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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Spoon Ring. Recycled Radiance.

Once upon a time this spoon was part of someone’s silverware set. Now it’s a great piece of vintage jewelry. The ring is 100% made with the end of a sterling silver spoon. It has been cut and shaped to fit my finger perfectly. It’s got weight, detail and smoothness. While touring visitors around our…

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Murano Glass. Gift of Memories.

This delicate pendant is from Venice. It’s hand-blown Murano Glass and a gift from my daughter who recently traveled to Italy on a school trip. She knows I like artisan jewelry and chose it with that in mind. The design is called millefiori, meaning “a thousand flowers”. Each piece is unique and the colors are…

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Obsession. Ballet pink.

Ballet pink is one of my favorite colors for accessories. It is a beautiful complement to black and white and always makes me feel polished, yet still feminine. Even my narciso rodriguez for her perfume comes in a clean, sophisticated ballet pink bottle. In winter I wear leg warmers and when there’s no snow, I…

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Cozy up. Let it Snow.

There is nothing better than wrapping a large, soft scarf around you when it is cold outside. And this one from A Peace Treaty does its job in spades. Hand knit in Peru with alpaca and lambswool, the stitch quality is exceptional and the multi-color pattern complementary to apres ski wear or with a pea coat…

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