Thursday, October 20, 2011

Jewelry I Cannot Afford

This started as a series entitled, "Bracelets I Cannot Afford," but I am broadening its scope.  Tiffany must be ringing my bell as the Sugar Stack rings were/are also my list.  This new Venezia Stella ring by Paloma Picasso is simply terrif.  Honestly, I wouldn't even need the diamonds (though they do come with.)

There are some pretty jazzy silver and enamel bracelets and rings in this collection which I actually could afford.  Sadly, that is not usually how my wish list works.  You can see the entire collection here.

12 comments:

Karena said...

Gorgeous collection by Paloma, Patricia. There is so much of it I love as well.

I am so sorry about your loss; the posting below is very poignant. I have given it a lot of thought indeed.

xoxo
Karena

Art by Karena

Heather said...

That is a really pretty collection. I especially like the triplo and quadruplo pieces.

mary said...

I want the enamel and diamond star earings....such a temptress. Have a great week-end. Mary

AlwaysMe said...

So pretty - not at all surprised you like it. Reminds me a little of the Hadley stencil you did in the boy's room.

The Devoted Classicist said...

Although I suppose wear would be an issue, a version as a man's band would be spectacular.

pve design said...

Oh I do wonder if this lovely Venezia Stella ring might inspire a painted ceiling or some project....like that.
pve

jean said...

I also loved this ring when I saw it in the Tiffany Ad in the NY Times last week. I even told a friend that I was putting it on my wish list. Ha!

It is so stunning and I did not even realize that those were little tiny diamonds all the way around. Yes, I'll take it!

ADG said...

You tell Mr. Blandings to get up off of some of that money and buy you a bauble. (The house doesn't count).

Mrs. Blandings said...

ADG - he "treats" me pretty well, but keeps mumbling things about "college." Maybe after.

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Michael Borusiewicz

Life's misfortunes fall disproportionately upon the young

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classic • casual • home said...

Really stunning...I am star struck. :) Good to have a wish list.

Lissy Parker said...

Love this—I could so all this to my Christmas list.