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Do you wear much jewelry especially after retirement.....

I will not leave the house without earrings but that is about it.  I have a bunch of jewely (not expensive) but just don't bother with it.  When my neck started getting older I did not want to bring attention to it with a necklace and I rarely wear a watch except to church since I have my phone.  I rarely wear a ring because my hands seem to be in water so much and always applying hand lotion or hand disinfectant.  When I worked I wore more.  I do like a 30 inch or more long necklace with plain tops.  

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Re: Do you wear much jewelry especially after retirement.....

If I'm just on a grocery run, no, but for most everything else, yes.

Over the years, I've accumulated some very nice pieces and I enjoy wearing them.

I have a pair of 18K twisted hoop earrings purchased from the Q many years ago.   They are my mainstay because fashion earrings will irritate my ears if i wear them more than a few hours.

 

I'm in my "I shall wear purple" stage of life, I enjoy wearing what makes me happy

 

I retired May 2018

 

Honestly, I don't care what my arms, neck or legs look like.   I'll wear what's comfortable, but appropriate.  I often see very elegant looking much older ladies who wear appropriate shorts, sleeveless, v-neck garments with confidence, without regard to a little roll or flab or liver spots.   I want to be one of those ladies.

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Re: Do you wear much jewelry especially after retirement.....

I prefer much smaller jewelry than is currently in style right now. A pendant necklace - like a cross etc , one ring along with wedding bands and a bracelet or watch. I notice here in Fl. in the summer I don't see much jewelry - just too hot to have things hanging on your neck etc.

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Re: Do you wear much jewelry especially after retirement.....

I only wear earrings & a watch, occasionally, a ring. I have tons of Carolyn Pollack jewelry, I wish I could sell. It makes me sick, thinking of the money I wasted on jewelry, over the yrs. 

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Re: Do you wear much jewelry especially after retirement.....

I retired 2 years ago and always wear earrings and sometimes a pendant.  I haven't worn a ring or bracelet since I retired. 

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Registered: ‎10-04-2010

Re: Do you wear much jewelry especially after retirement.....

Mostly around the house on some days, it could be bracelets and a necklace with my rings and earrings. I love jewelry but I don't look like the gypsy's you see on t.v. It is too hot to wear much on many days now, so earrings and rings are more on the usual side. 

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Re: Do you wear much jewelry especially after retirement.....

Since I wasn't allowed to wear jewelry at my job, retiring has opened up a huge door of opportunity to buy jewelry. I own more now than I did when I was working and I wear it all the time.

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Re: Do you wear much jewelry especially after retirement.....

I wear lots of jewelry when I am going somewhere but not at home.  I used to wear lots of jewelry.  I had a ring on every finger, that was because I could not make up my mind which one to wear so I wore them all.

The only thing that stays the same is that everything changes.
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Re: Do you wear much jewelry especially after retirement.....

Most days if going out shopping, lunch, etc., I wear my wedding ring, color-coordinated earrings, ring, bracelet(s), and a long silver necklace. I buy CP, JR, and AW rings the most.  Due to arthritis on my right hand some of my beloved rings can no longer be worn.

 

I still want to look nice since retirement (Feb 2016) because I’ve invested in a lot of jewelry (reasonably priced) through the years.

 

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Re: Do you wear much jewelry especially after retirement.....

I am not retired, but I don't wear much jewelry these days. Yes, earrings, but I am in an understatement phase at the moment. Sometimes all that jewelry looks so contrived.

 

I am really dressed up when I throw on a bracelet - understatement as well.