When my mother got engaged in 1979, she and my father decided against a traditional proposal. There was no expensive dinner, no bended knee and no ring. In the wake of second-wave feminism, my mother felt that a ring served as an unfair indicator that she belonged to my father; she would not wear a symbol to ward off other men if my father did not bear a similar marker.
Has culture surrounding engagement rings changed today? In some ways, it ... Read More
Have you ever come across certain rocks or leaves and wished you could just hang them around your neck or from your ears? Well, maybe not, but probably only because they needed a bit of tweaking before gracing your body. New York-based jewelry designer Irene of Metaxa does just this, translating the work of nature into beautiful, wearable jewelry. Her take on nature-as-accessories goes beyond the literal, incorporating natural forms in subtle ways.
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I’m the kind of person who hates delicate jewelry. I don’t wear much jewelry in general, but if I do, I like for it to stand out. That’s why I’m officially obsessed with this whimsically wonderful ring designer, Maud Traon. I stumbled upon photos of her amazing designs via tumblr and I’m in love with the craziness of each one I see. These eccentric pieces are definite conversation starters.
The designs are based out of London ... Read More
Okay, I know what you're thinking: "A blog about Valentine's Day stuff, already? Sheesh." Valentine's Day is around the corner - happily for lovebirds and lovers alike. Are you fresh out of ideas? Or, perhaps you should treat yourself this year to something sweet. Lend your eyes over to the Stump ring.
Sweet but not too girly, this Stump ring hits the nail on the head. From the ethereal Digby & Iona (some of our faves at the ... Read More