Wedding Season Tips: Finding Something Blue

If you've been planning a wedding, you have probably heard the old adage: "Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a silver sixpence in her shoe." Since the saying's origins in the 1500s, it has always been thought that these elements have to be present on the bride's person to ensure a blessed and happy marriage.

Making June Weddings Sparkle with Crystals and Pearls

Weddings today aren't only about the joining of two hearts in a lifelong partnership, but also about the merging of tradition with modern life. The latest trend of pairing pearls and sparkling crystals in a bride's outfit is an aesthetic celebration of this merging

Tiger's Eye vs. Cat's Eye Stones

Do you think Tiger's Eye and Cat's Eye stones are the same thing? While both have quite a bit in common, they are each distinctive and distinguished gems in their own right. Below is a low-down of the two stones similarities and differences, and as soon as you see their facts side-by-side you will never confuse them again.

Cuff Bracelets: The Ultimate Statement Piece

Since re-appearing on designer runways in 2011, the cuff bracelet remains one of the hottest and most powerful statement pieces among accessories. Of course, it never technically went out of style and is perhaps one of the oldest forms of adornment known to man. In Mayan cultures, the cuff bracelet served a social status function in that jewelry was only worn by royalty and its designs connoted class and family rank. In other instances of history, the cuff bracelet was mostly for adornment, but also had practical uses as armor as seen among Ancient Greece and Roman soldiers. Perhaps their aesthetics were most realized in Asia, where elaborately etched and sculpted jade and gold cuffs depicting natural scenes have been dated back as far as 2000 BC.