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The Sporting Page Edit: Glittering Games

Posted on September 18 2020

Baroque Rocks

The Sporting Page Edit
Glittering Games


Darling All 

On a corner of a charming Chelsea street stands a wonderous watering hole called the Sporting Page where ‘Woodhousian’ jolly jewels guzzle gin and glug gatters*!!  Having driven by said establishment recently, it gave us the idea to write a September socially distancing sporting edit given the new Covid-19 guidelines that have recently come into force!

Dazzling Diamond Tennis Necklace

Click to be courted

Covid cancelled Wimbledon meant there were strawberries in abundance and rooftop YouTube matches to watch.  Albeit a few months on and with this splendid Indian Summer we are experiencing, one still can’t get a court in London for love nor money!!!  But worry not as Baroque Rocks is serving up quite the court side jewel!!!  The spin on this fabulous dazzling Diamond tennis racket necklace is that we also have a cabochon emerald and diamond tennis racket brooch!  Now that really is game set and match!

1973 Gold & Pearl Golf Clubs Necklace
Click for big putts

As socially distancing sports go, Golf is apparently ‘tee-rific’!!!   Seventies splendour ensures that it’s definitely no albatross* round one’s neck as these gold golf clubs will immeasurably enhance your swing!!  We like big putts and cannot lie and this, darlings…… is one luscious lavaliere*!

Gold Glorious Gold: 1977 Sailing Boat Pendant / Charm
Click to "Courageous"

Sailing on through Boris’ “Rule of Six” one can still don one’s naughty nauticals and make a ‘shore’ investment with this Seventies Sailing Boat beauty!!!  It’s all about ‘seas-ing’ the day and styling it up on a gold chain to let it swing between your buoyancy aides!  We have decided to call her Courageous!!!  Exceptionally apt given these uncertain times but interestingly Courageous won the American Cup not once but twice in the Seventies, 1974 and 1977 – our glamorous gold galleon is dated 1977!!!

Gold Glorious Gold: 1970s Horse Necklace
Click for the Sport of Kings

Also allowed is the sport of kings: Polo!!  Apparently, the game provides a “a ticket to the world”* together with unbridled pleasures: “When I bestride him, I soar”*  We have to say this thoroughbred 1970s stallion really is a divine equine!!! Bedeck your clavicles and be hot to trot!!

Fox & Pheasant
Click for Gold Lust!

“Huntin,’ Shootin,’ Fishin,’” are also exempt from pandemic rules, but if gold lust gets the better of you, we can assist with our seriously fly fancy Pheasant or as Hendrix rasped our “Foxey …cute little heart breaker.”

Gold Blow Fish
Click for fortitude!"

Angling for a bit of fortuitous Feng Fishy we have three who make the grade but the one we are showcasing is puckering up for a smooch – talk about catch of the day! N.B. Chiwawa not included! 

So, there you have it our sparkling September edit: sporting pastimes that are fully government approved!

With love from Emma and the Baroque Rocks


* Gatter is another word for beer or ale.
* Golfing Term: Albatross is the term for three under par and is a continuation of the birdie and eagle theme but is in fact a British term.
* A lavalier is a piece of jewellery consisting of a pendant, sometimes with one stone, pendulous and centred from a necklace.  Also known as a lavaliere and lavalliere.
* Winston Churchill: “A polo handicap is a person’s ticket to the world.”
* Shakespeare: Henry V Act 3 Scene 7

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