In addition to, from a design and aesthetic perspective, being a lovely and unique piece of jewelry, this necklace has some sentimental value: it belonged to my paternal grandmother, whom my siblings and I affectionately referred to as Meemaw, as a gift from our grandfather, whom we called Pop. He was an architect, and as such had an eye for jewelry with a structure to it, with more remarkable geometry and shape and construction; she was a gardener, and an avid flower arranger, so these more artistic pieces also suited her style sensibilities.
I paired the necklace with a boat neck navy and white striped tee shirt dress, worn with a mustard camel wool cardigan and light charcoal wide leg slacks.
To complement the slacks, the featured silver necklace, and the slight silver lining of the buttons of this cardigan, I wore one of my heavy silver vintage lucite bangles. Another useful and aggravatingly technology-information-evolution-deemed necessary accessory, a modern amenity that serves as token and loud symbol for members of particular business and social strata, my outdated and refusal-to-settle-for-extinction plastic flip cell phone. It is cotton candy pink, the epitome of professional and chic.