your look ● jewelry
Sometimes being bold isn’t about size,
it can be done with color and cuts of
stone. Bright red, bold, circular cut
stones, suspended by square cut gems
create a fresh geometrical look.
Collection ANTIQUE COCKTAIL RING:
This Bridgehampton Autumn Ring
features an eye-catching red Resin
Stone and Antique gold plating.
This vintage Red Coral necklace is
a very dramatic statement piece.
Filling your jewelry box with
beautiful accessories for every
occasion doesn’t always have
to be an expensive process
E ven if you’re not into wear-
ing or purchasing jewelry,
you probably admire its so-
phistication and beauty.
Jewelry has the ability to el-
evate your wardrobe in a simple and
easy way. An interesting necklace, an
armful of bracelets, or a stack of rings
can change your look and make every-
thing feel put together. Whether the
pieces are big and bold, colorful and
small, or delicate and shiny, jewelry
pieces are ultimately works of art that
turn you into a walking gallery.
STARTING WITH THE BASICS
Perhaps you are young and only
have some vintage cocktail rings that
were eBay ﬁnds, or a beautiful piece
handed down from your grandmother
(that you’re too scared to wear on a
night out on the town), but when it
comes to having everyday wearable
pieces, your collection could probably
use a little work. But building a re-
spectable collection takes time and
money, so when you’re shopping for
jewelry, keep your budget in mind.
Incurring extra debt for the sake of
having a ﬂashy bracelet to wear is a
very unhealthy ﬁnancial choice. It’s
advised for younger couples to choose
a less-expensive ring to begin with
and then move upwards as they be-
come more ﬁnancially secure in life.
They can always upgrade the stone or
the band in the future when they are
in a better ﬁnancial place to do so.
Brand name should not be the pri-
mary concern when buying jewelry.
Very few people will recognize where
you got this piece, and if a seller can
have you buy something because of
the brand, you are probably paying
too much for it. You can ﬁnd fabulous
quality from various brands.
THE ADVANTAGE OF
VINTAGE Vintage jewelry, much like cloth-
ing, is put together much better than
mass-produced items of today. Es-
chew the bright plastic jewelry of the
70s and 80s, and look for classic
pieces of the 50s and 60s—cocktail
rings with faux gems, man-made
pearls, and crystal pins are some of the
best items to look for. You can try to