Tag Archives: Jewelry

No Hassle Tassels

Last spring/early summer, the fabric accessory du jour was the pom pom. It was all about the pom! See here, here and here. And pom poms are fun, I say this with the inimitable experience of a former cheerleader.  But you know what’s even more fun? TASSELS! That’s right, you can tie them on drawer handles, trim Ikea curtains with them so they look super fancy, they’re a hell of a lot easier to make yourself, and they often come in leather. I’m a big fan. And this spring, there’s no hotter way to wear the tassel trend than on Read More →

How to Get an Engagement Ring Through Airport Security

While the stringent security measures enacted at airports by the TSA are certainly seeming to keep us safe while we are flying, it has definitely made one thing much more difficult—sneaking an engagement ring on the plane to surprise your significant other in some exotic, romantic location somewhere in the world. Many engagement surprises may have been ruined by the stricter security and men who have had to reveal their engagement ring to a surly security guard rather than the person they hoped to marry, ruining the surprise and possibly a future nuptial. Engagement rings will undoubtedly be picked up Read More →

A Pearl is a Pearl: Cultured Pearls vs Natural Pearls

Pearls – this month’s birth stone – have long been revered for their simple and luminous allure. Nicknamed the “Queen of Gems,” these unblemished beauties were treasured in early history as near-priceless; in fact, for many years, pearls were the the world’s most expensive jewels. The ancients even believed they had magical powers. While pearls today have lessened in value compared to other gems, their luminous loveliness remains widely admired. When considering a purchase of pearl jewelry, some shoppers are confused by the variety of types available, particularly regarding natural and cultured pearls. The only significant difference between the two? Read More →

Clarity Enhanced Diamonds: What Are They?

Readers, it’s time for some real talk. We are here today, to talk about the c-word. Clarity enhancement. Like that other c-word, it’s just as dirty when you’re not up front about it. Some women are fine with it, others appalled. But the importance lies in disclosing when you’re about to use it (you know, earmuffs, etc.) Clarity enhancement is the jewelry industry’s dirty word. If you’re going to treat your stones, then fine, so be it. But you need to disclose up front that your customers should go into the conversation knowing that the c word is going to Read More →

Engagement Ring Personalities

Obviously, an engagement ring is a highly personal choice, for you and your betrothed. Whether they shopped solo or your fiance had some help (either from you or your best friend), chances are it was designed or purchased to make you completely happy. When something is worn every day, or close to it, you’d better be certain that you love it. How could you not? It’s a token of affection from your beloved, it symbolizes the promise you’ve made to each other, and – with any luck – it’s very sparkly. And while we could wax philosophical about the precise Read More →