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Of Fine things & Jewelries

Even when I was a little girl, I already had a strong fascination with big, sparkly fine jewelry. Not the cheap, fancy ones mind you, but the ones bearing the 4C’s. My mom had a vast collection on nice ones in different colors, rhinestones, shapes & sizes. She never wore them though. Being a busy OB-Gyne, she couldn’t as she had to deliver babies & such. Takot pa sya sa hold-up. But once in a while we’d go over her treasure trove & I’d play with her jewelries. That was my happy place, the vault in her bank. :P

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Once in a while, she’d give me a bling or two & I’d be so happy already with a simple gold chain or a narrow ring. I’d collect them and plan out my JOTD (jewelry of the day) to go with my boring high school uniform. By college, I had a small but decent collection. Not ostentatious, but just right to keep me happy. All my nice pieces are actually from my mom. I don’t buy, but only because I can’t afford. I would in a heartbeat if I could. The price has jacked up since, she was right -as always.

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My sentiments exactly.

One of the things my mom taught me is that the price of jewelry appreciates over time. And, if you have to leave in a hurry or are running across the state like La Imelda, you can bring your jewelries with you & it can set you up for life in a new country. Unlike lots & homes or other properties/assets which can be frozen & takes long to sell, great pieces of jewelry concealed & carried with you can always find its way through a black market & sold at a good price.

So that has always been my benchmark. Instead of bags, instead of shoes, instead of cars which by the way all depreciate its value over time & use, ang alahas, konting linis lang, mukhang bago na uli. Value of Gold & Diamond is on the rise, walang talo.

Some investment pieces that’s worth every penny pinching & belt tightening in order to save up. Diamonds and (Pearls) after all, are a girl’s best friend! ;)

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It’s best to invest in classic pieces. Yung hindi maborloloy. Studs & solitaires are always nice. And remember that bigger is always better hehe. Get a solitaire piece instead of a ring or earring with small clusters of diamonds if possible. And the simpler the design, the better because the piece will be classic, never fadish or outdated.

 

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Along with diamonds, it is also always wise to invest in good pearls. I like my South Sea Pearls clean & simple. Studs & long strands. I can wear them with casual clothes, and on evenings out too. From day to night, it’s appropriate.

 

If you’re like me though & you want fun & colorful, one of a kind jewelry, then go for the semi-precious stones. May not be as good an investment, but hey, you deserve to be happy! ;)

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I have a fascination with big & chunky colorful estate pieces. It’s not for everybody though, so if you’re looking for investment & an easy sell, stick with the simpler & classic ones.

The other day, Kap & I were window-shopping in Greenbelt, konting lakad after a heavy Sunday brunch. I eyed something soooo very pretty in Gucci. Lumuwa na naman ang mata ko at nangati na naman ang mga palad ko. Lagot ka Kap. Kasalanan mo yan!

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Such a lovely bracelet! <3 It goes so well with my aquamarine antique cocktail ring, don’t you think? ;) 89k. FTW!

Naku Kap. Sinasabi ko sayo. Panindigan mo yang pag-karay so sakin sa tindahan!

PS: Guys! The jewelries & the photos displayed above are NOT mine ha! They were taken off the net & collaged. How I wish sa akin, pero hindi po. :)

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