Part of the reason this blog exists is that it’s a catalogue of things I have found and researched. And because my memory ain’t what it used to be, when I can’t remember all the details of a certain maker or label, I’ll search through posts as a reference.
And sometimes I’ll surprise myself because I’ll come across a purchase that I didn’t write about. Like this ring that I bought at the World Equestrian games in North Carolina in 2018.
It was a strange experience from the get go—North Carolina had just been hit by a devastating hurricane days before and the event itself had been plagued by bad luck (there was a heatwave that killed horses and they hadn’t finished building the location before the games began).
And because it takes a lot of money to participate in the horsey set, the event itself attracts a lot of wealthy people, which attracts a lot of high end vendors. But because of the weather, a lot of spectators just didn’t show up. So the vendors were losing money and therefore marking things down.
There were so many beautiful things. Bespoke leather boots. Hand-embroidered cashmere jackets. Fantastic handmade southwestern jewelry. Still 50 percent off a 1,000 coat is still $500 and that is outside of my budget. Still, everyday I would go back and try on the coat and the ring.
In the end, I ended up getting the ring. It is by an artist named Jason Begay. I have the business card which would tell me where he’s from somewhere. I thought I must have written about this ring and the artist in a post but it would appear that I have not shared it before. What an oversight!
So here it is, in all it’s oversized glory!