Pretty + Grit Collab - The Hustle Necklace

 Photo by  Ryan Kell

Photo by Ryan Kell

My taste in jewelry has definitely changed over the years.

Back in the day, I was all about the gaudy costume jewelry.  Big rhinestones, large beads, everything and anything super loud.  Sure, there's still a time and the place for that, but for my every day wear I love sticking to smaller, delicate pieces.

I first connected with local jewelry designer Casey from Pretty + Grit when she launched her business last year.  In fact, she interviewed me on her blog (read my story here!)

I've been a fan of Casey's pieces from jump.  They are beautifully made and extremely delicate looking, yet durable enough to wear every day.  I have a few pieces from her collections and everything has held up beautifully!  I recently reached out to her when I decided to throw a party for my blog's five year anniversary.  I had an idea to collaborate with some of my favorite local artisans to create a special something to celebrate five years of hard work and hustle.  From this idea spawned this absolutely stunning necklace appropriately titled, Hustle.

 Photo by  Ryan Kell

Photo by Ryan Kell

This necklace consists of a 16in chain, followed a triangle that leads your eye down 1.5 inches into a stunning, prismatic simulated opal.  There are a few fun symbolic aspects of the necklace.  First, the triangle is (obviously) made up of the letter V, which is the Roman numeral for five...five years of Nickel City Pretty.  Second, the opal is made up of shimmering shades of purple/blue which reflects my signature blue hair.  Also, the stone really reminded me of a unicorn which is so rad.  Because unicorns are badass.  Enough said :) 

 Photo via Pretty + Grit

Photo via Pretty + Grit

The photos only show half of how stunning this necklace is.  I am SO happy with what she came up with. 

Thank you so much Casey for working with me and creating this stunning piece!

Want to get your own Hustle necklace?  Purchase it on her website HERE

 Photo by  Ryan Kell

Photo by Ryan Kell