" I have this jewelry box that I don’t really use anymore
because it broke but I was like maybe I’ll try and fix it. I tried to fix it a little bit with this
binder clip and some glue. It’s just a
cheapy thing from Urban Outfitters that I bought when I was 18 and I was like
this is so cute! Isn’t it funny when you
look back and you’re like what was I thinking?
Like this is hilarious. It’s a
Chanel ring that I bought when I was buying all of this Chanel jewelry at one
point in my career as a collector. My
Chanel phase must have been when I was about 18 or 19. Some of it was gifts and some of it I bought
for myself. These earrings I found on
Ebay and I was so in love with them and like these have to be mine. It was one of those things that at the time I
was like I’m gonna love them forever and they’re gonna be so important to me
and then a week later I’m like I don’t really care about it. My boyfriend at the time bought me this
Chanel necklace. I can track all of my
exes through jewelry. Even the ones that
didn’t give me jewelry I can remember what I wore when I was with them. Like
this whip ring from Kiki de Montparnasse was from an ex.
It’s sterling silver with rubies.
They have whips that you attach to it and he was gonna buy me one but
then we broke up. I got this Hermes cuff for an anniversary.
It’s suede and you can see what it was once like on one little part of
it. It was this bright pink and it was
so pretty. It’s so destroyed but you
know it’s a sign that it was really well loved.
I wore it a whole lot. I also
have a collection of mini switchblades.
My dad gave one to me and one to my brother and I stole the one from my
brother because I was like you’re gonna lose this so I’ll hold on to it til
you’re older. Luckily he forgot about
it. I wore one on a necklace for years.
I go through
so many phases.
I went through this phase where I wore all Victorian jewelry. I would
buy it at estate sales and online. I had one of these Victorian pearl
when I was a kid that said Miranda inside of it. As a kid my name
wasn’t super popular so
whenever someone found something that had my name they would buy it for
me. My grandfather found the pearl collar at a
flea market and bought it for me. I left
it on a lamp one night and it burned so I bought this one on Ebay to
it. Ebay is a goldmine for me. My whole life is Ebay. I just got a
happy ten year anniversary email
from Ebay the other day and I was like oh my god this is the longest
relationship I’ve ever had! This was my
great grandmother’s lion pendant and she gave it to me because I’m a leo
she was. This was my grandmother’s charm
bracelet and I think that there’s a sister bracelet to it that actually
charms but this one doesn’t. I used to
wear this with these two gold bangles every day and one of them fell off
at Black and White and I went to the bartender and I was like look if
find it call me and he called me as I was leaving the bar and he was
found it but it’s destroyed and I was devastated. This diamond ring is
amazing and it’s like
100 years old. My grandmother’s
grandmother gave her this when she turned eighteen and my grandmother
to me when I turned eighteen. I have
this gold and opal Victorian ring but I’ve heard that you’re not
wear opals if they’re not your birthstone.
I met this guy when I first moved to New York who is an opal miner from
Australia. Every time he comes to New
York he has like a safe with him of these huge, incredible opals. He doesn’t believe any of the superstitions
about opals. This cocktail ring I bought
for myself for my 21st birthday.
It’s gold and sapphires and such a neat shape. I used to wear it a lot but I don’t wear much
gold anymore. Most of my jewelry is gold
because I went through a major gold phase. During
my gold phase I also wore a lot of rosaries because I’m a bad Jew. I think everyone goes through a rosary phase
as a coming of age thing. This glass
rosary is definitely the oldest thing I have.
This is from Italy from the late 1800s and my great grandmother brought
it over to America with her. In came in this
amazing silver case, which I now use as a pill case.
Recently I went through more of a silver phase. This horse hair bracelet is one of my
favorite things. It’s from California
and I definitely wore this everyday with the silver Pamela Love claw earring. I got this earring twice because I lost one my first one and had to buy it again because I loved it so much. This cuff is Elsa Peretti from Tiffany's and I literally never take it off. I love all of her stuff. I found this
turquoise and silver ring. It was at a
guy friend of mine’s house and he was like, 'I don’t know, some girl left it here'
so I totally took it. I feel like a lot
of my jewelry has been found. This
silver and black necklace was my dad’s and my mom’s and my parents fight over
it all the time. My dad claims that he
bought it for my mom and my mom claims that she bought it for herself. And it’s really a funny argument because I’m like
who fucking cares it’s mine now!"