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  • Marsala

    Pantone Color of 2015: Marsala

    One of my favorite dishes to make, and eat of course, is Chicken Marsala. The earthy warm hue of the fortified wine used in the dish has been selected as Pantone’s…

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    Gold Engagement Rings On the Rise

    Over the New Year’s holiday, a number of couples got engaged – including my twin sister! Now more than ever, the range of styles for engagement rings grows ever wider as consumers search…

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    Belles of the New Year’s Eve Ball

    As an unofficial annual tradition on New Years Eve, I always switch the TV on to watch the glittering Times Square Ball drop as it counts down the remaining 60 seconds…

  • Star

    Star of Wonder, Star of Night

    For more than two millenia, the star has been a symbol of Christmas ever since the three wise men followed the Star of Bethlehem to see the newborn baby Jesus. Known…

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    Holiday Wishlist – Future Heirlooms

    Heirlooms weave a continuous string of memories from generation to generation, an intimate connection to our ancestors and family’s past. Not too surprisingly, jewelry is perhaps the best type of heirloom…

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    Holiday Wishlist – Vintage Gold Favorites

    Every year the holiday season sparkles thanks to all the glitter and gold that pervade the atmosphere, from the omnipresent twinkle lights to the gilded aura of holiday decor. Jewelry and Christmas have long…

  • Color

    A Kaleidoscope of Color for the Holidays

    Every year, winter’s newly barren landscape shines to life in a kaleidoscope of color during the holiday season. From Christmas tree limbs hang ornaments glistening in every shade of the rainbow…

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    Gold Filigree in 19th Century Jewelry

    The art of filigree is one of the oldest goldsmith techniques in jewelry, with archaeological evidence proving its use as early as 3,000 BC. Deriving from Latin ‘filum’ meaning thread and…

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    My Favorite Jewels from the Bunny Mellon Sale

    Next week, Sotheby’s will be auctioning Bunny Mellon’s collection of jewelry and jeweled objets, an assemblage of jewels and objets that reflect distinctly the character of its owner. From her exquisite blue…

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    A Story in Jewels: Charm Bracelets

    I have always loved the charm bracelet, a piece of jewelry so reflective of its wearer that it doubles as a figurative profile. What makes the charm bracelet so charming is the…

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    Jeweled Lines

    Whether free-form or structured, jeweled lines are sweeping jewelry designer collections this fall. Geometric shapes, sharp lines and organic spaces become the focal point of these diamond-studded lines of gold affixed together…

  • Jewelry Fall

    Jewels for Fashion’s Fall 2014 Trends

    As the spring 2015 ready-to-wear fashion shows wrap up in Paris, it’s clear that there are plenty of great styles to look forward to next year. Unfortunately, we have to get through…