Image courtesy of lordandtaylor.com
obsession name: Michael Kors Glitz Rose Gold Watch
where to buy: Lord and Taylor stores, or lordandtaylor.com
why the obsession:
Did anybody’s heart stop just a teeny bit seeing this watch? Anybody? Is it just me? No, I don’t think it’s just me. This Michael Kors Glitz Rose Gold watch is STUNNING and I’m officially obsessed. First off, I’m absolutely loving this rose gold trend. It’s almost as if, where has rose gold been all my life?? Seriously. I’ve always been a silver/white gold kinda girl but I think it’s clearly time for a new gold/copper love in my life (in fact, this has been one of my “longevity-of-a-boyfriend-radar” type things. If you were dating me and you bought me yellow gold jewelry after X amount of time, clearly someone wasn’t paying attention…tsk tsk I tell you… although now I may have to update hubby on my new rules of rose gold, hehe) Rose gold definitely feels so refreshing compared to all these years of just plain silver and white gold. This blush-hued alloy is showing up everywhere and I would be MORE than happy to show up with it. (Note to my readers: there is no such thing as pure rose gold. It is a mix of copper and gold, thus, an alloy. Look at how much you’re learning from my blog!!!!) I think that it’s really interesting that the comeback of color has transcended into jewelry and the metals that come along with it as well. And given that this is a rose gold watch, makes the watch feel like an old heirloom, like this was something my very stylish grandmother would have worn in the ‘20s and have passed on to me. I’m also super, super obsessed with the contrast of the femininity of the rose gold watch (it is a pink watch after all) and the overall masculine design of the watch. Of course, the pave crystals around the watch bezel add the perfect amount of bling and make the watch look classy and expensive.
tidbit of jewelry history:
Rose gold (a.k.a. pink gold, blush gold, or Russian gold) was popularized in the late 1920s when the Cartier Trinity band (bands of rose, white and yellow gold intertwined together) first made its appearance. In history, it was known to gain notoriety in 19th century Russia and was used primarily for decoration.
as seen on:
French poet, writer and filmmaker Jean Cocteau (friend of and admired by Mademoiselle Coco Chanel herself), who wore the Cartier Trinity band on his small finger for the rest of his life!!! (deleusejewelers.com)