This photograph. I have for some unknown reason turned my nose up at costume jewellery, not for me the trappings of gilt and faux pearls, I want the real thing. I did not even get my ears pierced until I was 18 and that was only because my glamorous older boyfriend at the time wanted to buy me jewellery! For myself my first earrings were a sliver of turquoise dangling from a silver hook, I love vintage but I love semi precious stones more, I was a huge fan of bangles until children took over, I can no longer wear them and so donated them all to Mother.
Since then I have managed to afford my addiction by making my own necklaces but recently I feel there has been a bit of a gap in my collection and after a few choice words with myself realised that actually costume could be good.
I have now begun a scrapbook of desires in an effort to focus my eye when shopping, starting with these awesome beauties from here