All I knew when I decided to put my #WearableProzac series on hiatus, was that I needed a break. Not because I didn’t have the interest or inclination to continue curating an Instagram series about joy-inducing jewelry; but rather that I had too many things on my plate to do any of them justice. Something had to get put on the back-burner, and unfortunately, Wearable Prozac metaphorically drew the short straw.
Then, toward the end of last year, I started getting a number of IMs from people wondering why I hadn’t been making any jewelry posts. I'd been toying with the idea of doing a dedicated Wearable Prozac page, but I knew I couldn’t just resume, as though I hadn’t just ignored the topic for a good seven months. And I certainly couldn’t do so with just any jewel: It had to be perfect—a swoon-worthy synthesis of design, artistry, and execution—and, as the name implies, it had to trigger an uptake of serotonin when I saw it.
Immediately, I thought back on a particularly stunning necklace that I’d fondled in Assael’s booth, during COUTURE last summer, at Wynn Las Vegas. The necklace—a spectacular chain of beautifully-matched, responsibly-sourced, natural Sardinian coral, black onyx, and nearly 28cts of diamond briolettes, set in platinum—is a delectable fusion of Art Deco (the combination of the stones and colors) and Mod (the graduating sizes of the onyx rondelles lend the piece an Op Art vibe), yet manages to be utterly timeless. They may be best known for their gobsmackingly gorgeous pearls, but what Assael does with coral is truly remarkable.
Then, after deciding that this jewel was perfectly suited to my needs, I’d gotten on the horn with ASSAEL’s fabulous Peggy Grosz, who sent me some fantastic still images, as well as the video you see. So, there I am, opening the link to the video; and as it opened in one window, a background window was playing a video of Judy Garland and Barbra Streisand belting-out their iconic duet of “Get Happy” and “Happy Days Are Here Again” from The Judy Garland Show. Well, I had to smile, because not only did the multimedia version of finding someone’s chocolate in my peanut butter just work, but it forced me to laughingly acknowledge that you can’t fight kismet!
Meanwhile, I had set-up the Wearable Prozac page on Instagram, and made the inaugural post, when all of a sudden, I got caught up in some weird snafu between Instagram and Facebook, that precluded me from posting from the new page. And that wouldn’t have been so bad, except it was Oscars weekend; and since not posting was not an option, I posted from my @ShulmanSays page. And that’s what I’ve been doing for the past two weeks, while a coterie of specialists from Facebook Ads and Facebook Marketing have attempted to diagnose and solve the issues.
This means that, until such a time as this is rectified, in addition to being posted on the @WearableProzac page, the #WearableProzac series will be simultaneously posted on the @ShulmanSays page. It’s a teensy bit more work on my end, but it’s worth it to continue bringing you the curation of sparkly goodness these posts provide.
I'll see y’all on the ‘grams!
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