Perhaps my favorite piece of jewelry I ever received was a pair of diamond hoop earrings from a boyfriend I had almost a decade ago. He had tons of money but was a tad bit on the frugal side so he himself would wear fake diamond studs. I would tease him about this all the time but in his mind, since he really couldn’t tell the difference anyway and because people would probably assume they were real, he didn’t see a reason to drop a good chunk of money on the real thing. That’s probably why it made my Christmas gift that year a little more special. He bought me my first real pair of diamond earrings and I loved them. In fact, I gave up wearing my fake jewelry most of the time so I could showcase these beauties. Well…that is until I lost them. I don’t know how and I don’t know where, but I always hoped they would show up again in the most obscure place, and I would instantly remember how I had put them there for safekeeping. It’s been years though and that hasn’t happened.
Since then, I have gone back to wearing my fake, cheap stuff until the next lucky lad feels compelled to shower me with bling. But because it’s been a while and $15 earrings tend to look about as expensive as they cost, I’ve recently copped these in-betweener earrings. I ordered them online and they are enough in my price range that I wouldn't even need to wait for the lad! They won’t break the bank but they don’t look cheap at all. They also remind me of the earrings I used to have that I loved so much. What do you think? Kind of fabulous?