May 2008

Sex and jewelry in the city

Only an Orthodox monk forbidden contact from the outside world has not come across an article celebrating the biggest chick flick ever, Sex and the City: The Movie. Although there are countless storie... read more..

How low can you go

I don’t know who will be adding Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) award winner to their list of career “highs.” But, I do know the “lows” some of the nominees shared with ranged... read more..

Bugging out

For the past two seasons, nature-inspired jewelry has been causing quite a flutter among fashionistas. After seeing their close resemblance to actual insects, amphibians and reptiles, my flutter turne... read more..

As the economy turns

Pajama-clad, laid-off professionals watching the residents of soap opera suburbs go about their daily workless routines dressed in suits and diamonds aren't the only ones caught in a surreal moment. W... read more..

Sending out an SOS

As I mentioned in my first post when I returned from Africa (aptly titled "Back from Africa"), one experience I had there that really touched me was visiting the SOS Children's Village in Botswana. Ac... read more..

'Gentleman's mining'

When I first heard that my trip to Africa would include a visit to one of De Beers' mines, my first thought was that it was sure to be a dark, dirty and claustrophobic, albeit interesting, experience.... read more..

Fair thee well

This Mother's Day, my sister and I treated our mom to brunch and baubles, the latter of which we found at an arts and crafts festival in Alexandria, Va. After overindulging in lobster drenched in butt... read more..

Back from Africa

Today is my first day back at work after spending nine wonderful days in Africa. The trip, courtesy of JWT's Diamond Information Center (De Beers), was a first-class, well-organized and well-run opera... read more..

Star sighting: Leslie Bibb

I am obsessed with tassels. Those on curtains, lamps or other household fixtures, not so much. But the jewelry sort? Bring them on. There's just something downright glam about swinging metal fringe an... read more..

Jewelry has it for fall

Jewelry from prestigious fashion houses ruled the Fall 2008 runways, causing to declare the reign of the "it" handbag officially over. The online portal for Vogue and W magazines recently hi... read more..

Ringing in a new era

Last week, I helped forlorn lovers locate a new home for their sparkling forget-me-nots and shared a bright new idea for jewelers searching for a niche market. This week, I'm dishing about a new trend... read more..

Fashion in a flash

Last Christmas, I became obsessed with's Lightening Deals. Like clockwork, I would check the Web site every two hours to see if the next item to go on sale would make a great gift or had a ... read more..

No shame in your game, moms

Shopping columnist Tania Anderson was recently chastised by a reader for her tips on buying high-end jewelry. The anonymous critic didn't complain that Ms. Anderson's tips were invaluable. He or she f... read more..
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