Tag Archives: Jewelry

Friday Faves: Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween! It’s time to put on your cleverest (or in my case, warmest) costumes and shake down your neighbors for candy! If you’re too old for that and feel uncomfortable asking fellow adults for free candy, get thee to one of the many Halloween parties on your social calendar and request mini bottles of Fireball instead. A little anti-freeze never hurt, and hey, if you’re in Chicago you might need it! It works that way, yes? #Science. I hope you’re crafting one of my cocktails from Thirsty Thursday, namely the cool creepy zombie brain grenadine concoction. You only have 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 →

Buying an Engagement Ring vs. Buying a Car

You know something funny? I like to compare purchasing a pre owned luxury watch to buying a car. Just like cars, luxury watches come with a high price tag, especially when you buy them new. And just like cars, watches have a large value depreciation as soon as they leave the authorized dealer. However pre-owned watches already lost that big chunk of change. So purchasing one in excellent condition gets you an investment that will perform just as well as the new one, but that initial depreciation is passed to the new buyer in the form of a lower price. Read More →

Your Engagement Ring From Start to Finish

In your mind, your engagement begins the moment you slide that sparkling new engagement ring on your finger. In reality, it started long before that. I’m not even talking about all the subtle hints you left your boo, or the 6 visits to RLJ it took to find the perfect ring for you. No, I’m not even talking about your betrothed and your bestie collaborating to devise the most perf proposal OF ALL TIME (said in Kanye voice.) Those things were all key moments in your engagement timeline, and are as much a part of your love story as the Read More →

RoundUp: Peace Out May

TGIF, readers! After a short and sweet work week, I’m still more than ready to get back to weekend-ing. Lilly Pulitzer is calling my name, and I’ve got a summer jewelry wardrobe to update. Not to mention all of the stalking I need to do this weekend – have you seen how great the Couture, JCK and Us Antiques shows coverage is on The Gram? I’m mucho jealous, but it wasn’t in the cards for me this year (Vegas joke.) Next year, hopefully, I’ll be able to share gazoodles of huge diamonds with ya’ll. Luckily (another Vegas joke, I’m stretching Read More →