The sterling silver of today isn’t exactly like that passed down baroque dinner service for 12 you never use but still have to polish. For one thing, it is probably got some nickel in it ,which will limit the need for that paste and polishing cloth , but unless your grandmother was from Mexico (like one fifth of the world’s silver) or a friend to Georgia O’Keefe you might not have inherited this love of silver jewelry. I, on the other hand, whose grandmother’s mothers hailed from beyond the pale, came of age in the sixties when silver hoop earrings and an armful of shiny bangles were de rigueur. I have not looked back. Sure, gold in all its’ many colors is splendid and rich but slightly tarnished , well worn ,and often really old silver is what lights my fire.
Far out is what these simple handmade hammered“Hippie Hoops” convey. Wear them to you next Stones concert or when you watch Woodstock on Netflix for the 3oth time.
Remember the ID Bracelet engraved with your initials or his name that you proudly wore, even in the pool during 9th grade? Well it is back and this one is just “so.” Substantial enough silver to be his and cool enough to be yours. We suggest leaving out the monogram, because you already know who you are. Now a medic alert bracelet is another story– it should have your name on it.
A personalized pinky ring by David Yurman is so much cooler in sterling silver than “part of the patriarchy gold” and you can have so much fun deciding what your signature should be.
These brushed silver chips by jewelry/sculptor Ted Muehling are the perfect combination of new world metal meets a more primitive shape. They dangle and project light and you can wear them for weeks without flinching.
Don’t leave the house without a silver bangle or three. In this case a tubular cuff of shiny stuff is collection worthy but hurry you arms aren’t getting any longer.
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