Forget the subtlety of matte gold – it’s all about polish and shine right now. I’ve been having a real ‘90s moment lately, and this in-your-face luster is exactly what I want. You don’t need gemstones when your gold shines just as bright! I like mine so polished that I can see myself in it (hey, if I’m wearing my compact, that’s one less thing to carry!). Here are the most brilliant golds on Net-a-Porter:
Maiyet Ring ($620)
A simple design from the Cruise 2013 collection with gorgeous Maiyet curvature that relies only on its lustrous glow. Shiny chic!
Anita Ko Cat Mask 18-Karat Gold Ring ($3,300)
Halloween may be over, but you can wear your masks year-round. This ring is fun but also kind of spooky – and shined bright enough to last nine lives!
Jennifer Meyer 18-Karat Gold Leaf Necklace ($1,375)
Celebs love Jennifer Meyer (and her Spiderman hubby), and they’ve her signature leaf design a popular mainstay. I’m not normally crazy about a ball chain, but the polished finish gives it a refined look.
Gucci 18-Karat Gold Horsebit Ring ($2,395)
Another signature motif, Gucci’s horsebit is shined up and ready to ride! This wraparound ring will take you all the way to the finish line.
Hoorsenbuhs By Robert Keith Dame 18-Karat Gold Diamond Link Ring ($6,000)
I know I said that you don’t need gems with polished gold, but that doesn’t mean you might not want them!