The Latest in Jewelry…

Beware of lead in children’s jewelry

As a mother, I feel like it's a never-ending task to keep my children safe and healthy. And I often get frustrated at how hard that seems to be sometimes. Usually it's in the realm of food, where you need to read labels super carefully and be hyper-aware of marketing....

The Gem Gal. Happily obsessed with gems and jewelry! If you're hooked on sparkly things...

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– Design –

The incredible story of Japanese bird pins

The incredible story of Japanese bird pins

By now, you should all know how much I love brooches and pins. I hate a great little collection of owls and other animal pins. But one day, a good friend showed me something like I had never seen before! In his hand was an exquisitely carved wooden bird pin. Now, some...

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– Gems –

Montana sapphires – 5 reasons to love them

Montana sapphires – 5 reasons to love them

I am not much of a rockhound. Truth be told, I am not very outdoors-y in general. But I can make exceptions when jewelry is involved! So when I found out there were actually sapphires in Montana, and we were only two states away..... Let's just say I wanted to get my...

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– People –

Faberge was much more than eggs!

Faberge was much more than eggs!

First off, I love Faberge eggs! Beautiful and exquisite, I have been fascinated with the history and tragedy behind these amazing objects since I was a teenager. In fact, I vividly remember coveting and scheming how to purchase a set of 12 reproductions when I was...

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– Style –

Not the bag lady anymore! Thank you HOBO!

Not the bag lady anymore! Thank you HOBO!

I have always said the difference between being a single professional woman and a career mom is the amount of stuff you carry around. Once you have children, it's not just your stuff anymore you have to schlep from place to place. And with kids, believe me when I tell...

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– Sustainability –

7 questions with Baleen

7 questions with Baleen

This is the last post for my newest feature - SEVEN QUESTIONS. The concept is very simple. Basically, I ask jewelry stores or jewelry designers the same seven questions. You all know how much I love jewelry..... this just lets me talk to other people who love jewelry,...

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– Books –

My favorite jewelry books

My favorite jewelry books

Gem gals, I don't have to tell you how much I love jewelry. But did you know I love books just as much? Because I do! And of course, with jewelry books combining two of my favorite passions, I'm bound to have quite the collection! My family often jokes our home is...

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