My Love Affair With Amber

Amber is a treasure, a jewel, a gem that I first encountered over 20 years ago and have been in love with ever since.Amber is also a hardened old fossil. Amber is special like that.Sometimes I meet a woman named Amber, and I ask her, "Did you know that you're named after petrified tree sap?" I usually get the smile, don't make eye contact, back away slowly reaction.But amber isn't just a girl's name or the color of waves of grain in a patriotic song. It's a rare and precious thing, a thing that brings beauty and delight, a thing to adorn with and admire....more

Navigating Through the Los Angeles Jewelry District: By Jen Oliak

Gorgeous choices of diamond bangles at SN Queens....more

Antique Your Costume Jewelry: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

I'm kind of a fussy bitch about jewelry. My style is uber specific and not really the kind of thing you'll find in a department store. Or anywhere else for that matter. Most of the time, I end up buying jewelry off Etsy or during some of the local events like Craft Lake City and ArtsFest. But occasionally, I pick up a kind of fab piece from the thrift store that has potential. And then I like to brag about it. A LOT. Oh, you like this ring? I got it for a dollar at Savers. Yep. I am one thrifty motherfucker....more

Soufeel Beautiful Jewelry Up to 90% Off – Review

I received more charms for my bracelet for another reviewThis is my favorite piece of jewelry!Right now Soufeel has a huge Christmas Sale going on of up to 90% off! This honestly is my favorite piece of jewelry. I just love the charms. I picked out all Christmas ones this time. And the bracelet looks so good. They have other kinds of bracelets to pick from, leather, bangle or crystal....more

NYC Shopping: Pono by Joan Goodman Sample Sale-- December 1-11, 2015

Bold, gorgeous jewelry from Pono by Joan Goodman  Seen on "The Good Wife," worn by Nina Dobrev--Get yours on sale!-PJ Gach...more

Jewelry Candles Giveaway Extravaganza – 5 Winners

Get a piece of jewelry!Winning one of these is quite a savings!  Use for YOU or as a gift! ...more

10 Summery Style Accessory Must-Haves

This summer has so many trends that you can get dizzy trying to wear them all. Rather then revamping your entire wardrobe and keeping things fresh for September, opt for accessories that reflect the trend you’re fancying at the moment....more
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The History of Royal Hawaiian Heirloom Jewelry

When I first moved to Hawaii, I was quite impressed with the amount and quality of jewelry that many of the older Hawaiian women wore. It was not uncommon to see four or five solid gold bracelets and three or more golden necklaces adorning their arms and necks. I was curious as to why these pretty women had to wear so many at the same time, and learned later that it was more of a tradition. So, here I will tell you about the beginnings of Royal Hawaiian Jewelry....more

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