Celebrity manicurist Tracylee Percival and I always name the manicures she gives me, and this one is called “Silver to the Third Power.”
Tracylee’s concept was silver on silver on silver. The bottom layer is a gunmetal Minx application. She covered that with clear, long-lasting nail gel, then sprinkled silver glitter on. Finally, she added little silver jewels on top of the glitter and applied another layer of gel. Here’s another shot. Very festive for New Year’s Eve, no?
While Tracylee was thinking silver, I was thinking gold. I went to my goldsmith’s workshop today to melt down some unused gold so I can reuse it in new designs. I wielded the heat myself. This is how the gold looked after the meltdown.
The bigger lump in the front is 18K gold, weighing 15.8 pennyweights (dwt). The small lump is 1.1 pennyweights of 14K gold. Above the metal, you can see where my goldsmith jotted down the price per pennyweight I would get if I sold the gold today. Feel free to do the math. For more information about the price of gold, you can read this post from July and this one from October.
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UPDATED TO ADD: I almost forgot to mention that Tracylee did the nails for the Harper’s Bazaar Australia editorial that featured my rings. Take another look!