by Phoenix » Sep 13, 2017 It's funny you ask this Q. I was just looking at a thread on another forum asking if you see branded pieces often where you live. Well, where I am, bling abounds but it's mostly large diamond pieces, e-ings or earrings especially - at least where I hang out and funnily enough at a particular private hospital where ladies of a certain nationality visit. Amongst my immediate social circle, there is only one friend with HUMONGOUS bling and I mean HUMONGOUS (I've mentioned her in another thread) but she owned NO designer bling until recently, none whatsoever...well, except for her high end designer watches. That is, until I corrupted her and enabled her to get a Cartier pave Love bangle (the full-on pave one, with all diamonds, the most expensive one - the girl doesn't do things by halves!! lol). No other friend is really into designer bling (though one has had some Cartier pave Love fakes made - each to their own). I see very few designer items around, except for some solid gold Love bangles, from time to time. Of course, the exception is when I go to Cartier, VCA etc events, and then I see PLENTY!! So, yeah, little to no attention from anyone here, with the exception of very few people. I wear my bling, inclg my designer pieces, for my own enjoyment. Well, flipping things around, my personal trainer has recently been gifted a pair of Harry Winston stud earrings of 1.5ct each, D IF, by her husband for her 40th b'day. I get so bloody distracted by them that I sometimes drop my weights!!