Water & Mud. It’s Lokai.

My daughter discovered the Lokai bracelet and immediately asked if she could order one. How could I say ‘no’ to a bracelet with two meaningful beads, one with filled with mud from the Dead Sea and the other with water from Mount Everest. If you visit their web site, you can read the founder’s story,…

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Luxe Layers. Vintage Vibe.

Sometimes more is better. Especially when it comes to dreamy, drop necklaces. I picked these up while walking home from a lunch meeting on a beautiful sunny day. I was passing a local independent boutique called Red Velvet. They carry select designer lines with reasonable prices, quality and a unique collection of jewelry, hand picked…

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Charmed. Estate Jewelry.

Estate jewelry comes with a history. It’s often a mystery, although sometimes the former owner shares things with the seller who can pass it along to the new owner. Not so for this old world charm, but I imagine it to have been on a magnificent bracelet with many others collected over the years. The…

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Raw Sapphires. Jewel Candy.

I was drawn to this necklace in the case at Magpie Jewelry. I had no idea what the stones were. I just found it to have unique beauty with a combination of substance and refinement. I learned it was handmade by a Canadian jewelry artisan (unfortunately I can’t remember her name) with 14k gold and raw…

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Love. My Name Necklace.

Inspired by Carrie Bradshaw. Yes I was. I was familiar with name necklaces from high school. They were very popular at the time. I always coveted one, as I do love things with a personal touch. Watching Sex in the City re-ignited my obsession with the name necklace. My online search began and I landed…

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Together. You & Me Necklaces.

I connected with Angels & Emeralds on Instagram @angelsandemeralds, a fine jewelry line that encourages intentionality. Their collection includes rings, necklaces, bracelets and giving angels. I was immediately taken with the meaning, caring and thoughtfulness put into each piece, and decided I had to have one. The You & Me necklaces caught my eye. They’re…

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Memory Markers. Tiffany love.

It’s strange how unrelated things can come together. Like Tiffany jewelry and running. An unlikely connection for sure, but in this case it worked out just right. On one of my ‘big’ birthday years I decided I’d complete my first, and probably my only, marathon. I signed up and my daughter and I took our first…

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