Fantastical Friday: Happy New Year!

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I had a recent comment asking me to showcase some pearl, amethyst & jade & I thought it might be nice to ring in the new year with a few of those lovely treasures. There are three of each in today’s wishlist & I avoided all faux items for today’s post. Everything was found from various vendors at Amazon.com. Wishing everyone a wonderful new year & bright prospects in 2017, may it be more spectacular than 2016 for all. ❤

Pearls are particularly beautiful & among the very few biological gemstones coveted by humans. The tradition of gathering them is so ancient we will most likely never know what culture began the process. Before the advent of culturing, which began early in the last century, they were very rare & one of the most expensive items, which made their use pretty exclusive to the ruling class. As a side note, the first of my pearl selections is kitty themed, if you’ve been following me for a while, you might be aware that I have a lot of cats, so the shape appeals to me very much. 🙂

I love amethyst, it’s my favorite color & a gemstone I feel particularly close to. Ever since I was a child I have felt an affinity for this stone. It’s semi-precious & has been sought after since at least the time of the Ancient Greeks. The stone, like so many others, is thought to have a variety of metaphysical qualities, in ancient times it was believed to ward of drunkenness & was considered a desirable material for drinking vessels.

Jade, so associated with Chinese mysticism & thoroughly entwined with their culture. It may surprise some of you to learn that it actually comes in a wide variety of colors, with a translucent emerald green is the most highly regarded & the most expensive form, for a long time it was reserved only for for the Chinese Imperial family (hence the name imperial jade).

gemstones011) S.Leaf Sterling Silver Cat Necklace Freshwater Cultured Pearl Cat Collarbone Charm Necklace ($23.99)
2) Yoursfs Vintage Pearl Jewelry Sets 18K Rose Gold Plated Dress Jewelry Delicate Teardrop Pendant Necklace & Earring Set ($25.99)
3) Pearl Bracelet 7.5 Inch Freshwater Pearl Bracelet , Pearl Size: 6-7mm ($29)
4) 925 Sterling Silver Bali Filigree Chandelier Design w/ Purple Amethyst Dangle Earrings ($22.11)
5) Amethyst Tree of Life Gemstone Jewelry Necklace Silver Pendant 18″ 24″ Chain ($23)
6) Sterling Silver Purple Amethyst & White Topaz Gemstone Women’s Ring Sizes 5 to 9 ($49.99)
7) Rhodium-Plated Sterling Silver Oval-Shaped Jade and Diamond Accent Pendant Necklace, 18″ ($27.02)
8) Parma77 Elegant Polished Green Jade Bangle Spinach Green Wide Bracelet ($29.58)
9) Bling Jewelry 925 Sterling Silver Marcasite Green Jade Dangle Earrings ($32.99)

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Watermelon Wednesday: A Little Bling

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These beauties would make a great stocking stuffer (though the time for that has passed this year), a great birthday present, or just a treat for ourselves as they’re also lovely baubles for enhancing holiday attire, including New Year parties. I especially like the simplicity of the design & the elegant presentation. At the moment the set is on sale, 50% off, which even at full price would be super pocketbook friendly! I found the set at Jolly Chic & I have no doubt you could find them as easily. 😉

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Magnificent Monday: Jessica Steen

Magnificent Monday

This particular actress has been in quite a few series that I have avidly watched at various points in my life. I think I first noticed her in Earth 2, though there was much ridiculous in the series (I thought so when I was younger too), it did make me consider other possibilities (though the specific logic was impossible to really follow with some of the things). Jessica was also in several episodes of The Outer Limits, the revamp that came out in the 90s & that was a series I enjoyed a lot in my teen years. More recently she’s been in Flashpoint & NCIS, also series I really like. Like so many others, she does her fair share of charity work as well, she is especially known as an environmentalist & animal rights supporter.

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Most often her jewelry stylings are that of simple elegance, but she also has occasion to don dramatic flairs. Naturally, the little wishlist that I have compiled is based on these observations. 😉 I found all of these lovely baubles whilst browsing the wonderful selection available from Billy the Tree (currently having a sale too, until January 31, 15% off when you use code: HOLIDAY15 at checkout).

steen-inspired1) Vintage Style Crystal Silver Tone Twist Design Clip On Fashion Earrings ($10.95)
2) Silver Tone Square Crystal Fashion Lever Earrings ($12.95)
3) Beautiful Silver Tone Crystal and Simulated Pearl Fashion Drop Earrings ($16.95)
4) 16″ + 1″ 18K Gold Plated Copper Necklace with Pearls and Red Glass Drop ($17.95)
5) 34″ Long Gold Tone Howlite Fashion Necklace ($19.95)
6) Stunning Gunmetal Tone Clear Crystal Fashion Necklace and Earring Set ($26.95)
7) 16″ Handmade Necklace with Rose Quartz Nugget and Pearls 925 Sterling Silver ($30.95)
8) Faceted Turquoise Necklace with Peridot and Amethyst 925 Sterling Silver ($31.95)
9)T.R.U. by 1928 Jewelry – 14K Gold-Dipped Chevron Red Faceted Briolette Drop Necklace 16″ Adj. ($34.95)

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Fantastical Friday: Happy Holidays!

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Much like last year I would like to wish everyone a joyous season & an incredible new year! I’m giving everyone my positive thoughts & hoping we’re all very successful in the coming year. ❤ Here’s a cool Santa I found at this page, consider this post a holiday card from me to you. 😉

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Watermelon Wednesday: Boot Weather

Watermelon Wednesday

There’s no denying it, I love boots, always have & likely always will. In the colder months they are so much easier to find too. Withe the onslaught of the season of commercialism the deals abound. I find myself looking through boot selections fairly often & found these cute ones while browsing the holiday deals on Walmart.com.

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Magnificent Monday: Gloria Estefan

Magnificent Monday

What can I say about this amazing & beautiful Cuban American singer? Her awards are numerous including 7 Grammy Awards, a star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame, another star in the Vegas Walk of Stars, MTV Music Award & so many more accolades. Her awesomeness does not end there, she also contributes to  & advocates for numerous charities, included a few for spinal cord injuries (one of which she founded), Kids Wish Network, Voices Against Violence & the list goes on.

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Her jewelry stylings are both classically elegant & suffused with boho flavors, like the second pic on top from left to right almost have a Gypsy feel. It actually took a long time to find just the right pieces to compose a wishlist based on the treasures I have seen her wear. So after many hours of questing through Amazon.com I finally found some lovelies that remind me of this great woman.

estefan-inspired1) Lureme Fashion Prime Gentle Gun Metal Rhombus with Crystal Dangle Earrings ($5.18)
2) Beauty7 Coin Charms Boho Bohemian Turkish Ethnic Tassel Pendant Statement Bib Chain Necklace ($5.29)
3) Lureme Women’s 6pcs Freshwater Pearl and Alloy Wrapped Cream Pearl Bracelet ($5.98)
4) lureme Vintage Charm Jewelry Turoquiese Diamond Shape with Dangle Pieces PU Necklace ($5.99)
5) Lureme Fashion Necklace Hollow Circular Ring Jewelry Set ($5.99)
6) EOZY Women Double-row Rhinestone Alloy Chain Bracelet ($6.13)
7) Lureme 5cm Lobster Claw Rhinestones Double Open Circle Silver Tone Hoop Earrings ($7.99)
8) ROXI Women’s Alloy Clouds Rings Platinum Plated Charm Crystal Paving Ring ($8.99)
9) Pearlz Ocean Apatite White Cultured Freshwater Pearl Necklace Earrings and Bracelet Jewelry Set ($29.99)

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Fantastical Friday: Sweet Unboxing

Fantastical Friday

Finally, I’m back. New computer came in & something else really cool turned up too! A bit back I had entered a contest on twitter being held by Dark Horse Comics & shock of all shocks, I was one of the winners. I said it was shocking because I haven’t won anything of note for 23 years, lol. I didn’t do a video or anything, just took pics of the basic steps & edited the pics for text & some emoji I placed (please forgive the flash). So here goes, my first unboxing for this blog 😀

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Not a big reveal, but the initial opening does hint at some of the treasures inside. My excitement was running over a bit at this point, LOL.

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A charming move on their part, they included a card that thanked me for being a fan & wished me a joyful holiday. ❤

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We all know I love zombie stories & this one appears to be along similar lines, so this should be an epic & exciting read. Like all the manga I have encountered before the book is composed in reverse from the standard western order.

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The flash made his feet disappear, so I felt it wasn’t outrageous to place the emoji over the glow. As I’m not a serious collector, I tend to take things out of their packages, so this sinister guy is now decorating my desk. I am impressed with his texturing & careful paint job. Also looking forward to the final battle in Game of Thrones, when our story reaches its climax.

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Dark Horse does a lot of movie & show based comics, so it isn’t really that shocking that they have Fight Club. It was surprising that it’s hardcover, which is quite nice. Looking forward to reading this one as well, especially as it implies that it is a continuation of the story.

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Well, this is intriguing. The cover is simple & compelling, can’t wait to crack it open to find out what happens.

This blog contains affiliate links, should you choose to follow them to do your shopping I will earn a small commission on anything you may purchase. I am not affiliated with Dark Horse Comics, but encourage you to check them out if you haven’t already. 😉 If you like this post you can subscribe by email, RSS, or Bloglovin’ with the appropriate buttons on this page. You could do me a huge favor & share this too. 😉 You can also give a like to my Facebook page & add Orbb’s Fashion to your GooglePlus circles. Follow me on Twitter @Orbb80 & Pinterest. 😉 As always I wish you, my wonderful readers, happy shopping! – Orbb ❤