Top 10 Fun Jewelry to Collect
Written by: Catalogs.com Editorial Staff
April 27, 2011
Filed Under Fashion
Contributed by Missy Nolan, Catalogs.com Top 10 Guru
Diamonds and pearls are beautiful, yes- but they’re also a bit boring.
At least that’s what you keep telling yourself, since you’re too busy paying rent and the electric bill to splurge on a necklace that costs almost as much as your car.
That’s okay. You can have nice things one day- like when you retire. Until then, focus on enhancing your appearance with fun pieces of jewelry like the ones below. The best thing is that you can build your collection a piece at a time.
Here are my top ten fun jewelry to collect:
10. Chunky bracelets
Brighten up a basic black or white tee with a few bright and chunky plastic bracelets. Buy one in every color and wear whichever ones match your mood, not your outfit, that particular day.
There’s nothing more fun than a charm bracelet. Collect charms related to hobbies, jobs, and vacation spots. You can find charms for just about any sport, as well as charms for moms and grandmas. Bored with the current charms in your collection? Swap with your friends.
8. Seasonal and holiday jewelry
Santa earrings and pumpkin bracelets? Yes, please. You can also find jewelry for every season — a pair of snowflake earrings with a snowman necklace this winter, and flip flop charms to your silver charm bracelet when summer rolls away. Check your favorite online jewelry sites or your local mall for seasonal and holiday looks for kids, ladies and more recently, even for men (about time they were included, right?)
7. Slap bracelets
All trends eventually come back around, right? Even if slap bracelets aren’t cool again yet, they will be one day. In the meantime, build up an awesome collection that will make all of your friends jealous. Who else do you know with a hot pink leopard or fuzzy green slap bracelet? Nobody, you trendy little thing.
6. Candy Necklaces
Embrace your inner child with sweet, colorful candy necklaces that taste as good as they look. Buy them by the bucket full because they won’t last long and you will want to share with friends. You can also make your own necklace with a thin strand of licorice and your favorite types of circular candy.
Share your love of America, baseball, or music with a funky pin. Pins are available in a variety of sizes and styles and look great on hats, shirts, and jackets. They are fun to collect and a great conversation starter.
4. Cocktail rings
Do you love to stand out in a crowd? Deck out your hands with flashy cocktail rings. Not for the meek, an extensive collection of cocktail rings is a must-have for anyone who enjoys being the life of the party.
3. Gaudy earrings
You know the ones- giant Christmas ornaments that light up, 6 inch neon hoops, fluffy feathers, or palm trees that graze the top of your shoulders. Every woman needs a collection of loud, over-the-top earrings. Even if you just wear them to annoy your coworkers or embarrass your kids. If you love them, it’s all good.
2. Glow in the dark jewelry
Want to make sure you don’t lose your friends at the bar? Wear a piece of glow-in-the-dark jewelry. If anybody tells you it’s not Halloween, ignore them. They don’t know what’s cool.
1. Engagement rings
You need one from Bobby, one from Tyler, one from Marcus, one from Lamar, one from Justin … just kidding. Diamond engagement rings are NOT something that should be part of your jewelry collection. Stop being such a heartbreaker.