Pins/Brooches


"Throwing Stones" Black mother of pearl pendant by Zaiken Jewelry.

The jewelry shows are one of my favorite events to attend. I spend hours seeing all the latest and most magnificent designs and talking shop with all of the lovely proprietors. It does not hurt that I also get to...

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Wendy Yue Rutilated Quartz Earrings

If you’re not a gem nerd like me, you may never heard have heard of Rutilated Quartz. Rutilated Quartz is one of my favorite stones out there mostly because it reminds me that flaws and imperfections when added together can...

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Three Graces Cameo 14K Bangle from Time Keepers In Clayton.

$100-$200     $400-500  $600-$800 $1000 $5000 and Over     Cameos were not always my thing. Growing up, I thought they were fuddy duddy and rather unattractive. It wasn’t until a very good friend of mine got married and...

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If you follow me on instagram you know that since the beginning of October I’ve been posting a spectacular piece of opal jewelry daily, with the hashtag #31daysofopal. For those who haven’t been following, I wanted to create a roundup...

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50 Carat  Hope Spinel Surrounded by a Diamond Frame.

The name Hope when attached to jewelry may sound familiar, after all any serious jewelry lover has likely heard of the Hope diamond that resides at the Smithsonian in Washington D.C.; but another gemstone with the Hope name attached to...

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Seahorse Brooch set with Amethyst, Peridot and Diamonds, by Schlumberger for Tiffany.

Brooches or pins are one of those antiquated things that a lot of us associate with our grandmothers. Most young modern women don’t consider brooches when they think of jewelry pieces to invest in. Yet brooches are surprisingly versatile. They...

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