I’m a creature of habit, and one of those habits is wearing the same jewelry always. It got me thinking: what everyday jewelry do you wear most? I’m obsessed with layering delicate gold stacking rings and feminine necklaces and I’m sharing a few tips for how to layer those rings and necklaces with ease.
The Everyday Jewelry I Wear Most
I am undoubtedly a delicate ring girl. Stacks of delicate gold rings for days. I started with one or two simple gold bands, and from there the collection just sort of grew. Obviously I wear my wedding ring and wedding band on my left hand every day; and a few years back, I added my mom’s ring to the stack. (My Dad gave my mom the ring when she had me, and when I had Scarlett, she gave it to me. I love it, and never take it off.) I’ll also sometimes add another delicate gold ring to the stack (love this one from Catbird), for a little extra drama. Told you I like to stack my rings up high.
How to Layer Delicate Gold Stacking Rings
Because I like my jewelry simplified, all of my rings are made of real gold. (The same concept works for sterling silver.) As much as I love costume jewelry, I’m not the best about remembering to wear it. With rings that are real gold and/or silver, I can sleep in it, shower with it, basically never take it off, which suits me perfectly, and allows me to wear layered rings day in and day out without having to remember to re-build my stacks each morning.
The yellow gold that I gravitate towards also feels a bit vintage and classic, and the thin bands keep them subtle.
My favorite go-to companies for delicate gold rings are Catbird and Bittersweet NY. These Bittersweet NY letter stamp rings are my favorite for collecting special memories – right now I have one that says “Scarlett,” one with her birthdate, one with our wedding anniversary date, and one that says, “Glitter, Inc.” I have and love this Catbird heart ring, teardrop ring, twisted ring, threadbare ring, V ring, and hammered ring. I also love adding these Catbird delicate gold memory rings to break up stacks with a lot of texture and as knuckle rings.
I want to add the tomboy ring to my pointer finger, stat.
How to Layer Personalized Necklaces
I wear a gold personalized nameplate necklace (similar here) with the words “Scarlett Everly” for my little girl. It’s light enough that I can also sleep with and even shower with that one. I got this nameplate necklace a few years back when Jennifer Meyer did a collaboration with BaubleBar.
I also layer a longer chain with a few charms and wear it every few days. My charm necklace is costume jewelry, but it’s light and fun and layers beautifully. I actually fell out of the habit of wearing long necklaces for a while because babies and necklaces don’t mix. (It took years to get Scarlett to stop eating my necklaces.)
Update, 2022: With baby number 3 on the way, I think I’m finally going to splurge on a Maya Brenner Asymmetrical Letter Necklace to add to my layered gold necklace stack. Stay tuned!
Pssst … want to know what we’re having? Right this way!
You may have noticed that I’m rather shy around these parts. I haven’t been super comfortable on the other side of the lens for a long time (here’s why, in case you’re curious), and as a mom, I’m always the one snapping pictures of Scarlett. Back in December, my friend Merritt helped me come out of my shell just a little bit, and took the prettiest family photos for us. As we were wrapping up, Merritt said to me, “Come on, it’s your turn!” Admittedly, I was awkward, but she helped pull me out of that shell and I love the result.
What I’m Wearing: MAC Lipstick in Diva // Free People Lieutenant Ruffled Shirtdress (similar available here) // Spanx Luxe Leg Blackout Tights (Similar here) // Free People Joe Lace Up Boots // Vince Coat (similar)
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Photography by Merritt Chesson for Glitter, Inc.