I love jewellery.
After watching “Elizabeth Taylor: Auction of a Lifetime” on Channel 4 earlier in the week I had a wave of inspiration to start my own blog.
The programme covered a selection of Liz’s gems which were going up for auction and the stories behind her acquisition of them. For the show’s duration I was wowing and gasping with delight. I fell in love over and over again.
The sweet 91 year old Mickey Rooney commented, “I have always thought that if a woman is beautiful she doesn’t need anything but her beauty”. Although a charming sentiment, I beg to differ (sorry Mickey).
Some may be of the opinion that jewellery is superficial and whilst I’m not saying that jewellery is the most important aspect of a woman’s life, a beautiful necklace, a sparkly ring or breathtaking earrings can make us feel glamorous and confident. They can transform the dullest outfit into something enchanting.
Russian oligarchs and Chinese billionaires apparently snapped up the most expensive pieces of Taylor’s jewellery. Us mere mortals can only dream of owning them, but that doesn’t mean that a necklace which costs a few pounds can’t make us feel like a Hollywood icon for a night.