Good morning, darlings!
I thought it was time about for another Book Riot cross-post. This piece originally ran on Book Riot on January 26th, 2015.
It is my personal opinion that books and jewelry have a lot in common: they’re both art forms that take small, separate elements and combine them into something new with beauty and meaning.
They are also pretty much tied for my All Time Favorite Inanimate Objects. In fact, I spend so much time looking at and thinking about one or the other that I inevitably start to draw connections between particular books and pieces of jewelry.
Here are a few books and bling pairings that I thought worked especially well.
Victorian cuff bracelet with “Dinna forget” inscription: Outlander by by Diana Gabaldon.
I’m going to tell you right up front that this glorious gold, pearl, diamond, and turquoise cuff is a historically inaccurate choice for Outlander. It’s Victorian, so it’s not from Claire’s or Jamie’s native century. But the inscription on the back, with its Jamie-esque diction and heartfelt “Dinna Forget” message, is just so perfect that I couldn’t resist it.
Anthony Lent’s Vulcana earrings in 18k gold with diamonds: The Child Eater by Rachel Pollack.
If you’ve read The Child Eater, I don’t need to explain this choice to you. These are by Anthony Lent, a gifted and charismatic sculptor-turned-jeweler with imaginative vision. This pair of luminous golden faces with diamond eyes has such an eerie presence that it isn’t hard to picture them dispensing questionable advice to aspiring wizards.
Here’s a closer look:
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