Mother’s day is in 4 days!
Diamond Accent Family Pendant in 10K Two-Tone Gold at Zales – $99.99
For all of you jewelry-lovin’ procrastinators out there, here is a quick round-up of Mother’s day coupons that can help counterbalance paying for expedited shipping.
If you know of any more good jewelry coupons to use, please post them in the comments.
And if you’re stumped on what to get dear Mum, Gem Gossip has a great post on stores offering customized Mother’s day jewelry. Birthstone rings and necklaces, name necklaces
At the Cowboy Festival in Santa Clarita this weekend there were some beautiful antique pocket watches at a place unassumingly named The General Store.
I love pocket watches, especially the hunter-case pocket watches with gorgeous engraving like above. However, I have the terrible compulsion to want to open them up and see their intricate clockwork guts. My grandfather, the dumpster-diving and tinkering one, used to take apart and put back together watches for fun, so maybe it’s in the blood.
Thankfully, some highly talented artists on Etsy have made some lovely steampunk rings pairing pretty things with watch mechanisms.
Because She Is My Rose Artful Hardware Ring by COGnitivecreations – $45
Garnet & Sapphire Crown Ring Steampunk Inspired by GarnetandSteel – $65
Ruby Beetle Mechanique Steampunk Ring by 19Moons – $75
After President Obama’s announcement that U.S. forces killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan last night, any fascination with royal happenings across the pond has been whole-heartedly replaced with good old-fashioned patriotism. Go America!
I’ve been reading The Wonder Woman Chronicles Vol. 1. What better way to express joy over American justice than by wearing some Wonder Woman cuff bracelets?
Wonder Woman - An Original American Hero
Wonder Woman Cuffs - Bulletproof!
Lisa Stewart Modern Myth Cuff at Shopbop – $115
Freedom Mega Woven Cuff at Topshop – $40
Anthropologie Olympia Cuff – $32
Aww… so Kate Middleton went with the Cartier “halo” tiara as her “something borrowed” from the Queen. Really, what girl could resist wearing a halo on her wedding day, especially if you are to be wed in an ethereally decorated Westminster Abbey with trees on the inside? Was it me or did this make the shots of the gothic cathedral peaks appear to be the new sky?
So here is the full royal wedding jewelry run-down courtesy of the Official Royal Wedding blog:
Kate Middleton’s Jewelry
- Veil – soft, ivory silk tulle with a trim of hand-embroidered flowers, embroidered by the Royal School of Needlework.
- Tiara – Cartier “halo” tiara, lent to Miss Middleton by The Queen. It was by Cartier in 1936 and was a gift from The Duke of York (later King George VI) to his Duchess (later Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother) three weeks before he succeeded his brother as King. The Queen Mother passed it down to Princess Elizabeth (now The Queen) on her 18th birthday. Only Jewels has done a great post on other royals wearing the Cartier “halo” tiara. Dare I say that Kate wore it best?
- Earrings – diamond-set stylised oak leaves with a pear shaped diamond set drop and a pavé set diamond acorn suspended in the center by Robinson Pelham. It was inspired by the Middleton family’s new coat of arms and to pair well with the tiara. They were a wedding gift from her parents.
Philippa (aka Pippa) Middleton’s Jewelry
- Earrings – floral diamond earrings from Robinson Pelham.
- Headpiece – created as a set with the earrings by Robinson Pelham
Clearly the royal wedding was a huge day for Robinson Pelham Jewellery, a boutique jeweler in London. They did a fabulous job complimenting Sarah Burton’s Alexander McQueen dresses.
Here are couple more gorgeous Robinson Pelham earrings for your viewing pleasure:
Robinson Pelham Moonstone earrings with brown diamond surrounds with black rhodium – £2,980
Robinson Pelham Yellow gold Dragonfly and Twig earrings with grey and brown diamonds in yellow gold – £2,890
See the whole Robinson Pelham earring gallery.
I believe that tiara fever has now reached its historical apex.
What tiara will Kate Middleton choose to wear at the royal nuptials in less than 24 hours? The Duchess of Teck? The Strathmore? The Delhi Durbar? I’m rooting for the George III Tiara, if for no other reason than that a middle-aged British woman stands to win £72,000 if she does.
From left to right: The George III Tiara on Queen Mary, the Queen Mum, the Queen and Princess Anne - courtesy of the Sun
Who will win prom queen on Glee? The teenage tiara lust on that show is almost overwhelming, although it’s been amazing watching Quinn, Santana and Lauren are all going through straight-up Machiavellian machinations to achieve the crown.
Quinn gazing lovingly at her tiara collection. Must be PROM QUEEN!
Who will go to see Disney’s “Prom” opening this weekend? Will there be a prom queen tiara worthy of a Disney princess?
And why has it take me so long to re-listen to Hole’s “Live Through This”?
My kind of prom queen: messy eyeliner, perfect tiara.
So for every would-be princess living on the income of a teenage prom queen, here is some affordable crown jewelry to feed your tiara fever on a budget.
Juicy Couture CZ Heart Crown Studs – $42
Wedding Keepsake Locket by stellasavestheday on Etsy – $112
I Am the Queen Statement Necklace by SSSJ on Etsy – $24
Carrie Mini by FableandFury on Etsy – $26
There is a single inspiration for this site: tasty, tasty jewelry. The kind of jewelry that would be described as “eye candy” by lesser mortals. For those afflicted with a hunger for adornment that is sparkly, shiny, poetic or pure of heart, this sinks in much deeper than the eyes and has more substance and variety than a piece of candy. It’s food for the soul.
I hope this site brings a bit of beauty your way daily and inspires you in some way–whether that is to collect, create, do a happy dance or belly laugh is entirely up to you.
Thanks for participating!