Monthly Archives: May 2015

What Do You Want to Read?

As I approach my 400th article (400?!), I can’t help but ask you what you’d like to learn, read about, or honestly just look at for eye candy. As a blogger, I’ve learned a lot these past 4+ years. Meeting and interviewing talented designers, commenting on trends, sharing cool stores while traveling, and more. And in other ways, I still feel like a total newbie. What constantly surprises me is what’s popular with you, my readers. Sometimes I can spend … Continue reading

Posted in Musings | 6 Comments

Dragonflies, Bees and Butterflies

Though spring in San Francisco currently seems to be colder than our winter, my eye is still being caught by the ever-popular insect motif in jewelry. As I was walking up Sutter Street the other day, this little Victorian beauty buzzed my name from the front window of Lang Antique & Estate Jewelry. While so beautiful, this intricate piece is certainly an investment for most people. It got me thinking about how this pin would be on the catwalk at … Continue reading

Posted in Antique & Vintage, Bracelets, Brooches/Pins, Designers, Earrings, Metals, Necklaces, Online shopping, Rings, Stones | 4 Comments

Rebecca Overmann: Turning Unworn Jewelry Into New Treasures

I love weeding through my clients’ jewelry boxes. It’s amazing what one can uncover when you get to the far corners, pulling out items that likely haven’t been seen in years. When you start making a little pile of singular earrings that are missing their mate, perhaps a wedding ring from a former marriage, or something that is just SO not your style anymore, things can stack up fast. This is exactly what I did with a client a few … Continue reading

Posted in Designers, Earrings, Metals, Necklaces, Repurposing, Rings | 6 Comments

Anahita Jewelry

I think it was the sinuous, exotic shapes and deeply colored stones that first drew me to Anahita’s booth at the Couture show. Perusing her collection, it’s no surprise that the first bracelet I tried on was this this horn cuff, with an ebony wood dome, accented with 18K gold, diamonds and moonstones. It was right up my luxe bohemian alley, and she explained that it was inspired by her travels to Bali and Cambodia. I was so pleased to meet Anahita (Ana) … Continue reading

Posted in Bracelets, Couture Jewelry Show, Designers, Earrings, Metals, Personal Style, Rings, Stones | 4 Comments

How Can I Sell Jewelry I Don’t Want Anymore?

This is a question I am often asked, and one that I’ve thought about a lot lately. I’ve been doing some MAJOR purging the past month or so, in both my closet and my jewelry box. I’ve become increasingly clear on my personal style, and I realized that so much of what I own isn’t resonating with that style. I keep asking myself, “Would I buy this today?” More often than not, the answer is, “No.” So out it goes. I’m … Continue reading

Posted in Designers, Musings, Online shopping, Repurposing | 20 Comments