Archive for December, 2010
I am a huge fan of buying useful things on trips…I have more clutter than I know what to do with at home. So, when buying souvenirs, I generally try to make them useful. I want something that will remind me of a great day, and make me smile. I’m also a fan of unusual jewelry (my wedding ring is gold inlaid quartz, a one of a kind thing of beauty)…so of course, I picked up a few great pieces on our trip of a lifetime:
This is a piece of a conus marmoreus, a carnivorous and poisonous shell, that has been polished and mounted with sterling silver. It’s about an inch and a half long. It’s beautiful. Mom insisted on buying it for me, at a great little shop in Tamarindo, Costa Rica, where she also bought some beautiful turquoise earrings.
In Puerto Escondido, I picked up a beautiful fossilized sand dollar for Mom. It, too, is just a tad larger than a quarter.
Finally, as a remembrance of our great days out on the beautiful blue Pacific ocean…a sailfish pendant.
The abalone reminds me alot of (in fact, it’s almost indistinguishable from) my Austrailian Blue Opals….alas, that is a different post. Suffice it to say, great memories!!!