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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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Sunday, February 7, 2016

How’s THIS for a Super Bowl 50 ring? Today’s Valentine’s Day selection is the redesigned engagement/50th anniversary ring I made for my mother last year, using her original center diamond and baguettes. Obviously you can’t buy this particular ring but I can use this style of platinum setting for any custom engagement ring. If you’re […]

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Saturday, February 6, 2016

Damn, girl! The day before hitting the stage with Coldplay at the Super Bowl, Beyonce released a surprise single and video called “Formation.” She outdid herself with this Hurricane-Katrina-referring tribute to black pride and black power. Here’s a tweet that sums it up nicely. She is the biggest star in the world, standing on a […]

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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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Thursday, February 4, 2016

It’s Day 4 of my February Jewels of the Month countdown for Valentine’s Day/anti-Valentine’s Day. I’m alternating between the two themes, and it’s time for an anti-Valentine piece. It’s also Throwback Thursday, so I’m going to go with my most popular message necklace, introduced in 2012. Got zero fucks to give about Valentine’s Day? Treat […]

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

I’ve been daydreaming about wearing head-to-toe red sequins on Valentine’s Day. Bianca Jagger looked fabulous in her dress and matching beret in 1974. Dustin Hoffman didn’t look half bad either! You can skip the dress-shopping and look ravishing in red on Valentine’s Day (and every other day) with my one-of-a-kind Juana peekaboo skull locket. It’s […]

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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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Monday, February 1, 2016

With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, I’m going to go crazy and give you a countdown of 14 Jewels of the Month instead of the usual one. Of course, not everyone feels the love for this holiday, so I’m going to alternate between Valentine’s Day suggestions for the romantics — and anti-Valentine’s Day designs suitable […]

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

I’ve got to give a belated thank you to the San Francisco Chronicle for including a nice big photo of my gold IDGAF necklace in a Valentine’s Day story called “Tough-Love Tactics.” The Chronicle also shouted out my “Screw U” mixed earring pair, which I would love to see someone wear with Stubbs & Wootton’s […]

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Sunday, February 15, 2015

I hadn’t worn my vintage Moschino heart dress for Valentine’s Day since 2011, so I figured it was due for an outing last night. What Wendy Wore Dress: Vintage Moschino (possibly acquired in 2008; random spots are from the camera) Boots: Prada (2008) Purse: Louis Vuitton (2014) MrB and I had dinner at Narcissa in […]

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