Monday, 28 March 2011

Gold

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I remember reading an article in Vogue once, written by a woman on the subject of her jewellery box and newfound love of gold. She pondered whether or not it was due to the age she had reached (which actually wasn't that old, around 30 maybe), that suddenly she felt the time was right for her to wear gold jewellery.

I remember reading the article with interest around 10 years ago but not quite fully understanding the concept of needing to be a certain age to feel comfortable wearing gold. I did wear gold the last time it was fashionable, when I was around 16. But then the fashions changed to shades of silver and I have been loyal to them ever since. Being pale skinned, I always felt that the cooler tones of silver, white gold, stainless steel suited me better.

But all of a sudden, the pondering thoughts of the Vogue writer are starting to ring true with me. And I wonder if I too have reached a certain age where the warmth of gold is starting to suit me better. Although there is still very much a place in life for my silver accessories, I am enjoying finding new gold pieces to give a slightly different feel to some of my outfits. And it would seem the older these are, the more intricate and the more delicate, the better.

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Urban Outfitters teaspoon necklace ~ Casio watch via ASOS ~ Lu's Boutique beaded necklace via Etsy ~ LUXoutlet woven bow brooch via Etsy ~ Creations by Danielle poodle brooch via Etsy ~ Luxxor Vintage feather brooch ~ Luxxor Vintage cameo brooch ~ Luxxor Vintage leaf brooch ~ OhMyMilky handpainted bow brooch via Etsy ~ H.Samuel 3 tone knot ear-rings ~ Pearl ring (mine from years ago) ~ Emmjeyess Vintage opal cocktail ring via Etsy ~
Monet hoop ear-rings (on loan from mum) ~ Urban Outfitters heart watch necklace via charity shop ~ Coral ear-rings (mine from years ago)

26 comments:

Faboulista said...

oh wow i love your collection. i am simply in love with anything gold too.
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mina

Cloud of Secrets said...

I agree with these thoughts. I favored white metals for many years, more appropriate for a goth girl with pale skin. But I've been welcoming subtle gold and bronzey pieces again. If gold is worn right, it can be a sparkle of neutral color, fine with colorings and clothing of cooler tone. I liked gold jewelry as a touch of color with all the greys, blacks, navys, and camels of Fall 2010!

FromGemWithLove said...

I've only recently started appreciating anything gold again, I only tend to like dainty things though xxx

Maria said...

That spoon necklace and that pearl ring is gorgeous :) I think I am still at the silver stage although I did get a gorgeous pale gold watch for my 21st, baby steps I suppose! :)

Maria xxx

Amy said...

This is a lovely collection of gold treasures. look forward to seeing them in outfit posts soon! x

Sarah said...

This is exactly how I feel too - I always wore silver, was always a silver girl (pale skin!) but, about 2 or 3 years ago as I got to my late twenties, gold began to be appealing.. so strange, could it be an age thing?!

Vicki said...

love the heart watch necklace!! what an amazing selection, actually want them all! :) x

Maria Ana said...

it is happening the same with me;)

Velvet said...

Wow! Amazingly cute collection. I love small pieces of jewellery.

Regarding to age and gold, my favourite are white gold ones, I don't feel much comfortable with jewellery though. Perhaps in ten years that would have changed.

Have a nice week.

Pink Rock and Fashion said...

Beautiful collection!!
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Noemi
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Primrose Parasol said...

I think the spoon is my favorite!

Hannah said...

well isn't this collection just gorgeous. love the watch and the watch necklace and the spoon necklace and well just everything. i didn't use to like gold jewellery but in the last year ive developed a new appreciation for it =)


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Melanie's Randomness said...

I haven't gotten bitten by the gold bug yet. I'm still love my silver and white gold. But your collection is pure eye candy! Beautiful pieces!! =)

Melanie's Randomness

vint junky said...

Lovely pieces. I don't wear much gold but I have a few great antique pieces which I've been gifted and i only tend to wear on special occasions. I guess gold just feels more, well, special. Definitely much more sophisticated!

Leia said...

I don't think gold *ever* goes out of style. In the Indian subcontinent, girls start wearing gold from a very young age so I've always worn it. I like cooler white gold/silver jewelry too, but gold is my favorite!

Leia

sacramento said...

I didn´t use to like gold,too gaudy, I thought; but now I cannot have enough.
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Harriet said...

Your collection is beautiful! I definitely feel like I've reached the age to wear gold.

When I was in my teens I found gold to be quite tacky, so I stuck to silver, but now almost all the jewellary I wear on a regular basis is gold.

I really do think gold is something you grow in to.

Helen said...

my mum has some coral earrings exactly like those :) i like gold and silver equally...i grew up wearing a lot of gold because my nana would always buy it as a gift from spain. i had cute gold baby earrings and necklaces. now i always wear a pair of gold & pearl earrings but my engagement ring is platinum.

Becky said...

I've always liked gold jewellery although my most recent purchases have all been silver, your coral earrings are lovely.

Mademoiselle Poirot said...

A great collection! Unfortunately I don't seem to get on with gold at all. It doesn't suit my colouring and makes me feel like I'm 80years old. Maybe it'll grow on me one day... Have a lovely week xo

GRIT AND GLAMOUR said...

I was a silver die-hard from my teens to my early 30s. But a few years ago, I began to realize the same thing you have...that it is luxe and gorgeous! I think the fact that so many more amazing gold pieces are being created now than 20 years ago is one reason gold has come back into fashion. Too bad I didn't amass a collection before the price of real gold sky-rocketed!

I've found that rose gold is especially flattering with my skin tone, more so than silver. I have a 1.3mm rose gold wedding band that's nearly invisible on my finger. The coolness of silver works with our hair (as you and Cloud of Secrets noted), but you know, gold warms up our pale skin in a lovely way, I think.

I can't wait to see more of your pieces. I just purchased a gold and turquoise YSL Arty ring that came in today, and I'm so excited to add it to my modest collection.

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Annie Spandex said...

I can relate about silver, being pale and all. I've always thought silver looks best. I do like gold, though, especially when combined with silver or copper. XX

WeShop said...

I started liking gold over silver about a year ago. My biggest wish is for a rose gold watch. My friend Paul has a lovely men's Swatch in that colour and I'm always looking out for a similar one. xx

Sher said...

It was some years back when I actually fell in love with gold jewelry again. I guess it took some growing up to do:)

your pieces are so lovely.

SabinePsynopsis said...

Oh, lovely pieces! If you ever want to get rid of the spoon necklace...
I think I needed to reach a certain age to understand that gold suits me much better than silver.

Nnenna said...

So far, I've always been a silver girl, but I wonder if as I get older too, my jewelry tastes will change! Your jewelry is beautiful and I really love the cameo and bow brooches :)