|Would this be a nice addition to the jewelry box? For more swoon worthy pieces from Ippolita.|
You may recall that I lost all my jewelry, save for the single ring I was wearing, when we were robbed a little over a year ago. You may also recall that Charlotte was referred to by the gendarmes in their official report on the incident as “a German shepherd, but not a guard dog,” which was a very good thing.
I’ve moved on, although I still cannot help feeling bad about the beautiful things I once owned that were my mother’s or MRFLIF’s mother’s, or my engagement ring. . .well, you know. Everything was, most of all markers of sweet memories, and they would have been passed on to Andrea and then Ella.
|What’s not to love?|
My best friend sent me a gorgeous cabochon ruby ring by FedEx the next day. I wear it all the time and think of her. She gave me the best gift of all, a precious memory. Andrea gave me a pair of gold hoop earrings, again another priceless souvenir. MRFLIF said, “Here, take my watch.” I refused, but I do borrow it from time to time.
|I’m particularly attracted to the multi-colored gem stone cuffs. They would go with everything wouldn’t they?|
I think at some point I may buy myself a simple gold bangle. I really loved my Cartier Trinity bracelet which was sitting on my bed table next to my Tank watch and my Mauboussin sapphire guard ring, but they are quite frighteningly expensive. I don’t have any plans to replace anything because I now love jewelry in an abstract sort of way, as opposed to a desire to acquire.
With that in mind, I thought it would be fun to fantasize. Let me set this up for you: He walks in the door and says, “Ma cherie, please buy yourself all the jewelry you have ever seen that you think is beautiful. Start by category, bracelets first. Here’s my credit card. Have a good time.”
Your response is not, “Oh, no I couldn’t.” It’s: “Thank you darling; I’ll see you later.”
Then you jump in your car and drive to La Place Vendôme or a similar location in your environs that offers one-stop bijoux shopping.