Well why don’t you?
Lately I have had a lot of thoughts about jewelry. I’m randomly investigating ideas and concepts about jewelry and I don’t have any straight answers, still working on a strategy or will I ever have a strategy because so much sentiments are involved in this subject?
This is coming from me, one of the most pragmatic persons ever, I used to never ever change my jewelry. Imagine, I was wearing the same earrings for 15 years… Well nowadays I find it hard to believe but it’s the truth. And even if it has changed I still find the whole subject intriguing…
Let’s start with one of my thoughts – How do you do with gifts? I mean you receive a jewelry as a gift given to you with love and consideration but, there’s a big BUT, you don’t like the style of the jewelry. What do you do?
Do you go back to the giver and ask for a receipt to swap it? Do you wear it anyway and realise that you’re stuck with it for a long time… I mean if it’s something fancy and expensive how could you just let it sit in the jewelry box not being exposed? I wouldn’t be able to do that. Jewelry are meant to be worn and it becomes part of you and your appearance.
Also wouldn’t the giver be starting to wonder if you didn’t wear the gift?
I’m thinking that the most true answer to giving a jewelry to someone is to chose it together and consider the process of choosing as the most lovable thing to do. Whoever the gift is for – husband, wife, kids, friends, lovers whatever – and in that way assuring – a gift of love worn with love!
On the picture you see a gift from my husband that I received when my son was born 16 years ago. I’ve worn the bracelet from George Jensen ever since, sometimes as a solitary and sometimes with a couple of thin stackables. I think I made a hint to my husband about the shop and the style, but I’m not sure it’s a long time since…