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Monday, February 8, 2016

I’m definitely NOT feeling the love today, which is good, because it’s time for an anti-Valentine’s Day choice for my Valentine’s Day/anti-Valentine’s Day jewelry gift-guide countdown. I’ve got a few suggestions today, starting with my GTFOH necklace. GTFOH is what I thought when someone pointed out this Louis Vuitton hashtag earring to me last night. […]

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Friday, February 5, 2016

It’s National Wear Red Day today — part of the effort to raise awareness about women’s risk for heart attacks and strokes. Did you know that women often experience different symptoms than men do?  The illustrations posted here are very helpful, but you should check out the comments too. It’s educational to read about individual […]

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Some people loathe Valentine’s Day. “It was invented by Hallmark to sell cards!” they complain. That’s not true, though. The holiday can be traced back to the kinky ancient Roman holiday of Lupercalia, which was then adapted by early Christians, who liked to de-kink pagan holidays by co-opting them and giving them a new backstory […]

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Thursday, January 21, 2016

I was so excited to see this 1980s photo of Madonna. Not only is she wearing her famous Maripolitan rubber bangles, but she’s wearing matching rubber earrings. @madonna #madonna 📷 by @richardcorman #richardcorman #1983 #80s #madonna80s #queenofpop #thequeenofpop #theresonlyonequeen #madonnafamily #rebelheart #theonlyonequeenmadonna #👑 A photo posted by The Only One Queen Madonna 👑 (@_the_only_one_queen_madonna_) on […]

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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

January’s birthstone is garnet, which most people think of as a deep red gem. But, as I pointed out in this post from last year’s Tucson gem show, garnet comes in a range of colors, with different names for different varieties. The garnets I used in the studs pictured above are rhodolite. In Tucson, I […]

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Monday, December 7, 2015

I was pleased to see WhoWhatWear’s recent story about the popularity of gold hoop earrings among fashion bloggers, because I’d had a good feeling about hoops last year. I love it when my predictions are confirmed in a timely manner! (In late October, the New York Times had a good feeling about them too.) Meanwhile, […]

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Thursday, November 5, 2015

Last year, I declared that big hoop earrings were due for a comeback after the fashion-world frenzy for ear cuffs, ear climbers, earring jackets, “front-back” earrings and mismatched studs. About the latter style, I said, “This look has fashion editors hitting the piercing parlors so they can load up on more studs.” Today, multiple ear […]

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Thursday, October 22, 2015

A year ago today, I posted a highlarious gif that shopping app Spring created with my hockey mask and chainsaw stud earrings. You can still get the sterling silver earrings from my Spring store or my own website, and you can have them in time for Halloween if you order today. Thanks again to gorgeous […]

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Apple has a software update called iOS 9.1 and it’s got 150 new emojis, including the much-desired middle finger! Of course, I’ve been offering middle finger emoji jewelry (inspired by Eminem’s distinctive bird-flipping) since 2013. I wear the 18K gold version of my single stud earring every day. Seriously, I can be dressed for a […]

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Thursday, October 15, 2015

Today I found out that fitting oh-so-perfectly into a New York Times consumer-trend story can make a person feel really … basic. The story, called (in the print edition) “Earlobes Are a Canvas for Women Over 30,” reports: “…many women in their 30s and 40s are doing something they had not considered for maybe a […]

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