Collection Week: Ivory

I have a large collection of ivory jewellery. Mostly pieces that I have found at thrift shops and antique stores. I am of mixed emotions when it comes to ivory — I would… Continue reading

A Hasty Post About Some Stuff That I Bought

Yesterday I decided to take a wee break to enjoy the springlike temperatures. What started out as a brisk walk turned into a shopping spree. Since I spent too much money on stuff,… Continue reading

Best Things In Life: Edwardian Citrine Lavalier Necklace

This is one of my prettiest possessions — a 9k gold Lavalier pendant. A lavalier or lavaliere is a pendant with a dangling stone that hangs from a necklace. The style was first… Continue reading

Mid-Week Update: Paris Ready-To-Wear Week

Is it just me, or does it feel like the Fall Winter 2010 shows have been going on forever. Anyway, the Paris Ready-To-Wear shows began on Monday. Balmain presented a brocaded and broad-shouldered… Continue reading

The Devil’s Workshop is Moving (and a Do Over)

The Devil’s Workshop, a fine local silversmithing studio, is moving into their new digs at 890 Queen Street West today. Not only do they sell lots of cool jewels, they also teach classes… Continue reading

Find of the Month: Eveta Puku Finland Dress

When you think Finnish fashion, you probably think Marimekko, which got its start when a young couple started a textile concern, and hired local artists to create prints for their fabrics. To show… Continue reading

Oh, The Places I’ve Been

It’s my birthday today, and what better way to reflect upon my many, many achievements than by putting up a picture of a bracelet with charms of the many attractions and places I… Continue reading

Do Over: Earring to Pendant Conversion

Here is one of my earliest do overs. I had a pair of oversized concho earrings set with 1.5 carat amethysts. But one of the earrings was broken. So I took them to… Continue reading

Stone Cold

I have a cold. If you believe in the healing properties of gemstones (as I do), then you should stock up some red stones to help clear up the old head. Today I… Continue reading

Best Things In Life: Rose Gold Greek Key Earrings

I was in K-W, helping my parents move. We went to the Value Village to drop off some fabric scraps and linens. Of course, I asked if I could go in and take… Continue reading

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