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Beth Bernstein
A 20-year veteran of the jewelry industry in design, styling and consulting and a writer for woman's magazines on the topics of dating, family and relationships, Beth Bernstein combined her two careers when writing her memoir, My Charmed Life: Rocky Romances, Precious Family Connections and Searching For A Band Of Gold (NAL/Penguin). The memoir connects significant events in Beth's life, and the loves, losses and life lessons tied to sentimental and symbolic jewelry tell the story of her life. Next up, Beth will release a new coffee table book called Jewelry's Shining Stars (September 2013) featuring the creations of and stories by some of the accessory's industry's most talented designers.

Entries by Beth Bernstein

Remembering Mom

(1) Comments | Posted May 6, 2015 | 11:18 AM

In 2013, I wrote a piece for Huffington Post, "No Place Like Home", on how after losing my mother, 20 years before, I still would never get used to Mother's Day. Nothing has changed since that article. In my memoir, "My Charmed Life" (Penguin 2012), which I dedicated to both...

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Rediscovering My Roots: Ringing in Tradition

(0) Comments | Posted September 24, 2014 | 8:48 AM

I had no idea when I entered at Les Enluminures' New York Gallery for an advanced sneak preview of the exhibit and sale of "Cycles of Life: Rings from the Benjamin Zucker Family Collection" that five awe-inspiring, ancient and antique Jewish marriage rings would lead me back to the part...

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No Place Like Home

(17) Comments | Posted May 7, 2013 | 2:44 AM

I will never get used to Mother's Day. It's been twenty years since my mom died suddenly at age 55, just three years older than I am now. I still want to throw something at the TV when commercials urge me to buy that special piece of jewelry or show...

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On My Father's Watch

(152) Comments | Posted October 10, 2012 | 11:35 AM

As I admired the pink gold 1930s Rolex that Paolo fastened around my wrist -- a vintage men's style -- I recalled how my father proposed to my mother with an art deco watch instead of a diamond solitaire. Years after their divorce, I remembered their engagement watch and wondered...

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The Big Five-O

(0) Comments | Posted September 10, 2012 | 4:46 PM

"Big birthday coming up," My niece Sammie pointed out as we both picked up the same tank top in Abercrombie. I quickly put it down.

"Nah. 49; no major deal. Just another day," I said, spotting my crows feet in the mirror, which seemed to have...

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I'm Worth It

(7) Comments | Posted September 5, 2012 | 5:28 PM

Unlike Mae West, who famously said, "I have always felt a gift diamond shines so much better than one you buy for yourself," I believe that all jewelry a woman purchases for herself shines just as brightly and suggests that she is independent and self-sufficient.


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A Rare Vintage

(7) Comments | Posted August 2, 2012 | 2:35 PM

When I turned 50, I was forced to ponder a double dilemma: how to wear my antique jewelry without looking dated and how to find guys from my decade to date me. I had been involved in a six-year relationship. When it ended, I feared I was becoming too old...

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