Since I can remember I have been completely obsessive over jewelry. Whether it be the painted noodle necklace I made when I was in pre-school or the white gold diamond heart necklace my grandparents gave me when I turned thirteen. I love it all, not just necklaces. I love earring but I most of the ones I like don't agree with my ears. Huge costume jewelry from forever 21 and thrift stores. It has always been my favorite accessory.
One of the things I used to do when I would stay with my grandma is go through her jewelry boxes. She has an entire dresser full of it. They are all neatly packed away, each in their own box, tin or velvet bag. This made it kind of like unwrapping presents, never knowing what you might find. My cousin and I would do this for hours and wear every single ring we could find, stacking them up high on our short fingers.
Playing these games with my cousin and grandma it became very clear as to what kind of style of jewelry I tend to gravitate towards. Shay would always have my grandmas huge crystal necklaces and gold and silvers, anything shinny really. Shay is very girly, pretty and has always been a princess. I would look for the oldest stuff my grandma had. Things from the 60's, hemp, copper and colorful beads. She had this really neat white pendant that was a flower, and in the creases it rubbed off to reveal copper and the middle of it was a pink and gold libra scale, I loved that necklace.
My taste today seems to have not changed so much but maybe matured a bit. These days I spend time looking at wedding porn, (pictures of weddings), and fantasizing every detail from the colors, the cake to of course what starts everything, my engagement ring. There are so many options out there and so many things to learn about when looking for a ring. I mean did you know there are not just white diamonds, they come in chocolate, canary, pink, black? And who says it has to be a diamond? You could go with a sapphire like Kate, or rubies, emeralds, moissanite!
I was just wondering if given unlimited funds, would you know exactly what you wanted? I personally do not, all I know and that I am glad it comes down to the man in the end.
Feel free to respond. I am very interested to see what you come up with.