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Tue 03.12

Crucifix and Rosary-Inspired Necklaces: Cross Your Heart

Okay, I’m not Catholic – far from it – but I’m especially fascinated with the conclave going on. Between that real-life drama and my obsession with silver screen’s The Borgias, it seems like a list of crucifix and rosary-inspired necklaces was almost pre-ordained. So here are the pieces that the clergy from back in the […]

Fri 01.25

Top 5 Initial Jewels: Express Yourself

The best jewels are the ones with meaning and sentiment. Integrating initials into your accessories can be a nice way to keep a loved one in your thoughts – every time you look at the jewel, you’ll be flooded with love and memories. It can also just be fun to personalize your pieces (I love […]

Mon 12.24

Lydia Courteille Jewels: Lydia in Wonderland

Lydia Courteille wanted her jewels to create a dream-like state of mind for their wearers, and she did that and more! The jeweler has brought to life a fantasy that we all want to believe in when we step into the world of fashion – that there is beauty beyond this world that can change […]

Thu 12.20

The Bold and the Bejeweled: Shake, Rattle, and Roll

We all have a few go-to jewels that we know match everything – they probably include some sort of mix of diamonds, a watch, and a ring. But when you have the time, it’s much more fun to make up daring combinations! Chunky stones and leather are great for creating a more casual (and Frugal […]

Mon 12.17

Top 5 Conversational Cocktail Rings: Let’s Talk

With all of the parties penciled in on your calendar, you’re going to want a few special cocktail rings! It’s good to have small talk topics ready in your back pocket (or in this case, on your hand!) – preferably ones that do not revolve around the weather. Even the most boring parties can be […]

Wed 11.07

The Woods Fine Jewels: Forest Goddesses

The Woods sisters have been my favorite jewel designers for years, so when they came to town for a trunk show, needless to say, I was there with my credit card in hand! I was pleased to see that their commitment to natural materials remains strong with the line’s old mine cut diamonds juxtaposed against […]

Tue 10.09

Top 5 Snake Jewels: Snake Charmer

If you have a stressful job, one that has you lying with snakes, this is a sure way to fend them off! I have found that jewelry is very therapeutic. What you wear can be empowering, and there is definitely some mystical energy that emanates from precious stones (please don’t try to debunk my theory […]

Mon 07.23

Top 5 Dangly Earrings: Hang in the Balance

Elongating and slimming, a pair of delicately dangly earrings is a must this season. Looks aside, I just love the way cascading earrings feel on the ear – it’s instant femininity that can’t help but uplift, no matter your mood. Just slip a pair of these stunners on and you’ll see: dressing up even the […]

Fri 01.27

Top Neon Jewels: Bright Young Things

Make no mistake: neon jewelry is not just for eighth-grade girls who collect rubber and lanyard bracelets. Neon is having a major fashion moment (even bigger than the last few spring seasons), and you don’t have to commit to it with a pair of eye-piercing pumps or a shocking little dress. Show off your wit […]