Monday, March 23, 2015

Every Jewel Has a Story - Platinum & Diamond Solitaire Necklace

I was born and raised here in the Kansas City metro area and although I have a deep love and affinity for other parts of the country (and world), this is the one place that has written an indelible chapter in the story of my life.  I grew up taking art classes at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art; learning to ride horses at my local barn and shopping on the Country Club Plaza.

One chapter was when my Mom first took me to one of my (now) favorite stores in Kansas City.  I remember walking past the windows and seeing the bright, colored stones and the sparkling diamonds.  Naturally, nothing makes an impression quite like diamonds!  As I grew up and my tastes continued to be shaped and refined, one thing never changed - I still loved going into Tivol!

Tivol on the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Mo.

And...I knew that there I would find the perfect, classic piece.  What's more classic than a diamond solitaire necklace?  Only a diamond solitaire necklace in platinum!  To this day, it is still one of my most favorite pieces.  It represented an ideal that I somehow developed as a child of the quintessential, classic woman.  Not to mention, it goes with everything!

The ultimate layering piece is, to me, the classic diamond solitaire necklace.
Mine is set in platinum & is a staple of my wardrobe.


Set on an 18 inch platinum wheat chain, this cushion cut diamond is E in color & VVS1 in clarity.
It is .51 carats & matches the diamond in my wedding ring exactly.  I have always loved cushion cut stones.


Unlike round cut stones, cushions have such a variety to them.  I prefer the chunkier cut cushions
as opposed to the ones which are more oval in shape.  And, even the modern cushion cut diamonds like
this one from Tivol seem to have a twinge of history to them...Or, at least it seems like it to me.


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