Pearl and Silvertone Earrings from The Cloisters Museum

As you can see here, I have a problem with museum gift shops: I can’t enter one without buying some jewelry.

It’s a problem. I think I need a buddy to go with me next time to smack my hands away from the displays.

The last time I went to the Cloisters, there was a sale table strewn with lots of discounted items. I spotted (my eyes seem to be wired to spot jewelry) two pairs of silver and pearl earrings. The less expensive one was the one I bought.

It was $15 but was reduced to $7.50.



The other pair was equally as pretty, but much larger and rounder. I didn’t want to buy earrings that were too big for my petite face. They were also a little more expensive ($12) and I didn’t want to spend more than $10. I already own dozens of earrings and I didn’t really need to buy another pair. I think it’s best when impulse purchases are at least low-cost. πŸ™‚

They are sort of medieval-esque. They remind me of pieces we would see on the CW’s “Reign” (although Queen Mary lived about 100 yearsΒ afterΒ the end of the medieval era).

I will probably never be a princess, but at least I can look like one! πŸ˜€

Okay, you can stop giggling. I don’t look like a princess. My tiara is in the shop anyway. It needed polishing.

Do you ever buy jewelry from museum gift shops? If not, would you ever?


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Beauty/product junkie hiding behind the title of certified makeup artist (that's the excuse I use for my makeup addiction). I am a human pet to two cats, a full time college student majoring in Cultural Anthropology and an organic food enthusiast (read: organic food freak) who cooks, bakes, and has not burned down the kitchen (I'm waiting for it). New York has put up with all of this thus far, so here is where I reside. I can be reached for comments, questions, complaints, and incoherent babbling at:
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16 Responses to Pearl and Silvertone Earrings from The Cloisters Museum

  1. Simera says:

    I actually love gift shops and find myself always picking something up that’s so random. I wish i could find pieces like you did. Great find.

  2. planetbeauties says:

    omg..these look stunning πŸ˜€

  3. I would if I like it, but I am usually into very plain pieces, so the museum gift shops don’t offer anything I enjoy. Fun fact: I do own a tiara, I wore it at my first wedding.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  4. Lulle.Beaumiroir says:

    That’s funny, when I visited NYC a couple weeks ago we had planned to go to the Cloisters! We ended up not going because it’s a bit out of the way, and we were exhausted after several days of walking throughout Manhattan, but I really want to go next time. It may sound weird but medieval architecture is one of the things I miss the most from France…
    I would buy all the pretty things from museum gift shops too, but my husband usually walks straight out so I just follow him… Not fun but I guess it saves me money!
    I love the earrings by the way, I’m not sure I would necessarily think “medieval style” when I see them but they’re beautiful nonetheless!


  5. Those earrings are so beautiful! Actually, one of my favorite pieces is a ring I purchased from a local museum. It’s a pretty turquoise/silver ring. I always wear it. I’ll switch hands next time I do a swatch so you can see it. πŸ™‚

  6. Very pretty, very princessy πŸ™‚

  7. Aditi says:

    i’ve never bought anything from museum gift shops.. these are so lovely and they have such a sophisticated charm – they’ll look beautiful with an updo! i need to take friends along when i go shopping as well.. i cant be left unsupervised haha.. although i’m quite obstinate and end up making impulse purchases more often than not

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