Hello, I'm Elizabeth from Rosalilium and welcome to my favourite jewellery collection. Well, current favourite, I reserve the right to be terribly fickle and change my mind and taste when my mood takes me! So, today here are 7 items that I have chosen to share with you. Each were picked for a special reason ranging from gifts from loved ones to memories from afar.
|My current favourites|
1. My ridiculously over-sized ring is a constant in my wardrobe at the moment. It is big, shiny, round and with a slight vintage flavour. It was bought on a whim when I needed a little retail therapy. This is statement jewellery at it's best.
2. My jade bracelet. The day my boyfriend asked me out we had been to the Doi Suthep temple in Chiang Mai, Thailand. There he had sneaked off to find me a little something. I was both surprised and flattered and over a year later we are still together.
3. Antique Brooch. Another purchase from my boyfriend who knows how much I love vintage, antique, secondhand and pretty. I love the design here. It's subtle and elegant.
4. In Thailand last year I was blessed by a Buddhist Monk. In the short ritual he chanted a blessing as he sprinkled me with water. I then had this white cotton band tied around my wrist to protect me from harm. You are supposed to wear the band until it falls off naturally. It doesn't look like it is coming off anytime soon!
5. Casio Watch. I acquired this years ago, and it's been around the world a couple of times with me serving as my alarm clock and making sure I catch planes, trains and buses on time. It is a man's watch because I am not a fan of girly watches. No-one else likes this on me but I love it.
6. This Tiffany heart-pendant necklace was a 21st birthday present from relatives. It is simple, pretty and holds great sentimental value.
7. Luang Prabang in Laos is one of the most tranquil, beautiful places but is one of the poorest countries in the world. This necklace was handmade by an ethnic minority tribe living on marginalised land in the highlands of Northern Laos. I love the vibrancy of this necklace and how it instantly lifts an outfit along with my mood.
8. Finally, my handmade teacup and saucer necklace. I found this at a craft fair years ago. It is fun, quirky, cute and represents my love of a good cup of tea.
So there you have it. I hope you have enjoyed reading about my favourite jewellery as much as I have enjoyed sharing it with you. It has been a real pleasure here at Lily in the Labyrinth.