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...
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...
Who gets to decide birthstones anyway?

Who gets to decide birthstones anyway?

Earlier this week, I got news that spinel is now officially one of two birthstones for the month of August. Woo hoo! Right? After all, there must have been all those people with August birthdays  who felt so limited by peridot…. I mean, what if green just...
Meet George, America’s first gemologist

Meet George, America’s first gemologist

As we approach the 4th of July, I always start to feel my patriotism kick in a little bit harder than normal. I get all emotional thinking about our flag, Mount Rushmore, and our brave military. Thoughts of apple pie and fireworks fill my brain. I thought I should...