Friday, April 19, 2013
I've never really been much of a jewellery person. I admire it a lot, sure, but I don't really wear much of it to be honest. The only two things I wore semi-regularly were my Ann Demeulemeester feather necklace and a silver nail ring. My brother got me a Pyrrha necklace for Christmas this year, so those are the only three things I really wear on the regular.
Lately I've been moving from admiration to actual purchasing. I picked up a hammered ring from Werkstatt:München and a malleable tin ring from Goti. Unfortunately, after only two wears of my Goti ring, I took it off in a public bathroom to wash my hands and left it there. I hate that sick feeling of losing something. I hope whoever picked it up (instead of turning it in to the lost & found) is enjoying it. I really loved that ring, so I am probably going to replace it soon. And stop taking my jewellery off to wash my hands.
(can I just say how much I miss calgel? I stopped getting my nails done to save money, but I do miss it)
Hot on the heels of those two purchases, I have made a little list of things I want to add to my small jewellery collection in the future: a few more rings that will have to be custom made in smaller sizes and a leather bracelet from Werkstatt:München, a necklace and an amazing pair of Ugo Cacciatori earrings that are way beyond my budget, and some pieces from Montreal line Pearls Before Swine that have been on my list forever. The more complex leather and silver Goti bracelets are completely stunning, but way beyond my budget as well.
One more thing that is way.... way.... wayyyy beyond my budget, but that I covet just the same, is this stunning necklace from Rick Owens. I had seen pictures of it online, but upon handling it in person it far exceeds my expectations. The large transparent link, which I had previously thought could be lucite or resin, is in actuality quartz (!!!), and is paired with a solid gold link attaching it to the silver chain. The price of this baby competes with domestic compact cars.
It's safe to say I would be on suicide watch if this was lost in a public bathroom.
Thank you to Nicholas at Rick Owens New York for the images!