Our trip to Ireland in the Fall of last year introduced me to a whole new world of traditional and modern Celtic jewelry. It was not only an introduction, it also got me reacquainted with my renewed passion for collecting real jewelry. I must admit that for the past few years, I had no desire to add any piece to my existing collection. Since September last year, however, I had accumulated an impressive quantity, as if I had to catch up and make up for all those years when I allowed my jewelry box wanting for additional new pieces.
I’m back and I think this time I will not astray. I’m actually taking jewelry connoisseurship seriously and my interest for gems and precious metals at this point is more than enough for me to consider going to school for it.
It’s amazing what traveling can do to an individual. While in Dublin, my husband and I dropped by a landmark jewelry store looking at Celtic jewelries. This woke up my interest. The wide range of traditional and modern Irish jewelry designs on display made us linger in the store longer. Needless to say, I walked away with a bracelet which not only represent a fabulous vacation but also a reminder of my renewed passion for collecting real jewelry.
While I’m a self-confessed shop-a-holic of anything and everything nice and fabulous, it is my renewed passion for jewelry collecting that I’m not putting any restrain on, for as long as we can afford it. Why? Because my husband and I believe that these pieces are part of our investment. We are both in unison with the thought that – we have to spend money to make money.