Free, good-quality jewelry is surprisingly hard to come by in Second Life, at least compared to the relative ease of finding free outfits, shoes, and hair. People seem to expect to have to pay a lot of Linden dollars for jewelry, and that’s simply not true! Let me show you some examples of beautiful earrings, necklaces, and bracelets that you can pick up for nothing!
First, two of Second Life’s best freebie stores do carry jewelry. Here are some examples of necklaces and earrings I picked in the jewelry section at The Free Dove (please click each picture to see it in a larger size, and to get a brief description of each item Vanity Fair is wearing):
There is also some nice jewelry to be found at the excellent freebie store on the Ajuda SL Brasil sim. Note in particular the Nina choker by RxK (larger image below), which is simply perfect if you need to cover a skin tone mismatch between your mesh head and mesh body (for example, a Genesis Lab mesh head with a dollarbie version of the eBody Classic mesh body). The Nina choker comes in four different colours, each in either silver or gold.
Finally, there are a few other spots to pick up some free jewelry, if you know where to look. One such place is the OXIDE store, where at the entrance you can pick up no less than 12 free sets of earrings and bracelets! Seven are free gifts if you join their group subscription board (for free), and another 5 are vendor panels where you pay only L$1 and immediately get it refunded to you! Here are three of the sets of lovely colour-changeable earrings from OXIDE (please click on each picture to see it in a larger size):
And, if you teleport to the Regency Ballroom, they offer a beautiful silver and ruby jewelry set by J&W Jewelers for free! (I don’t know what happened to J&W Jewelers, they had a huge store and they just suddenly disappeared off the grid!) There’s also a lovely free red and silver ballgown to match, and even a free tuxedo for the male avatars! (I have noticed that many ballrooms in SL often have free formal outfits for men and women at their entrances. These ones are particularly nice freebies which you should pick up.)
And there you have it—some of the best free jewelry in Second Life!