Happenstance. Positive Energy.

Responding to my daughter’s SOS to get her cherished Pyrrha necklace repaired, I set out for Magpie Jewelry in the Glebe. The service is always excellent, and to my surprise Pyrrha offers a lifetime warranty on the talisman chains. They are the highest quality. Robin was never without her necklace. Her talisman is intention, and…

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Summer Jewel. Vintage Thrift.

Vintage pins make great statements. Collectors often have favorite themes like flowers, dogs, musical instruments and fruit. And, it’s always nice to add to a collection. I’ve never set out specifically to pick up a pin. I randomly stumble across them when doing something else. This time my washing machine broke forcing a quick trip…

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Spring Bling. Flower Power.

Spring always brings new beginnings, growth and freshness! Less black and more color. Don’t get me wrong, I love black, wool and layering up in fuzzy delight, but it always feels good to embrace silk, cotton, romantic boho dresses and shoes – glorious shoes. You can express yourself with statement jewelry or refined collectibles. Looking…

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Vintage Sparkle. Let it Snow.

Vintage jewelry is a favorite of mine. As a child I coveted my grandmother’s brooches and beads. They always looked so pretty and added a personal touch to every outfit. There’s mystery, history and the element of daring to be different when you find just the right piece. And the brooches in particular are often large…

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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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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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