Back when, I indulged myself in this pair of turquoise danglers. Wore them frequently, loved them much.
And then, sadly, one got lost. Happily, however, the people at Finn Jewelers were of great help. I mailed off the earring I hadn‘t lost to New York, along with a check for $250, and got back a whole new matched pair. Still some of my favorite earrings (along with these from Beladora, and these from Vicente Agor.)
Which brings us to the cabochon. Seems modern, somehow. The unfaceted, the matte, the convex, all align with ugly sandals and watches made in Detroit. Or so it feels. One could start big, at Beladora. Although this is an Art Deco piece, star sapphires seem ever so mid-century to me.
You can, if you must, jazz up your cabochon with trim, at Farfetch.
Or venture into the realm of costume jewelry, where I think a cabochon excels. These are from our friend Tory Burch.
Cabochons can in fact be had that are not blue. Shocker. Turquoise and lapis dominate the field, I admit, but red resin recovers.
Not to forget our fingers, or the joys of pale stones. From Beladora, in its non-stratospheric guise.
And finally, because America’s national holiday is coming up on the 4th of July, we let a few facets joint the party for some wholly affordable red, white, and, well, yes, blue.
Gleam on, my friends, there are times to give sparkle a rest. In case you need just one more look, Vicente Agor makes a beautiful set, here.
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