Generally speaking, I would consider myself a pretty positive person and usually I can find some good in everything. BUT the sun still hasn’t shown up … you guys, seriously, I could cry! Mexico is so beautiful and there is so much we wanted to explore and see, but it has literally been raining every day except for a sunny afternoon on Thursday, and Sunday when it finally stopped for a bit around noon. Apparently this kind of bad weather hasn’t happened here for the past 20 years … well good thing it decides to drop by right when we’re in town! We’ve tried to stay positive by indulging on room service, working out at the gym, cuddling in our robes and even working through our inboxes but the sun simply won’t come out any more. Yesterday was semi-dry so we decided we needed to do something despite the bad weather (17°C with winds is pretty cold if you only packed for 30°C), grabbed the only sweater we brought on the trip and headed over to Tulum to explore the Mayan ruins. I absolutely loved that, but it also made me a little sad about all the amazing other things we missed out on (swimming in cenotes, seeing Chichan Itza, a snorkeling trip which was cancelled because of too much wind, riding ATVs in the jungle …). But I guess it just goes to show that we definitely need to come back :) Anyways, so much for my little weather rant – now on to much prettier things, such as my GORGEOUS new knuckle ring! My sister surprised me with it for Christmas and it could not be more perfect: rosé gold, tiny crystals and amazingly delicate ♥ Do you guys remember this post about knuckle rings?
Last night I had the fun opportunity to get to know the amazing jeweler Cazón in Vienna where all the pieces are handmade right there in the store - and the best part: I made my very own knuckle ring! Yes, as in: I MADE IT! It started out as a simple piece of silver, and with the help of the talented Daniel Cazón Garzotto and his team I actually turned it into a shiny little ring. Daniel originates in Chile and became a jeweler to finance his college studies (he told us school is super expensive in Chile). Well, good thing he decided to use diamonds and gold to pay for his education, because otherwise we wouldn’t be able to enjoy his beautiful pieces today. Those that know me, know that I have a serious obsession with delicate rings. And at Cazón just about every ring is perfection in my books! Lots of rosé gold, sparkly diamonds and delicate jewelry awaits. To my surprise the pieces were actually “affordable” (as affordable as diamonds get …) because Cazón adapts their prices to the current kilo price of gold (currently around 42.000€ for 1kg). My favorite piece in the entire store was the ring in the 2. image below, which comes in at around 250€. Dear Santa …
I’ve been lusting over knuckle rings for just about a year now. I am a sucker for all delicate rings (remember the editor’s pick on The Daily Dose?). At the beginning of the year I tried on a gorgeous option in roségold, but wasn’t 100% sure if those rings were right for me, so I wasn’t ready to spend 150€ on it. While I was running a few errands with my sister this past Thursday, we stumbled upon a little pack of knuckle rings at Zara. I decided that the inexpensive version was perfect to see how I liked them. I’ve been wearing them non-stop the past 2 days (usually just one on the index or middle finger) and am pretty much in love. Maybe Christmas would be a good opportunity to wish for the roségold ring I originally wanted … How do you guys like knuckle rings?
I am not sure how many of you read The Daily Dose on a regular basis, and for those of you who don’t, I wanted to share some outfits from our “Editor’s Pick” series. Hats, parkas, statement necklaces, biker boots and office attire … it’s all there. So, here is a little collection of recent looks: