Today's "My Jewelry Memories" guess is Rose Cuell. Her answers are really fun to read and I would LOVE to see the jewelry she mentions. Thanks Rose for such a fun response!
PH: What was your favorite piece of jewelry when you were growing up? Why?
RC: A pair of clown shaped earrings, because I thought they where very original and colorful. I also loved a 101 dalmations necklace my dad bought me once. Now I found them both ridiculous.
PH: What is your favorite piece of jewelry now? Why?
RC: An H. Stern charm I won on a magazine contest. There was only one charm and the question of the trivia was "if you have to chose one piece of jewelry for keeping it the rest of your life what would it be." I wrote a small essay about a bererber necklace i bought in a trip to Morocco, and how it reminded me the amazing time I had, and how that trip made me feel like if there where no limits. Two months later I found out i was the winner. I was Thrilled!!
PH: Who has influenced your jewelry tastes?
RC: Sherry Seraphini and Heidi Kumli. I have seen (and made) jewelry waaaay different since I knew these designers.
PH: Do you have a favorite memory involving jewelry?
RC: I spent a whole summer in Zacatecas, a Mexican town leaning how to work with silver. I was in love with a guy who was living there by the time, and I have the best memories of that summer.
PH: When you choose jewelry, what factors do you consider? (price, fashion, emotional ties, etc?)
RC: I'll say I consider the styles that I like: huge, bold and colorful necklaces, even if they are a trend at the time or not. And about price: If I can afford it i bought it.
PH: What jewelry trends do you like?
RC: Huge necklaces, turquoises and seed beads, pearls, bib necklaces, and everything tribal, very ethnic stuff. I have a lot of Moroccan and Mexican pieces that are artisinally made. Hate? Really fine jewelry, gold, and very branded styles (such as the typical Tiffanys heart), hoop earrings, and everything that involves to much bilng bling.
PH: If you could have any piece of jewelry in the world, what would it be?
RC :A Ranajana Kahn necklace. I also loved some of the jewllery collections of Oscar de La Renta and Marni.