Corsica stacking rings shown with my wedding band.
The February 2012 issue of Lucky features a section I always like called “The Look I Want Now!” where one of the fashion editors talks about the clothes and accessories she’s craving. I adored the three rings from Julie Collection called “Corsica” rings in chalcedony, labradorite (iridescent gray) and moonstone, and when I saw that readers could take 35% off the price of each ring, $48 regularly, now $31.20, until February 27 or while supplies last, it was a done deal.
Julie Collection is in Manhattan off Lexington Avenue on 74th Street (my old stomping grounds since my obstetrician’s offices are around the corner) so I packed up my daughter (a very patient child) and we made a trip to the city.
The studio is well-lit, the sales associate Aimee gorgeous and charming (and one of the models on the website, look for the lovely girl with long light brown hair and dimples!), and there is so much to love in this collection that I predict a few more rings and bangles will find their way into my jewelry box.
Chalcedony, the most hypnotizing shade of blue.
What I especially love about these rings is how they look ancient and modern all at once, like something I lifted from one of the Egyptian cases at the Brooklyn Museum. If someone asks me about them I think I’ll say, “These old things? I picked them up the summer I worked at an archaeology dig in Italy.” They look fantastic together as a set and even more amazing when worn with a simple gold band. I’m wearing and loving them now and they are going to be a key part of my look this summer.
Labradorite, which does all kinds of pretty green-gold things in the light.
Aimee wrapped my rings into this hot pink pouch. Mama like!
Moonstone, which is white one minute, purple and blue the next. I don’t know what I was thinking, but I didn’t buy this when I visited the studio. I regretted that decision so I snapped it up online the next day and it arrived the day after that in the pouch shown below.
I have been on the hunt for a big ring for my right hand for some time, but I didn’t want gaudy or even too sparkly since I was interested in something for everyday use. These Corsica rings beautifully fit the bill.
On their own.
With my wedding band. I love them both ways!
146 E. 74th Street (at Lexington Avenue)
New York NY 10021