Crystal Elegance for Ms. Oprah Winfrey

Crystal Elegance for Ms. Oprah Winfrey from Liva Gem Loft

By: Liva Gem Loft  08-04-2014
Keywords: jewelry, jewellery, handmade jewelry, handcrafted jewelry, crystal jewelry, necklaces, earrings, bra

A few years back, I decided to design a few pieces of jewelry that would be worthy of a Princess (a personal challenge) and although I didn't have the hundreds of thousands of dollars it would require in gemstones, I opted for the next best thing - crystal. Rather than sketch the design as I often do to prep myself for the materials involved, this time I simply did it freestyle. As the necklace progressed, it took on a 3 dimensional look, as well as becoming very regal in appearance. That was not my initial intention. At first I wanted to keep it regal looking yet understated - now, it looked opulent. I liked it. This project of a personal challenge, now became an intended gift and who was most worthy of this gift? Yes, Ms. Oprah Winfrey. Someone I had admired for many years. But I knew that Ms. Winfrey could afford far more costly jewelry and especially with stunning genuine precious gems (not crystal), yet I was determined to finish the necklace and earrings set, so I did when I had spare time. Finally completed and prepared to send it to Chicago, I was in contact with her studio personnel and was it my poor timing or possibly not meant to be but I was informed that just recently (at that time), there was a bomb-scare and Oprah would no longer be accepting boxed gifts at that location. No further information would be offered and I pouted to myself with disappointment. Thereafter, she ended her last season and went on to brighter things while my gift remained tightly stored to avoid tarnishing. It looks new like the day I finished it and I have been thinking that such a beautiful set would look great on Oprah but if it could be auctioned off, maybe the funds would be more useful at a pet rescue. I love dogs and so does Oprah, so maybe donating the proceeds would be a better gift to her and the rescue shelter :)

Keywords: jewelry, jewellery, handmade jewelry, handcrafted jewelry, crystal jewelry, necklaces, earrings, bra