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May, 18, 2017

Pink Peonies And A Little Sparkle…

Top: Rachel Parcell | Skirt: Joanna August (also here, similar style here) | Moissanite Ring: Charles & Colvard | Twist Ring: Charles & Colvard | Square Ring: Charles & Colvard | Watch: Michele | Moissanite Bracelet: Charles & Colvard | Nail Polish: Let’s Be Friends by OPI (similar shade here) | Lips: YSL #7 lipstick and Soar liner by MAC

I have my mom to thank for my love of jewelry! My passion for accessorizing definitely started with her! When I was little my sisters and I would watch my mom get ready and the very last thing she would do before walking out the door is put on a pair of earrings, a watch, a bracelet and a necklace. I distinctly remember thinking to myself “I hope one day I’ll have a jewelry collection like my mom’s!”

Over the years I’ve added to my jewelry collection, and most recently I discovered moissanite – a naturally occurring mineral that is recreated in a lab. Charles & Colvard is the original creator of these earth-friendly gems that look like white sapphires or diamonds. Moissanite sparkles more than any other gemstone and  mixes well with my staple pieces that I wear almost every day; my wedding ring, my michele watch, a pair of earrings and occasionally my necklace that has my children’s initials on it. I feel like my outfit isn’t complete until I add some sort of jewelry, which is why today I thought I’d share with you a few of my tips for styling jewelry!

◦ It’s okay to mix and match your metals. One of my favorite watches that I wear A LOT is a mix of silver and gold, so don’t think you have to wear all-silver or all-gold jewelry. It’s fashionably acceptable to mix it up!

◦ Stack ’em. I started stacking my rings about a year ago and I always get so many compliments and questions when I do! I don’t know why I didn’t think to do it sooner; I love how it looks and I especially love to stack thin bands together. Right now I’m obsessed with this one and this one from Charles & Colvard!

◦ Consider moissanite! It really is the world’s most brilliant gem and it’s helping create new standards within the fine jewelry industry. Charles & Colvard’s Forever One colorless moissanite is absolutely gorgeous and I love that they are more affordable than diamond! Try stacking a moissanite band (loving this one) with your other metals.

◦ Think about how you store your jewelry. The moment I started using trays for my jewelry I noticed a huge difference; I was able to visibly see it as I was deciding on an outfit (drawing inspiration from it), I would find things quicker and the best part… nothing went missing! If you have a designated spot for your jewelry and you are consistent in putting it there every time you aren’t wearing it, it will last longer.

Let me know if you have any questions about my jewelry or how I style it! I’d love to hear what your favorite pieces are and any jewelry tips you have. Share below!

xo, Rach

Brought to you by Charles & Colvard.

  1. HERRENDEZVOUS says:

    Beautiful post & loved it!

    XX

    Love, http://herrendezvous.com/

  2. Marta says:

    When I was younger I was a big fan of jewelry but then I went through a phase where I hated it and now I’m back to kind liking it again and I’m trying to build a nice and neutral collection, that I can wear with anything but it’s really hard to find good quality pieces at a price I can afford. That moissanite mineral looks amazing, that bracelet is gorgeous.

    • Rachel Parcell says:

      I think we all go through phases like that. These moissanites really are amazing and more affordable than diamond!!

      xo, Rach

  3. omg you look so beautiful! xx

    cristynottingham.blogspot.co.uk

  4. Rach says:

    I love how the jewelry collection is classic and timeless! Those to me are the most beautiful!

    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

  5. Pam says:

    Aaah, I’m so in love with that moissanite ring♥
    You look gorgeous as always, Rach!

    http://www.pamelayaquelin.com

  6. Amanda Faber says:

    The bracelet is stunning and I’m dying over those peonies!!! So beautiful

    http://www.cahsmereandjeans.com

  7. Taylor says:

    So pretty! Those peonies are beautiful too and I love that nail color!

    Taylor | http://www.livingtaylored.com

  8. Caitlin says:

    Love love your outfit Rachel! Your skirt is darling and I love the pink + white color combo, so darling!
    xo Caitlin
    http://caitlincarol.com

  9. Terrell says:

    Jewelry and sunglasses are my weakness! :) These are some stunning pieces!! I’m all about and have been for many years wearing midi rings. They’re so fun and dainty! Have a great day!

  10. Azul says:

    I’m in love with your Blog! that outfit is so cute! kisses from Uruguay

  11. Arianna says:

    Aside from those peonies being the MOST gorgeous I’ve ever seen…!!!! I absolutely love this post and I’m sharing it with my fiance for future gift ideas :) Thank you for your constant inspiration! xx Arianna
    http://www.blakeandgold.com

  12. La Bijoux Bella | by mia says:

    Love love ❤️ the simple jewelry designs … classy and classically beautiful! :)

    🌸LA BIJOUX BELLA 🌸| By Mia | A Creative Lifestyle Blog

  13. Briana says:

    Wow, those peonies are enormous! So beautiful.

    Briana | youngsophisticate.com

  14. Jordan Bawa says:

    I love how Moissanite is conflict free! When I was getting close to being engaged, I remember how much I emphasized to my now husband, that I wanted diamonds that were conflict free. I have never tried any Moissanite, but find it looks just as beautiful and am now considering it ! Thanks so much for this post :)

  15. Lex says:

    I saw your announcement on your instagram stories about your new memorial day line and rushed over to buy the megan shirt and the chambray shirt but they’re already out of stock :( will you be getting more in?

    littlewhytebook.com

  16. Jalisa says:

    What gorgeous pieces! I’ve never heard of moissanite before, it looks absolutely beautiful and your pieces are indeed percent for everyday wear. I also love the tips you’ve shared on wearing and storing jewelry, so helpful! Thanks for sharing, girlie, and I hope you’re having a great week so far!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    http://www.thestylecontour.com

    • Rachel Parcell says:

      These pictures honestly don’t even do it justice! It’s even prettier in person, seriously. Thanks girl! Have a great weekend!

      xo, Rach

  17. Kay Nguyen says:

    Beautiful pieces of jelwery! They are so pretty and classic <3

    https://www.myblackcloset.com

  18. Davida says:

    The jewelry is beautiful but I just can’t get over how gorgeous those peonies are!!!

    http://vidafashionista.com/

  19. rizelle says:

    what a great article, I my self love fine jewelries when i visited Dubai this January I went crazy with buying golds! I believe they are a forever investments and can hand down to your kids one day. I store my jewelries very well because they are not cheap and every once in a while I make sure to clean it with a satin cloth other than that it looks beautiful and shiny.

    • Rachel Parcell says:

      I bet your jewelry is amazing! I plan to pass down a lot of my jewelry to my daughter too :) It means so much to me! Thanks for commenting!

      xo, Rach

  20. Beautiful jewelry!!! :)
    ❤️️ xoxo,
    Lily | pslilyboutique.com
    PSLily Boutique

  21. Maru says:

    Beautiful jewelry! I love adding delicate elements like this.

  22. Lisa Klinowski says:

    LOVE the hobnail milk glass holder. Is that new or vintage? Can you share where it’s from? Thank you kindly!! (^_^)

    Lisa

  23. Mary says:

    This is absolutely beautiful!! I love the peonies, your jewels, and your outfit! Gorgeous!
    xxoo
    Mary
    http://www.BelleOnTrend.com

  24. Chelsea says:

    I love the sparkly ring! It’s so gorgeous!

    -Chelsea
    http://www.chelseacalifornia.com

  25. The flowers looks amazing! You look stunning
    xx
    Mademoiselle Coconath
    http://mllecoconath.com

  26. Brooke says:

    These blooms are INCREDIBLE! I love when you mix flowers into your posts!

    Brooke du jour
    http://www.brookedujour.com

  27. sophia says:

    Congrats on your new project, it’s perfect in every details <3

    xoxo, Best Wallets for Women 2017

Rach Parcell

In September of 2011 I created Pink Peonies as a place to document the things I loved. Since then, it has become a creative outlet where I share my personal style though daily outfits, beauty tips, home style and much more!

Ever since I was a little girl I've dreamed of creating my own line. After countless hours of working towards that dream, I've finally launched my first collection!

It's full of classic, feminine and romantic pieces that you'll keep in your closet for years to come and wear over and over again!