Thursday, April 3, 2008
Turquoise, gold, pearl: An elegant combination
I unapologetically adore pearls, and I think over 50, you own this gem!
The deal is, scale 'em up! Life begins at 10mm.
That does not mean hocking the house to buy a $60,000 strand of Tahitians. Mabe pearls, also known as 'blister pearls', are usually generous, and provide great pearl value. Look for regular shape and lively iridesence.
The ring shown, aptly called "Capri" is by Janet Deleuse of Deleuse Jewelers, Tiburon CA, and, at $6,500, hardly a trinket. I'm enchanted by the interplay of pearl, turquoise and 18k yellow gold. The essence of glamour, a ring a woman of 50+ can carry off.
This piece would lift a simple linen shirt and capris or pop a little black dress into the fabu-sphere. Janet Deleuse's web site features this and other mouth-watering gems of high quality and impeccable technique.
You might be inspired by this ring and re-set your old pearl necklace with turquoise beads and a deep gold clasp. Or you can fall in looove with this ring, and make it your one and only.
There's much to be said for choosing one exquisite piece instead of a lot of lesser, just okay rings.
Photo: Deleuse Jewelers