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What do you wear for daily jewelry?  I saw this question on a message board.  Truly, I didn't even answer the thread.  Just read it and some of the responses and moved on.  One of the people who post on this board frequently wrote me an e-mail and thought this would make an interesting subject for my column here.

At the time I agreed, but for some reason I was actually ahead of myself and had 3 weeks worth of material "in the queue".  But I have been keeping it on the backburner.  

This morning when I opened up my trusty computer here, I decided I really didn't know what to write about-it's happened before, but something usually comes up.  This time what came up was this question-

What do you wear for your daily jewelry?  If I want to be technical (and lord knows where that takes me!), the actual question was:  Do you wear your wedding rings?

Both are interesting questions.  

Finally, I'll answer-yes, I have always worn my wedding band, my engagement ring and when my husband bought me one-I added an anniversary band to the daily wear.   I've worn it swimming, during surgery, walking around downtown LA-doesn't matter to me!  Those three rings mean as much to me as the man who bestowed them on me.

What other jewelry do I wear?  A watch is a must.  Although it's not all that necessary.  Wherever I go there is some way to know what time it is.  My computer is telling me it's 8:19, my cell phone has the time on it as well.  If I'm in my kitchen-I have the clock on the range, the microwave, the coffee pot and if I look due south-the cable box and the DVR and VCR have the time on them.  I also wear one of 3 necklaces.  Okay, I tend to wear them for about 6-8 months before changing them, but I do wear one.  

At the moment, the one on my neck is a silver heart within a heart from Tiffany's that my husband gave me for Valentine's Day.  

Oh, there's my tennis bracelet.  Again, my husband gave it to me for our 25th anniversary and it means a lot to me.  Doesn't matter if I'm making waffles for breakfast or cleaning out the dishwasher-these items are on my body.   And a pair of diamond studs-17th anniversary.  

My husband buys me diamonds with less hesitance than buying food.

I do take off my watch and bracelet to go to sleep, but the rest are on my person.

If you think I'm "dolled" up, you should see my mom!  She wears her wedding bands, her mother's engagement ring, a diamond ring that belonged to her best friend.  The lady had passed away and her son knew my mom would appreciate having the memento.  She also wears a Star of David that my dad gave her as an engagement present.  About two years ago he bought her a diamond heart, so she has been wearing them both.

She wears a watch, but no earring or bracelets.

My sister wears her wedding set, but she has a lot of jewelry, so she changes things daily.  

I don't know how she keeps track.  She's also really good with numbers.  I'm not sure if there's a correlation between being able to do math and making sure all of your jewelry gets equal use, but I thought I'd throw that fact in-I have trouble doing simple equations with the help of a calculator.

And now for your input-What jewelry to you wear and is there a story behind the pieces you've chosen?


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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Sep 26, 2008
    • Hi Carine!

      My husband, like yours, buys jewelry without hesitation. I, however, forget half the time to wear it. I sometimes even forget to put my wedding ring on! But, I really like jewelry.

      He buys me things that match. I’ll get a pair of Tahitian pearl earings and then next holiday I’ll receive the necklace. But I have some things that really mean something to me that I received from other people like friends.

      Just last week I received a beautiful necklace from a friend. I wore it on Saturday and received a lot of compliments. I just received the earings I won on this site (picture to come soon) and I want to wear them all the time because they feel special. I wore the earings all day yesterday while making chocolate. No makeup, old clothes, hair pulled up willy nilly, but by golly, those tangling earings were on!

      Well, in short, I like jewelry. It makes me feel pretty.

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      Almostfive0 wrote Sep 26, 2008
    • I usually always wear my wedding ring depending on how I’m feeling toward my husband at the time. Then I quietly choose to not wear it(silent protest) but that doesn’t last very long and besides, I feel a little naked with out it and so, just as quietly put it back on.

      I always wear my silver ankh (symbol of long life) braclet, it’s very special to me and it reminds me that my life will go on long after I have left this body. Other than that I usually have to have on earrings...again I feel naked without them, and it’s usually my big silver hoops. Hoops should be a staple in any womans accessories in my opinion.  

      When I’m feeling that I need extra protection I’ll wear my turquoise pendant on a silver chain. I love turquoise. It has healing and protective properties and it’s one of my birthstones.
      I also have a pendant that I wear frequently and that’s my Hindu goddess of devotion...also silver. She reminds me to stay devoted to myself, my dreams and my goals.
      As a matter of fact I think I’ll go and put her on now.

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      Amethyst wrote Sep 26, 2008
    • My daily jewelry:

      I always wear and never remove my wedding ring and engagement ring and anniversary band.

      I also always wear a watch, earrings & necklace (which I alternate) and although I have a tennis bracelet, I haven’t worn it because I want to get a safety catch put on it in case it gets lost.

      I also love jewelry and not only good / real jewelry, I also love costume/fake jewelry as well, especially if its ethnic or bohemian-like.

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      Deb Link wrote Sep 26, 2008
    • I don’t keep any jewelry on my person at all times.  I too have a Larimar pendant necklace (gift from my S.E.) that I wear when I go out into society.  I wear it as a protecter from negative vibrations and for its beauty.  It really does help.  I used to wear a watch...had to have one on.  Now I rarely wear one.  I had been told by a healthcare practitioner that wearing anything with batteries or electrical can harm your health.....I believed it so I stopped.  I need all the help I can rally up when it comes to health.  :)

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      Coachmombabe wrote Sep 26, 2008
    • I ALWAYS wear my wedding and engagement rings (except when fully pregnant-which has been a while!). I change my earrings and necklace daily to coordinate with whatever I’m wearing. My absolute favorite jewelry things are vintage, especially pins. In the fall I have a small private jewelry sale from my collection to benefit the organization that I run. I sometimes am sad to loose a favorite piece, but it’s always a blessing to see someone else enjoying it and it goes to a good cause. Besides, Ebay always has lots of interesting vintage jewelry if I absolutely must have more!

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      Leeann wrote Sep 26, 2008
    • I wear jewelry all the time. I sell jewels. I love wearing all kinds of pieces. I like to wear a white tee and a pair of jeans with pearl earrings. I think jewelry can make you feel pretty.

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