Ah, the finer things in life–perfectly encapsulated by gamine beauty Audrey Hepburn as she steps out of a cab in a little black dress, walks up to the window of a Tiffany’s, and gazes at the merchandise while eating a Danish out of a paperbag.
Jewelry has been used throughout history–across cultures and civilizations–as markers of status and identity, as religious symbols, as adornment. Today, it is a billion-dollar industry that caters to a woman’s need for self-expression, beauty, and luxury.
Even if you’re not a girly-girl, a jewelry collection is a priceless investment. Start building your own as early as now–you’ll thank yourself a few years down the road.
Here’s celebrity blogger Kim Jones to guide you along the way.
1. Start off with key pieces.
“Im more of a minimalist at heart,” says Kim. Build your collection slowly, one classic piece at a time. “Get something that resonates with your personality. Fine jewelry is an investment. You’ll have it for the rest of your life, maybe even your children and grandchildren. Start off with simple, key pieces. That’s how I started purchasing fine jewelry.”
2. Value meaning over trends.
Kim loves pieces that hold sentimental value, pieces that would last a lifetime. “I’m more of a sentimentalist when it comes to jewelry and fashion in general. Being able to express yourself is more important than dressing up for the sake of dressing up.”
3. Don’t have rules.
Styling jewelry is not an exact science–it’s a form of expression. “Don’t be bound by trends because they come and go. Experiment. I always mix white gold, rose gold, diamonds and plain jewelry. Wear it all at once if you want, don’t if you don’t want to. Have fun with it!”
Tiffany & Co. unveils its fall 2016 advertising campaign, Some Style is Legendary, to celebrate the company’s legendary designs through the unique style and point of view of the chicest celebrities.
With the creative partnership of fashion visionary Grace Coddington–in her first-ever brand campaign since becoming creative director-at-large for American Vogue–the campaign captures the timeless appeal of Tiffany’s iconic jewelry, worn by women as a means of powerful self-expression.
“Blue is a very extraordinary color. I always say ‘why do I love New York?’ It’s because the sky is always blue. It’s an extraordinary city because it is old, and also incredibly new. In a funny kind of way, that’s the way you can describe Tiffany.”
“Tiffany—and its famed Blue Box—has always held special meaning for me,” said Coddington. And it has, too, for millions of women all over the world.