I’ve shared a lot of peculiar things about myself on this blog, so why not share one more?
I don’t like wearing anything other than clothing on my body. And I prefer the style to be simple, with no frills that draw too much attention to what I’m wearing. And definitely no busy patterns.
I like my clothing to be almost subliminal – like it’s there, but you don’t really notice it.
Also, I don’t wear a single piece of jewelry – not a ring, bracelet or necklace. Hell, I don’t even wear a wrist watch. And believe it or not, I'm never late.
Wearing jewelry or a watch only means that it’s more stuff I need to put on in the morning, and then take off at the end of the day.
However, there was a time when I did wear jewelry. I wore a gold initial ring that my parents gave me for Christmas one year, and I also wore a thin gold chain with an Italian horn to protect me from the evil eye. At one point I owned a Hawaiian puka shell necklace and thought I was the COOLEST because they were the rage. And then in the late '80's, I got one of my ears pierced and wore a small gold hoop earring. Oh, and I also worn a watch. It was just a plain Timex with a simple black leather band, nothing fancy.
But it seems the older I got, the less interested I became in wearing jewelry.
I could walk into Tiffany or Van Cleef & Arpels and spot a piece of jewelry for a man that I thought was exquisite, yet not have the slightest urge to purchase it. Jewelry has never been one of my buying passions.
That being said, I still have great admiration for it.
In fact, I love seeing jewelry on others and will often notice it on both women and men.
And I especially appreciate quality handmade jewelry because, well, it’s handmade.
Furthermore, I dig taking photographs of jewelry. Sometimes I will walk into a store and take pictures of their jewelry displays, and other times I will take them through a store window.
For as much as I don’t wish to wear jewelry, it is something that always catches my eye, especially if it's unique and unusual.
And I like a wide variety of styles, whether it be costume and artsy or tailored and classic. It depends on the person who's wearing it and how they carry it off.
Here are some photographs I took this year of various jewelry displays.
But if I do, it will be simple; nothing frilly to draw too much attention to what I'm wearing.
Simple, like this...
Okay, I admit it, the pinky ring on his left hand is a bit frilly because it distracts from the TIARA.
Have a GEM of a Monday everyone!