I’ve never thought of my jewellery as trophies. I’m here to take care of it, and to love it, for we are only temporary custodians of beauty. – Elizabeth Taylor.
I treasure many things, mainly my family, my friends and my little puppy Gidget. Lesser treasures are those shown here. I am not surrounded by Elizabeth Taylor level jewellery, just my modest collection. None of them are expensive, but most are dear to my heart because they were gifts from special people.
The silver ring with green stones was a gift from my parents for my 16th birthday and the gold one with three blue stones was a gift from them for my 18th (these are featured in my header image). The rose gold bow was a cheap find online but it’s so cute, it’s my favourite ring and I wear it and the silver with green stones every day.
One thing I learnt today – clean the table and the jewellery before photographing! The closeups have highlighted a hair trapped in the flower ring but, even worse, my very dirty glass tabletop. SO, I went back out at 6:30pm, with my overhead fairy lights on and re-did the shoot. Consequently, I had to use a high ISO (1000 – 1250) and very slow shutter speed – I rested my camera on a folded tea towel to hold it steady!
PS – here is my other little treasure, who was sitting under the table the entire time I was photographing these little jewels.