Saturday, February 9, 2008

Van Cleef & Arpels

UH OH! I officially have a new craving/obsession and its in the form of the famous Van Cleef & Arpels clover design. Founded in 1896, VCA is favorite of Mariah Carey and has infamously been copied by Heidi Klum for her jewelry line. Right now I can't decide which piece/collection I like more! I love buying jewelry but find that too often, I'm too lazy to actually wear my jewelry out. To be honest, I think it would be best for me to start off with a nice pair of VCA earrings cus my earrings usually get the most use...but then again, I LOVE long necklaces and dangling bracelets...OH and I'm a girl, so how can I not love diamond rings?! Most substantial pieces by VCA will cost you at least $1000...$2000-$4000 and up would be a more accurate estimate. The cheapest and simplest pieces run around $800ish. I SO plan on requesting a modest piece for my next birthday :P My dad and mom are firm believers that jewelry are one of the greatest investments since they tend to appreciate over time. My dad has always encouraged me to buy jewelry instead of handbags...last time he said it would be fine for me to buy a few nice pieces of jewelry here and there but to please stop it with the purses...I think its time I take him up on that offer :D

3 comments:

Irene said...

i sound like a loser saying this on your blog but target has a yellow version of that necklace but it of course has 5 petals... not 4. HAAAAA.

most cases, i would impulse buy that in a blink, but i'm going to let it go and put those $10 towards saving up for my trip to hawaii.... tee hee

Purse Addict said...

puhahahahahah...cute!

Anonymous said...

Jewelry is an investment for sure, but greater pleasure is in wearing or owning something of value and beauty of VCA caliber. Not everybody can afford one but hey we should work up a plan to save up and get our own VCA...