Statement jewelry -- bold rings, flashy necklaces and piles of bangles seem to be staples of chic wardrobes everywhere. There is a much more subtle trend on the rise that you may have not noticed: sentimental jewelry. Sentimental jewelry is especially nice because it adds a soft personal touch to any outfit. Sentimental jewelry is like wearing your own personal scrapbook. If you start your own charm necklaces and bracelets you can add to it whenever you choose to commemorate an event. Sure, you could turn to your mother and grandmother for them to pass down their trinkets, but if they are not willing to share, we have a few options that you can pretend were passed down for generations. Here are a few that we like.
This Forever 21 charm bracelet ($6.80, forever21.com
) will become a conversation piece no matter what outfit you add it to.
This Juicy Couture ($92, juicycouture.com
) charm bracelet is perfect for the girlie girl. A crown, a huge diamond ring and a bow -- what more does a girl need?
What girl could say no to anything that came in a little blue box? This Tiffany & Co. 1837 charm bracelet ($550, tiffany.com
) is a bit pricier, so it's one bracelet you might actually want to pass down.
This gold-over-silver Ying Yang multicharm necklace ($49.99, target.com
) is so fun that you can't help but dress it up or down.
A simple charm necklace ($38, macys.com
) like this one adds a sentimental yet antique feel to your outfit.
Wearing a chunky charm necklace, like this Betsey Johnson Ski Bunny Multi-Charm ($57.50, 6pm.com
), is a good way to add drama to your outfit while allowing your personality to come through.