A few weekends ago my mother and I were invited to attend a Spring Open House for the Fifth Avenue Collection. They are a direct sales company selling high quality, fine fashion jewellery and one of my mother’s friends, Margaret is an independent jeweller for them.
I’ve never purchased anything from them before, but it wasn’t long before I was in awe of all the stunning pieces.
Who knew that costume jewelery could be so gorgeous? It reminds me of the types of pieces that my great grandmothers used to wear.
I think that if I owned these pieces it would give me an excuse to get out and show them off. There was such an array of styles, from funky to elegant to rustic.
Margaret was a fantastic hostess the event. Not only is she a powerhouse in our local politics, but she is fashionable to boot.
Her grandson stepped in as an assistant. He was absolutely adorable – every time I was looking at a piece he would come up and suggest something that would go with it. Or maybe show me something that I hadn’t even seen yet. He is welcome to come live with me and select my jewelery any day of the week!
My mother ended up buying these fun and funky twisted hoop earrings. Margaret was wearing them when we came to the house and she instantly fell in love with them. They are such a fun change from just normal hoops and the little gems are not only on the outside, but on the inside too!
I went on the earrings route too and picked up these whimsical drop hoops with a little twisted gem inside. Subtle, but so much fun. They are called “Rapture“, which I think sums up how I feel about them perfectly.
I also grabbed these big chunky jeweled hoops, which are perfect for dressing up my work clothes for cocktail hour.
Whiskey had to try on some bling too. This is actually a necklace I bought a year ago from Aldo, but I couldn’t resist putting it on him while I was snapping photos of the earrings. Doesn’t he just look positively regal? Hahaha.
Well, I’m heading out on the town tonight for a friend’s birthday and I’ll definitely be wearing my new earrings. What is is about fun new jewelery that just makes your steps a little bit lighter?