Tiffany’s orchids from Paul Farnham

Tiffany’s orchids from Paul Farnham

Everything is green now that spring is officially here! And that has me thinking about flowers! I recently came across this designer I hadn’t heard of before, this guy who made these absolutely exquisite and lifelike orchid pins. So of course I had to find out...
History of Irish Claddaugh Rings

History of Irish Claddaugh Rings

With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, I thought you all might be interested in a unique Irish design – the claddagh ring! You know, it’s that one with the two hands holding the heart.     What is a claddagh ring?   First,...
Celtic Knots in Jewelry

Celtic Knots in Jewelry

Spring has me thinking of the Emerald Isle, Saint Patrick’s Day, and all things Irish. So I thought a post on Celtic knots might be interesting. And of course, we’ll take a look at some pretty Celtic jewelry!     The beginning of Celtic love...
Happy Birthday, Mary Todd Lincoln!

Happy Birthday, Mary Todd Lincoln!

Today is Mary Todd Lincoln’s birthday, and while you may not know anything about her, trust me when I tell you she LOVED jewelry! Mary was a woman of means before she married Abe Lincoln. And she liked all the fine jewelry that was available at the time. If...