Tuesday, July 31, 2012

mother's day gift

I never got to share my very first mother's day gift!  To commemorate this momentous day, I received a 1920's white gold pendant with 3 princess cut sapphires and 1 brilliant cut diamond.  I like to say that the 3 sapphires represent my daughter, my husband and myself and the diamond represents her birth month, April.  This of course was a happy coincidence (I was actually inspired by the pendant I missed bidding on from ebay), but makes the piece feel even more special to me, like it was meant to be!  Measuring only 1.5cm x 1cm, this tiny pendant has become my every day necklace and is a nice reminder of my daughter every day while I am at work and missing her dreadfully.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Jane Austen's ring

A ring owned by Jane Austen was auctioned off earlier this month and sold for nearly 5 times it's resale value... a testament to the continuing love of this magnificient author!  Such a perfectly simplistic ring, very Jane Austen!  I can't even imagine what it must be like to own something of hers... I am sure many Austen fans are day dreaming about this piece of jewelry, I know I am.