The packed Parrano jewels stand at Eccentric Fair last week was pure paranoia! Quite plausible, if you ask me, since price-quality was extremely well-balanced and the craftsmanship truly refined. All massif silver and yellow or pink gold-plated creations were ornamented with sparkling zircons in all colors of the rainbow to match any taste and mood.
My latest acquisition, a pair of hanging laurel-shaped oriental earrings with Alhambra-like swirling motifs and colorful stones in varied cuts that reflected light from multiple angles, stole my heart. And since it's all in the details, I couldn't help but notice how unmistakably superior the sparkle of zirconium was compared to crystal imitations of luxury jewels by other brands. Furthermore, the stones were not clumsily glued, but were held tightly into place with claws like precious diamonds. I just adore chandelier ear pieces that engage into a hide-and-seek game with loose locks of long hair. This weakness - my Achilles' heel - along with the reassurance of the brand owner herself that they are a one-time-manufactured model, were persuasive enough to make me succumb. My loyalty to Parrano is bound to last.
It might be debatable or, in the end, completely subjective, but apart from your engagement solitaire promise, what stronger knot would a diamond really tie?
In a world where one seals a promise with a diamond, what commitment could a humble zircon possibly ensure?
The answer might be: In a materialistic world where women keep on fantasizing over the Tiffany & Co Atlas and Cartier Trinity collections continuously accumulating rings and bracelets, despite the fact that financial resources are rarely endless, the well-staged mirage of a diamond could be as compelling as a true love's kiss.