What We Read in the Studio
Working in our jewelry studio requires a ton of focus in a way that leaves both hands busy but your mind still musing. And while there’s always plenty of gossip to be had, grave news to learn from NPR, or the cacophonous sound of mallet against metal, once in a while (alright, almost everyday) we indulge in audiobooks to keep us sane. Most recently, the book that had us listening non-stop - no music breaks needed - was The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid.
The stories we choose for the studio tend to be remarkable tales of contemporary literature spanning every inch of the human experience. This book checked all our boxes and to say it captivated us would be an understatement! It has everything: complex storytelling covering a glimpse into a glittering Hollywood, bold women making even bolder choices, and a powerful love story for the ages. All the while, gracefully addressing sensitive topics such as gender roles, sexuality, homophobia, racism, and the inevitable heartbreak of death. We recommend you give it a read if you haven’t yet (it came out in 2017!) and put yourself in Evenlyn’s shoes…
We think if our brand existed within the fictional time period of Evelyn Hugo, she’d wear our Green Tourmaline and 14k Baguette Studs to match her stunning emerald green dresses. Or maybe our elegant Very Rose & Gold Stud Earrings to contrast them. All accompanied by our classy yet affordable Deco Ring as a nod to the times.
Needless to say, we’re happy we listened to this one and can’t wait for the Netflix adaptation. Let’s just hope it’s just as gripping as the novel and maybe we’ll even watch it in the studio too.
“People think that intimacy is about sex. But intimacy is about truth. When you realize you can tell someone your truth, when you can show yourself to them, when you stand in front of them bare and their response is ‘you’re safe with me’- that’s intimacy.”
- The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid