28 May 2010

are they real...

i've gotten quite a few mails about my shiny fingers over on design mom.




none of it is too terribly precious in terms of money. but if you're talking about shimmer quality? it's all pretty dear. and if you're whispering about how much it all means to me? i'd have to whisper back that it's priceless.




i wear my wedding and engagement stuff on my pinkie because i really don't believe in a ring finger. passive aggressive? party of one? your table's ready. that star sapphire was actually my mother-in-law's engagement ring. even though she has two daughters of her own, she. gave. it. to. me. and she's still alive.

i know.

i always tell uncle sugar that only good people can see the star, and then i hold it at a dark angle. this cracks me up every time.

one more thing. do you save your shimmer for special occasions? or is every day a special occasion? i hope you choose option b. have a sparkly weekend. catch you later, friends. xoxo.

13 comments:

LouBoo said...

Hi Karey...I like your explanation! I am lucky I have a husband who has over time, bought me some lovely jewellery and I do wear alot of it day to day. Sometimes people just want to have a closer look. Whether they were bling or not, you are right; they are priceless.
Louise x

likemamusedtobake said...

I wear my engagement & wedding rings every day, that is why they have paint splashes, little scratches and possibly flour or pastry or other such baking remnants stuck to them. They never leave my finger as I would feel a little incomplete without them at this stage. They did cost a bit but are worth much more to me than that and I am not too precious about them as that would remove the enjoyment of wearing them. My other trinkets and bling are worn in rotation depending on my mood on any given day. My mams motto was 'wear them and enjoy them' and she was so right.

kathleen said...

i think you need a bit more sparkle.

Boy Crazy said...

i LOVE that sapphire. And I did wear my shineys daily, but I kept scratching my babies with the rock -- it's set high or something? So while every day is a special occasion, I only pull out the solitaire for an evening out.

-elizabeth

Melissa de la Fuente said...

wow. That says so much about you. She gave it to you, wow. You know what? I am so not surprised and it is beautiful. I adore that you wear your rings wherever and whenever...oh, and I am most definitely option b! For sure! Love your sparkle darlin, it is gorgeous!
xo
Melis

Kristin said...

I didn't even notice the star when I first glanced at the photo, but then after I took a closer look, there it was. LOVE it.

I try to keep my sparkliest pieces out so I remember to wear them for more than special occasions. I see nothing wrong with donning a little bit of sparkle for a trip to the grocery store or a playdate at the park. ;)

Jill said...

Oh I love sparkly jewelry... I wear mine every day... it makes me happy to look down and see the pretty twinkle of my diamonds.

And your sapphire... gorgeous. Simply gorgeous!

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

wow, that sapphire is amazing! and i'm a sparkly allllll the time person. well most days.

then there are other times when all you want is to have nothing at all!

hope you've had a great weekend treasure.xoxo

Vintage Simple said...

I love that she gave it to you - and I'm not surprised.one.bit.

I'm not sparkly like you, but I'm sparkly in my own way... ;)

Hope you're having the best weekend, Karey.

xoxoox,
-maria

paula said...

If I had any I would wear it daily!

The Lil Bee said...

I mean, could the damn thing BE any bigger?! Big ups to Uncle Sug! {And, on a girly note, they are all stunning!}

{t}ruffle said...

that god-awful rock is just that swarovski he bought me ages and ages ago! i think he learned his lesson on 'spensive baubles after he bought me a rolex after esme was born...

and i cried for weeks.

i'm still trying to lose that damn thing. xoxo.

Blues said...

Sounds like you got lucky with your mother in law you sparkly thing you.