Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Bijoux Extraordinaire

I love jewelry that has a bit of history behind it. Vintage pieces are so special because, if you use your imagination, you can have a taste of what it might have been like during that particular era. The Coco necklace by Bijoux d'Odalisque is a necklace that speaks to me in that way...the ornate, jewel-encrusted locket, dated to the early 1930's, is gloriously suspended from a long, hand linked chain of gemstones (flawless hessonite, faceted bicolor topaz, grossular garnet, and citrine) for a rich, heirloom-y feel, that is totally modern and up-to-date. The feminine beauty of the gemstones is truly the perfect counterpoint to the vintage Deco locket (which actually works and allows you to keep two of your favorite pictures close to your heart). The necklace can be worn twice around the neck or long for a versatile look. A splurge at $398, but, truly, a one-of-a-kind piece to own and appreciate as an heirloom for many years to come.

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