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Out with the Old: Updating Your Wedding Set

[dropcap]M[/dropcap]any, many moons ago, a very handsome man, with an impressive beard, sat on the steps of the River Walk along the Detroit River and asked to spend the rest of his life with me. After gleefully consenting, a gorgeous two-tone engagement ring was slipped onto my finger. I have worn this ring every day…
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Gems of the Month: Blue Zircon, Blue Topaz, and Tanzanite

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]ith Christmas on the horizon and the new year just a few weeks away, I thought a little gemstone celebration is in order. So this month, instead of featuring a single birthstone, or even two, I decided to highlight THREE December stones this month. December is closely associated with fresh snowfalls and twinkling snowflakes (this…
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Gemstone of the Month: Citrine

  [dropcap]T[/dropcap]hroughout the year, we have spent many blogs together diving deep into the gems associated with our birth months. November holds a special place in my heart, because my husband is a November baby. He’s fortunate to have such a lovely, warm, and inviting birthstone: citrine.   Citrine is a yellow (typically with a…
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Branding Yourself: Name Jewelry

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]ince birth, your name has been at the center of your identity. In fact, babies respond to verbalize it. But even when they are just a half-year old, babies know who they are. They know that their name isn’t “Mama” or “Dada.” They know that the dog has a different name. They know who they…
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Building a Versatile Jewelry Box

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]hen you fling the doors of your closet open, you know that stuffed deep in the back are pieces you don’t wear often: beaded cocktail dresses, the flowy maxi dress you just HAD to have last summer, and a collection of ever-so-slightly different pumps. But then, you also have a stack of jeans that see…
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