During the Christmas season, my friend who manages an upscale women’s boutique, attends to customers’ husbands who shop for gifts. She steers them to the jewelry case, and since she knows her clientele well, is able to offer this expert advice: “Buy your wife something she already wants.” On a few occasions, boyfriends have surprised me with jewelry, and though I was moved by the sentiment, those pieces sit in the box. The jewelry I wear the most are the bracelets, necklaces and earrings that I admired, dreamed about, agonized over, decided I couldn’t live without, and purchased for myself. What’s your favorite piece of jewelry?
Image: Today is the 175th anniversary of Tiffany’s. This box of jewels is from a recent ad campaign.