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Mr. Kristof, Why Not Take a Jewelry Tour?

Jewelry News | Tue, Mar 18, 2014

Dear Mr. Kristof,   We’re big fans of your “Win a Trip” contest for college and graduate students. In your New York Times column on Sunday, you announced that this year’s contest winner is Nicole Sganga, a junior at Notre Dame. You asked for ...

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Beach Weddings: 15 Great Tips and Ideas

Love & Wedding | Mon, Mar 17, 2014

  Getting married on the beach, with the sound of the surf rolling in in the background and the faint scent of saltwater in the air, is a widely held fantasy among the romantically inclined. So if you’re going to make it your reality you are one ...

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Non-diamond Engagement Rings

Styles & Trends | Thu, Mar 13, 2014

Non-diamond engagement rings seem to be increasingly popular. These distinctive ring styles, which usually feature colored gemstones at the center, are a gorgeous way to express your love. A big center diamond is by no means a requirement for ...

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6 Celebs with Amazing Antique Engagement Rings

Styles & Trends | Wed, Mar 12, 2014

News recently broke that fashion designer (and former child actress) Mary Kate Olsen is engaged to her French beau, and unsurprisingly the ring is gorgeous and utterly unique. Here’s the scoop on her ring, and those of some other celebs who wear ...

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Aquamarines: The History and Meaning of March’s Birthstone

Styles & Trends | Fri, Mar 7, 2014

Girls born in March get a beautiful blue gem as their birthstone: Aquamarine, the color of which brings to mind tropical lagoons. Here’s what March-born ladies (and those who shop for them) should know about aquamarines.   History and Origin ...

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To Restore Olympic Shine, Start with the Medals

Jewelry News | Fri, Mar 7, 2014

It’s now clearer than ever that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) made a dubious decision when it put Vladimir Putin in a position to host the Winter Olympics. Putin used the Games to bolster his reputation in Russia—all while blanketing ...

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10 Amazing Retro Engagement Rings

Styles & Trends | Thu, Mar 6, 2014

Antique jewelry from the Retro era, which spanned the period from the mid-1930s until the 1950s, is exuberant, creative and anything but understated. During World War II and the post-war years people craved glamour, and Retro-era engagement rings ...

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10 Stylish and Unique “Something Blue” Ideas

Love & Wedding | Fri, Feb 28, 2014

The tradition that a bride wear “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue” is thought to date to Victorian England. The blue item in this rhyme is meant to represent love and fidelity, two virtues which have long been ...

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Matching Wedding Bands

Love & Wedding | Fri, Feb 28, 2014

There are countless options for wedding rings these days—for women and men alike. The variety of styles available provides ample opportunity for brides and grooms to express their individuality and taste through their wedding band selection. Many ...

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Edwardian Jewelry 101

Styles & Trends | Thu, Feb 27, 2014

  As a culture it seems like we have a crush on the styles of a century ago. The fourth season of Downton Abbey just wrapped up with its highest ratings ever, and Edwardian-era rings and pendants are among the most sought after styles in our ...

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