Day 18—Moonstone Earrings and Necklace

Today’s teardrop earrings are moonstones set in sterling. I bought them in December 2018, at Northgoods located in Petoskey’s Downtown Gaslight District.

Northgoods is my favorite gift store in Petoskey, Michigan. Most of the goods in the store are made by artists and craftspeople. The store is art gallery meets craft show. When I visit the store, I walk through it twice because there is so much to see.

Northgoods carries Petoskey stones and many products made with the stones. Polished Petoskey stones are beautiful, but I don’t own any jewelry made with them. I’ve never found a pair of Petoskey stone earrings that appealed to me, but I keep looking. That’s how I found the moonstone jewelry. I was only going to buy the earrings, but the setting on the necklace with the pale blue crystal set above the oval moonstone is elegant, so I bought it to keep the earrings company.

Today I’m wearing the moonstone earrings and necklace with a pale gray, floral sweater trimmed at the sleeves and V-neck in pale pink. The sweater is a hand-me-down from my mother. She gave it to me on one of my many trips to Petoskey.

I’ve been going to Petoskey for almost thirty years to visit my mother, who was at first a seasonal resident but now resides there year-round. Lake Michigan and the cities and towns near its shores are woven into my life. My husband and I make two trips there a year, and I often go a third time.

Since the pandemic lockdown ended, the only travel I’m comfortable with is driving to see my mother in Petoskey.

When they were young, I took my children to Petoskey in the summers. Now my husband and I take our dogs there. Life changes. Sometimes my husband and I talk about the time to come when we’ll no longer go to Petoskey.

4 thoughts on “Day 18—Moonstone Earrings and Necklace

  1. These earrings really are stunning, and like the previous commenter said, your ending is melancholy and yet so relatable.

    You’ve inspired me to go through my jewelry box (and a blog is forthcoming, of course). What a rabbit hole that was! But I was able to get earrings in all four holes, which I haven’t done in several years, at least the second holes. I used small post earrings and I’ll keep them in until they don’t hurt anymore. Thank god for hydrogen peroxide 🙂 I forgot how much I used to mindlessly twirl them around, but my hand gravitated to my ears as soon as I started thinking about what to type here. Some habits never change, I guess.

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    • I look forward to reading your blog on your thoughts about rummaging through your jewelry box. Yes, hydrogen peroxide is a good thing to have around. Mixed with baking soda and Dawn dish soap, it makes a good wash for a dog who’s been sprayed by a skunk!


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