Category Archives: Jewelry

Shouldn’t Your “Something Blue” Be Sparkly?


It’s wedding season. Brides around the USA, following tradition, may be exploring blue fol-de-rol. The journey may culminate in a blue garter, it’s OK to be cheesy in wedding-land. But perhaps  you are considering blue sparkle instead? Congratulations! Beladora has launched their new website. I’ve been a blogfriend of the CEO for ages, have even […]

Building A Precious Jewelry Collection From Scratch


Imagine you are just starting out in adult life. Or it’s time for a sea change – shifting style, resetting priorities. But imagine, either way, you want to build a jewelry collection from scratch, and that you have complicated your existence by preferring, strongly, the precious. You may even be allergic to silver, nickle and […]

If You Wear Spring Clothes, Will The Warm Weather Come?


I have returned from Spring Break. Which, unfortunately involved tax preparation and weed assessment rather than sun, shore, or seaside.  But I’m ready for sun. Ready for trips South, or inland, or to the water, to dry winter out of my consciousness. One of the things I always enjoy about warm travel is giving up […]

Reader’s Choice: “Raw Diamonds”


Barbara, who has been commenting here for several years as “BarbaraG,” wrote in to recommend a 2012 post on raw diamonds. Since it’s a fairly recent piece, and therefore perhaps already seen by a number of you, the least I could do was include right on this here page yet another raw choice. An exuberant […]

Show Us Your Brooches!


It’s almost time to ornament. Not just tables and lintels and trees, but ourselves. Some, here in the US, adorn with holiday brooches. One can either make fun or enjoy. As holidays are best irony-free, I take the second course whenever I can quiet the thought, “Huh. Swarovski Rudolph. OK then.” In that spirit, Sue, […]

The Rough, The Raw, The Rustic Of Diamonds


If pearls can be brutal, surely, surely, diamonds can be rough. Of course they can, and it’s quite the thing these days. The same gem that balloons to 10 carats, perched on the fingers of celebrity bride-to-bes, also shows up quite shaggy, here and there. You can find raw diamonds. These earrings are by Melissa […]

When Statement Jewelry Says, “Shhhh!”


Quiet dressers have had a rough couple of years. Beset by ubiquitous pops of color, huge bags, inches of platform soles, and bling, (the term “bling” says it all), we are apt to run off in a swivet and hide under the sartorial table in despair. Even whimper a tad. One must reclaim style one […]

What Earrings Does One Wear With A Hello Kitty Necklace?


High WASPs have always been a bit afeared of semi-precious stones. Amethysts were OK, set in faded 10K gold. And nice, big aquamarines, emerald-cut of course, have decorated our fingers and ears from time to time. But I have to confess that watching Jewelry TV feels a little p*rnographic for me. Whenever they say Spessartite […]

What Is An “Arm Party?”


If you follow the fashion press, you may recently have come across the term, “arm parties.”  Coined, as it turns out, by the Man Repeller. And if you haven’t read her ridiculously funny and brilliant blog, you might as well take a look. But arm parties are making their way beyond fashion insiders to us […]

Jewelry To Wear When You Are Almost There


Let’s talk jewelry. Why? Because it’s sparkly, and pretty, and fun to wear? Well, yes, but there’s more to the story. Let’s talk jewelry at work. As usual, I’m talking conservative work environments, in law, finance, or technology, where you can change the effect of a black suit and white shirt simply by switching out, […]