Monday, June 7, 2010

Dropping By

Hello. Sometimes I stop by my old haunt and see what's been doing since I left; I marvel at the odd spam comments that have taken over like so many weeds in the cracks of a building and I get a little misty at the new comments, people who have taken the time to post even though it's been over a year since I last wrote.

Here's an update: I got a job shortly after my last post, and at first I was filling a position meant for two people, so I was burnt out and tired and only wanted to look at jewelry, not talk about it. Then we moved. Then I got engaged. I've been wedding planning a bit, or as much as I can without getting sucked into the vortex that is known as the bridal industry. It overwhelms me, so I even try to stay away from the computer for recreational use, because I somehow end up feeling hopeless as I look at pictures of some perfect garden wedding, where the bride found the perfect use of old aluminum cans and used paper towels.

If you are wondering, we got engaged in Cooperstown, NY over Thanksgiving (2009), first in local (and excellent) restaurant Alex and Ika, and then recreated in front of Babe Ruth in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Fella's original idea was to get down on one knee in front of the Babe's statue, but they had moved him from the lobby to somewhere inside and, after two visits to the Hall of Fame in my lifetime, I was content to get a manicure in town while he browsed. The ring was his grandma's and vintage, of course, from the 30's. The camera pooped out last year and instead of buying a new one, I waste my money on Victorian rings, so you'll have to take my word when I say that it's awful pretty. And I cried.

And that's where I've been. Now let's get back to it. Just because I haven't been blogging, doesn't mean I haven't been bookmarking beautiful things and trying to pay for them by skimping on the caterer! These are for summer, for warm nights when you don't have to wear a cardigan, for earrings that graze your bare shoulders, for the sun still shining when you leave your cubicle for the day, for wearing bright colors since the days are so long:


Art Deco 18K White Gold, Diamond and Emerald Dinner Ring, $595




Antique Style Jade, Coral, Pearl, Lapis and Turquoise Earrings, $49.99




Petite Cobalt Peacock Cuff, $32 (We got one of these for my soon-to-be-sister-in-law and she never takes it off)




Natural Blue/Green Turquoise & 10K Gold Ring, $95





Lisa Levine Slinky Brass Necklace with Mixed Stones, $147.20



I hope you have been well.

28 comments:

WendyB said...

Hey lady! Lovely to hear from you! I miss you. Let's have dinner/drinks asap.

eep! said...

well congrats for christ's sake! do you watch say yes to the dress? bc i do, and i don't care for weddings or bridal stuff at all. that whole industry is like a car wreck. i can't look away.

Delaney said...

Hi! Glad you dropped by again. Congrats on the engagement and job. Gorgeous jewelry, as always

Heather said...

I really like the peacock ring.

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natali said...

amazing jewlss!!!

fashion herald said...

Congratulations! The wedding shiz is overwhelming, I gave up pretty fast on the perfect wedding thing. I always thought I'd spend all my $ on a dress, and then I wore my mom's!

REBEKAH BROOKS said...

Oh my gosh, so beautiful. I love that Art Deco ring! We carry a couple art deco rings in our shop but none so extravagant and wonderful!! Congratulations on the wedding, so happy for you.

suzanne antique lover said...

I adore the antique ring!

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these pieces are so inspiring

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I really like the art deco ring, the colours are lovely, good find!

beauty said...

the peacock ring looks rare, although there are some that looks the same but not exactly I really like it

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Love the peacock bangle! Gorgeous!

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Fashionistas said...

I love the necklace and the color combination. It look so timeless.

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