Q: Well, the wedding set is always going to be the same, yes? (My mother
was the only person I ever knew to have multiple wedding sets (one
gold and one platinum). That seems crazy even to me.
So, you've got a wedding set, and it's either white metal or gold
metal. Then how many watches do you need to go with it? I have five
or six--a fancy antique white-gold and diamond one for evening, a
silver tank watch with a black band for business meetings, and a few
silver-and-semiprecious stone ones for every day. (I will point out
that I was lame enough to forget to take off my tank watch for my
wedding, which just makes me cringe every time I see that big old
black leather strap in the wedding pictures...) Am I somehow lacking
in the watch department (other than my hideous wedding watch
A:I have the original set, of course, but what got me going on collecting was losing the diamond from my original soldered set. So that meant I *had* to buy a plain band. Then I had to replace the diamond in my original set, and I went with a mine cut to replace. So then I had to have a brilliant in yellow gold with tapered baguettes to go with the plain band, and then I needed a white gold set. I, for instance, cannot remember ever going out and buying jewelry; the jewelry I wear has either been inherited or a gift. So I have pearls, a variety; I have diamond studs; I have gold bangle bracelets and gold hoop earrings, some of which go back 25 years. I absolutely can't find a bracelet unless it is a plastic thingie for twelve year old girls, my wrists are so small. It's all a matter of your style. Some people wear the same classic pieces because they have sentimental value and if they are truly beautiful, they go with absolutely everything. A girlfriend always wears a gold locket with two photos inside, two very special bracelets, her wedding ring and diamond studs.