June 2008

Risking their lives and livelihood to shine

My girlfriends and I save our best jewelry for the winter when ring-clad hands can be pushed into gloves and pockets, and scarves can be draped around the neck to deter gusty winds and chain snatchers... read more..

Written in the stars

Have you seen the 18-karat gold and diamond dragon-knife pendant Desperate Housewives actor Kyle MacLachlan gave his TV producer wife Desiree Gruber for her 39th birthday? Check out the newly launched... read more..

Ring-ing bells

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia De Rossi are among the many celebs who have recently announced they are going to the chapel, getting hitched or taking the dive. We've seen photographs of De Rossi in a ring... read more..

Game, set, match

Maria Sharapova's two-year deal with luxury jeweler Tiffany and Co. guarantees the top-ranked tennis player will be sparkling at Wimbledon this week. As far as glitz and glam go, the only stiff compet... read more..

Michelle O.

A fancy for sleeveless dresses, A-lined hems and pearls has garnered Michelle Obama, wife of Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama, flattering comparisons to Jackie O. In the 1960s and for... read more..

Red carpet at the Tony Awards

The buzz about who wore what to last week’s Tony Awards was so low I practically missed it. When perusing through the pics I spotted a few questionable dress and jewelry pairings, which might explain ... read more..

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

Having spent several years reading and writing about the most beautiful jewelry in the world, naturally my curiosity was peaked when I read an announcement for the 2008 Ugly Necklace Contest. Now in i... read more..

Rockin’ out over the pond

What did we miss at London Jewellery Week, the city's first celebration centered around the design of precious baubles? Outrageous fashion statements at Swarovski's Runway Rocks were said to "eclipse"... read more..

Gas prices cut gifts for dad

Unlike moms, dear ole dads tend to get slighted on the day that honors good child-rearing. Consequently, retail advertising for Father's Day is mellow in comparison to Mother's Day. But this year, the... read more..

Help, I got a ‘C’ in statistics

Elle, one of the few fashion mags I read from cover to cover, is releasing a survey tomorrow. And it's at the top of my must-read list. As the barely passing grade on my college transcript indicates, ... read more..

Socially minded customers

Are you wooing consumers who are down for the cause? In other words, grabbing the attention of "socially minded customers," a new class of consumer described in a recent International Herald Tribune a... read more..

Boys just wanna have fun

It seems as if looking good and telling time just aren't enough anymore. Nowadays, men's watches have to ensure a good time to keep their attention. While some technology-driven timepieces play music,... read more..

Reel gems

I was one of the enthusiastic fans who contributed a whole $10.50 to the whopping $55.7 million opening of Sex and the City: The Movie. So as not to spoil the fun for the less-than-devoted SATC follow... read more..

The good, the sad and the scary

Congrats to jewelry designer Philip Crangi, who won the Swarovski Award for Accessory Design at Monday night's Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Awards. He triumphed over nominees Justin ... read more..

The clean-up woman

In the '70s hit "Clean Up Woman," soul singer Bette Wright describes the woman who stole her man's love while she was away. A Florida woman, who did not want to be identified, lost more than her husba... read more..
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