Empowering Women Artisans: An Interview with Rebecca Kousky of Nest

"She stood up in our meeting and said that was exactly why women are afraid of taking loans in India, but with Nest, because it's interest-free and they can repay in their necklaces, they didn't have that kind of fear. That was one of those profound moments when you know you're onto something." ...more

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A Guide to the Different Jewelry Settings Available

If you are planning to purchase a piece of jewelry, whether its custom made or store purchased, there are numerous settings that gems are set into and knowing a little about them can help you in making the right choice when purchasing your purchase. Some stones benefit from one type of setting, while the beauty of another stone might not suit a particular setting. The list below highlights the more common settings.1. Prong/claw settings are the most common settings that are on the market. The metal has tips that secure and hold the stone in place....more

Great article with lots of helpful info.

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Seven Tips to Consider When Purchasing Jewelry While on Vacation

You have heard the expression "buyer beware". When you are on vacation and venture out to shop, especially for jewelry, there are a few key things that you need to be aware in order to make sure that you are safe and that you are not being ripped off. ...more

Sparkle Like the Rich Girls

For those of you that like the rich, sparkly eye color shades of a top name brand cosmetic line, there’s great news for you!...more

WORK STYLE - Nanette Lepore * Giuseppe Zanotti * Botkier * House of Harlow 1960

Get This Look: Nanette Lepore Modern Love Dress Giuseppe Zanotti Open Toe Scalloped Stiletto Bootie Botkier Noa Tote...more

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The Possessionista: cure to your December shopping hangover - 31 days of fashion/beauty/shopping giveaways

December is like a Friday night in college. You have waaaay too much to drink and end up with a killer hangover, and a resolve not to do it again next week....more

Holiday Style on a Budget

I used to use the holidays as an excuse to splurge on myself and my loved ones, but since having kids I've become that tired old cliche of a mom. I take joy in picking out the perfect presents for my kids, my husband, our extended family, our friends, but I can't bring myself to splurge on myself. Not even a little bit. I make my husband promise not to buy me anything. I return gifts given to me and buy clothes for my kids or practical things like a toaster. Buying things for other people makes me happy, but buying - or even receiving - things for myself just seems to bring me pain....more

I love the cute bow necklace.  So simple--perfect for the holidays.

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WORK STYLE - Beau Soleil * Genetic Denim * Pour La Victoire * METALSKIN

 Get This Look: Beau Soleil Beau Native Sweater Genetic Denim Shane Recessive Cigarette Pants Pour La Victoire Dahlia Wedge Heel Boots METALSKIN Safari Purple Croc Wrap Bracelet  Find out how to get this look and more on Style Wrap...more