And more unatainable treasures.

At least for most of us. Marg sent on this link last night. I warn you, this is a serious time suck, but well worth it! A new article on estate jewelry has just been posted on The Hairpin. Particularly interesting is this circa 1700 example of ‘memento mori’ jewellery, which was intended to remind the wearer of his or her mortality. Memento mori translates to “remember you must die” A much more contemporary piece by Joel Arthur Rosenthal (JAR). It’s up for auction next week at Sotheby’s if you’re wealthy enough 😉  I must remember to put The Hairpin …

New this Week!

Ovals and Diamonds, Oh My Tis the season – for coughing and wheezing – and I am medicated up to the eyeballs on “soothing lemony hot drink” and leftover Halloween candy. So let’s see if I can tell you about this week’s update without sounding like an utter loon. First up – Swarovski Ovals! Yay for ovals! New shape from Swarovski this season – faceted, flat ovals. A shape so obvious and so useful – that rolling it out makes it’s previous absence a gaping hole. What do you mean – you only JUST introduced ovals! Oh well – they …