I went to a jewelry party last night. Not the kind where you buy jewelry but the kind where you sell it. It was actually kind of cool. I had lots of old silver and gold jewelry that I never wear anymore. In fact, some of it, I had forgotten that I ever owned. I sold quite a bit but I couldn't seem to let go of my tulip rings.
I don't know if these were a big deal anywhere else but way "back in the day" they were the hot item in Brenham. I actually think I had four of them although I could only find three (the purple/amethyst one is missing). I was offered a pretty sweet deal for the gold but what would I do with all those tiny stones? It would probably cost more to have them remounted…and into what? A big colorful butterfly?
So effective today, I am bringing back the tulip ring.