Cordelia stood at the entrance of the grand hall watching as the realm’s finest ladies gracefully moved about socializing with their dates and enjoying each other’s company. Cordelia enjoyed attending certain functions from time to time, primarily work-related events. Never had she been invited to an event like The Gemstone Masquerade Ball.
‘’ Red, why are why standing here? Let’s go inside so you can take your title, prized adornment, and get out of here.’’ Nathaniel whispered in her ear in a joking tone. Cordelia gave him a subtly nudged as she said, ‘’Nathaniel, don’t rush me, Am nervous enough as it is.’’
As the evening progressed, Cordelia made polite conversation with other ladies who continued to compliment her stunning gemstone necklace that created a sparkling halo around her neck, enhancing her creamy soft complexion.
Cordelia wore a polished icy blue jade gemstone necklace with sparkling silver hematite gems. Gorgeous pink twisted lamp-work beads swirled it’s away across her décolleté for a fabulous finish.
‘’ Cordelia Fern always has such interesting jewelry, I just know she must have found it on one of her strange business trips,’’ a woman whispered to a group of ladies she was standing with. Cordelia blushed, feeling a mixture of pride for the complement and embarrassment for the choice of words ‘’strange business trips.’’
As Cordelia’s name was called, she headed to the front and took her place on stage. She flashed a nervous smile at the other two ladies already on stage, waiting to find out if she would be the winner. As Cordelia looked out into the crowd, her stomach turned. She much preferred the solitude of the outdoors with her horse Powder and her father’s personal cruiser, The Maryellen.
Cordelia listened to the speech for a few moments before she drifted off, deep in thought. ‘’I cannot wait for this to be over, this is a beautiful place, but it feels odd with everyone staring at me,’’ Cordelia thought to herself. Cordelia locked eyes with Nathaniel, who she spotted almost immediately as she scanned the crowd, trying to stay calm. ‘’He is kind of handsome; I wish he would stop calling me red!’’ Cordelia thought to herself.
After the speech was made, Cordelia watched as Mrs. Bateman was handed the envelope containing the winner. Cordelia’s palms begin to sweat as she sucked in her breath and thought to herself, this is it; if I win this, I will increase my clientele and most likely be featured on the Cover of Gemstone Magazine for the next several issues. No doubt mom and dad will be showcasing the magazine to anyone who has eyes to see.’’
‘’I dare to dig deep, in search of a sparkling treat, that my heart most certainly desires’’ - Cordelia Fern
Being invited to a special event can be flattering. However, some of us may feel slightly out of place in large crowds. Do not allow yourself to miss out on the enjoyment of an event you have been invited to attend, for fear of not fitting in or unfamiliarity. It is not every day that we are invited to partake in a unique experience, so make sure you take advantage of the next one that comes your way. If Cordelia’s Icy blue jade necklace caught your attention, be sure to add it to your jewelry collection. May you sparkle bright at your next elegant affair, savoring every enjoyable moment!