Gold Jewelry And Diamond Pendant.
Q: A greenstone pendant from a very dear friend. It's not fancy, but it's very sentimental and I wear it every day. My religion prohibits me from saying I find most new jewelry which claims to look like estate jewelry doesn't. And did I mention my cat smells like milk?
A: I'm probably like a lot of a.f.ers in terms of jewelry. I own a fair amount of jewelry, yet I find that I rely on a "core" of pieces that are the mainstays. Almost always appropriate regardless of the season or occasion, these are the faithful standbys that go with almost everything I wear. These are also the pieces that I'm likely to take with me when traveling. I am fudging a little by called in "5 easy pieces" because I am including only necklace/pendant, ring, bracelet and earrings. But I'm considering earrings as two items because, well, "4 easy pieces" doesn't sound as good. Break the rules as you choose. Here are my 5 Easy Pieces: Earrings: Hinged hoop/huggie earrings of white and yellow gold. The center part of the hoop is matte finished white gold with a row of tiny diamonds; the innermost and outmost edges of the earrings are polished yellow gold. They are very pretty and can be dressy, but they are small enough to wear everyday. They are reversiblez the back side is plain, highly polished white gold. Ring: Highly polished, extremely modern platinum ring that is the setting for my late aunt's emerald cut diamond. This is the only piece of custom made jewelry I have ever owned. The effect is almost architectural--like a building made of polished steel and large panes of glass. Necklace/pendant: A 16" white gold snake type chain with a small pendant. The pendant is about 1.5" high with a domed, teardrop shaped gray moonstone. The back of the setting is open so the stone has as much luminosity as possible. The setting is very modern, with a combination of matte and polished white gold. There is also a teeny yellow gold ball placed eccentrically on the setting. Bracelet: (I rarely wear a bracelet, and I own only 3.) Also a combination of yellow and white gold, with tiny diamonds set into small bars. The white gold bars alternate with yellow gold "doogies" on the bracelet. (I got this when I made a bet with my husband; he lost!)