Lavinia sat at her vanity table applying the final touches to her makeup. She had received her invitation weeks ago. Lavinia had always known she would be selected, as many others considered Lavinia an excellent candidate for such a prestigious award.
Upon her entrance to the Masquerade Gemstone Ball, Lavinia and her date Clifton were warmly greeted by many familiar faces.
‘’Lavinia, you look spectacular tonight!’’ Mrs. Bateman said as she eyed Lavinia’s scintillating gemstone necklace. ''That certainly is a lovely necklace Lavinia.''
Lavinia wore an exquisite blue freshwater pearl necklace draped with shimmering quartz briolettes encompassed by golden hematite gems. The 14 karat filigree clasp enhanced the beauty of the necklace from those gazing at the necklace from behind.
‘’Thank you, Mrs. Bateman. It was a gift from Clifton, in honor of tonight.’’ Lavinia said in a matter-of-fact voice. As Clifton greeted Mrs. Bateman, Lavinia interjected.
‘’Where is Sandra? You know Sandra and I have been friends for such a long time,’’ Lavinia said this in an innocent voice knowing Mrs. Bateman, Sandra’s mother, had never suspected that the two were frenemies.
At that exact moment, Lavinia spotted her rival trying to appear unfazed by Lavinia’s growing attention. Lavinia waved at Sandra with a sincere, enthusiastic expression on her face as she made her way across the room toward Sandra.
As the night progressed, Lavinia made sure to keep herself and her date centered around the judges and other important people in the room. She engaged in polite conversation until it was time to take her place on stage.
Clifton gave Lavinia a kiss as he whispered in her ear ‘’ I know you will do well. You always shine brightest in a crowd.’’Lavinia smiled at Clifton as she thought to herself, ‘’Clifton is right; everyone knows I deserve this.’’ Lavinia thought to herself as she made her way on stage.
Once on stage, Lavinia kept her eyes on the speaker. She appeared focused on the speech being given, though her mind was racing with excitement. ‘’I wish he would get on with this speech! I can’t wait to rub this award in Sandra’s face. I know Sandra thinks because her mother is one of the judges that she can influence the outcome!’’ Lavinia thought to herself.
At the close of the speech, Mrs. Bateman was handed the envelope containing the winner; Lavinia held her breath, waiting for Mrs. Bateman to read the name of the winner whose life was about to change forever...
Ladies and gentlemen, the winner of this year’s Gemstone Masquerade Ball, goes to...
Lavinia Maurin Trevils! Thunderous applause followed Mrs. Bateman’s announcement as Lavinia gracefully stepped forward to receive her prize.
Lavinia was presented with a large floral arrangement and a sash titled Most Accomplished. Lavinia’s eyes grew large when she spotted the prized adornment...
Six strands of cascading garnets, freshwater pearls, and tourmaline gemstones glittered nonstop as the crowd gasped in unison in awe of the stunning necklace.
Lavinia stood before the audience, basking in all the none stop standing ovation and adoration, as she thought to herself, ‘’I did it! I knew it! Everyone agrees... They see me as a star!’’
‘’Love, and live life as I do...Inserting myself at the center of everything has made me a star.’’ - Lavinia Trevils
Winning isn’t everything; however, when you have won, it feels absolutely amazing! We should be proud of our accomplishments knowing that we have worked hard to achieve our newfound success. If you fell in love with Lavinia’s show-stopping necklace, be sure to select it from her Bewitched collection. Lavinia’s new prized adornment will now be available for purchase in her collection. May you be rewarded for all your hard work and continue to strive for excellence.