Is it odd that one of the things I’m most excited about for my trip to Dublin is buying jewelry? Every time I go abroad I try to buy a piece, and I’ve started a little collection. It’s not huge yet, because it started when I was in high school with an antique ring from Paris that the shopkeeper claimed was from early 20th century Iraq (I’m pretty sure she was making this up, because she sold it to me for €40). When I go to Ireland, I want to look for mother-daughter Claddagh rings/bangles. I am so excited to go somewhere new with my mom and just spend some time by ourselves - it’s been so long since we’ve gotten to do that, and so many things have changed since. These are the other pieces from my collection, as well as a few that were given to me.
1. The original ring, Paris, summer 2008
2. Barcelona, summer 2010
3. Tibet by way of NYC, spring 2011
4. Amalfi Coast, gift from Mom, summer 2011
5. Tanzania, gift from Lauren, fall 2011