I had the pleasure of meeting Grace Lavarro at the JCK LUXURY show in Las Vegas in June. We were introduced by our jewelry designer friend Marla Aaron.
Grace is the owner of Jewels by Grace, which sells antique diamonds, fine vintage and estate jewels, and contemporary engagement rings. I definitely didn’t expect her to do any shopping with me, but she had eyes for my vintage-inspired Victoria buckle ring.
I’m so honored that she bought it!
Super stoked to receive my first @wendybrandesjewelry piece! Saw this Victorian-inspired buckle ring at the last @jckevents show, and was instantly smitten by how the buckle opens to reveal a secret message! I’ll reveal mine on my next post ?. The ring is exquisitely-crafted in NYC, and has such wonderful heft and feel to it. I feel like everyone SHOULD have one (am I right, @marlaaaron?). Wendy, you da bomb ??. Next up: a pink ?!#personalcollection #showmeyourrings
The Victoria ring opens up to reveal a secret inscription (click here to read the story of Lindsay Lohan and the surprising inscription in her Victoria ring). Grace thought long and hard about the inscription she wanted, and I love what she came up with: “To the fullest. Always.”
Took me weeks to think of something to inscribe inside my new @wendybrandesjewelry buckle ring and then it hit me: why not the mantra I choose to live by, and one I tell my 2 daughters to follow all the time: “TO THE FULLEST. ALWAYS.” Live, love, work, dance, play, cry. But always to the fullest. Because half-full is only a life half-lived. #mantra #wordsIliveby #showmeyourrings #lovegold
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” … why not the mantra I choose to live by, and one I tell my 2 daughters to follow all the time: “TO THE FULLEST. ALWAYS.” Live, love, work, dance, play, cry. But always to the fullest. Because half-full is only a life half-lived.”
That’s some of the best advice ever. I can’t stop thinking about it. Enjoy your ring, Grace, and thanks for your words of wisdom!
Sheila (of Ephemera) says
That is just awesome! I love that ring, and that’s the best inscription. Thank you for sharing this – I know Grace will love wearing it. I love both of my rings that I got from you and wear them about 4 times a week – they are both holding up really well, as I’m hard on my rings.
I have been thinking about another ring or other piece from you, Wendy. It’s my 50th birthday next year, as well as my 20th wedding anniversary, and my 10 year anniversary of my 50lb weight loss, and I want something special to commemorate it. I still need to discuss it with L, but he’s getting a muscle car…hmmm, seems like I should definitely treat myself! I may be in touch. 🙂
Damn, you deserve a custom piece that costs at least as much as a muscle car! 😉
You know where to find me! I’m all about celebrating the number 50 next year!
I am so happy that this ring happened but even happier to be among the women in this photo, all of whom I admire so much as just overall awesome people. ? AF
Thank you for introducing me to those great ladies!