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...
Women of Influence – Meet Helena Rubinstein

Women of Influence – Meet Helena Rubinstein

Alright, gem gals, my Women of Influence series (for Women’s History Month) continues with the amazing Helena Rubenstein. She originally came to my attention because she was an avid collector of beautiful, fine jewelry. In every single picture of her that...
7 questions with Twist

7 questions with Twist

This is the third post in my new 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...
7 questions with Venue Ballard

7 questions with Venue Ballard

Today I’m continuing with my new 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...
7 questions with Isadora’s

7 questions with Isadora’s

Today I want to debut a new feature that I’m calling “7 questions.” Basically, I plan to ask jewelry stores and/or jewelry designers the same seven questions. You all know how much I love jewelry….. this just lets me talk to other people who...


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