Let’s say it’s the year 1861. You’re living in London and you’re enjoying all of the things that the new “Industrial Revolution” has brought with it. This revolution has made it much easier for commoners, like you and I, to… Keep Reading
They sit in a drawer, forgotten and forlorn, their former contents more likely to see the light of day. They once held amazing treasure. Eliciting gasps of joy when revealing their contents. But now? Now what?
So, you finally got that gorgeous rock. You know the one. That <you insert your new awesome piece of antique jewelry here>. And it’s beautiful. And sparkly. And clean. Very clean. Now the big question is, how do you keep… Keep Reading
You love jewelry. Gorgeous, exquisite, expensive jewelry. But what’s a gal of somewhat modest means to do? How can you possibly create a drool-worthy, off the charts, amazing jewelry collection? Well, it doesn’t hurt to start off a with a… Keep Reading
It’s an age-old question. Is bigger really better? No, we’re not talking about that! Get this is a jewelry blog not Dr. Ruth’s website. We’re talking about engagement rings. Does the size of your diamond (or whatever stone you choose… Keep Reading
Once upon a time, there was a little girl named Bess. She was born into a pretty famous family. Her dad was a powerful guy and her mom? Well, women didn’t have much power in those days, outside of the… Keep Reading
It’s that time of year again. Spring is springing. April showers are soon to bring May flowers. And Mother’s Day is only a few days away. Wait. What!? Mother’s Day is only a few days away? Yup. And let me… Keep Reading
That special someone has been asking what kind of engagement ring you’d like. And to be honest, you don’t really know. What you do know, is that you want something different. Not like all the other rings out there right… Keep Reading
Ever wonder just how old that antique ring that grandma gave you really is? I mean, the jeweler told you it was an Art Deco piece when you had it sized to fit your finger. But just what exactly does… Keep Reading
Have you ever heard of the Forty Elephants gang? The Pink Panthers? Maybe Abigail Kemp? “Diamond” Doris Payne? How about Sofia Blyurshtein (aka Sofia Golden Hand)? What do all of these women have in common? Well, it might be safe… Keep Reading
Are you married? Take a look at your left hand (or right hand if you’re in some European countries). Chances are, there are two rings on your finger. One that you got the day you were married. And another that… Keep Reading
I’ve been a little obsessed lately. With women. Women carved in shell, stone and/or resin, to be exact. To say I’ve always had a love for vintage Cameos would be an understatement. The delicate features carved into gorgeous shells and other… Keep Reading
Gone are the days of blue-haired women in the 70+ age group, tottering around in their St. John or Channel suits with a vintage pin on the lapel. Well, they may not actually be gone, but they need to move over… Keep Reading
You’re pretty sure that the one you love is about to get down on one knee. But is it going to be a Carrie Bradshaw moment with Aidan and “the ring”? (If you don’t remember or didn’t see that episode… Keep Reading
It’s April (the 6th to be exact) and we’ve in fact had some lovely April showers here in the Carolinas already. But it’s not just a little rain that can bring out the May flowers. You know what else helps… Keep Reading
What kind of wedding can you expect when attending that of a Russian oligarch multibillionaire’s son? An over the top wedding, that’s what. And not just any over the top wedding. A wedding with real life stars, fancy cars and more than one over the top wedding dress.
Once in a while, a diamond unlike any other rears its head and roars. Not a tiny lion cub roar. A head of the pride kind of roar.