pick, but Chanel, Michael Kors, and indie designers like the Second City Store’s own Kristen Amato and Jules also fit the bill. We like this five strand mixed-metal Jules necklace and the Ravenswood earrings from K.Amato.
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