The lovely people at invaluable.com got in touch with me for an interesting collaboration. ‘What are your most treasured pieces of jewelry?’ they asked, ‘what makes them so special? What is the story behind each piece?’

I am a jewelry hoarder. A total boho at heart, my collection mainly comprises of silver, lucky gemstones, chunky beads and quirky artifacts. If the house was on fire, I would have a tough time narrowing down on what to run out with. However, there are a few trinkets that have a sentimental hold on me, and I also happen to wear these pieces most often. This post gives you a brief glimpse into my treasure trunk.

my most treasured pieces of jewelry

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If you’re following me on Instagram, you might recall that a certain grey box in the mail got me very excited this week. It was my very first set of goodies from Judith Hobby Clothing! box judith hobby

Packages in the mail always get me excited!

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I’ve always been a sucker for mythical luck-enhancing talismans and the healing powers of gemstones, so it’s no surprise that I’ve accumulated quite a few pieces of the gorgeous Mediterranean Hamsa jewelry. I wear a tiny silver Hamsa as a charm on my silver bracelet, I have an antique-style Turkish Hamsa ring, and my latest buy is this huge silver Hamsa pendant embedded with semi-precious stones (it’s just under 10 cm in length! I love huge statement jewelry pieces).

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I have always favored big bags over small. It makes practical sense in my world. My ideal bag needs to fit in a truckload of things; my wallet, makeup stash, ipad, sunnies, and preferably have a separate compartment with easy access to my phone and keys. It also needs to accommodate sudden trips out with bubby (think baby wipes, water bottles, snacks).

To top it off, it needs to be super stylish and pretty light-weight (I’ve had bags that weigh down on my poor shoulder even when empty).

On the right is a compilation of leather totes I loved from Pinterest. I love the look of worn leather. It has a rustic worn-out charm and manages to look great with anything. The hunt was on, I needed a high quality leather bag that could easily take me from the boardroom to a day out with my toddler.