If you’d asked me two years ago, or even a year ago if I liked gold, my diplomatic answer would have been ‘it’s not my thing’. Translation – I thought it looked tacky and garish. Since then I’ve done a little bit of a 180 and fallen completely in love with it, especially if it comes attached to any kind of natural stone.
So I thought today I’d show some of my pieces from my new gold-plated collection. Some from ebay, some from Amazon, and some from Etsy. I do have a few gold plated rings from Accessorize but I’m not going to include them in this post just because, frankly, they’re quite terrible. Not even after two weeks the plating had already started to chip and lift.
My personal philosophy is that I what I buy should last. I don’t like waste. Since then I have found out that I can go to a jeweller and get items gold plated properly, so maybe in a few months I’ll get my Accessories rings plated, but for the moment I just want to recommend the items I have so far which have held up.
Arrow Head Necklaces:
Shark Tooth Earrings:
I’ve got key earrings, skull earrings, leaf earrings, so why not shark teeth? As much as sharks scare the living daylights out of me, I’ve always had a fascination with their teeth. I’ve always had a morbid fascination with things that frighten me so, of course, I thought I’d get a pair of them and wear them.
Roman Coin Earrings:
Out of this whole collection these are probably the ones I am the most excited about. I’ve wanted a pair of them since I was a teenager, so I feel like I’ve ticked some kind of teenage wish list.
Moonstone and Garnet Rings:
Four Leaved Clover & Acorn Necklace:
I’m almost positive that I’ve mentioned these necklaces in one of my favourites’s videos a while back, but there’s no harm showing them again. They’re dainty and have a nice weight to them, especially the acorn necklace. If you haven’t tried out the Estella Bartlett necklaces, and you like dainty jewellery, well then, allow me to introduce you to your newest addiction.