Attention, last-minute Valentine’s Day shoppers! You need to order by noon EST today to receive your jewelry by Valentine’s Day. Please choose express delivery. I’ve added a few new pieces to the sale but act now — prices will go back up on February 15.
For those of you in New York City, you can order up until noon EST on Valentine’s Day itself. I will messenger the piece to you, but if you need to use this option, please email me at wbjewelry at hotmail dot com rather than ordering from the website.
If you’re not feeling the love this week, don’t forget I have many highlarious Anti-Valentine’s Day/Gal-entine’s Day jewelry choices, including my “Screw You” stud earrings.
My anti-Valentine’s Day jewelry has been very popular this year, and I’m happy that more people are getting into the idea of fun and funny fine jewelry. It’s reminded me that there was a good story in the Wall Street Journal in December called “A World Beyond Diamond Studs,” with the subtitle “Fine jewelry meant for everyday wear is moving away from the understated and getting a kick of character.” The story, by Alessandra Codinha, begins by quoting jewelry designer Delfina Delettrez as saying, “It’s not your mother’s pearls. I call them “icebreakers.'” That stuck with me because I’ve always promoted conversation piece jewelry. And, speaking of moms, I should point out that Delettrez is a member of the Fendi fashion family — can she please adopt me? Sorry, BarbaraB, but it’s not personal. It’s strictly business.
The second paragraph of the story said:
“Fine jewelry of the daily variety—often referred to as personal jewelry—has not historically sparked conversation at dinner parties. It’s typically discreet, and a bit anonymous. Think expensive understatement: diamond studs and tennis bracelets, elegant chains with simple gold and silver pendants or statusy yet familiar pieces like Cartier’s ubiquitous Love bracelet. But a new crop of jewelry designers, including Ms. Delettrez, is creating designs that are both subtle enough to wear everyday and imbued with subversive edge.”