A recent trip to Texas got me thinking about the beauty of the unexpected. The Lone Star landscape is one of startling contrasts: vast plains of sienna soil punctuated by bold flowers and shining towns. On the way out of town, I stopped to buy a parting gift: a silver cocktail ring, set with a de rigueur Texas turquoise stone.
Other than this new gem, my jewelry wardrobe is something of a desert without its bright blossoms—I’m sorely in need of some color. To ease my transition from the world of pale rhinestones and diamonds, I’m looking to Vanessa Mooney and Marc Jacobs earrings for simple, classic designs. Once I’m acclimated, I’ll graduate to Juicy Couture rings and Gemma Redux necklaces for a luscious, large-scale statement.