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Trend Watch: The Choker Today and Yesterday

Posted on January 07, 2016 by Mary Hood | 0 Comments

As with many fashion trends, the choker has dipped in and out of our sartorial radar. Also, like several of the styles we keep coming back to, the choker has a rich a varied tradition

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Posted in chokers, history of the choker, jewelry history, jewelry lore, necklaces, trend watch

Trend Watch: What Is a Raw Diamond?

Posted on October 22, 2015 by Mary Hood | 0 Comments

Raw gemstones present an edgy alternative to traditionally shaped and polished stones. Raw diamonds, in particular, are increasingly featured in unconventional engagement rings.

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Posted in engagement rings, jewelry tips, raw diamond, raw diamonds, trend watch, trends, unconventional engagement rings, unique engagement rings, untraditional engagement rings

Trend Watch: Layered Necklaces

Posted on October 08, 2015 by Mary Hood | 0 Comments

Although people have been layering necklaces since there were necklaces to layer, the trend has evolved to suit a contemporary aesthetic—one that makes room for unexpected pairings

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Posted in jewelry tips, jewelry trends, layered necklaces, statement jewlery, trend watch

Trend Watch: Black Jewelry

Posted on October 01, 2015 by Mary Hood | 0 Comments


Black jewelry of all kinds punctuated the fashion runways. From polished to rough to somewhere in between, there is a variety of ways to enjoy black jewelry.

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Posted in black jewelry, black rhodium, earrings, enamel, engagement rings, necklaces, oxidized silver, trend watch

Precious Minerals in Beauty Products: Diamond Anti-Agers

Posted on June 18, 2015 by Mary Hood | 0 Comments

Although this may seem a little strange and over-the-top, it turns out that diamond particles have been used to treat certain cancers. After absorbing chemotherapy drugs, the particles are used to deliver the medication to the right area of the body while protecting the medication from the body’s defense system. Moreover, the particles help the treatment stay in the cancerous cells for longer, rendering it more effective. 

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Posted in anti-aging, beauty, diamonds, precious minerals, trend watch

Trend Watch: Geometric Jewelry and Interior Design

Posted on February 04, 2015 by Mary Hood | 0 Comments


Geometry-inspired patterns and shapes have been a runaway trend over the past few years. Appearing in jewelry, clothing, and interior design, geometric style has a little something to offer everyone. If you're not sure how to incorporate geometric pieces into your personal style, start small and simple--a cute pair of earrings or a pretty throw pillow are excellent places to start.  

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Posted in creative, fashion, fun, geometric patterns, interior design, jewelry, style, trend watch