Since childhood, I’ve been fascinated by jewelry. Some of my fondest memories are of me trying on my grandmother’s incredible collection of rhinestones, rings, bracelets and necklaces. To this day, my grandmother has such style when it comes to accessorizing. I draw inspiration from her, as I too like to add unique piece of jewelry to otherwise simple outfits. This includes yoga apparel. As a full-time yoga teacher, I wear tights and a tank top everyday, but the sporty athletic look is not for me. I glam up my typical teaching ensemble with a tailored jacket, some bangles, a great necklace and/or a pair of earrings and I’m good to go from yoga class to dinner with friends without a wardrobe change. My ‘yoga-chic’ selection offers some choices for women who, like me, consider jewelry wearable art, but don’t want it to interfere with their daily comings and goings.
The pieces I pulled together are not only beautiful and unique, but also easy to wear.
Here are some of my favorites:
Diamond and Rose Gold Bird Pendant: (pictured right) This piece best encapsulates what I have come to love about yoga as method of self-discovery. In so many ways, yoga has led me to a point where I feel like a bird sitting on the ledge of an open window: indescribably excited about the freedom in front of me, but also a little nervous about letting go and taking flight.
Lois Hill Silk Cord Bracelets: I chose several pieces from Lois Hill’s Jivasukha Collection. Not only is it yoga inspired, but her pieces are elegant and well made. I’m a big fan of these bracelets of sterling silver beads strung with colorful silk cord. I love that each bracelet has a different little charm on it as well. Personally, I would wear them all together, but they also look good separately. My favorite are the purple, orange and blue bracelets.
Sterling silver gemstone bangles are also beautiful. They go with everything and they have such a pleasing sound to them. I have bangles on both wrists, so I would probably wear three of these on one wrist and two on the other, but of course, this set also looks great stacked together.
Studs: The color of the pink topaz studs is unbelievable. They are truly enchanting. Topaz happens to also be my birthstone in November, so I have a special affinity towards it, and pink topaz is really special. But if pink isn’t your color, I also selected a pair of square diamond studs, which I think are pretty cool, as well as these classic solitaire diamond stud earrings. (I should add here that Ice only sells conflict-free diamonds and sources its diamonds from vendors that comply with the Kimberly Process.)
I would love to hear your feedback on the entire collection, so please leave your comments below.
A yoga instructor for over a decade, Yasmin is also a writer, speaker and activist. In 2010, she became the first woman to break the Guinness World Record for the longest yoga marathon lasting 32 hours, raising nearly $15,000 for charity. Yasmin offers workshops and retreats around the world, promoting health, wellness and spiritual progress.
“Jewelry is wearable art. It needs to be beautiful, unique and compliment all aspects of my life, including my yoga practice, role as a teacher and my social life.”