I love jewelry, but aside from the very lovely engagement ring on my finger, my fiancee is basically hands-off (and neck, and wrist, and ears) when it comes to buying me gems – not that I’m not spoiled in other ways by him! That’s why I always keep an eye out for brands that marry standout style with a savvy price point – such as Los Angeles-based shop 1929Galore. Designed by the ridiculously talented TeQuia and named for a combination of her & her sister’s birthdays, this fantastic site is stacked to the rafters with amazing, affordable, pieces that run the gamut from timeless to trendy, including TeQuia’s own handmade ‘Boutique Collection‘. I spent a goooood long time on there to pick out my ten favourite pieces with the intent you’ll send a few links to your hubby for Valentine’s Day next month. Good news – 1929Galore is pretty familiar with shipping up North, so rest assured you won’t see lofty fees when you go to place your order.
Amor Necklace – $55
I have a borderline obsession with rose gold at this point, so this necklace immediately caught my eye. Add to that the oh-so-chic rhinestone-inlaid Spanish word for ‘love’ and you have a real keeper – for Valentine’s Day and beyond. I especially love the slightly longer length for a modern touch.
Arrow Bangle – $20
I have a fixation for arrowheads for some reason, so this plated bracelet (which is also available in silver) caught my eye. I love the openness of the top and how eye-catching it is when actually on your wrist – such an unexpected use of the accessory. Plus it’s adjustable, meaning it’ll fit everyone from your little sis to your great aunt Myrtle. Check out the matching rings while you’re at it!
Every Necklace – $25
Tribal flavour marries street style with this blingy spiked necklace. Available in five shades, this is an easy statement maker that doesn’t come with a ginormous price tag. The beveled coloured rhinestones add a cheery pop of colour to an otherwise fierce piece.
Love Around Me Ring – $15
Another love-ly piece that’s perfect for Cupid’s Day next month, this simply script ring is available in both gold and silver. Slip it onto your ring finger as a shining promise for that blooming relationship you’re currently in, or even gift it to one of your best single gal pals or siblings as a reminder that love doesn’t just come from having a man.
Mixed Layered Necklace – $30
This piece I love simply because while it may look loud will all those layers of gold & black beads, it’s actually extremely versatile. Make it the centre of attention by wearing it over a simple solid coloured dress, or layer it under a blazer and over a tank for a daytime look. The style frames the face beautifully and works with just about any woman’s wardrobe, young or old. Love.
Initial Studs – $12 each
I’ll admit it, there’s something sort of preppy cute about wearing a pair of old school initials in an unexpected way. While it feels a little juvenile in some ways – like something the queen bee would do in high school – it also kind of feels quirky and fun too. And luckily for me, 1929Galore carries ‘B’ studs. Plus the price is pretty unbeatable!
Fan Necklace – $18
There’s something that feels almost Aboriginal about these triangle pendants made from slats of resin beads. The striking coral and teal variations are set off by crisp white and dappled gold for an eye-catching decolletage decoration, plus the long length makes them uber versatile. I love the idea of one of these tucked into your Mother’s Day gift, alongside a complementary blouse or cardigan.
Zodiac Bracelet – $55
Wear your star sign with pride with one of these chunky zodiac bracelets (also available in silver). Each pendant features the traditional zodiac symbol + your actual star sign name for those not so much in the know. Consider this a fun birthday gift, especially for a single gal pal that wants to broadcast to those cosmically-minded soul mates out there whether or not they’ll be a perfect match.
Zayla Earrings – $18
Don’t fear colour. It’s your friend, I promise. Especially when found dangling from your ears with one of these art deco meets the techno age pair of earrings, available in three showstopping bright and bold juicy colours. The price point makes them absolutely perfect as a birthday gift for your gal pal – and ensure no one else will snag the same thing.
Dove Ring – $15 each
These glitzy rings look light as a feather – perhaps because they have a delicate dove cut right out of them. Available in both silver and gold to suit any lady’s jewelry wardrobe, I like that these are still super eye-catching without being gaudy: the abstract shape is just unusual enough to catch the eye without being cumbersome to your day-to-day living.
Did I mention that 1929Galore isn’t just about jewelry? Nope, it’s actually got a whole boatload of fun accessories and is expanding into clothing as well – be sure to take a perusal for yourself and don’t blame me if your wish list starts to get a little uncontrollably long. In the meantime, I’ve got some swell news: I’m giving away two pieces of 1929Galore’s awesome jewelry to one lucky winner! Here’s how to enter:
1) Leave a comment by February 13th with the two pieces you’d pick if you were chosen as the lucky winner. Feel free to browse the 1929Galore website for inspiration!
2) Entries are limited to one per person / per email address / per household (or more if you score bonus entries). A random draw will be conducted on or around February 14th to select the winners, who will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in their place.
3) Entries are limited to Canadians that have reached the age of majority in their province. Quebec is not eligible to participate in this promotion.
4) Bonus Entry: There are TWO ways to pick up bonus entries into this giveaway. The first is to follow 1929Galore’s creator TeQuia on Instagram at Quiaslife. The second is to follow 1929Galore on Twitter. In either case, make sure you drop your username(s) in the comments below so I can credit you your bonus entries!