Help Me Jewelry: One Versatile Piece

I am having a horrible time narrowing down my shopping cart on Shopbop to one, widely applicable piece of jewelry to add to my collection. It’s excruciating, and I’m turning to you for support and guidance.

Jewelry has been a constant battle for me, and I’ve written about it several times, so I’m challenging myself to get six new pieces of jewelry this year.

Six may not sound like a lot, but I want these pieces to be iconic-level cool, and I also want to have them for the next decade. All of this – plus my self-imposed budget of $75 – criteria adds up to a pretty hefty decision, and I’ve narrowed it down to five pieces.

The lame part is: I can only pick one. I need some kind of (or, in some cases, several) rules that act as an electric fence between me and future credit card debt.

Each of these pieces of jewelry meet most, if not all of my criteria, and I need guidance!

Gorjana Infinity Ring = Rose Gold

Gorjana Infinity II Ring
Three loops intertwined to create an eye-fooling, seemingly-infinite loop of rose gold bands make up this ring’s design, and I really like it. Rose gold is still novel to me, as it’s not used nearly as regularly as yellow and white.

Sunhara Malibu Power Stone RingSunhara Malibu Power Stone Ring
This is such a beautiful statement ring. What doesn’t go with a big, white, pearly orb? I’m going to go with nothing.  White and gold are such a classy combination together that the aggressiveness of this shape really contrasts nicely.

Madewell Stackable Ring Set

Madewell Stacking Ring Set
Not only is this pretty much five rings for the price of one, but the rings themselves could easily be worn individually, or in dozens of combinations. I can’t lie – the fact that there’s green involved is definitely a factor here, but ultimately it’s just smart to jumped on these ring sets because of the crazy value they offer!

Giles & Brother Skinny Railroad Spike Bracelet

Giles & Brother Skinny Railroad Spike Bracelet
What could be cooler than wearing a spike as a cuff? Probably a few things, because doing too much “look how badass I am!” with accessories usually has the opposite effect. Railroad spikes, on the other hand, are an adorable mashup of badassery and twee. This is Tumblr in a bracelet.

Gorjana Camille Hammered Ring SetGorjana Camila Hammered Ring Set
The boldness and minimalism of this ring set totally speaks to me. I love the almost Ancient Egypt feeling it has, with the hammered metal and the finger-climbing combination.  The bright gold is also a major selling point for me. I love metal in all shades and levels of disrepair, but this sunshine-yellow gold is particularly special for its ability to be understated while also making a statement. Fancy, huh?

Which piece would you choose to add to your jewelry box?

Which piece of jewelry could you see yourself wearing most for the longest?

Probably watching Netflix.

11 thoughts on “Help Me Jewelry: One Versatile Piece

  • February 14, 2014 at 9:11 am

    My choice would be the Madwell stacking ring – can wear anywhere, anytime. Classy, feminine, unique and artisanal. There.

  • February 14, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    oh! the rose gold ring(s) — LOVE!

  • February 14, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    Sunhara Malibu Power Stone Ring and the hammered ring set will never go out of style so you will use it for years to come.

    • February 19, 2014 at 7:28 pm

      Very good call! That hammered gold ring is looking pretty good right about now…

  • February 14, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    I really like the hammered gold ring set. They are versatile yet striking and you can wear them with dressy and casual outfits. I think you will get a lot of mileage out of them.

    • February 19, 2014 at 7:27 pm

      I am definitely swaying towards the hammered gold ring set…! Plus, I love anything “set”-related for mileage reasons, specifically!

  • February 19, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    late to the party per usual but I would so get the hammered gold Egyptian style one I LOVE Egyptian and Greek style jewelry

    • February 19, 2014 at 7:26 pm

      I love that style of jewelry too! So beautiful and all the gold is so dreamy :)

  • March 5, 2014 at 1:47 am

    I love the Made well Stacking Ring Set. These will give thousand
    new options to try stackable rings. This will be like paying for one and
    getting so many!

  • June 12, 2014 at 2:28 am

    I like all the rings shown here. the stackable rings are gorgeous but the
    white one grabbed my heart. The Malibu Power ring surely is a


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