|Photo credit: Coach|
It appealed to me, of course, because it's a heart - but for several other reasons as well. The weight, the pendant is solid brass with a warm glow; it feels good when you hold it or wear it, and it reminded me of this pair of earrings that belonged to my mom.
The earrings are from Robert Lee Morris, a jewelry designer who first made his mark in the 1970s. I suspect my mom bought them in the late 70s or early 80s, and probably at Neiman-Marcus, which carried the line.
Hearts can certainly be overdone - but when they are done well, without frills or unnecessary embellishment, they are as much a classic design as hoops, or Greek boats. That RLM is still selling a similar pair of earrings nearly 40 years later is evidence of that staying power.
|Photo credit: Robert Lee Morris|