One item that’s been on my wishlist for quite a while now is a longer pearl necklace. But I don’t want just any old demure pinky-extended-four-o’clock-tea pearls. I want some pearls with presence, pearls that dance to the blues and ride in a convertible with the top down, pearls that are more Basie than Bach.
Earlier this week, Duchesse posted about Priceless Imperfections pearls, and after perusing the website, I’ve found my ideal pearl necklace. But, drat my timing, between paying last year’s taxes and saving for this year’s vacation, we’ve put ourselves on a spending moratorium. So I’m really glad that last month I jumped on these faux Gerard Darel beauties from luxcouture.com. Aren’t they fun?
I’ll confess now that with the exception of my engagement/wedding ring, my Wendy B “Diana” necklace and a gold chain or two, almost all my bijoux are of the costume variety. I covet and admire many pieces of the real stuff, but for the most part, les bijoux faux seem to fit my life and style a bit better. There’s less worry about loss and theft, and far less guilt about picking up a little something new when inspiration strikes.
What’s your jewelry style, faux or real or a mix of both?
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