I love my readers, they are every bit the fabulous brilliant empowering women and fashion-forward men that a girl dreams of. Yesterday, one of my favorite San Francisco start-up princesses sent in the following question and suggested that I start a series on DMD where I answer readers’ real life questions:
Start-up Princess: I have a question that may seem dumb to you b/c you talk about real jewelry… but I wanted to know what the best jewelry USB would be to get. One that has lots of storage space but also looks totally gorgeous and not cheesy like I’m 17.
JZP: Your question is not dumb at all, I’ve actually spent years looking for a blinged out USB. Sadly, even when I find some really good-looking ones they end up falling apart or breaking after a few uses. In terms of durability of USB drive and quality of crystals, I hate to say it but Swarovski is the most dependable out there.
Swarovski 4GB Crystalline USB key, available here
Swarovski 8GB USB lock in jet hematite, available here
. FYI Hematite is a dark grayish/black stone, it looks slightly darker than the photo in real life.
The Swarovski USBs above are a bit more reserved, as reserved as a crystal encrusted USB drive can be I suppose–but there are some quirky ones out there that I am quite fond of as well:
I know you said NOT 17-year-old schoolgirl but I think this robot one is amazing and it comes in 32GB. It reminds me of something you would find in Collette in Paris–its got that “I’m a sophisticated but whimsical adult that doesn’t take myself too seriously” vibe going on. Available here
These USB cufflinks are borderline cheesy but I really think the difference between pulling it off or instigating eye rolls is in the execution. Available here
I think as far as jewelry USB goes, most of the options out there are pretty offensive. Your best bet would be to go with either a plain Swarovski one or opt for a sophisticated fun one like the robot. Hope that was helpful.
Big Kiss and Bigger Diamonds,