Mysterious Blue Light Special: Norwegian Good

Yesterday, I purchased some fantastic 1940s and 50s-era guilloche enamel jewellery from Norway. Yesterday, a strange spiraling blue light was spotted in the Norwegian sky. Yesterday, Barack Obama picked up his Nobel Peace… Continue reading

That’s So Sherman!

I’ve written about influential Canadian Studio jewellers such as Robert Larin and De Passillé-Sylvestre before. But The Great White North was also home to many great costume jewellery designers. Probably the best-known and… Continue reading

A Magical Jewelry Story

I have been going through some of my favourite jewels because I need to raise some cash to pay for my broken tooth. I was fixing up the locket above (the stone had… Continue reading

What I’m Getting For Christmas

I wish I could report that it was something this fanciful, but in fact I’m getting a crown for broken molar. I had a temporary crown put on yesterday. It looks like a… Continue reading

All About Shoe Clips

Twice this week, the topic of shoe clips has come up in conversation. So I thought I should look into it a little bit. Shoe buckles and clips have been used to gussy… Continue reading

Blankety Goodness

I’m devastated that I wasn’t invited to the preview for The Bay‘s Blanket Statement, a collection of coats made from HBC Point Blankets and designed by folks like Comrags, Klaxon Howl, Smythe and… Continue reading

Find of the Month: Woody the Artisanal Woodpecker

I came across this beautiful pin whilst visiting the parents in K-W. First of all, I cannot resist a bird brooch. Secondly I have, of late, become quite interested in the art of… Continue reading

Watch Week: Marcel Boucher Jump Hour Watch

Two interesting things about this space age superstar: It bears the name of imminent jewellery designer Marcel Boucher and its a mechanical digital watch. Boucher got his start in the fine jewellery world,… Continue reading

Watch Week: Old Waltham

There’s something about a watch that looks its age in a distinguished way. Like this nine jewel 1936 Waltham that was part of a lot I won on the eBay. I think its… Continue reading

Watch Week: The Tudors

It looks like a pretty unexceptional watch, does it not? Except that the Tudor brand is Rolex’s more modest sister. Tudor was introduced by Rolex founder Hans Wilsdorf in 1946. The most important… Continue reading

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