October Birthstone: Opal

Opal is one of two October birthstones. It is astonishingly beautiful, and is found in multiple colors and variations. I think it’s the embodiment of optimism, but over the years its reputation has varied.

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How to Choose Art Jewelry

  Earlier this week I wrote about how to streamline your jewelry box by adopting a Capsule Wardrobe plan- the Jewelry Edition. And some of you have been really excited! Excited enough that I've received a few emails of pictures of empty jewelry boxes- and piteous...

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Capsule Wardrobe for Jewelry

Does your jewelry box look like this? All jumbled and cluttered? Some things broken, most things bought on impulse? Or because they were 'just the thing' according to that sweet girl in the store? I want you to think carefully- how much of that jewelry do you actually...

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Amethysts are Amazing

Happy September! I should probably be talking about Sapphires, but to be honest, I've been dreaming of Amethyst! Amethyst is one of my favorite semi-precious stones- and it was the first piece of rough gemstone that I owned! I think I was 10 when I got it, and that...

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Let’s Coordinate

There comes a time when you have to admit you were wrong. For me, the time has come. I was wrong. Before my family jumps all over this opportunity, let me clarify. I was wrong in my approach to design. I have taken great pride in the fact that my work is exclusively one of a kind. It is a source of joy that each piece is completely different, and unique. In recent years, however, this has also been a source of frustration for me, because I’ve been trying to make earrings.

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Morganite

If you know anything about jewelry, you know that for most people, it's about the gemstones. Those sparkly little bits of color that make us stop suddenly and say, "Wow! What's that?" Which is what I did when is saw this: I must have waxed poetical over the way the...

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Merry Christmas!

I wanted to take this time to wish you and your loved ones a blessed Christmas, and wonderful Holiday. As I can't be there in person to give you all a box of my famous handmade truffles, I wanted to share a smile instead. Just a little something to make you smile....

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Happy Autumn

Yay and Hurrah! It’s officially Fall at my house. Time to Share my favorite Autumn Coffee!

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