“I got my ears pierced when I was born,” exclaims Claudia Mata, W’s Accessories and Jewelry Director. “I’ve worn jewelry my entire life!” That said, the baubles she gets to play with now are far more extravagant than those she had as a little girl in El Salvador. While she’s visiting the showrooms of some of the world’s most exclusive jewelers, traveling the world to preview the latest watches, or styling shoots for the pages of W, it’s not unusual for her to come across some amazing stuff. “For this year’s Oscars Ceremony, I tried on all the jewelry that actresses were choosing from for the awards,” said Mata. “Including a ten-plus carat ring at Harry Winston!” [next slide]. Click through for a peek into Claudia’s world.