I was invited to an event at one of my favourite jewellers, Cartier yesterday. They really do know how to throw a party! Having said that after spending the evening being surrounding by all those gorgeous jewels got me thinking about my self-imposed jewellery boycott…

You see when I asked for my divorce over two years ago, I immediately stopped wearing any jewellery that the person that we don’t speak of gave me. The rings were the first to go. I wanted out of this union so I couldn’t still go around rocking my rock, no matter how lovely it was. It had to go! Next, the other rings, necklaces, earrings, watches, and bracelets. However, I did make an exception for my diamond solitaire studs because I couldn’t just be sans accoutrement.

Don’t get me wrong, I was not on Elizabeth Taylor status by any means but I did receive some very nice pieces during my marriage. However, I as was trying to close the door on this chapter of my life, it didn’t feel right to wear them. In the back of my mind, I always felt that these “gifts” were not always given out of love but rather as an incentive to overlook this or that…

Fast forward two years later and I am ready to change the narrative of this jewellery, or at least one piece. After all, it is holiday season and I have been extremely good this year and I deserve a gift. Attending the party yesterday inspired me.  To that end, I decided to take the diamond out of my engagement ring and turn it into a floating solitaire necklace. I actually picked the stone for my ring, so now when I wear it will symbolize a new commitment. The one in which I will love, cherish, and honour MYSELF for as long I shall live!

Into every girl’s life, a little diamond should fall.” – Elizabeth Taylor

6 thoughts on “BLING BLING…

  1. Love this. I did the same, took everything off except my diamond stud earrings and put everything in the safe at the bank. I wanted to also recover the diamond from my engagement ring, but because of the way it is set, no jeweler wanted to go near it, so tant pis! Now do I keep it to hand it down to my daughter or sell it all and go on an amazing once-in-a-lifetime trip?!? Happy holidays!


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