Author: Brittany Siminitz

2017: The Year of Peridot

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Thanks to Pantone’s Greenery Though Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year was met with mixed reactions, you can’t deny that, after a year of muted, pastel colors, Greenery is a lively choice. “A fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore, and renew,” according to Pantone, Greenery is the pop of color I think many of us need as we enter the New Year. Yes, I did liken it to a certain slimy substance brought to popularity by Nickelodeon (and I stand by that), but I also think that makes it…

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Wham, Bam, Holiday Glam

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Jewels That Shine Bright This Holiday Season Velvet. Paillettes. Satin. All beautiful textiles in their own right, but this time of year, they’re simply exceptional. They’re everywhere you look and everything one needs to be festively dressed for a holiday soiree, complete with one addition: the perfect jewel (or jewels!). From silver and gold to holiday red, from diamonds that glitter like the snowfall to richly hued gemstones, here are the most exquisite jewels to glam up your holiday showcases (and your customers’ celebratory ensembles).                              …

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In With the New Trends

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Jewelry styles to stock for 2017 You may find it difficult to start thinking about the upcoming holiday season, let alone next spring, but as you make your moves for next year’s inventory, the styles that promise to be popular for 2017 are important to note. This past September, designers graced the runways of New York, London, and Milan with their interpretations on style, and similarities in fashion started to take shape. Here are five trends you should know for 2017, and the jewels to have at the ready to go with them.   (Wild) West World Break out those…

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Scary Good

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Jewels dressed up for Halloween It’s that time again, folks! When pumpkins become jack-o’-lanterns, ghouls and goblins gear up for a night of surprises, and I eat far too much mediocre candy. And on this joyous occasion of Halloween, one must don the appropriate jewelry, right? Whether bedecking a costume or dressing to hand out treats (or tricks!), a little bling can go a long way. Look no further than these 9 jewels—from whimsical to autumn-spiced to macabre—to set the tone for your seasonal showcase. The best part: These beauties go way beyond Oct. 31. Snakes, and spiders, and skulls,…

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True Blue, Baby I Love You

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Sapphire jewels for September birthday It’s true that the sapphire is an incredible gemstone, regarded for its strength, value, and variety. It’s admired for its many colors—hello, how amazing is the padparadscha?—and looks amazing in any form, from rough to slice to cabochon. Just as variety is the spice of life, sapphire is the gemstone that makes for some of the most exciting (and enduring) jewelry designs. And as much as you and I love a good range of shape and color, this is a celebration of the sapphire in its most recognizable (dare I say most beloved?) form: true…

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