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‘Tis the season to….

Posted by on Dec 30, 2012 in Uncategorized, What's New | Comments Off on ‘Tis the season to….

I saw this hilarious skit on Saturday Night Live a few weeks back about how the holiday season is also the season for, well, uh…..helping to repopulate the earth. Is that a PC enough way to get the idea across? It’s the season of warm cozy nights, cuddling, rekindling romance….you get the idea! It’s also the season for taking love to the next level – I mean engagement season! We all have heard the beautiful stories of how people have proposed (or been proposed to!). I’m not sure about you, but I’m a sucker for these romantic tales. We know one young man who  in the next week will be asking his girlfriend of 5+ years to make...

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Scarves and jewelry?

Posted by on Nov 9, 2012 in What's New | Comments Off on Scarves and jewelry?

As the temperature drops, we turn to a different wardrobe. One that includes layers, thick sweaters, tall boots, warm winter coats and hats. And scarves. Scarves have become one of the most popular accessories in recent years, yet again. A return from decades ago, scarves again can be an accessory to the outfit, rather than just a practical addition to the winter coat, gloves, and hat that protect from the frigid cold. Short tufts of chiffon hugging the neck, long thin bands of cloth wrapped around the neck, thick yarn woven and coiled around the neck. Whatever the style, this impacts your jewelry. If for  no other reason than that your necklace or pendant can more...

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How to Spot a Jewelry Rut

Posted by on Oct 29, 2012 in What's New | Comments Off on How to Spot a Jewelry Rut

Ever get stuck in a jewelry rut? You know, always wearing the same earrings, watch, and rings. Maybe even keeping the same necklace on for days or weeks at a time? Now, I’m not talking about your wedding ring, or that special gold necklace and pendant your grandmother gave you when you graduated from college. I’m talking about your stylish, fashionable jewelry. The jewelry that is meant to be a compliment to your outfit today, and then should be saved for the next outfit that beckons it. I’ve been there. I have this wonderful pair of silver drop earrings. I think they frame my face nicely, and they have a vintage feel with a modern twist. They seem to...

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Holidays, they are a comin’!

Posted by on Oct 27, 2012 in What's New | Comments Off on Holidays, they are a comin’!

Here it comes…the holiday season is upon us!  The aisles of department stores are jammed with Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas decorations. In just less than a week Christmas music will begin on my favorite local radio station. People begin thinking about those they love and what those people would LOVE to get for a gift (though some go-getters are already finished with their holiday gift shopping!). When gift giving, I like to give something that the person would never buy or do for themselves. A treat. Isn’t that what gifts are for? Maybe it’s a gift certificate for a massage, a piece of art, or a decadent baked treat. For many,...

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Sorella on Etsy’s Handmade Marketplace

Posted by on Oct 16, 2012 in What's New | Comments Off on Sorella on Etsy’s Handmade Marketplace

Lynn and I shop quite a bit on Etsy, the marketplace of wonderful handmade shops. We’re continually amazed at the creativity, variety and quality of products available. And the selection is endless. Since we’re such great Etsy shoppers, we felt it only made sense to also be Etsy sellers. So we’ve opened up Sorella on Etsy, our own Etsy shop. So, if you’re an Etsy fan, (and if you’re not yet, you might want to check it out) stop by our new shop and you just might find something special for someone special (maybe...

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You’re Gonna Fall in Love With Palladium

Posted by on Jun 11, 2012 in What's New | Comments Off on You’re Gonna Fall in Love With Palladium

You’re Gonna Fall in Love With Palladium

Don’t fight it. It’s gonna happen. Once you experience Palladium you’ll never go back to White Gold. Here’s a quick overview of why so many jewelry designers are turning to Palladium as a replacement for White Gold, and even Platinum for the budget conscious. Palladium, like Platinum, is a naturally occurring while precious metal. It will never change color. White Gold is a naturally yellow metal and must be mixed with white alloys to change it’s color. Over time it can fade and change color. To combat this, many jewelers (not us) rhodium plate their white gold to give it a whiter look, so the white gold isn’t even visible. But rhodium...

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