Sunday, April 18, 2010

Oh, aqua :: recent shopping

So, since my recent obsession with an aquamarine engagement ring has been squashed*, I'm turning my obsession with the color to other wearables, like dresses and non-engagement-y type jewelry.

aqua vintage jewelry, lampwork beads and freshly minted dress from modclothVintage aqua rhinestone earrings and vintage starfish brooch from Merelle | Lampwork beads by Chase Designs | Freshly Minted Dress from Modcloth

I plan to rework the vintage pieces into something new and I'm going to make a pair of earrings with the lampwork beads similar to these I made previously. And I can totally see me rocking out in the Freshly Minted dress with black capri leggings, a boyfriend blazer, and my nude Dolce Vita heels (and maybe one of those aquamarine cocktail rings I love so much).

*A highly reputable local jeweler talked me out of aquamarine since the stone is too fragile for every day wear and tear. So instead, we are looking at blue diamonds, purple sapphires (which look a lot like tanzanite), and possibly, blue-green tourmaline.


  1. Beautiful aqua finds!

    Stop by when you get a chance! I awarded your blog the Sunshine Award.

  2. That dress is TOO pretty. Sigh.

  3. Joy, thanks! I'll check it out as soon as I can!

    Kelly, my dress arrived the other day and I wore it out to dinner with black tights, cognac boots and a long tan cardigan. Sometime when I have time, I will do OOTD posts again and post a pic. :-)

  4. Oooh, purple sapphires? I'm intrigued!

  5. Yep, purple. Apparently they range in color, some are light and lavender, some are more on the pinkish purple side and then the ones we're looking at look a lot like a deep tanzanite.

    But sadly, the blue-green (indicolite) tourmaline is out, as it is too soft for someone like me to have as a daily ring. Apparently, they only recommend something of 8 or harder on the Mohs Scale of Hardness, which means blue topaz may be a possibility, too (it's an 8).

  6. I am loving the aqua, it's one of this season's hottest colors! I'm new to blogger and still figuring out my own nyc fashion blog. Check it out if you want, pointers and advice is happily welcomed:


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