I am a jewelry girl. I love it. Fake. Real. Big. Small.
I tell my husband he is lucky because I don’t care about anything else — so he actually saves money. I drive a used, 2006 car. I don’t have granite countertops. Don’t want them either. I shop consignment stores for clothes. But this girl loves some jewelry. (See. He’s sooooooo lucky!)
I decided this week I am done with the fake stuff. I had a lot of it because it’s cheap and easy and fun to buy — kind of like the handbags I got rid of. (A burglar would be really disappointed if he broke into our house — no TV and no real jewelry.)
I want to create room for the real stuff. Lately, I am obsessed with a few upgrade rings at Reliable Jewelry, located on S. Wilmington Street in downtown Raleigh in case my husband is reading this. We celebrate our 10th anniversary next month. (Philip and Alan Horowitz are waiting for you, honey.)
To create space, I took a huge Ziplock bag with most of my costume jewelry to Fifi’s Fine Resale Apparel in Cameron Village. (Go buy it!)
I was sad to see it go, but I am practicing what I preach — save up to buy few quality items, instead of buying a whole bunch of cheap.
Now, I have room for the real stuff. There is still plenty of costume jewelry, including a tiara.
But as my real collection grows, I will get rid of that, too — except the tiara.