February 2008

Gold rush

As the price of gold rises to just under $1,000 an ounce, articles everywhere, from the International Herald Tribune to The Ithaca Journal, talk about people selling their gold, be it a broken chain o... read more..

Putting tax refunds to good use

The National Jeweler Network posted an article earlier this month about the large tax rebate checks everyone is getting this year. The article mentioned that those 18 through 24 years old will spend m... read more..

Star sighting: Scarlett Johansson

Next up on my ever-evolving jewelry wish list: diamond studs. I've been hankering for a pair ever since reading Chanel And Her World, a book about the iconic fashion designer Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel. ... read more..

Touring A. Jaffe

I'm glad I write about jewelry and don't make it. After recently viewing the jewelry-making process at A. Jaffe's factory, I have a whole new respect for the trade. Yes, it's tedious and repetitive, b... read more..

Stacked in your favor

I began seeing numerous articles about the jewelry-stacking trend about two years ago, and instead of fading away as trends eventually do, it seems to have only grown stronger. Perhaps the return of t... read more..

From fashion victim to financier

How does one go from Mr. Blackwell'€™s Worst Dressed list to fashion muse? I imagine Christina Aguilera would answer that question with the hook from the song "That'€™s What Friends Are For"€ because... read more..

Color-me-pretty metals

The next red ring you see might not be the result of enameling or some other coating technique. Chunlei Guo, a researcher from the University of Rochester, is fine-tuning technology that adds color to... read more..

Lord of the rings

In ancient times, a signet ring wielded the power of its wearer. An impression from one on a document was as valid as a handwritten signature is today. Engraved with a coat of arms, signet rings showe... read more..

Star sighting: Emily Blunt

At any chance I had on a ferry or boat ride during childhood travels, I'd spend some time peering over the edge, hoping to spy a mermaid. I was sure they existed, and that if I looked hard enough, I'd... read more..

American retailers reach out

As more American consumers tighten their purse strings, retailers are depending on foreign shoppers to boost sales, in stores and online. The weak American dollar continues to be an attraction for for... read more..

People-watching at Fashion Week

Let's be honest. It might be fun to see next season's top fashion trends at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City, but just as fun (if not more so) is seeing what attendees are wearing. Usually ... read more..

Running away for Valentine’s Day

With Valentine's Day falling on a Thursday, it's the perfect opportunity for brand-new and well-seasoned lovers to escape to a romantic hideaway for an extended weekend. So what type of jewelry should... read more..

A non-engagement ring for Valentine's?

For men still wondering what to get their sweeties this Valentine's Day, Askmen.com has a list of gift ideas that is categorized according to the level of your relationship. Jewelry was recommended fo... read more..

A few of our favorite (ridiculous) things

By Michelle Graff and Catherine Dayrit I've (this is Michelle writing) not been at this job all that long (my first day was Nov. 12), but one thing I have noticed in my short tenure is the amount of o... read more..

Stylists' jewelry picks tell the story

I support the Writer's Guild of America strike in my heart, but my mind is in need of fresh episodes of the series I have become so attached to. Not only did I become engrossed in the story lines, I..... read more..
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