The right piece of jewelry is an essential part of any outfit. Recently I was shopping with a friend, and I tried on a little black dress – a ’20s-inspired silhouette with a dropped waist and some ruffle details. “It’s cute,” my friend commented, “but you’ll have to wear some tough jewelry to tone down the girliness of the ruffles.” She was right; adding a heavy metal necklace made it look much better.
Working in a fairly conservative office, my jewelry is also a way for me to add some edge to my “office appropriate” outfits. While I’ve been known to sport a skull ring or two to a meeting, even a very basic, minimal piece of jewelry can bring add a hard edge to your look, and I’m totally obsessed with subtle but strong minimalist metal jewelry.
I already own one necklace by Osteal Jewelry and it’s quickly become one of my favorite pieces. Unlike the larger crescent moon necklace that I already have (seen above), these stamped brass necklaces are delicate but still maintain a raw quality.
Wolf + Sadie is another brand that nails modern minimalism with their pieces. This stem finger duster ring is somehow both subtle and extreme.
Speaking of rings, Elemental Luxury’s collection is full of gems (both figurative and literal). This Tibetan phantom quartz ring is currently on sale, which makes it even more appealing. I really love the silver cross paired with it in this shot, even if it’s not currently available in their Etsy store.
If there’s one shop that I’ve fallen head over heels for, it’s the Small Beast. These triangular bangles are simple with subtle texture details and would definitely be eye-catching when worn. And I love the aesthetic of their Omen necklace, which also features some delicate rough textures on top of its clean lines.
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have some shopping to do…