A Spring Bouquet

21 Mar

A Spring Bouquet

It's spring and the world is exploding with color. Just yesterday I walked by an azalea bush bursting with the most beautiful, vibrant pink flowers you've ever seen.

I find myself reaching back into the recesses of my wardrobe to drag out my spring clothes and finding… well, finding that I wore them out last year, or they don't fit (too many bagels, too many rounds of dessert). I need color, vibrant color, and I need it fast.

When I have a craving like this, my quick fix is to do a little online shopping. And I always start in the easiest-to-fit category: jewelry.

Neiman Marcus can always be counted on to have a beautiful collection that's perfectly overpriced. I was rewarded immediately by finding a pair of XL Wonderland Teardrop Earrings on their site. Pictured above, they're an absolute knock-out.

Made of faceted blue rock crystal over mother-of-pearl, the stones (such as they are) are set in sterling silver. Ippolita Rostagno, who designed them, has incredible taste, and it is for this taste, evidently, that we are expected to pay $895.00.

After staring at this number for awhile, I grab my car keys and head out… to the grocery store, where I buy a fabulously beautiful spring bouquet. Total cost? $15.99.

My ears may be unadorned, but my kitchen table looks bright and cheerful. Spring is here at last.

Photo above is from NeimanMarcus.com.

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No Responses to “A Spring Bouquet”

  1. Fine Jewelry March 24, 2010 at 8:55 am #

    With spring approaching the suns rays on the Jewelry will really bring out it’s beauty, and the price does not have to take a toll on your pocket!!

  2. iluvm March 22, 2010 at 12:29 pm #

    They are certainly beautiful stones and have a milky/misty look to them but at $895 they may as well be in a fog. A long way out of my price range but very nice never the less.

  3. Jewelry April 17, 2010 at 4:29 am #


  4. Pakistani Jewelry March 23, 2010 at 1:52 am #

    They are certainly beautiful stones and have a milky/misty look to them but at $895 they may as well be in a fog.

  5. Santa Barabara Jeweler March 22, 2010 at 12:54 pm #

    The right piece of vibrant jewelry really brings out the feelings of Spring!

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