They say creativity thrives during times of financial hardship. Based on my experiences over the past week, I can't help but agree. In the span of seven days, I’ve seen more interesting work from up-and-coming and established jewelers than I...
I personally don't own an iPhone and probably never will. Instead, I have this phone called the "Instinct," which is basically Samsung's version of the iPhone and is a device so similar that it causes some people to actually envy...
Reflecting back on what I saw and heard at the Vegas shows, one week later, my overriding sense is that jewelers were on the receiving end of a lot more finger wagging than I’ve seen in the past Nearly every...
For the last two years, I’ve sat in on Enlightened--Swarovski Elements’ trends presentation during the Las Vegas jewelry shows to find out what four “megatrends” its forecasters believe will be the most likely to influence fine-jewelry design in the next...
Let me start off this blog post with my general impressions from the Couture and JCK shows in Las Vegas. As you might have read elsewhere, the shows were better than expected, although both were being measured against some pretty...
Early yesterday morning, scanning through my Google News Alerts, I came across a headline that read “Silver Jewelry--Is It Fashion Or Fine Jewelry?” After finishing up my first Couture 2009 appointment, I quickly answered that question for myself. The Couture...
Being as much stars as the competitors themselves, the judges on reality shows such as American Idol and Dancing With the Stars are rarely at a loss when it comes to spectacular jewelry. But I was particularly impressed with pieces...
I spent the bulk of Tuesday afternoon getting my schedule together for the big trip next week out to Las Vegas for the jewelry shows. While there’s a lot to be excited about, one of the appointments that’s most intriguing...
Did you remember that postage rates went up last week? I sure didn’t, and on May 11 I found myself wishing I hadn't decided to drop off some letters the day before. It’s times like these that the Forever stamps...
As a journalist who follows the jewelry industry pretty carefully, it's always interesting for me to read articles by the non-trade press on topics as complicated as the diamond market. Case in point this week: This now-infamous article about Russia...
Gemstone jewelry featuring vivid, intense hues has an allure that transcends the seasons. Here are a few of our favorites, from everyday items to bridal and couture-level masterpieces. Kirk Kara Platinum hand-engraved engagement set from the “Charlotte” collection, with engagement...
While watching the film The Wrestler for the first time the other night, I couldn’t help but comment to my fiancé that I felt like I’d recently seen actress Marisa Tomei au natural more often than clothed, what with her...
I flew to Berlin two days ago, essentially, to attend a dinner party. If that sounds decadent, well, you don’t know the half of it. Last night, A. Lange & Söhne, the prestige watch brand from Germany’s Saxony region, staged...
I have blogged before about the importance of giving in tough times, and I stick by my belief that donating to charitable causes becomes even more important in a bad economy. I signed up here at work today to take...
I don’t love to admit it, but I cannot stop watching Bravo’s Real Housewives show. All the dramas of Atlanta? Yep, tuned in for that season. The O.C.? Of course. And now I’m onto New York City, faithfully setting my...
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