Saturday, April 28, 2012
HOPING FOR HOBÈ
After five pairs of earrings were in desperate need of repair, I visited my local jeweler on Polk Street. I, of course, had to try on several of their outstanding pieces including a magnificently detailed Hobé bracelet, similar to the version pictured above. I had never even heard of Hobé, but following a quick search I found that it was the first costume jewelry brand, created in the late 19th century! Vintage jewelry is so special. Anytime I wear a piece, it's as though I'm wearing a little piece of history, particularly so when wearing family heirlooms. Thanks to my lovely grandmother for seeing the value in passing these meaningful pieces along!