Yearly Archives: 2015

My 10 Most Popular Posts in 2015

The big mirrored ball is going to drop soon in NYC, so I thought it was the perfect time to reflect on my blog and take a look at which articles really struck a chord with you, my fabulous readers, this past year. I’m always intrigued to see what was a hit (and what wasn’t). I’m especially surprised 5 articles I wrote in back 2013 and 2014 hit the top 10 this year– go figure! (Proof that everything lives forever on the … Continue reading

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Chanel Premiere Mini Watch with Rubber Strap

When reading the December issue of In Style magazine, I was surprised to see a watch with a rubber strap amid their selections for evening watches. Rubber for dress? I had actually not considered it before, but I must say that I’m liking the idea. When I first saw this photo, I didn’t even realize the Chanel watch had a rubber strap, as it blends in so effortlessly with the others. It seems to hold its own amidst the other … Continue reading

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December Birthstone: Turquoise

I’ve been a fan of turquoise ever since my dad brought me a necklace with turquoise beads from a business trip when I was about 4. (I still have it, in fact!) As a young adult I visited New Mexico, and I couldn’t decide which hue I liked best — from the true blue to the blue-greens. I’ve come to the conclusion I like it all! (shocker, I know) I’m a fan of everything from vintage Native American Squash Blossom … Continue reading

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Lafayette 148 Fashion Jewelry

I’ve shopped the Lafayette 148 clothing line for many years with some of my clients. They have clean lines, often some very unique color palettes, and they have an extended size range (woot!). But much to my surprise, I was very impressed with the fashion jewelry shown in their latest catalogue that appeared in my mail box. Is this something new for them? Or have I just been missing the boat? I’ve never seen any of their jewelry shown in … Continue reading

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Stud Earrings: Building Your Collection

With the ever-increasing popularity of multiple piercings, stud earrings are gaining a lot of momentum in the jewelry world. I have to say they’ve certainly become a staple for me this past year or so. Especially during winter, when I often have scarves wrapped high around my neck, stud earrings give sparkle without getting in the way of my outfit. When you think about building your stud wardrobe, I suggest you start with your metal of choice (silver or gold) with … Continue reading

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December Birthstone: Tanzanite

How is it that December has FOUR birthstones? If you’re lucky enough to be born this month, then you can choose from tanzanite, turquoise, zircon and blue topaz. With it’s blue-violet hue, tanzanite is the subject of today’s article. Coming from only one place on the planet (Tanzania in East Africa), I was surprised to find out that this gem can actually be found in browns and yellows. It is heat, either from the earth or by man, which changes the … Continue reading

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22 Jewelry Gifts for $50 and Under

I have been receiving quite a few inquiries from readers about jewelry gifts that fit in their holiday shopping budget. With the Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals upon us, I’ve gathered a range of ideas for you that fall in the $50 and under range. Some are as low as the $20 range, yet they have no shortage of style in my opinion. In no particular order… Isharya Mirror Gems Marquise Bangle Sundance Lucky Labradorite Ring Antrhopologie Clustered Crest Cuff … Continue reading

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Ana Katarina

It all started when Roseark posted this photo on Instagram, featuring rings by Ana Katarina and K. Brunini. I was mesmerized! Ana-Katarina Vinkler-Petrovic launched her Venus in Furs collection just this past September in Paris, France. This line “…taps into the feminine mystique; the duality of seductive and demure.” And can’t you just see the sensuality in the enticing curves in her designs? As a huge proponent of ethically sourced and made jewelry, Ana Katarina is a member of both … Continue reading

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November Birthstone: Citrine

Those of you lucky enough to be born in November have not one, but two birthstones! (If you missed last week’s article on Topaz, click here.) While topaz is known for it’s calming and balancing properties, citrine is here to bring you success and abundance. In fact, citrine used to be known as the “merchant’s stone” as traveling merchants always carried a piece with them to assure profitable sales. Coming in a range from pale yellow to brownish tones, it’s … Continue reading

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Marc Alary: Designer

I never knew monkeys and jewelry could blend so effortlessly, but Marc Alary demonstrated how it’s a perfect fit. Though he doesn’t have an explanation for exactly why he loves monkeys so much, Marc definitely has made them come to life in fine jewlery! And what’s even cooler? Check out how it moves!! (Enjoy this 17 second video I shot.) I throughly enjoyed chatting with the charming Marc Alary at the Couture show in Las Vegas. With his French accent (born in … Continue reading

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