April 2008

A new home for forget-me-nots

Ex-Boyfriend Jewelry, the recent focus of a piece on the Today show, allows the unlucky in love to unload their mementos and memories in exchange for cash or the remnants of someone else's shattered r... read more..

About face

Have you seen the fab new faces on the campaign trail? No, I'm not suggesting there is a gorgeous new politico joining the race to the White House; I'm referring to the celebs and models in recently l... read more..

Clipped out

On a recent shopping spree for accessories, I discovered a small, vintage jewelry shop with a dozen tables of earrings, statement rings, gemstone brooches and multi-strand pearl chokers. As I stood cl... read more..

'Mom jewelry' makeover

Since 84.2 percent of consumers will be buying mom one major gift this Mother's Day, and they're planning to shell out more than they did last year, stocking elegant and chic "mom jewelry" might give ... read more..

Gearing up for a test run

Hello again, it's Michelle Graff, National Jeweler diamond editor and world's most inconsistent (but, in my defense, extremely busy) blogger. In my last blog posting back in February, I did a roundup ... read more..

Oh so stylish

Last week, I (with the assistance of Usmagazine.com) revealed Sen. Hillary Clinton's past and present fashion life. This week, I turn to the United Kingdom's edition of Guardian News to help shine the... read more..

The rewards of building an iconic name

When I grow up I want to be a luxury brand. Just imagine the joys of being recession-proof like LVMH whose U.S. sales of fashion and leather goods increased 18 percent for the first quarter. How is th... read more..

Hillary’s style agenda

As I watched presidential candidates Sen. Hillary Clinton and Sen. Barack Obama rehash each other's questionable comments and affiliations for what seemed to be the first 45 minutes of last night's Ph... read more..

He proposed with a digital gem

Bejeweled, a popular video game that rewards its skillful players with points for maneuvering gems around the screen to create a chain, recently received a good media buzz when a financial software pr... read more..

Retracting my rant

In August 2007, after viewing runway footage and reading industry forecasts, I delivered a passionate rant against the return of style trends from the 80s, including fashion jewelry. Now it's April 20... read more..

To thine own self be true

Celebrity gossip blogs Hollyscoop and Teamsugar recently dished the dirt on Kate Moss. Allegedly, the supermodel bought herself a $180,000 engagement ring from London jeweler Garrard. Is it taboo for ... read more..

Say no to faux

I love Louis Vuitton, and not just for its stylish collection of pricey handbags. The luxury brand's stab at shutting down Canal Street in Manhattan is the reason for my recent adoration. Unfortunatel... read more..

Neckwear that’s over the top

I've recently developed mixed feelings about the return of the necklace. The bare necks I saw on the red carpet and at other celebrity or fashionista-filled events in 2007 appeared quite lonely. Howev... read more..

Reimagine yourself falling for Sears

As a copywriter, I can easily identify the objective of clever advertising. Ironically, I often fall prey to it. Like the time I chose a mobile carrier solely based on the fact that I was a fan of the... read more..

Rock the vote

Ann Hand's jewelry store, situated in the boutique-laden Georgetown section of Washington, D.C., has been the talk of the town and the press with its contest involving politically themed pins embedded... read more..

Color conspiracy theory

Are vibrant shades of blue, orange, pink and green compelling you to whip out your credit card and spend, despite daily reports on the country's economic crisis? In a recent article on color therapy, ... read more..
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