Engagement Ring Eye Candy: Baltimore Summer Antiques Show

It’s high time I start sharing more snaps from my trip to Baltimore last week! Things like BEYONCE  , the Emmy’s (major let down) and a double header of Bachelor in Paradise (CODY! AT LAST!) distracted me. But there’s no better way to celebrate Wedding Wednesday by sharing engagement ring eye candy. And this week I’m sweet on favorites from the Baltimore show. It should come as no surprise that I made a beeline for everything and anything fancy yellow diamond, so yes, today’s eye candy is lemon flavored. I hope you don’t mind and that you won’t be disappointed. And if Read More →

Top 5 Beyonce Moments from the 2014 Beyonce Music Awards

Typically I’d recap the jewelry from any awards show the day after. And typically after a great time at the Baltimore Summer Antique Show I’d share the fabulous goodies I ogled while there. These things will all have to wait for one reason, the only reason really. Beyonce. If you read this blog regularly, and you should, you’ll know that, exactly like Lorraine Schwartz, Beyonce is my muse. Lorraine and I really, srsly have so much in common. Sofia Vergara was totally over at my parlor for champers and emeralds to finalize her Emmy’s choices this weekend. Twinsies, Lorraine and Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: When It’s Too Hot to Get Creative

It’s time for happy hour! And today we’re getting cosmic. No, that absolutely does not mean we are drinking Cosmos, it is not 2001. We are however, pretending to look up into the night sky while staring ingot he depths of this star sapphire. If you’re thinking “Holy Balls, that’s huge!” You’d be correct. It’s a casual 88 carats, and its surrounded by approximately 1.25ctw of baguette, marquise, and round brilliant diamonds, all approximately G/H in color and VS in clarity. The whole ring is platinum, as one is wont to want when shopping for a nearly 100 carat sapphire Read More →

11 Easy Glitter Wedding Ideas

There’s nothing I love more than sparkle, as evidenced by my job. But that magpie tendency penetrates the other areas of my life too. So basically, I want everything to be metallic, sparkly, shiny or GLITTERY. Including Wedding Wednesday. Sure, glitter might be the chicken pox of the craft world (do kids still get chicken pox?) but it is so pretty. How could you not want to bedazzle everything in sight for your wedding! Don’t do that though. choose carefully from a few of the best super sparkly projects for glitter weddings I’ve curated for you. Obviously, sparkly mason jars Read More →

Color Study: Cobalt

Cobalt has been popping up just about everywhere lately. Peruse an interior design magazine, and you’ll see that “Greek Blue” and “Mediterranean Blue” are being touted as one of the hottest color trends about to take off. Check out the jewelry counter of your favorite department store and you’ll notice a plethora of bright blue resin in the costume section, and highlighted sapphires and lapis beckoning you to the fine jewelry cases. Wander in to your favorite boutique, and you’ll see a sting last stand for summer with blue hued frocks and blouses commanding attention before they make way for Read More →