December 2006

Getting organized

Believe it or not, I didn't always love jewelry. My mother still thinks it's hilarious that I ended up a jewelry editor, since she could never get me to wear jewelry as a little girl. A true tomboy, I... read more..

B.B.'s Best

Wow! December is just flying by. The past few weeks have been a whirlwind of activity, and the diet will definitely have to begin with the new year. Since I won't be indulging my taste buds, I'll indu... read more..

Red-kettle jewels

While retail jewelers hope that most consumers will buy jewelry during the holiday season, it seems that some people are more interested in giving it away. In the Harrisburg, Pa.-area, folks have answ... read more..

Jewelers should care about new Congress

While working on an upcoming story for National Jeweler about the effects that the newly elected Democratic Congress will have on the retail industry and independent jewelers, I was left speechless wh... read more..

'Blood Diamond'’s Oscar chances

Although it's yet to bow in theaters, Blood Diamond got its first serious Academy Awards boost today (Oprah notwithstanding) as the National Board of Review (NBR) picked it among its 10 best of the ye... read more..

'Tis the season

It's that time of year again. Holiday sales are in full swing, and so are the ubiquitous parties. I am booked with jewelry lunches, dinners and parties every night this week, with double commitments o... read more..

Pearls for a purpose

Here's a hearwarming story about jewelry, just in time for the holidays: The Tennessean Newspaper on Saturday ran a profile, Pearls of hope: Jewelry is just part of Tina Mitchell's rescue efforts, abo... read more..

'Blood Diamond' screened

Having finally seen Blood Diamond in a sold-out preview Saturday night, I think the biggest impact the film will have is to make concerned consumers raise questions. In fact, in its post-script, it ur... read more..

B.B.'s Best

The holiday shopping season is in full swing. Here are a few items I wouldn't mind unwrapping...hint, hint. Voila Watches I love the unisex "Fig. 8" watches because they are so different looking. Thes... read more..
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