Smart Splurges

Smart Splurges

Have you ever had the urge to splurge on something really special? If you haven’t yet, it’s time. Investment pieces are items that will not only give you a lifetime of pleasure, but can also be passed down to the generations that follow you. But choosing the perfect item to spend a lot of money on can fill anyone with anxiety. How do you know it’s the right item? Well, there’s one way to avoid a shopping hangover – that feeling when you wake up and remember you spent hundreds of dollars on something trendy that doesn’t really suit you – and that’s to stick with the classics. If it were my money, I’d go with one (or more!) of these:


Pearls never go out of style. Think of Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s and you think of Audrey Hepburn wearing pearls. Zip to the 21st century and you have Sarah Jessica Parker wearing them as a sexy accent in her Gap ads. Pearls are nothing if not versatile. A single strand can be worn choker-style around the neck, tripled around the wrist as a bracelet, knotted at the end as a long necklace and of course, worn as a simple single strand – the perfect finishing touch for any outfit. Prices can vary from reasonable to outrageous, depending upon the length of the strand, the quality of the pearls and the size of each pearl. The standard length for a single strand of pearls is 16 to 18 inches, and the standard size is 7 to 8.5 millimeters per pearl. I have a multi strand stretch bracelet in my catalog for under $25!

Diamond Studs

Diamonds really are a girl’s best friend. Sparkly studs add just enough clarity and brightness to any look, whether you’re wearing jeans and a turtleneck or a strapless evening gown. Diamond (or crystal) studs are a great splurge because they will stay current for a lifetime and will make you feel special each and every time you put them on. If you would rather have the look of Diamonds but without the expense then you should see our earrings. I have a pair similar, in my catalog for $13!

A Timeless Timepiece

Like all good splurges, a high-quality watch will not only give you a lifetime of pleasure, but it can also be cherished by your family for years to come. I love my everyday watch. It has the look of a man’s watch but has the feminine crystal detail that I love. Whether you are drawn to a traditional watch band, a bangle style or a men’s design, I have something in my catalog for everyone.