I'm a firm believer that if a woman wants jewelry, she should just go ahead and buy it herself. There is really no reason to wait for someone else to buy it for you. In the past, I've bought myself some pretty fabulous shinies with some careful budgeting. Lately though, I've been buying jewelry on eBay. One of my favorite purchases is this pair of earrings (I'm pretty sure they're faux pearls, but I lurve them anyway). I've worn them over a dozen times now, and since they were under $10, they've more than paid for themselves!
Versatile and affordable, what could be better?!