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11 Times Body Chains Were Completely Classy

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 07.07.2015 | Style

Photo credit: River Island Classy isn't typically a word used to describe a body chain. But we're here to prove that notion wrong. It's gene...

3 Art Forms to Launch Your Collection

Hannah McWilliams | Posted 07.01.2015 | Arts
Hannah McWilliams

The most difficult part of owning a collection is acquiring it. You may inherently know what genre, medium or period you like, but transitioning from art appreciator to property owner is not without its challenges.

Julee Wilson

The Summer Jewelry You Won't Have To Take Off Until September

HuffingtonPost.com | Julee Wilson | Posted 07.02.2015 | Style

Summer is all about easy, breezy style -- effortless sundresses, go-with-everything sandals and glowing skin. The last thing you want to do is fus...

13 Unique Things You Should Collect When Traveling (PHOTOS)

Trippy | Posted 06.30.2015 | Travel
Trippy

Let's face it. If you love to travel, there's nothing more exciting than exploring a new place for the first time. Well, maybe there is one thing: buying something new from each place to remind you of your trip!

Tessa Metcalfe: Pigeon Perfect (Video)

Crane.tv | Posted 06.30.2015 | Style
Crane.tv

There's something extremely delicate and very raw about Tessa Metcalfe's jewellery. Gold and silver pigeon claws adorn the young designer's fingers, each one distinctly different from the other.

Why I Decided to Attach My Business to the Happy Hippie Foundation

Johnathan Cardillo | Posted 06.24.2015 | Gay Voices
Johnathan Cardillo

The cause was something that hit close to home. The Happy Hippie Foundation works to fight injustice facing homeless youth, LGBT youth and other vulnerable populations. I'm proud to say that I'm me... and I'm part of the LGBT community.

A Visit to the Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum

Sara Lee Bentley | Posted 06.11.2015 | Arts
Sara Lee Bentley

Ioanna Lalaounis, the Museum's Director and one of the daughters of the world renowned jeweler and museum namesake, Ilias Lalaounis, opened the museum's doors in December of 1994.

GoldGirl's Jewelry Trends to Watch for!

Lauren Kaminsky | Posted 06.11.2015 | Style
Lauren Kaminsky

As I entered the Wynn Hotel's ballroom for The Couture Jewelry Show, my eyes were immediately drawn to the annual plethora of sparkle and shine.

Diamonds Are Forever, Technology A Few Minutes -- Can They Get Along?

Robin Raskin | Posted 06.08.2015 | Technology
Robin Raskin

Jewelry has been around since the birth of civilization. Technology, not so long. But a few prescient jewelry manufacturers like Dennis Ulrich, CEO of Richline, are hell-bent on melding the two.

Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend

Soren Petersen | Posted 06.08.2015 | Business
Soren Petersen

More than anything else, our "looks" relay self-perception and our hair, makeup, sunglasses, hats and jewelry showcase what we believe about ourselves to the world. Over the years, our idea of an acceptable "look" has evolved and so have the fashion trends in the jewelry business.

The Solution To Your Gift-Giving Struggles

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 06.04.2015 | Style

Photo: Jamie Beck of Ann Street Studio Doesn't it feel like you're always buying a gift for someone? You've got loved ones celebrating graduation...

Here's Why You Should Clean Your Jewelry With Ketchup

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 06.01.2015 | Style

Don't let your bling bling become blah blah. Although we're super vigilant when it comes to washing clothes, shoes and bags, our jewelry is oft...

Young and Entrepreneurial: How College Entrepreneur Eileen Phoan Uses Her Jewelry Business to Tell a Bigger Story

David Ongchoco | Posted 05.22.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

Eileen and Fabian were the Malaysian representatives for the Global Student Entrepreneurship Awards held last April in Washington D.C. Their business Left and Right Artisan Handcraft connects people, and captures moments through the form of handmade jewelry pieces that can be bought in their physical store in Malaysia.

Carly Ledbetter

Sci-Fi Jewelry Designer Takes Geek Chic To A Whole New Level

HuffingtonPost.com | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 05.15.2015 | Style

Walking into a jewelry store, one has a general idea of what might be waiting -- necklaces, watches, diamond earrings or rings. But what if there was ...

An Age-Old Jewelry Problem Solved

Nayri Leanna Gregor | Posted 05.12.2015 | Technology
Nayri Leanna Gregor

If you've ever had an earring go missing or had that nervous stomach-churning feeling about wearing your favorite pair, then you'll know what I'm talking about.

The Ring's the Thing

Paul Stewart | Posted 05.07.2015 | Sports
Paul Stewart

Back in 1977, I was in the office of Cincinnati Stingers owner Bill DeWitt, getting ready to sign my contract for the World Hockey Association team. I put down the pen for a moment and told Mr. DeWitt a story.

Remembering Mom

Beth Bernstein | Posted 05.06.2015 | Fifty
Beth Bernstein

My mother had an eye for fashion and an innate sense of taste. I had the most fun dressing up next to her, first in her jewelry and clothes, as a young girl and then helping each other get ready for an important meeting or date.

9 Struggles Of Everyone Who Loves To Wear Bangles

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 05.06.2015 | Style

Isn't it crazy how some of our favorite fashion items breed the most epic love/hate relationships? We love stiletto heels, but hate that they kill ...

How a Style Star Accessorizes for a Music Festival

Ada Polla | Posted 05.04.2015 | Style
Ada Polla

It's that time of year. Music festival time. I have been spying on the beautiful people attending Coachella and Jazz Fest via Instagram, which inspired this piece on jewelry do's and don'ts for festivals.

Why Does the Engagement Ring Have More Bling Than the Wedding Ring?

Quora | Posted 06.29.2015 | Weddings
Quora

Before the 20th century, only the wealthiest of the wealthy could afford diamond rings. One of the first recorded examples of a diamond ring was in 1477, when Archduke Maximilian of Austria gave one to Mary of Burgundy. After that point, diamond engagement rings became a symbol of wealth and prosperity, and accordingly, limited to the furthest arches of the upper class.

Making the Cut: The Evolution of Diamonds

Hannah McWilliams | Posted 06.29.2015 | Style
Hannah McWilliams

Diamonds may be forever, but their preferred shape is in constant flux. As tastes and technology have progressed with time, we've seen these gems evolve from simple manual executions to dazzlingly complex designs.

Turning Dream Jobs Into Reality: Jewelry Designer, Ileana Makri

Sara Lee Bentley | Posted 05.01.2015 | Style
Sara Lee Bentley

"He told me what I was asking was impossible; that it would break. I told him, 'No, it won't,'" she says recounting the conversation she had with a goldsmith during her first attempt at producing what would later become her signature piece -- her tiny diamond Thread Band ring.

The Perfect Gift For Mom (You'll Want One For Yourself, Too)

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 04.23.2015 | Style

Nameplate necklaces are a very stylish way to introduce yourself to the world. And "Sex and the City" fans will never forget how sentimental they can ...

Responsible Gold Also Means Supporting Livelihoods of Artisanal Miners

OECD | Posted 06.22.2015 | World
OECD

The push for "conflict-free" minerals has created new challenges for mines in eastern Congo, like Mukungwe, to access formal gold markets, mainly because of unreasonably high expectations from the market that go beyond international standards.

Top 10 Mother's Day Gifts

Melissa Meyers | Posted 06.21.2015 | Style
Melissa Meyers

Have you thought about what to get Mom for Mother's Day yet? There is still time to get her that perfect gift. It's always tough to think of something unique and special so I've rounded up some of my favorite picks to help you select the best gift.