Recreating The Past

When I was in university, I wore the same necklace combo everyday: A silver skull pendant that I got at one of those international craft fairs they held at the student union building every year and hung on a chain that I believed belonged to my beloved cousin Pam, and a costume necklace that was dripping with rhinestone drops. I wore the combo so much that the gold plating wore off the rhinestone necklace. I still have these necklaces but put them into retirement.

Recently I have been trying to recreate many looks from my youth. Mejuri had gold and diamond station necklaces that resembled the dripping chains—I even put them down on one of my wishlists. But I could not afford them.

About a year ago, I noticed that The Bay had sterling versions with CZs instead diamonds. more affordable but still frivolous. Then last week there was a flash sale and frivolity won out.

PS. I have been wearing my gold wash over sterling nameplate necklace pretty much non stop for two years. When I took it off to wear my new chains I realized that most of the gold had worn off. I always tell people to take their jewelry off at night to prevent wear and damage but I guess I don’t listen to my iwn advice.