I had a nice break in Sydney for a couple of days where the sun shone gloriously; I went running along the beach (getting some practise in for the Queenstown Half Marathon on the 22nd of November); ventured to the Sydney Opera House with Dawn to see The King & I and managed the all essential retail therapy.
I found a new store in Manly called This & That – it had only opened a couple of months ago. The service was fantastic and I tried on and admired some great clothing and jewellery. I ended up buying a couple of rings from a designer they stocked called Kirstin Ash. Delicate in style, and reasonable in price, I had been looking for something similar to a set of stacker rings, and came away with 2 rose gold (vermeil) pieces that complimented my existing diamond/ruby band. They were both priced under $70 AUS dollars.
Unfortunately with my skinny long fingers I needed the smallest size which they only had in a limited range. Wouldn’t have been a problem to order in what I needed, but I wasn’t in Sydney long enough. I decided to let my fingers do the walking when I got back home and found that Kirstin Ash is sold in numerous boutiques through-out NZ and in Auckland is sold at Smith & Caughey and The Vault. Hopefully they have a size 6 or two in stock as I think they would make perfect Christmas presents and I wouldn’t mind another ring to add to my collection.
I was also surprised to find out she is a New Zealand designer which makes the purchases an even better buy!