CHATELAINE PAVE BEZEL NECKLACE, STATEMENT EARRINGS, 14mm RING, 9mm RING, CLASSIC BAND RING: (c/o) David Yurman

DRESS, HEELS, CLUTCH: Shopbop

As a little girl, I was always attracted to my mother’s jewelry. I would hide in her closet for hours gazing at the intricacies of her pieces – the shapes, the colors, the metals – until she would find me draped in her jewelry and say, “Stephanie! What on earth are you doing?!”

Eventually, she would sit next to me and explain where each piece came from as we put everything away in her jewelry box. “This broach came from my mother’s collection.” “Your father bought this necklace in Europe.” “This gold bangle was from David Yurman; a gift I bought myself.” “I found these rings at a flea market.” “These earrings are real – DO NOT TOUCH.” Sigh, I’ll never forget those drop diamond earrings…

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