BOOTH AND BOOTH TURQUOISE CUFF REVIEW
Like so many women before me – Coco Chanel, Diana Vreeland, Jackie O, and Fiona Swarovski – I love wearing cuffs! The chunkier the better! Just take a look at this sterling silver cuff by Booth and Booth. Set with natural turquoise, and finished with detailed scrollwork, I love the size of this cuff and the Wonder Woman feeling you get from wearing it.
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Turquoise is naturally, by design, an organic marvel – a fusion of rich blue tones and olive brown marbling. For centuries, it has been worn by lovers as a token of their affection. Even Shakespeare makes reference to it in The Merchant of Venice. In Germany, it is believed that turquoise will fade when loves fades.
Somehow, I doubt if these five magnificent turquoise stones will fade. A real conversation piece, no jewellery fashionista should be without an arresting silver cuff like this one. Cuffs are the ultimate must-have in your wardrobe. Wearing them gives you a sense of power, like the Greek soldiers who wore them for protection. Arming yourself in a beautiful cuff, will empower your day. Try the double cuff for a strong aesthetic statement.
Coco Chanel is famous for her iconic Maltese Cross Verdura cuffs. She was hardly without them, and always wore them in pairs. Many women have followed this trend and I always feel in good company when I’m adorned in my cuffs. Think of Jackie Kennedy’s beautiful hammered gold cuffs from Van Cleef and Arpels, or 1960s Vogue maven Diana Vreeland’s cuffs. And let’s not forget Fiona Swarovski who’s rarely photographed without a stunning pair of cuff bracelets.
Wearing matching cuffs is sure to make a bold statement, and a trendy way to define your style. I love how this sterling silver turquoise cuff feels against my bare skin. Over top of long sleeves, it’s really dramatic, and so evocative of Coco Chanel. I feel as though I’m indestructible and ready to battle!
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