During my River Walk Duchess Coronation in February (pre Covid Era) I was given the opportunity to start wearing my great great grandmother’s nearly 200 year old necklace made of gold, 5 diamonds, and 7 amethysts. I thought it would be amazing to be able to wear some of my family’s antique jewelry as my own ‘royal jewels’.
As much as I love this family heirloom necklace I am paranoid while wearing it. I had it secured to my top with multiple safety pins and neurotics checked it every two second to make sure it was still on my neck.
I knew if I lost it that my grandmother and my mother would both (justifiably) kill me.
I decided that I wanted to find another necklace that captured the spirit of the necklace but wouldn’t make me as crazy and that maybe was even a little more ‘me’ that my family necklace is.
I stumbled upon this beautiful sterling silver, gold plated, amethyst and freshwater pearl necklace (y’all know how I LOVE pearls!) from Ross Simons that conveniently was also under $100!
I think this necklace perfectly captures the spirit of my great grandmothers antique necklace but with a more bohemian kind of feel which is definitely me!
I like that I’m able to start collecting some pieces which can add to things that I can pass down in the future and start creating some other family heirlooms (see my previous post on starting to create heirlooms).
I think both of these amethyst necklaces can happily coexist in my jewelry collection and be lovely amethyst sisters together!
Many of us here in the Hill Country have strong ties to Rockport, Port A, and Houston. Many of you have homes, friends, and family in the effected areas. Some of my favorite places in Rockport have sustained heavy damage or been wiped off the map entirely. People are without power, surrounded by floodwaters, and in desperate need of basic necessities, food, and water. Organizations need a lot of help and need monetary donations in order to get people the help they need.
If you cannot get down to help in person, you can still help those in need.
Amazon Smile. Help those in need by doing your normal Amazon shopping. Simply choose a charity you want to donate to and shop like normal. It doesn’t cost you anything but helps do so much good. I currently have The Aquarium at Rockport Harbor as my chosen charity. They were completely destroyed during Hurricane Harvey.
*UPDATE* If you want to donate items directly to Rockport Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper Realtors is accepting donations at their office. They will be taking down supplies on Friday September 1st so please drop off soon! Needed items are listed in the photo below.
IF YOU ARE SEEKING ASSISTANCE/ REFUGE FROM HURRICANE HARVEY:
Find an open shelter near you by texting SHELTER and your zip code to 4FEMA (43362). You can also use the FEMA mobile app.
Air B&B is offering FREE accommodations for evacuees checking in between August 23rd and September 1st. If you need a place to stay CLICK HERE.
Call the Red Cross at 877-500-8645, or find a list of open shelters here.
This past Thursday I attended the Evenings On The Edge pool party series at La Cantera Resort & Spa on the Topaz Pool deck. This 21+ adults only pool party is the perfect way to spend a summer Thursday evening and to jump start you weekend wind down.
Each summer Thursday evening features a different non profit or charity, to which a portion of your ticket sale is donated. You know that you get to do some good for the community while you party this summer!
Make sure you show up and show out in your best summer chic attire!
I relaxed by the infinity pool and enjoyed breathtaking views of the Hill Country.
This is definitely a party you don’t want to miss!