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The Best Jewelry and Rings to Buy for Yourself (Augustana ‘19)

If you’re ready to join the ranks of (or already a part of) the 51% of women who buy jewelry for themselves, you’re making a good decision. Wearing necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and other accessories is an awesome way to show off your personality and sense of style. Plus, you can have fun pairing all your accessories together and with various outfits!

Buying jewelry for yourself is amazing because you can choose exactly what you want. You’ll never break up with yourself, so there’s no chance of a necklace you previously loved being ruined by a bad memory. Conversely, wearing the jewelry you bought for yourself is a great way to remember that you’re a tasteful woman who treats herself right.

If you’re sold on the idea that you should treat yourself to some bling, it’s time to figure out exactly what you want. Different people like different things, after all, which can make shopping for accessories a challenge! Read on to learn some of the best jewelry and rings to buy for yourself going into 2020.

Lovely Necklaces

Necklaces are the perfect accessory for accentuating any outfit. They come in limitless colors, styles, and variations. Not only that, but they’re unobtrusive to everyday life and can be worn anywhere comfortably. Read on for some of the best kinds of necklaces to buy yourself.


When you think of chokers, you likely get cringey flashbacks of your middle school emo phase, but that isn’t the only kind of choker out there. Many millennial women have been wearing chokers lately, and in recent years they’ve been making a huge comeback.

You can buy a simple choker made from tiny beads, leather, or charm-laden ribbons. These come in all colors and can be worn with any outfit in any style. Throw your trepidations and preconceived notions about chokers out the window, because you’re guaranteed to find one that steals your heart.

Beaded Beauty

Speaking of beads, getting yourself a beaded necklace is a great way to spice up your wardrobe. These come in all lengths and can feature any bead size you can think of. A small thread of beads may be perfect for classy settings, but you might like something big and funky when it comes to a night at the club.

If you want to have even more fun, there are also lots of beaded necklace ideas that you can DIY. If this appeals to you, head over to any craft store and browse the selection for beads that appeal to you. The possibilities are limitless!

Charming Enchantments

A chain of rose gold (which, if you haven’t heard, is a super en vogue metal right now) with a single charm on it makes the perfect accessory. It’s simple and elegant, shining around your neck without taking all the focus away from your shining face and the radiantly intelligent words that come from your mouth.

Charm necklaces are also cool because you can pick a charm that has significance to you. If you’re religious, a religious symbol might bring you comfort. If not, think about a charm shaped like your favorite animal or a symbol of your favorite book or movie.

Rings n’ Things

People often think of rings as something that a girl needs to be gifted by a significant other, but this isn’t always the case. In fact, lots of ladies have been wearing rings in recent years to express commitment not to another person, but rather to their own self-love and independence. Whether this is the statement you want to make or not, we’re going to tell you some types of rings to buy yourself in this section!

Sterling Silver

Sterling silver is one of the best metals for rings because it goes with everything. It’s literally impossible for the color to clash with any outfit, and since rings are so small there’s no reason they can’t be worn with a gold necklace or watch.

Whether you want a simple or twisted band, a knot, or something set with stones, there’s a ring out there for you. Check out some awesome sterling silver rings for women to see what we mean! They’re classy and can show off your commitment to your own happiness.

Birthstone Rings

Speaking of setting rings with stones, birthstones are an awesome way to incorporate your personality and horoscope into your accessories. Birthstones are cool because, like astrology, they’re often said to predict your personality and events that will happen in your life.

Whether or not you buy into this, it’s a lot of fun! Plus, it’s bound to get conversations rolling with others who have an interest in horoscopes and other fun mystical ideas.

Elegant Earrings

No girl’s wardrobe is complete without a dozen or a hundred pairs of awesome earrings. From classic gold hoops to shoulder-length tassels, you have a lot of options to explore. Read on to learn how to choose the perfect pair of earrings when shopping for yourself!

Studs and Hoops

Stud and hoop earrings are classics—they never go out of style.

Any girl needs a few pairs of these in her accessory box. They can be worn to all kinds of events, from first dates to formal gatherings to midnight adventures in town with friends. Stock up on studs with stones of all colors and hoops of every size and type of metal.

Mismatched Sets

One of the hottest trends in recent months among women has been mismatched earring sets. To some, this means that one stud can be worn in conjunction with one hoop or dangling earring. Others prefer to have one large triangle and one small one, while more still choose to mismatch shapes and colors.

While this trend has the potential for disaster if you don’t do your research, you’re sure to look hip and trendy as long as you put minimal effort and common sense into matching earrings. Plus, most retailers will have already done the job for you—all you need to do is browse!

Lovely Long Statements

Another super hot earring trend that’s been emerging lately is wearing long earrings. This means beaded strings that trail down from ear to shoulder. It means tassels that bob up and down with the curls in your hair as you walk. It means chains and miniature (fake) daggers, too, if you’re into that.

There are so many possibilities to look into here that long earrings are perfect to buy yourself. Because of the diverse selection, it doesn’t make sense to trust others to choose these earrings for you!

Nostalgic Fashion Statements

While necklaces, rings, and earrings are the most popular types of jewelry on the market, they’re by no means the only options you have when you want to treat yourself. In fact, a lot of accessories from past decades are making a comeback.

Read on to learn what these are and figure out how to be nostalgic with your accessories!

Charm Bracelets

Charm bracelets have been making a comeback lately, and they’re better than ever. These chain bracelets can incorporate charms that tell a story.

That story can be a list of the things you love most—cats, books, cups of hot tea. It can be a story of the places you’ve traveled to—Big Ben, Eiffel Tower, Great Wall of China. Or it can simply be a story of who you are—Pisces, an aquamarine birthstone, a bisexual pride flag.

No matter what your story is, charm bracelets have all you need to feel free to tell it.

Hair Accessories

You likely remember the era of scrunchies, and you likely remember it well. What girl in grade school didn’t carry five huge, colorful scrunchies on her wrist everywhere she went? Well, we’re glad to tell you that those days are coming back.

If you want to buy yourself a nostalgic treat that also keeps the hair out of your eyes, getting a scrunchie or a hairband (another fun accessory that’s re-emerging) is a great idea. Make sure to get colors that pair with your usual wardrobe as well as set off your complexion well.

Have Fun Browsing Accessories and Rings to Buy for Yourself!

Shopping for jewelry is fun when you’re looking for a gift, but shopping for yourself is even more so. After all, who knows what you love to wear better than you yourself do?

Now that you know some of the coolest and most fashionable jewelry and rings to buy for yourself going into 2020, check out the ‘fall style report’ tab on our page. Here you’ll get all the latest tips on fashion, accessories, and makeup that accentuates your style.

Have fun with your retail therapy!

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