The Perfect Everyday Necklace

A woman can be overdressed, but never over elegant.
— Coco Chanel

I've been searching for the perfect, everyday necklace for years now. Not kidding - YEARS. Unless I'm getting dressed up for a specific occasion, I don't wear much jewelry. So when I started seeing celebrities wear those barely-there gold and rose gold necklaces, I knew what my soulmate looked like. Of course, that was the easy part. The hard part was finding it.

I very rarely make impulse purchases. Instead, I will spend an unreasonable amount of time waiting for stars to align for the things that will stay with me for years. And so my search for my necklace began, during which I ran into two problems:

  1. Finding jewelry companies that made delicate, barely-there jewelry. I kept coming across bulky chains and large charms. They just weren't right.
  2. Finding jewelry companies that made delicate, barely-there jewelry that I could afford. Even when I managed to find the perfect necklace, they were $1,000 and up. No. Thank you.

So when I happened upon a boutique in Miami called Eberjey, I nearly yelped out loud with joy because there it was! The perfect, delicate, barely there rose gold necklace at a price I could afford. At $325, I had to have it. So I did what any girl would do who has a boyfriend that couldn't decide what to get his girlfriend for Christmas: I went home and told my boyfriend, who couldn't decide what to get me for Christmas, that I found the perfect necklace. Having helped me with my years long search for said necklace, the first words out of his mouth were "Let's go get it."

And so here we are! I've been wearing my Ginette NY 18 carat rose gold necklace day and night for almost three months now. It's perfect: it's a delicate accent to my neck and collarbone area and it gives my every day look a touch of elegance. According to Ginette NY - discreet yet striking.

So now onto my next task: finding the perfect every day bag for my photography gear. Sigh.