It's pretty obvious that I've been enamored with Monica Vinader jewelry for several months now, evidenced by photos of her bracelets on many of my collages. I don't own stacks of jewelry myself. Actually, most of them are simple pieces which hold a lot of sentimental value. Take the tennis bracelet for example, which was custom made for me (I wanted conflict-free diamonds) just after Lil L was born. I would love to pass it to Lil L one day.......along with that infamous Hermes Birkin which some of you suggested that I use as a vase (I thought is a brilliant idea!)(It's also an important lesson not to get caught up in buying expensive IT bags).
There's also the rather unique flower shaped Tiffany & Co ring that my husband bought more than 15 years ago. And the small diamond cross pendant I'd purchased in Hong Kong under my friend S's tutelage (who is a jewelry guru/oracle and has an encyclopedic knowledge about the subject matter). That was nearly a decade ago. Before we had kids, wrinkles or grey hair. When we were carefree.....and didn't have to worry about nappies, schools.........
Sorry....I tend to go off on a tangent. A month ago, I received an email from the lovely ladies at Monica Vinader asking if I would be interested in seeing their jewelry up close and perhaps learn a little more about them. What?! Have someone else look after my kid ALL day while I fondle jewelry? Are you kidding me???? Heck, yeah! So off to London I went. Let me just say.....it was no hardship trying on lots and lots and lots of bracelets, necklaces....and diamonds. I LOVE the idea of stacking one pendant over another which I've done on several occasions but never with more colorful and conspicuous pieces.
Thank you to the staff at Monica Vinader South Molton Street and head office for the warm hospitality. I was gifted a diamond riva bracelet though I was under NO obligation to write nor speak about it. The Riva collection is apparently a big favorite of Kate Winslett who has worn numerous Monica Vinader pieces.