Category Archives: Jewelry

If You’re Playing With Style Assumptions, Rocksbox Is Your Friend


You may have noticed the recent proliferation of subscription services. Sign up, pay a fee, and monthly deliveries of goods ranging from beauty products to pet supplies arrive at your doorstep. I’m not wanting to add stuff impulsively these days, so have chosen to sit on the sidelines. However, when Rocksbox, a service for monthly […]

A Fairly Thoughtful And Just-In-Time Valentine’s Day Gift Guide


We give traditional presents on Valentine’s Day not because we lack imagination, but because our forebears were rolling in smarts. February and love call in fact for the shiny, the cuddly, the floral, and the significant. Needless to say, tradition can be upheld in intelligent, modern, and ethical ways. For The Women In Our Lives, […]

Talismans, Pentagrams, Longitudes, Latitudes


Do you find that odd little things can make your history clearer all at once? Last week I read Tana French’s latest mystery, The Secret Place. I love her stuff. This takes place at an exclusive girl’s school outside of Dublin, and derives no small part of its color from the magical rites of teenagers. […]

Introducing Uncommon Goods, And A Few Beautiful Objects


Uncommon Goods has sponsored this post. However, I am honor-bound to give you my true opinion, otherwise my dad might speak to me strictly in his study. I am a big fan of capitalism, when tempered with kindness. As it happens, I’m the only person “in trade” left in my family, everybody else is devoted […]

A Phalanx Of Earrings To Rescue A Very, Very, Very Casual Wardrobe


Warning. This post has way too many pictures of my ears. Remember how I thought retirement-wear meant hunting down fancy sweatpants? Hey, turned out to be a big trend, but not for me. I make my way through this new world in jeans and more jeans, in the company of their friends, tees and sweatshirts. […]

In Imaginary Texas, We Wear Tony Lama And Chanel


Are you familiar with Tony Lama? Founded by an Italian American immigrant in 1911, now making boots in America, Mexico, the world? When Lama’s rep asked if I’d like to review a pair, I was excited but hesitant. They’re an iconic brand, one to spark the imagination, but not to wear in Silicon Valley. So […]

The Joys Of A Cabochon, Which Is Pronounced Ka-Bo-Shawn, But You Knew That Already


Back when, I indulged myself in this pair of turquoise danglers. Wore them frequently, loved them much. And then, sadly, one got lost. Happily, however, the people at Finn Jewelers were of great help. I mailed off the earring I hadn‘t lost to New York, along with a check for $250, and got back a […]

The Beladora Mother’s Day Sale Is On!


May 11th is Mother’s Day in America this year. That’s a Sunday. A week and a half away, just in case anyone out there has a mother. Or is a mother, or would like to be a mother, or believes in mothers in a general way. But enough hinting. Beladora has lowered its already What […]

What Would You Wear To The Oscars, If Nominated?


What would you wear, if you were nominated for an Oscar? Important to remember that if you were nominated, it’d mean you were a talented actor. I would hope that recognized talent brings confidence. It certainly would, if I were the boss of the world. So you’d want to look good, but also reflect yourself, […]

Winner!


Although we are lucky to have more than one Jan commenting on this blog, today the random number came up for the specific Jan who wrote this comment, My only diamond pendant came from a bracelet that my late mother had reworked into my pendant and earrings for my sister and sister-in-law. I get special […]