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Reading has been my main hobby cultivated for almost 4 decades. I read for pleasure and experience. This blog is where I pour my thoughts and feelings in that experience.

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27.2.10

23.2.10
Tiffany and Co is celebrating 30 years of Paloma Picasso Design and introduced the Marrakesh exclusively in Australia.

PALOMA MARRAKESH DOME PENDANT
Inspired by the intriguing patterns of Morocco. Dome pendant in 18k gold with red jasper. On an 18" black twist cord. Original designs copyrighted by Paloma Picasso.


Paloma's Marrakesh ring in 18k gold with blue enamel finish.
AU$3,650

Anne Paloma Picasso (born April 19, 1949 in Vallauris, France) known professionally as Paloma Picasso, is a French/Spanish fashion designer and businesswoman, best known for her jewelry designs and signature perfumes. She is the youngest daughter of famed 20th-century artist Pablo Picasso and painter and writer Françoise Gilot.

Paloma Picasso's jewelry career began in 1968, when she was a costume designer in Paris. Some rhinestone necklaces she had created from flea market finds brought positive attention from critics, and she enrolled in a jewelry course. Soon, Yves Saint Laurent asked her to design accessories to accompany one of his collections, and by 1971 she was working for the Greek jewelry company Zolotas.[1]

She also designed sets for playwright and director Rafael Lopez-Cambil (also known as Rafael Lopez-Sanchez), whom she later married.

In 1980 Picasso began designing jewelry for Tiffany & Co. of New York. Her early creations mixed color and varying gemstones in bold designs. She had long used the dove symbol and the color red as signatures of her work which she exploited throughout her career.

Soon Picasso branched into new areas of design when in 1984 she began experimenting with fragrance, creating the very successful "Paloma" perfume for L'Oréal. Her husband, Lopez-Cambil, developed the visual image for the perfume with red and black packaging and shaped bottle.[2] In the New York Post Picasso described it as intended for "strong women like herself". A cosmetics and bath line including body lotion, powder, shower gel, and soap were produced in the same year.

From Wikipedia and Tiffany and Co.
21.2.10

“Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.” - Marie Von Ebner-Eschenbach

“We all run on two clocks. One is the outside clock, which ticks away our decades and brings us ceaselessly to the dry season. The other is the inside clock, where you are your own timekeeper and determine your own chronology, your own internal weather and your own rate of living. Sometimes the inner clock runs itself out long before the outer one, and you see a dead man going through the motions of living.” - Max Lerner

The in-line thin diamond bracelet that features a symmetrical pattern of diamonds is called a tennis bracelet. According to Diamond Bug, in 1987 Chris Evert, the former World No. 1 woman tennis player and the winner of 18 Grand Slam singles titles, was playing in the U.S. Open. She was wearing an elegant, light in-line diamond bracelet, made by jeweler-to-the-stars George Bedewi which accidentally broke and the match was interrupted to allow Chris to recover her precious diamonds. The "tennis bracelet" incident sparked a new name for the item and sparked a huge jewelry trend. Tennis bracelets continued to be worn by various tennis stars like Serena Williams and Gabriela Sabatini, and Diana Kerrison.

“Do not judge from mere appearances; for the lift laughter that bubbles on the lip often mantles over the depths of sadness, and the serious look may be the sober veil that covers a divine peace and joy. The bosom can ache beneath diamond brooches; and many a blithe heart dances under coarse wool.” - Edwin Habbel Chapin
I love jewellery. I know they're expensive wants but who says jewellery have to be expensive? There are costume jewellery that you can get at a very low price. And wait for a SALE and you will get a bargain.

Better yet, visit the op shops. You can get them for next to nothing and if you know what you're looking for, some of them are quite unique.

I, on the other hand, grow my collections from charity. Charity of my in-laws that is. My sister-in-law handcrafts jewellery. My mother-in-law likes buying them and if she thinks they don't suit her, they'll be dump on to my lap. Lucky me, eh?

And with my like (obsessions is too strong a word), born this blog.