Endless talk of all things sparkly.

Obsessions

Obsession: Chunky Yellow Gold & Diamond Rings

For having such small hands, I do love big bold rings! I’ve especially been admiring these big chunky yellow gold and diamond rings. Each one is very architectural and modern in design. Talk about exceptional birthstone jewelry for the month of April! All of these pieces… Read More

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Antique & Vintage Jewelry

Vintage Motifs: Equestrian Inspired Jewelry

Riding horses is a skill that has been practiced since man and horse met.  Not sure when equestrian inspired motifs were incorporated into jewelry, but I’ve seen many Georgian and Victorian pieces with horse-related themes.  Whether it’s an actual horse, a horse bit, or a horse rein or… Read More

Education & Advice

Gem ID Lab Class at GIA in Carlsbad, CA

Just got back from my week-long GIA Lab class in Carlsbad, California.  It was a fun week, full of learning–and of course, antiquing and treasure hunting.  More on that next time!  Always a good time at the Carlsbad campus–I especially love all the displays and seeing… Read More

Shop My Picks

Engagement/Wedding Rings

Engagement Ring Choices Curated By Gem Gossip

I think Heather and Matt may have come up with the newest and coolest way to pick out an engagement ring. It involved a fun road trip from upstate New York all the way to Nashville to see me at Walton’s Antique Jewelry. Beforehand… Read More

SHOW ME YOUR RINGS

SHOW ME YOUR RINGS! XXVII

{from top to bottom: Jewelry boutique Roseark’s lovely rings including a huge emerald, cute crosses & arrowhead Berkeley’s jewelry boutique Zaver & Mor sells designer and estate jewels Dying to go to a Zoe Chicco trunk show–all her designs are lust-worthy… Read More

Q & A Interviews

Q & A with Facets Fine Jewelry Store

Facets Fine Jewelry is located in Brooklyn’s Park Slope neighborhood and brings artisans from all over the world into one shop. I love following their Instagram photos and I was able to catch up with Irina, co-owner of the lovely boutique. Not only do they carry artisan… Read More