I love me some bling. The faker and bigger it is, the more I love it! Seriously. I am all about big, chunky, almost gaudy. Fine - not even almost, I like it gaudy! I admit it. I went through a phase in my early 20s when I'd only wear the real deal. But these days - I can get a lot more bling for my buck with costume stuff, so that's where my love is!
Plus, jewelry always fits, so no matter how fat I got, I could always find some jewelry to make me feel better!
However, I have a few favs that are not just costume stuff. And here they go, in no particular order:
My wedding ring
I seriously puffy heart my ring. I specifically told DH I did not want a diamond, for a variety of reasons (which I don't want to offend anyone who loves diamonds, so I'll keep mum on the subject). I love turquoise, which DH knew, and this is what he came up with. It couldn't be more perfect for me if I'd picked it out myself.
My first mother's day gift
DH got me this beautiful bracelet for my first mother's day. It has DD's name engraved on one side and mother's day and the year engraved on the other. Last year, he tried to get me a matching charm with DS's name on it, but alas, they changed the design! We've not been able to find another one that matches. Total jewelry sadness. I'll rejoice the day we find another, and I'll also rejoice the day I can wear it without an extender (although honestly, I think it runs small, as I don't need an extender for anything else).
My wedding jewelry
It was blinging Swarvoski crystals - what else can I say???? (PS - the jewelry cost more than my dress...)