Color Study: Malachite

Is there any stone more enchanting than malachite? It’s having a bold, big come back in interior design, thanks to lots of Art Deco and Hollywood Regency influences merging to please the more is more school. And in jewelry, malachite is a stunning vintage touch. It’s hard to find pieces that aren’t prohibitively expensive at auction, and luckily many fashion and accessory designers are reinterpreting the earthy green shades, waves and swirls of malachite. It’s the ideal way to incorporate some jewel tones that aren’t in the red family to your autumnal wardrobe, thanks to malachites layered and moody feel. Read More →

Just Right Spessartite

Spessartite garnets are some of the most vibrant, beautiful gems, and catch your attention like no other. They’re relatively uncommonly seen in jewelry – most garnets are the better known shade of deep red – so when you do see them, it’s a treat. They’re much brighter than other orange gems like citrine or even the exceedingly rare orange diamond. They’re closer to the color of fire opals, but obviously a totally different gem family (they’re a variant of garnet, like tsavorite.) Spessartite garnets have been growing in popularity, and Tiffany & Co. incorporated the gem into a few kew Read More →

Friday Faves: Sayonara September

  I have so much awesome Fall tv to watch but my Netflix and Hulu queue are still overflowing. And yet, seeing these Lucille Bluth motivational posters makes me want to give it all up and just rematch Arrested Development. Again. I need to make this salad, stat. Might eat it every single day next week, no judgement. I need to do this. I just swapped out our summer wardrobes for our autumn ones (the parkas are still FIRMLY shoved in the back of the storage closet thank goodness) and I have like 18 terrible sweaters, some of which are Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: It’s Handled

Merry Scandalmas! You get a Prada tote! And you get a pair of ecru wide leg pants! And you get a cream-to-dove grey shawl collared overcoat! It’s Thursday, and it’s time for everyone’s favorite morally ambiguous hero to make her triumphant return to prime time television. I’m not even going to get into the premiere of How to Get Away With Murder because I literally can’t, but WHEW tonight is going to be great. To honor The Pastel-Clad One, Mother of Gladiators, I’m sharing what we’re cocktailing (we’re not) what we’re cocktail wearing (minimalist and tasteful but EXPENSIVE) and what we’re Read More →

Hot Engagement Ring Trend: The Square Halo Engagement Ring

The square halo engagement ring is taking the bridal world by storm. It’s the perfect combination of the classic round brilliant diamond and the trendy cushion cut silhouette. The square halo of diamonds surrounding the round brilliant center stone makes the ring look cushion cut, but it’s not – so really it makes everyone look twice. It’s no doubt a head turner. And when you factor in the halo style’s trendiness, the staying power of the round diamond gives reassurance to those who worry that their tastes may change or evolve. The RB isn’t going anywhere, so even if the halo Read More →