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the ice-ing on the cake.

25 March 2009

Accessories are truly the ice-ing on the cake. I do like to think of jewelry as the gorgeous little sprinkles or sanding sugar or some type of confectionary topping that gives the outfit extra sparkle. It’s no wonder that I have a weakness for cocktail rings; a must-have in my book, utterly necessary to complete an outfit; after all, cocktail rings are the epitome all things fabulous. Arguably the most obnoxious of jewelry, yes, but a little bit of attention-grabbing mechanisms, when used in moderation (read: not pairing it when statement necklaces and bracelets, all at the same time). Such rings elevate an outfit to a higher level: part glitz, part glamorous.

So imagine my surprise when Nadia of jewelry emailed me, being so generous and so kind as to offering me any piece to make my own. It was quite agonizing having to choose just one out of a myriad of choices (and my myriad I do not exaggerate at all!) from this selection. is quite easy to navigate; many a times when an online boutique offers such a wide selection, the site itself can become messy or hard to navigate. still remained aesthetically pleasing whilst being easy to browse – narrowing down searches by category, stone, metal, color, etc. made the shopping process quite the breeze. It wasn’t until much later I narrowed my choice down to this breathtakingly gorgeous ring: a 9 Carat Green Amethyst & Black Sapphire Sterling Silver Ring (, $190 original, ICE price: $95!)


Opening the package was just as pleasing as wearing the ring itself. Wrapped and packaged with care, the darling little box holding a navy velvet ring box and certificate of authenticity made the gift all the more luxurious. And now, the ring in all it’s glory. So elegant, with a slightly vintage, 1900s feel that makes it so timeless. I do love the light, mint green that contrasts so greatly with the black stones. I did feel like quite the sophisticated woman at the cast dinner after the Friday show; it’s amazing how one little accessory can change how you feel. The ring added just a touch of color to my all time favorite black knit batwing top, skinny jeans, and trusty black heels. It did make me forget that I was a sweaty mess, still in stage makeup, and wearing a leotard and tights beneath the ensemble. And I couldn’t help but look so adoringly at my ring-clad pointer finger every so often, intentionally pointing lavishly with it just so it would get the attention it deserves.

‘Tis a classic piece indeed; invest and buy your own (or something else) here!

Thank you so much, Nadia!


La C.

56 Comments leave one →
  1. thebaglady permalink
    25 March 2009 12:03 am

    You are sooo lucky!! But you deserve it!

    This ring is gorrrgeous! I think I’m tempted to buy it too!

  2. 25 March 2009 12:17 am

    It’s stunning! A perfect statement piece. Great choice.


  3. 25 March 2009 12:35 am

    Gorgeous ring, I am enamored with large statement jewelry and have always been a fan of cocktail rings

    and this one I cant get over how amazing it is!


  4. 25 March 2009 12:45 am

    Hello La C. That is beautiful. I love it. Thanks for the comments on my blog about my hiatus. I just actually posted a new post about when I plan to return. It’s actually sooner than I had planned. Check it out. Thanks. Cheers!

  5. 25 March 2009 12:59 am

    I love the ring! So gorgeous and elegant! I’ve always wanted to get something from, and now you’ve convinced me its the right thing to do!

  6. 25 March 2009 1:13 am

    Use Promo Code “ACHOP” @ and Get 20% off on top of already discounted prices :O)

  7. 25 March 2009 1:21 am

    super nice ring!

  8. 25 March 2009 1:33 am

    U are so lucky, La C!

    I adore coctail rings! 😉

    xoxo: Janet

  9. 25 March 2009 2:45 am

    Absolutely stunning.

    That sparkling ring of black gems is just too beautiful! I’m so happy for you! 🙂 Your ensemble sounds great too. Yay for gorgeous jewellery!


  10. 25 March 2009 2:54 am

    Hi La C!!! Nice ring!! I found your this post through your twitt update :O)

    For you and your followers on your next purchase @, Use Promo code “ACHOP” and get an additional 20% off.

    Enjoy the ring girl and much more 2 come :O)

  11. 25 March 2009 3:34 am

    Hi there-that is just stunning and what a great price too, superb!

  12. 25 March 2009 4:43 am

    You are lucky indeed, La C, to own this very pretty cocktail ring. That would be the icing /frosting on any outfit.

  13. 25 March 2009 7:05 am

    That ring is absolutely gorgeous, great choice! Thanks so much for your input on my dress. Still trying to decide!

  14. 25 March 2009 7:30 am

    hello again! wow, you are so lucky! the ring is fascinating dear!

  15. rossovelvet permalink
    25 March 2009 7:33 am

    Gorgeous !!!! >__________________>

  16. 25 March 2009 8:44 am

    Beautiful!!! Lucky duck. Love love cocktail rings, but always seem to forget to put one on!!

    Glad to hear you’re better now! xxx

  17. 25 March 2009 8:54 am

    i’ve seen so much of recently but your ring is the prettest! 🙂


  18. 25 March 2009 10:42 am

    Beautiful ring! It’s the little things that can make us happy.

  19. 25 March 2009 11:13 am

    What a beautifull piece!!!

  20. 25 March 2009 11:19 am

    Wow, gorgeous!
    I bet it looks very elegant on you!

  21. 25 March 2009 11:23 am

    Gorgeous choice, La C! Adooooooore your ice!


  22. 25 March 2009 11:40 am

    I adore it. It is gorgeous! Lucky you!

  23. 25 March 2009 12:48 pm

    I love your ring!! This site is great isn’t it? I was so surprised by the vast range of their jewelery too when they contacted me. Haha I love how you couldn’t resist pointing excessively at things.

  24. 25 March 2009 12:48 pm

    OMG!!! you is so lucky!! That ring is amazing!! I think I would fainting if had got an mail like that!! -Congratulations<3<3
    xoxo L.

  25. milly permalink
    25 March 2009 12:53 pm

    very nice

  26. 25 March 2009 2:11 pm

    Gorgeous choice!

  27. 25 March 2009 3:04 pm

    now that is a gift I would adore! 😉

  28. 25 March 2009 3:16 pm

    That is gorgeous! I’m obsessed with cocktail rings at the moment – I just invested in about eight of them. Inexpensive, but completely gorgeous! 🙂

  29. 25 March 2009 3:18 pm

    Truly adorable, lucky you!

  30. 25 March 2009 3:37 pm

    You lucky girl!=D

  31. 25 March 2009 4:20 pm

    your so lucky! the ring is gorgeous i think jewelry are the ice-ing on the cake as well you explained it well ^^ xoxo

  32. 25 March 2009 4:40 pm

    So lovely!

    Thank you for adding me to your blogroll. I just added you as well 🙂


  33. 25 March 2009 7:50 pm

    Many cocktail rings seem a bit too much, but I do like the ring you chose. Tres glam!

  34. 25 March 2009 7:53 pm

    Oh how fabulous! I love websites that are easy to navigate especially shopping ones!

  35. kristine permalink
    25 March 2009 8:23 pm

    gorrrgeous pick! the colors are really perfect. haha, your little stories on your outfits/what you wear are always so cute!

  36. kristine permalink
    25 March 2009 8:23 pm

    p.s.: hope you’re feeling better!

  37. 25 March 2009 10:36 pm

    I love cocktail rings & this one looks so fun to wear out!

  38. 25 March 2009 10:38 pm

    It’s absolutely PERFECT!

    • 25 March 2009 11:00 pm

      style du monde: thank you! & no problem, darling!
      anna: merci =]
      kristine: you are too sweet! i’m feeling loads better, but still sickly =/


  39. 26 March 2009 12:22 am

    Nadia is a “gem” of a girl! I’ve been to her site before, and also Nice gift, nice post. xo

  40. 26 March 2009 3:29 am

    Psst. Look what I put up on my latest post. (:


  41. 26 March 2009 4:33 am

    thank you<3

    so lovely!

  42. 26 March 2009 9:01 am

    such a beautiful ring indeed! love it ♥

  43. 26 March 2009 9:24 am

    Ohhh!!! Lucky girl!!!
    Such a fabulous ring as well ♥

  44. 26 March 2009 9:34 am

    wow this ring is very beautiful!!!

  45. 26 March 2009 9:41 am

    Amazing piece of jewelry!
    The bigger the better this Spring 😉
    x Laura

  46. 26 March 2009 10:16 am

    wow lucky!!

  47. 26 March 2009 11:21 am

    wow, what a gorgeous piece. Lucky girl

  48. 26 March 2009 12:39 pm

    i agree!!!! they make any outfit feel instantly more stylish i think..and just more fun! xx LM

  49. 26 March 2009 1:09 pm

    gorgeous post, love! it is so good to check back here and catch up on all i have missed. what amazing finds and delicious pieces you have found! such elegance and class in every post…

  50. 28 March 2009 10:29 pm

    Ohhhh! Lucky you!

    Mmmm, Ice-ing, that reminds me of that saying thing from ‘How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days,’ “Frosting.” LOL

  51. 3 April 2009 8:21 am

    Very nice site!

  52. 3 April 2009 10:51 am

    Very nice site!

  53. 3 April 2009 10:51 am

    Very nice site!

  54. 10 April 2009 12:19 pm

    Very nice site!


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