Like the original WHIMSY series of interchangeable bead rings, the Fall 2009 Collection is an exciting new way to showcase the hottest jewelry trend of the year — collectible Murano glass beads. The four striking new designs were inspired by the elegance of legendary style icons Hepburn, Loren, Onassis and Kelly; and like all pieces created by WHIMSY™, the Collection is beautifully crafted using eco-friendly, reclaimed sterling silver, reclaimed 14-karat gold and diamonds.
The Collection’s completely redesigned new mechanics make it easier than ever to change your bead and change your style. A double-threaded center post is so easy to use; you simply unscrew the end cap to release the bead. End caps incorporate incised details to allow a firm grip.
The double-threaded center post is also ultra secure. Beads are almost impossible to lose because the thread runs not only through the front end cap, but the back one as well! Plus, the rings are so adjustable that they can accommodate an even wider range of bead widths. The rings from the Fall 2009 Collection are even compatible with many one-of-a-kind art beads by lampwork artists.
The Audrey, a sterling silver ring with a contemporary flair, retails for $125. The Sophia, crafted of sterling silver with a sterling rose design also retails for $125. For those who love yellow gold, there’s The Jackie, a sterling silver ring with 14k gold rose accents which retails for $249. Finally, The Grace, incorporates sterling silver and 14k gold, has delicate rose accents, plus sparkles with .06 carat in diamonds and retails for $299.
Isn’t it time to add a little WHIMSY to your life?
Susan McNeill is a wife, mother, author, entrepreneur and social activist. In addition to Susan Said What?! Susan also writes for Style on a WHIM, It’s how you play the game!, and Success Won’t Wait!