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How Do You Do Jewelry?

Being of South Asian decent.. jewelry to us equates to gold. When you are born your family gives you gold. Have a bar mitzvah like welcome to puberty celebration? Gold. It not always jewelry, it can be gold coins as well. Even boys get gold. It is saved and collected for the big day, our weddings. All those gold coins are then used to make jewelry to give both your daughter and daughter in law when she gets married. This is a big deal, it is often displayed during one of our many many wedding events so that guests can ooh and aah over it. Now I know it sounds very over the top but in most South Asian families women didn't work, many still don't. The tradition of giving gold started as a security net for the girls, if faced with hard times, a cruel husband.. death of a husband.. in the end she would at least have this gold to get her out of a difficult situation. Times may have changed but the tradition for giving gold is still prevalent.

All through my youth I hated the idea of wearing gold.. made me feel old. Instead I wore glass bangles and silver anklets and chunky earrings.. It lessened a little after I got married... lessened a bit more after D was born (babies pull on everything.. I thought he was going to rip my ear off). I don't have someplace to be every day.. and I am not really one to dress up to buy groceries and run errands. So my jewelry wearing has really minimized. I haven't bought costume jewelry in forever.. but I have finally embraced wearing some of the gold jewelry I do have.

Currently rings are my favorite.. I would make a horrible hand model..





I love rings with a unique design, a gem stone gives a pop of color which is always a great thing.. Some unique gold rings I found.

Some more incredibly gorgeous rings I found here.

I have never been one for thin delicate rings but these make me want to give them a try.

The detail on this one is incredible.

What kind of jewelry do you wear?
 
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43 comments:

Chatty Crone said...

I love that first one especially - ring - it is so unique. I know friends who do the same as you.
Now for me honestly - I wear a watch and wedding ring. Have left them both off during Covid tho - not sure why.
Your hand is pretty!
sandie

Jennifer said...

These rings are beautiful!

Jennifer

Curated by Jennifer

karen said...

You have pretty hands and the rings are lovely. I like small plain rings when I do wear them.

R.ChamberofBeauty said...

I love all the rings. The first one is my favourite!
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Kelly said...

All of your rings are beautiful and gold looks so good with your skin tone! I prefer silver.

I love jewelry, whether costume or the real deal.... but these days all I wear is one particular necklace and, if I'm leaving the house, earrings. I do remember those days with babies when I couldn't wear hoops or anything dangly.

Polyester Princess said...

Those rings are gorgeous, Hena, I'm glad to hear you have started wearing them after years of neglect! xxx

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

You have some gorgeous rings! I love rings of all types! I'm pretty basic and wear the same necklace and my wedding set pretty much every day (lazy!). I change my earrings and that's only if I'm going out. I loved learning about your South Asian traditions about gold!

Debbie said...

i am definitely not a jewelry person. i have MAYBE 3 rings and the only one i wear is my wedding ring. no watch, no bracelets, no nothing!! your rings are really beautiful. i like the blue stone, sapphire is my birthstone!!

i also never "dress up"!! i think i have the same number of dresses and no dressy pants outfits. i am a super casual girl!!

Elephant's Child said...

There are some truly lovely rings there.
My father worked in silver (a hobby) and I still prefer it to gold. I also love unique and individual pieces - and have a weakness for emeralds and moonstones.
I rarely wear rings though - earrings all the way. I could wear a different pair every day for a year I think.

Rach said...

Wow, these rings are GORGEOUS!!

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Suzanne @ The Bookish Libra said...

Your rings are so beautiful. I love the designs and the colorful stones. I don't wear much in the way of jewelry these days as I've found over the years that some metals, especially silver, give me contact dermatitis. I have a few simple pieces that I stick with: an opal ring because opal is my birthstone, my wedding band, and a pair of diamond studs.

Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom said...

These rings are so beautiful and each one is unique!

Carrie
curlycraftymom.com

Laura B said...

You have an incredible collection of rings! These are all so gorgeous! I am in love with the first one especially! You really have a great eye!

Jodie's Touch of Style said...

That's so interesting about the history of gold that way. I have to admit that I've been wearing rings more and more lately...and I love them.
XOXO
Jodie
www.jtouchofstyle.com

Veronica Lee said...

WOW! The rings are really beautiful, Hena!

Happy Tuesday!

stylefrontier said...

I must say that your collection is so gorgeous! I love the first one

Doused in Pink | Chicago Style Blog said...

Thank you for sharing the history on wearing gold! Your rings are absolutely beautiful!

Jill - Doused in Pink

Emmylou said...

These rings look great, Hena:) I'm not into jewelry too much, but I don't mind wearing rings and bracelets. I do tend to lose them though which is why I don't wear fancy ones. Would't mind these rings though:D

Jeanie said...

Those rings are beautiful! When I worked, I wore more jewelry. Now I sometimes forget to put in my earrings and sometimes when I have them on, don't change them for ages. I always wear a small bracelet Rick gave me in copper, silver and gold. Or maybe fake silver and gold! But definitely copper, and a small necklace from him that is a circle that used to have a lot of teeny diamond chips, most of which have fallen out. I've only taken that off for Xrays since the day I got it!

Sparkles and Lattes said...

Those are very pretty rings. I am very into rings right now as well.

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

I tend to prefer fine jewelry but haven't worn any jewelry during the pandemic because ewww germs and it's less things I have to worry about cleaning when I get home from being outside.

Anonymous said...

These. rings are beautiful! I am a huge ring wearer, so glad you. shared these.

simply styling said...

Gorgeous rings, each one is so pretty ! I thank you for sharing a bit of your heritage too. I love learning and I think it's amazing that GOLD is given as gifts.

ALLIE NYC said...

I was the same when I was younger. I didn't like gold and only wore silver. In fact I got my ears pierced and when I switched to silver after the first set of gold earrings they pierce your ears with my ears turned black as I was allergic. I let them close up as I did not want to wear gold. Now I love it!! These rings here are gorgeous!

Allie of
www.allienyc.com

Mica said...

What beautiful rings, especially that last one! it's nice you have been able to rediscover and wear them again, and it's so interesting knowing the tradition and history behind the importance of gold! :)

Hope your week is going well :) It's turned into a rainy one here!

Away From Blue

awhite said...

Your rings are gorgeous- so unique! I'm into pieces with personality, just like these. :)

-Ashley
Le Stylo Rouge

R's Rue said...

I love rings.

Red Rose Alley said...

Oooo, those are cool rings. At one time, I was really into rings, but now I just usually wear earrings and bracelets. For some reason, your blue ring spoke to me; it's simple and pretty. That first one is unique and lovely as well. I think aqua goes with your skin tone. : )

~Sheri

Amy Johnson said...

Wow! Those rings are gorgeous! I wear all kinds of jewelry, and even though I wear rings they are my least favorite because I have to constantly put on lotion and then I have to take the rings off to do that. My hands also tend to swell and then it's hard to take them off.

Shauna Crymble said...

Love all these rings! They're all beautiful!

Aidan Brogan said...

These rings are pretty especially the first one.

jeanne christine said...

So pretty! 3rd one is my favourite!

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Stefanie said...

These are beautiful rings you own. Chinese culture loves gold also and jade. I wear a jade bracelet that doesn't come off. My maternal grandmother got it from my paternal one because my maternal one used to help take care of me when my parents went to work and my paternal one still worked. My paternal one got it during one trip to Asia. My maternal kept in an oilskin bag until I wanted one. I probably asked for a jade bracely in my early twenties.

Liz Hinds said...

The first one is my favourite. So beautiful.

Morgan said...

These rings are absolutely beautiful! The first one I think is my favorite it is so eyecatching!

Veronica K said...

Emerald and gold is a great combo, absolutely stunning!

Bryn said...

Beautiful rings - you have wonderful taste! Gold jewelry is so effortlessly elegant and chic!

Cole Geiss said...

Rings are great! Would make a great gift for any occasion!

Ben C. said...

Thanks for the article and the suggestions. I feel rings are the perfect pieces to complement any outfit and can really make a statement, like the ones you've chosen.

Unknown said...

Those rings are so beautiful! I love gold jewelry. Thank you for your suggestions! I definitely think they would make great gifts!

Dera said...

I just adore these rings! They are the perfect statement piece. Thanks for sharing!

Delilah said...

Hey,
I get not liking gold at first. I used to be a hardcore silver fan but there are just too many adorable gold options out there. Gold looks lovely on you! My favorite is probably the last one, it looks so regal.

Unknown said...

my family is also very in to gold. It took my a while to understand why, but I love it now and think gold jewelry really helps enhance my outfits! All those rings are beautiful!

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