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...
Who’s doing sustainability right?

Who’s doing sustainability right?

Today I wanted to focus on jewelry companies who are doing things right with sustainability. Part of the problem with trying to put together a list like that is the word itself. Because what does sustainability actually mean? Is it using recycled gold? Staying away...
After the Revolution – American Jewelry Style

After the Revolution – American Jewelry Style

It’s that time of year again! When we celebrate the Fourth of July, I always try to tell stories that have a uniquely American perspective. And so today, I have been thinking about American jewelry. Like, is there such a thing? Are there pieces out there that...
What special gem do first ladies love the most?

What special gem do first ladies love the most?

Happy Birthday America! On this Fourth of July, I wanted to channel my patriotism into a story about the great American gemstone. Except we don’t have one… I heard it might be tourmaline, turquoise, or opal. All are found in these great United States, but I couldn’t...