5.25.2009

Blue Crush

As blue as the sky on a bright, clear, cloud-free morning. As sparkly as the ocean when struck by a ray of sunlight. As breathtaking as the anticipation of a first kiss.

If you guessed that I was talking about a priceless new relic debuting at the Met, you’d be wrong. Rather, I’m referring to my newest acquisition. Of the cocktail ring variety.


It arrived on Friday morning. Just shy of the twelve-noon mark. I, typing away at the computer, was interrupted by the loud ringing of the doorbell. Quick as a flash I dashed to the front door, and found the tiny box staring up at me. Before even reading the address label, I knew what it was, and where it had come from.

Tape and wrapping were torn and tossed away creating a scene much like the one made by tiny tots on Christmas morning. Before I knew it, I had reached the prize. Like finding a toy in the Cracker Jacks box; only this was no toy. The white, stiff-cardboard box was perforated with the word Ice.com; a baby blue satin ribbon tied in a pretty little bow on top.

I slowly, carefully lifted the lid to find a deep blue velvet box like none I have ever seen before. Opening the top made me flashback on the Pretty Woman scene where Richard Gere lifts the lid of a cream-colored jewelry box to expose a decadent diamond necklace, only to snap it closed on Julia Roberts’ gloved hand. I cracked the lid, and there it was in all of its glittering glory...my 8 7/8 Carat Smokey Quartz & Sky Blue Topaz Sterling Silver Ring.

Dramatic and daring. Smoldering and sassy. Subtle and sweet. How one ring manages to embody each and every one of these things is almost incomprehensible to me; but it does. The blue topaz is light, and quite reminiscent of a large piece of frozen ice. The smokey brown quartz clusters seemingly orbit the paler shade, producing a delicious contrast. When hit by the sun, the darker color manages to appear almost golden. Set on a scrummy sterling silver band and backdrop that is ultimately too good to be true.

Despite the fact that I am not doing anything special tomorrow – simply going to work; I have already decided that the beautiful bauble that will be sitting upon my finger? My under-$100 piece of perfection, of course. I can already hear the excited screams and shouts of my co-workers as a mini-riot ensues due to the irresistible charm of my little lovely.

What ice.com piece do you want to take home with you?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Ice.com for the pictures.
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25 comments

Couture Carrie said...

Lovely, darling! Excellent choice!

xoxox,
CC

copperoranges said...

aww, i just did my ice.com review post too! :) your piece is beautiful!

La Couturier said...

Oo!

I have this one too =] Except with the green stone in the center, with black stones surrounding it!

Bisous,
La C.

♥ fashion chalet said...

I had to pop by when I saw we had the exact same name, spelled in the exact same way. Ice.com has the best rings!! :)




x

♥ fashion chalet said...

I love that you spell it this way. I always, always have to correct people it's Erika "with a K" lol.. ah. I did once meet another Erika in person, but it's sooo rAre. They're all Erica, Ericka, or Eurecka. lol.

I have yet to see Twilight or read the books (I know!!) lol.. but the title seemed to fit the vamp feel of my photos. I collect the plastic Starbucks cups too. YAY US! ;)

Thank you.

x

Wanderlusting said...

oh wow, what a gorgeous ring - lucky you!!!

kirstyb said...

Lovely ring xoxoxo

Savvy Mode SG said...

pefect, great choice.

Cassiopeia said...

Gorgeous - great choice :-D xxxc

Bostonista said...

Aw I love Ice.Com they sent me these great pearl earrings a while ago before I reviewed them. I love your cocktail ring! it is just beautiful!!!

Leia said...

Love this. I want a new cocktail ring! Sadly, I'm soon going to Bangladesh where it is nearly impossible to indulge in any proper purchases... and most online shopping sites don't deliver there either. So I will just have to admire your ring from afar and maybe ask for something similar for my birthday this year! :)

ana said...

Congratulations! its an absolutely lovely ring!!! and you tell the story so good!
have a nice week girl

Kristin said...

Beautiful! I wouldn't mind this giant turquoise ring!

http://www.ice.com/rings/silver-ring-prd_rsy_019568.jsp

jayne said...

wow everyone is getting ice.com invites, but me! haha your ring is gorgeous!

Keith said...

That is so beautiful. It looks fantastic. I hope your week has started off well.

la petite fashionista said...

cocktail rings are my favorite type of jewerly to sport! they sort of fit me personality, quite over the top & colorful:)

i like all the aquamarine pieces-- it's my birthstone and i love the color!

Fifi Flowers said...

That first ring is to die for... LOVE it!

Nicole Marie said...

pretty pretty pretty!

tanya said...

wowza, I was momentarily blinded by that gorgeous rock! Love it :-)

Meream said...

That looks sweet! I can just imagine your co-workers being jealous and all. :D

Johanna - MyShoebox.se said...

It looks amazing! Good choice :)

Nikolett said...

Gosh, that is gorgeous. I love the colour combination of blue and brown, it just shouts out elegance to me. I'm sure it looks amazing on your ring finger!

I'd love to splurge on something like that, the one that caught my eye on the site is this one: http://www.ice.com/rings/gemstone-ring-prd_rcc_016445.jsp If only I cold afford it :D

zupu said...

That's such a gorgeous ring, I'm happy for you! Thanks for telling the details about receiving it, so cute :)

Little Bow Prep said...

How beautiful!

kirstyb said...

What a fantastic ring! I would be the happiest girl if this turned up on my doorstep! xoxox

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