Sunday, September 5, 2010

Bows and Blings

gold jewelry- circa 13-14th century
Museum of Fine Arts ( Lisbon, Portugal)

The first thing that I look for inside museums is their jewelry collection. A museum´s jewelry collection aside from the paintings or sculptures is like a personal gauge (for me) if it´s worth visiting or not.What I saw in Lisbon didn´t disappoint me at all. The jewelry collection was so prettily crafted, intricate and more than 600 years old! I gave it a three thumbs up! ;)

Here´s my humble tribute:

A star flower and bow ring which I´ve had for almost a decade now. This is part of a jewelry set whose diamonds came from a tennis bracelet which was re-designed/ reset into flowers and bows (the star flower design is a classic trend back then) before it was sold to me. Whoa, that was  a mouthful! My bow bling may be much simpler but I love it just the same. :)

Speaking more about bows, here´s my bow shirt which I bought from the Zara summer sales last month which I promptly debuted in my Lisbon trip.hahaha!

Sorry for the unflaterring photo, I promise to style this top better the next time.This was taken in one of those Lisbon metro station´s walls. They have one of the best artsy metro station walls in this side of the world, I´m missing them right now.

So do you love bow jewelry or anything with bows? :)

Bye for now, enjoy your Sunday sun!


PS: Thanks for the wonderful advices on my last post regarding overflowing closet dilemma. I´ll keep those in mind. :)


Sherin said...

I love looking at jewellery in museums. They're always so unique and beautiful.

janettaylor said...

Oooh beautiful!

Leia said...

You know I love bling! And bows! Your ring is so pretty.


sweet said...

love the jewelry and it is something unique to treasure forever!!!

I miss your blog!!!!

nice to be back darling...


Dredd said...

Che thanks for sharing these photos... they are gorgeous!

Savvy Gal said...

gorgeous pieces. i don't have any jewelry with bows but i have few with flowers. : )

Mom Daughter Style said...

that wall goes so well with your shirt. i have a similar flower ring without the bow. i keep my gold jewelries for yearsss too.

btw, kasama ko yung tatay ko sa plane, he travelered from another state to here tapos sabay kami punta sa pinas so di naman masyadong mahirap sa bags saka isang handcarry at isang baggage lang dala ko papunta.

have a great day

kirstyb said...

lovely post x

Elaine said...

Beautiful!!! I love the bow ring!

clothed much, a modest fashion blog

Noelle Chantal said...

beautiful beautiful intricate pieces! gosh, i am looking at the computer screen for like 5 mins haha! and your little floral bow ring is so nice too! :)

Dorothy Souhuwat said...

i like the bracelet...beautifull

à la Modest said...

I love all that jewelry! I like vintage ones especially :) And yes, I love bows!

Ctoonz said...

amazing! i love gold..haha :D

Rebecca Rose said...

i love your ring, its so pretty.