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I never really liked heart motifs much. I always thought them too girlie and too needy, as if
women had to wear one to show that they had a lover in their life. Then one Christmas I
spied this one which I wanted to match a party outfit so I asked my sweetheart to buy it
for me.
I am a bit of a magpie when it comes to jewellery. I like sparkly costume jewellery and
most of mine comes from chain stores, craft fairs and even market stalls. A few years
ago I discovered the Pilgrim range which is designed in Denmark and I've managed to
build up a collection of differently pieces. The few pieces of 'real' jewellery which I
have are family heirlooms which belonged to my mother or grandmother but I rarely
wear them as they don't really fit in with my way of dressing.

A leftover from the Thursday challenge but I couldn't decide which I preferred.

Nikon D90
1/1250s f/7.1 at 50.0mm iso320 full exif

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Neal Nye12-Feb-2010 12:24
Such a pretty piece and so well photographed with the wonderful bokeh in the background.
Patricia Kay12-Feb-2010 12:18
Gorgeous image Mairead...great dof and sparkling details...BV
Jason Anderson12-Feb-2010 04:21
Not a big fan of heart-shaped things either, but this has a unique, hand-crafted look and beautiful stones. I can definitely see the appeal.
Pat Shawyer11-Feb-2010 23:23
Well done Mairead..and I'm like you, anything sparkly...
lou_rozensteins11-Feb-2010 22:04
I particularly like the dof in this one .... with the detail in the foreground, as well as the sparkles are the back. Very well done.
Nora van Beek11-Feb-2010 21:50
A very unique design. The shallow dof works very well with your skillful composition. ~V~
Phillip Normanton11-Feb-2010 20:51
Lovely patterned bokeh it's making :o)
Peter Sussex11-Feb-2010 20:46
Thoughtful composition and the DOF is awesome.
Colin Storey11-Feb-2010 20:24
Lovely sparkles. v
heather11-Feb-2010 20:15
It really sparkles.. it's beautiful Mairead. V
Lee Rudd11-Feb-2010 20:13
a beautiful piece. your thoughts on hearts are similar to mine!
Blandine Mangin11-Feb-2010 19:54
very beautiful ! v
Betty Vlasiu11-Feb-2010 19:54
Beautiful image, !v
Valene11-Feb-2010 19:47
Gorgeous piece of jewelry, beautifully captured. V
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