Elle and I have been taking my daughter and a couple of my nieces to the Cleveland Museum of Art for art classes on Saturday afternoons. It’s becoming a kind of coming of age for the children. I went when I was young, and so too my nieces have started the second wave of the tradition, followed now by my own daughter.
Last week, while the girls were drawing, painting and gluing, we perused the gift shop, where I spotted something I could not live without! The second I saw it I knew I had to have it. What was this thing that entranced me so? Well I’ll tell you, it was a beautiful, fanciful, colorful geo-cube necklace by Coeur De Lion.
The gift shop was asking $225, but I didn’t even blink at the price — that’s how much I wanted it. (The only reason I looked at the price tag at all was to make sure I had enough money on me to buy it that minute.) Although it didn’t come cheap — beautiful things rarely do — at least my member discount brought it down to $205.
After I purchased the necklace, I noticed that the name, Coeur De Lion, is French for Lionheart. This seemed to be serendipitous since I recently finished reading a book about Richard I, better known as Richard the Lionheart. Then I found the name even more intriguing because Coeur De Lion is a German company using the French name of an English king who was an enemy to both countries!
All that nonsense aside, I loved the necklace the second I saw it. I love the whimsy of it. I love all things rainbow. It’s elegant, modern and chic. I can wear it with almost anything. When I got home I realized I had a pair of matching earrings to boot. Prior to owning the necklace, I hadn’t worn the earrings once; in fact, I don’t even know how I came to own them.
The earrings are cubes, just like the beads on the necklace, and they’re iridescent; depending on the light they can take on any color. Between the necklace and the earrings, I may never have to choose what piece of jewelry to wear ever again. They go together so perfectly.