Category Archives: Fashion

Technology and Organic Gemstones: An Uneasy Marriage?

I’m all for new technology. I may be dating myself, but when I went to graduate school, I was considered lucky because I owned an electric typewriter. Obviously, I don’t embrace all the new systems and platforms available to us…who … Continue reading

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Male Jewelry “Tomfoolery”

  A really marvelous article by Beatrice Behlen recently appeared in London’s The Telegraph newspaper. Its subject: tomfoolery. As it turns out, “tomfoolery” is the name Cockneys give to male jewelry and Beatrice Behlen is the curator of a new … Continue reading

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New Design Director for Tiffany & Co.

I rarely actually shop at Tiffany, but when I’m in the vicinity of a store, I love to glance at its offerings. Tiffany is, of course, one of the giants in the development of American jewelry and style. So, it’s … Continue reading

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Pearl Styles: Connecting the Dots

  Style magazine recently ran an interesting story on pearls and the style connection between those worn by Carey Mulligan in recent The Great Gatsby movie and the “funky” look associated today’s celebrities and the way they wear pearls. The … Continue reading

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Small Gestures That Can Have Meaning

One of the more charming ways people pay homage to others is in the clothes and accessories they wear. This can be a helpful thought to bear in mind for a couple of reasons. When I ran the gallery I … Continue reading

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Synthetic vs Simulant: Know the Difference

Professional Jeweller, a UK trade publication, recently ran a story noting the increase in colored synthetic  gemstones that are impacting what it calls the “mid-market,” that is, commercially priced jewelry. It’s no surprise that the trade is seeing an increase … Continue reading

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Naming the Hue for You

This year, the jewelry trade is told that “Tangerine Tango” is 2012’s color of the year. This means that orange gemstones, fire opal, spessartite garnet, and citrine, are on the “must have” list. In addition, we are told that colors … Continue reading

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Millennial Buyers and Art Jewelry

A recent study by Harrison Group and American Express has implications for the work of pearl and bead stringers. That study found that affluent millennials—buyers born between 1979 and 1993—rely on luxury brands to communicate their success more than the … Continue reading

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Bead Stringers Seeing Blue

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Bead Stringers: Take Note of Fashion Trends

JCK, (Jewelers Circular Keystone) an industry publication that has been around for more than a century, posted a terrific article today reminding us that many of our clients see jewelry as accessories. For those clients, it’s important to be aware … Continue reading

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