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Hasn't affected me yet.  I wore three Tahitian necklaces to lunch today. Pile them on...

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Being retired, I don't wear jewelry as much as before because I don't dress up as often and I participate in different activities.  Over the years I switched from buying lots of small stuff to saving my money for 1 nice piece now and then which I purchased from the local goldsmith.  Some pieces I saved quite a while for. 

 

I go to the gym now instead of working with weights at home. I am more regular with my exercising because I'm not exhausted from working all day. I have the time to go when it's not busy so I actually enjoy it. And I have more time to go to the boarding barn and spend time with my horse, too.

 

None of these activities are conducive to wearing nice pieces of jewelry.  So I wear my jewelry less often. Still love the stuff I have, though.  And will hand it down to my nieces and godchild someday. 

 

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Nuttin’ better than denim and DIAMONDS!

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@SilleeMee wrote:

I mostly wear earrings these days. I once loved to wear necklaces but since I had neck surgery they bother me terribly.  Bracelets...I used to wear lots of them, stacked even. But now with my hands being so severely disabled, I can no longer put them on by my self and I live alone. It's so nice getting old.Woman Tongue


 

Growing older is what  we make of it.  Personally, I am so happy for the wisdom I have gained through the years; it's just a shame that I didn't have more of it when I was younger and so badly needed it.  One thing I've learned through the years that "things" are not what makes me happy, but people.  Save a lot of money too. lol!

 

A joyous Christmas season to all the special ladies here!

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@kalli wrote:

Being retired, I don't wear jewelry as much as before because I don't dress up as often and I participate in different activities.  Over the years I switched from buying lots of small stuff to saving my money for 1 nice piece now and then which I purchased from the local goldsmith.  Some pieces I saved quite a while for. 

 

I go to the gym now instead of working with weights at home. I am more regular with my exercising because I'm not exhausted from working all day. I have the time to go when it's not busy so I actually enjoy it. And I have more time to go to the boarding barn and spend time with my horse, too.

 

None of these activities are conducive to wearing nice pieces of jewelry.  So I wear my jewelry less often. Still love the stuff I have, though.  And will hand it down to my nieces and godchild someday. 

 


Congratulations on your exercise routine, Kalli...best gift you can give to yourself as long as you are able.

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I enjoy wearing the jewelry I've got but have no interest in acquiring more.  There are no "holes" in my collection.  I no longer even watch jewelry shows.  I've got pieces I've never worn.

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Mid 60's here. Since I retired, I never wear jewelry, unless I'm going somewhere. I do wear earrings & my watch when I am running errands & such, but nothing else. When I was married I never took my wedding ring off, now I can hardly stand to wear a ring for more than a few hrs. 

 

Same with clothing. When running errands or just at home, I'm in jeans & t-shirt-no make up. I LOVE retirement,lol.. 

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I get into jewelry "moods" that last several months.  I'll go with a style of jewelry, then decide that I really should sell a bunch of things that I don't really want anymore, then lo and behold, I'll get in the mood to wear those things again.

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I haven't hit 60 yet but my body has changed , and I can't wear what I used to.   In a word ...  arthritis.

 

No more necklaces, even fine chains, because of compressed discs in my neck ... can't do it.

 

I have RA and can't wear as many rings as I used to.  My left hand ring finger is still a 7, but my right ring finger is probably close to an 8 now and all the right hand rings no longer fit.   Not sure what I want to do about that .... not all of them can be re-sized, and even if I had them stretched to a size 8, there's no guarantee they'll always fit in the future!

 

So ...........   I wear bold, but not over-sized, earrings and bracelets .... and have some new watches purchased over the last few years.   (You can always wear earrings & bracelets).  Just can't get rid of the rings, many of them sterling.

 

I'm curious ........     Is anyone donating their old "costume" jewelry .... or just letting it sit in jewelry boxes?

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It is not that I do not like jewelry, I have just never worn a lot.  I have very sensitive ears, so any earring even a stud bothers me and they usually become infected, so I no longer wear earrings, I cannot wear a necklace I have that tag on clothing itchy, scratchy thing going on, and this is what happens when I try to wear a necklace also.  I do wear a wedding band on occasion, but no longer every day, my fingers swell so much that I had to buy a larger size, but the days they do not swell my rings actually fall off, so I am not going to risk losing it.