November 9, 2011
One of my closest friends from Pittsburgh has always been obsessed with large statement jewelry. Additionally, her favorite word to reference to this style of jewelry is "chunker". Whether it is a massive bauble necklace or giant ring, it always described as a type of chunker. I immediately adopted this phrase because it is a.) hilarious and b.) a very appropriate description of her style of jewelry. Since I also love statement jewelry, we always look forward to hearing about each others latest finds. This past weekend, I picked up my newest chunker piece when I was in Hoboken, NJ, where my boyfriend and several of our friends live. We had some time to kill and he had remembered passing a "funky crazy jewelry" shop that he thought I might want to check out. The name of the storefront is Aaraa and it features gorgeous and unique handmade Indian jewelry pieces. Luckily for him (and me) there was an eclectic antique shop attached to Aaraa, which kept him distracted for a good 20 minutes. I perused the tiny storefront a few times over since there were so many gorgeous pieces to choose from and decided on a pair of glitzy bronzed earrings. The muted color makes them simple enough to wear everyday but since they are so large, they can certainly dress up any outfit. I couldn't resist sharing my chunker find with everyone so I snapped a few pics of the jewels. If you too are a fan of large obnoxious jewelry and are ever in the NYC/Hoboken area, I highly recommend checking out Aaraa. Do you have any chunker pieces of your own? Please share!