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Ribboned Necklaces

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013
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In the 18th and into the 19th centuries, women wore simple ribbons tied in a bow behind their necks, often holding a cameo. Perhaps these

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More is Always Better: Multi-Strand Necklaces

Friday, July 27th, 2012
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Got my diamonds, got my yacht, got a guy I adore I’m so happy with what I got, I want more Count your blessings, one,

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Not Your Grandmother’s Choker

Sunday, July 22nd, 2012
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Chokers (close fitting necklace worn high on the neck) have come a long way. From Chinese origin to Victorian England, from simple ribbons with perhaps

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The “Other” Turquoise Jewelry

Sunday, July 1st, 2012
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Most women associate turquoise with American Indian artisan work and/or Ralph Lauren interpretations. Its popularity, however, especially this time of year, extends widely beyond the

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Trendspotting: Serpent Jewelry

Friday, June 29th, 2012
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Woman is at once apple and serpent. Heinrich Heine Serpents, from the Latin serpens, serpentis, have been used in religious or mythological context since at

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Dori Csengeri Hand Embroidered Jewelry

Friday, April 27th, 2012
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Dori Csengeri graduated from the “Shenkar” College of Fashion in Tel-Aviv. She designed textiles at Tootal Fabrics in Manchester, Cyril Kowalewsky in Paris, and freelance

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Fun and Frivolous Necklaces

Saturday, April 14th, 2012
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Tops are simpler and smaller, collarless, strappy, strapless. Clothes are less elaborate in hopes of comfort. Tans act as background settings. Necklaces are good place

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Beauty is in the Details at Maya

Monday, January 31st, 2011
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Maya was created and is run by a wonderfully symbiotic mother and daughter (see our Women Around Town story on Maya and Veni Evangelista) who

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