A Dozen Questions with Designers & Diamonds: Maxine Wolff Shapiro Estate Jewelry & Antiques

Welcome back from the long weekend! Hopefully you’ve come to grips with the fact that both the summer and Labor Day weekend are o-v-e-r, and Tuesday is dwindling down for you – only 3 more days til the weekend, on the bright side. And speaking of the weekend, I spent the last one before Labor Day in Baltimore at the Baltimore Summer Antiques Show! This beautiful show is hosted by Palm Beach Show Group, they of the classiest antique shindig this side of Worth Avenue. Well, technically the Flagler bridge but whatever, it’s still called the Palm Beach show, regardless of its Read More →

Happy Labor Day Weekend 2014!

This week, before I sign off (normal posts will resume on Tuesday) I wanted to share a round up, all colored in summer’s sky blue. With Labor Day on Monday, autumn is officially upon us (and yes, I feel for you my South Floridian brethren still sweating out 90% of your body weight each day.) So in honor of saying sayonara to summer, let’s all have one last glorious weekend of beaching, grilling, sunshine, margaritas on the deck, and FOOTBALL. Even if you’re not technically headed back to school, who can resist a fresh, clean agenda? It’s begging you to Read More →

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 →