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Monday, January 6, 2014

During my holiday sale, gorgeous customer Erica purchased my 18K gold-and-diamond Juana crossbones necklace.


The necklace on Erica.

She sent me two photos in an email with “The Loveliest Bones” in the subject line. It said:

“Wanted to let you know that the crossbones necklace is perfection! I have been wearing it nonstop since I got it. The piece is understated but also completely luxurious. The yellow gold is rich and beautiful. I love it so much.

Your inspiration for the necklace may have came from ‘La Loca’ Juana, but to me this piece represents my two getting-old dogs, Henry, 12, and Bubba, 9, (the bones), and my very precious husband (the diamonds). I am crazy for all of them, and I am crazy about the necklace. (How’s that for tying everything together?!)”

I felt a little choked up after reading this email! When people connect with jewelry, they really connect with jewelry, and that’s a wonderful thing to see. I like that the necklace has its own special meaning for Erica. That’s as it should be. I’m inspired by particular subjects, but the pieces should be interpreted in a personal way by their new owners. (Separately, I too have a getting-old dog named Henry.)

Erica said I could use her photos on my blog even though she confessed that “the thought of my mug on the public interwebs makes me slightly uncomfortable.” She joked that I could put a black bar over her eyes. I figured I should come up with something a little more glamorous than that, so here’s a second photo of Erica wearing the crossbones necklace and a pair of Peggy Guggenheim‘s sunglasses.


Take that, would-be image searchers!

The Juana crossbones necklace was the last of its kind, but I have two 18K gold locket necklaces and one 18K gold poison ring that all feature the bones on the outside and a skull inside. I’ve put these designs on sale this week for anyone who is inspired by Erica. I only have one of each, so don’t miss your chance to own one of these heirloom-worthy pieces. Click to see more photos and purchase!


18K yellow gold locket with black diamond crossbones on outside. Skull with black diamond eyes inside.


18K white gold locket with black diamond crossbones on front. Skull with black diamond eyes inside.


18K white gold poison ring with black diamond cross bones on front. Skull with black diamond eyes inside.

Contact me at wbjewelry at hotmail dot com if you have any questions about these pieces. I do ship overseas. I should mention that the Guggenheim Museum is currently sold out of Peggy Guggenheim sunglasses, so you should have no qualms about spending your money on jewelry instead!

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2 Responses to “Customer of the Day: Erica and the Loveliest Bones”

  1. stacy says:

    she’s adorable. i would definitely prefer the jewelry to the glasses any day!