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Custom Newborn Footprint Gold Charm from Bling Advisor

I think at this point we all know my obsession with finding charms that represent my son — so far I’ve collected as many “G” initials as I could, had his silhouette made, his birth stats handstamped, I created a breastfeeding charm after not finding anything I liked… Read More

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The Back Vault

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Custom Portrait Silhouette Charm from Le Papier Studio

Since having my son Gino I’ve become overly obnoxious about having every little keepsake possible out there in the jewelry world that can be personalized to represent him. Whether that entails engraving his name, a cute letter G, his zodiac, his birthstone, his Chinese New Year animal…you… Read More

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Demystifying Opal — What is Boulder Opal

One of my favorite gemstones is OPAL — so it comes as no surprise I often sell lots of opal pieces over on shopGemGossip. Recently, I sold out of the boulder opal pendants I posted, which gained a lot of attention for their beauty but also a… Read More

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Q & A with Catherine Sarr of Almasika Jewelry

The cowrie shell plays a fundamental role in the collections of Catherine Sarr, the French designer behind Almasika Fine Jewelry—and there’s little wonder why. The cowrie, a mollusk which originates in the Indian Ocean, was utilized as money in various parts of the world for at… Read More