The pear cut shaped diamond. When I look at it what do I see?? Elegance, beauty & a piece of "frosting" that is incredibly unique. A pear cut diamond isn't for everyone. It is for those who can appreciate the things in life that are a little bit different.
This is my grandmother's ring. The ring that my grandfather passed down to me when I got married. Last May, right before Joey & I's second wedding anniversary, Joey took me to look at rings for the big day. And what shape was I drawn to? The pear. I fell in love with it right away. It's not a shape that you see on too many people. And that's a positive thing. Who wants to see their ring on everyone else? So when Brilliant Earth contacted me about doing this post and picking out my favorite diamond shape, I didn't really have to think about it too much. I already knew what shape I was going to pick.
Brilliant Earth is an engagement ring website that has some of the most beautiful rings I have ever seen!! Ah, my eyes!! Sparkle, sparkle, sparkle!! If I was a bride-to-be or a man in search for the perfect ring for his perfect lady, I'd have a hard time picking which one I liked best!! The company is extremely well-rounded and has a big heart. Their mission is "to transform the jewelry industry by demonstrating transparency, responsibility, and compassion." And how are they different? First, they have a beyond conflict free guarantee, second, they use recycled precious metals, and third, they give back 5% of their profits.
Here is my favorite pear cut shaped diamond from Brilliant Earth, along with a style board that I put together:
Do you like the pear shape as well?? When you look at the pear shaped diamond, what do you see?? Or what do you think of? I instantly start singing, "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend." I also think of Vivienne Leigh. The first word that comes to mind is "vintage" ...closely followed by "unique." And, I of course always think of the fruit. I know that's silly, but it's true. One last thing, I picture a bride who is styled in a short dress, with a birdcage veil and eating pastel colored macaroons.
||Jacket, Isani (just got marked down to $99!!)||Skirt, Maeve||Top, Postmark (old)||Belt, Anthropologie (on sale for $29.95)||Earrings, Vintage (from my grandmother, Billie)||Booties, Madewell||"Merci" Bracelet, Anthropologie (on sale for $9.95, sold out on line, still available in stores)||Skull Bracelet, Anthropologie (sold out)||Sunglasses, Chanel via Nordstrom (in store not on line)||Hat, Free People||Clutch, YSL (similar here)||Ring, David Yurman||
Question on February 26th 2014: "Name one item you can't throw out."
Answer: My Miu Miu heels from Neiman Marcus. Why can't I throw them out? Because well just look at them! They are beautiful!! Anything from Miu Miu is a gift from up above. They are divine. I ordered these from online and when they finally arrived at my doorstep, I couldn't wait to try them on! What I have come to finally acknowledge is that the fit is just off. They do "fit" and if I really, really wanted to wear them out, I could but I'd be uncomfortable the whole time. The strap isn't long enough for my foot so I can only get the strap to go as far as the first notch and my heels slips out the back some. Ugh, it is very unfortunate because I would rock these all over town. I couldn't ever throw them out. It would be a tragedy if I did. I keep them for photo shoots and for still life photos like these above.