The grasshopper and the ant (Sapphires, part 1)

I’ve become obsessed over the last two weeks by a particularly beautiful pendant, which is set in silver and has an engraved back. It’s by John Hardy. The Naga Lava line is quite exquisite (click to enlarge). I love the alternating black and blue or red sapphires. I’m tired of this object invading my thoughts and my dreams. I’ve “decided” to splurge, even though I’m feeling stressed out about the potential later for money issues. I’ve replaced a large portion of my wardrobe lately (after not buying new clothes for almost 10 years I looked fairly ridiculous when I dressed in anything other than my gym clothes). Because of that I’m feeling a bit panicky.

However, it’s really pretty, plus it’s ON SALE! So although I know I’ll probably lament it later (but not too much, I hope), I’m going to go ahead and spoil myself a little this holiday season. Yes, I’ve just bought clothes, but those will end up lasting me another decade probably. HA! This will last even longer. I know it’s a superfluous purchase, but I’m tired of always being so practical. I’m the ant quite enough. I’m going to be the grasshopper for once. Besides I can put some money down on it, and pay off the balance in 12 months at 0% APR. How’s THAT for a nice deal?

Shit… I’m having a crisis over sapphires… I’m so gay. There will probably be a part two to this story… and a part three to this story as well.

Author: Devon Hunter

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  1. Uhhhh this may be one of those things where I’d just have to see it on you. Looking at these pendents… They look like something for an old woman not for a hard body stud. Who is this John Hardy? Is he a big deal? Does he have many leather bound books? Does his apartment smell of rich mahogany? I wanna be on you… I mean uhhh well this is awkward lol. Perhaps I’m just bias. I’m not really a jewelry kinda guy. I’d rather spend my money on food and booze.

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  2. Well enjoy your purchase Devon. I am sure it will look lovely around your neck. But not buying new clothes for 10 years? Wow even I don’t go that far. At least that means your weight has not fluctuated much!

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  3. no, i’ve been fairly constant, except now that i’m experiencing the triple whammy of working out with heavier weights, eating, and taking supplements i’m getting heavier (but in a lean way). at some point i really do need to update my pics.

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  4. hey cougar, somehow i missed your posting. i’d have responded sooner if i’d seen it: i think you’d like it on me 😉 as for john hardy, he’s a designer who works in bali. his workshop employs local artisans, and he not only pays them well, he also gives them houses, puts their kids through school, and gives them land to farm. he’s a fair trade designer, so i can take solace in knowing that part of what i spent goes to support families who would be destitute otherwise. plus, it’s really pretty. 🙂

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  5. devon, i am so very happy that you made this purchase. i think some purchases are therapeutic and must be made with the heart. i am sure that this will bring a lifetime of good feelings and you deserve that very much. you’re the best babe, merry christmas!!! remember to tell santa he better deliver this year or……FUTA!!!

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  6. Ooh. I like the one with the sapphires. I hope you really did end up getting one.

    You should post a picture of yourself with it on, if you did.

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  7. how very ironic… i just took some pics with my phone of me wearing them. i was going to do a sapphire update when i got home tomorrow… some people were thinking i’d look like a grandmother wearing something like that, but i think that isn’t the image i conjure… you’ll see 🙂

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  8. Lemme see lemme see lemme see!!!!

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