I don’t think that I have ever been as happy as the moment I found my package from Lola and George sitting in the mailbox. Opening the mailing envelope alone gave me goosebumps; and as I removed the jewelry box sporting an elegant taupe and white grosgrain ribbon tied in a pretty little bow, I couldn’t contain my excitement. But the wrapping alone was nothing compared to the magnificence awaiting me inside.
Lying on a bed of crinkled off-white shredded paper was the most decadent piece of jewelry I have ever laid eyes on. Countless glimmering Swarovski crystals winking up at me from a resting place made of distressed copper wire woven into a shape reminiscent of a bird’s nest; smaller crystals circling the larger additions like planets orbiting about in space. I was in utter adoration of this ring when I saw it on the Lola and George website, but since seeing it in person I must admit that the picture does not do it justice. It is one hundred times more lovely when viewed up close and personal.
Little Nebby, as I have christened my new best friend, is, in my mind, multiple pieces in one. At times, the Swarovski crystals appear ruby red, suddenly they are violet. Then turquoise. Then lime. Then blue. Then pink. Then purple. The colors change like an effervescent rainbow, picking up the tones and shades of their surroundings, and creating an accessory that leaves people in a state of awe tinged with extreme longing. This is a ring that you simply cannot take your eyes off of. I should know; as I sit here typing this, I find myself hypnotized by the beauty of it, staring up at me from its current home – my right index finger. How I ever made it through life thus far without something as divine as this accompanying me through my many ups and downs is truly beyond me; but now that it has arrived...well, I think I can die happy.
Thanks to Lola and George for the picture.