Friday, June 26, 2009

The Statement Necklace

I know big jewelry is popular right now, particularly the "statement necklace."

(Actually, I have no idea what is popular, but I see a bunch of women wearing necklaces that would easily fit in with an African tribal dance, so I figure people probably like that kind of stuff right now.)

As a kid, however, I remember hearing a heated discussion about how ugly big jewelry was. I remember mentally nodding my head emphatically, even though I didn't have an opinion until that moment. Let's face it. I'm a follower.

I went home thinking, "Wow, I'm glad my mom doesn't wear big, ugly jewelry."

Over the next few weeks, I started to notice that no matter where we went, I would have easily won the argument, "Oh yeah? Well my mom's jewelry is bigger than your mom's jewelry!"

Hands down.

At first, I was mortified. She basically had a giant medallion hanging around her neck. It looked like she had won an Olympic sporting event.

Then, I realized that I had survived until now without anyone pointing out how bad it looked. I noticed that my mom had the panache to really work it in Costco-sized costume jewelry, and I figured that I should be proud rather than looking for a hole to crawl into.

Later on, I remember hearing her talk about her necklaces, saying she didn't think it was worth wearing anything if it didn't "make a statement."

There you have it.

My mom is a trend setter ...

And her jewelry is still bigger than your mom's jewelry.


Rachel said...

Nathan, all this made me want to do is GO SHOPPING! I love large jewelry! Your mom is amazing. Any evidentiary pictures?

Loralee and the gang... said...

Cool necklace! I just wish I could pull something like that off, but at 5'2", jewelry like that would be wearing ME!

hollylynn said...

haha, i'm glad you posted about this.

"let's face it. i'm a follower." that was the best line of the whole thing.

Nathan said...

Rachel, I'll have to find some. I may just have to sneak a picture of her jewelry box at Christmas or something.