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Clams -- Velvety Jewels of the Sea: Aladdin's Cave on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 05.10.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Clam chowder. Clam bake. Clam up. Tight as a clam. As happy as a clam. OK, but you don't normally associate the filter-feeding, plankton-feasting bivalve mollusc -- you probably won't use that term either -- with gems. Oysters, yes, but clams?

Sometimes "Shopping Local" Means Buying Rubies, Diamonds and Pearls

Anneli Rufus | Posted 02.12.2014 | Travel
Anneli Rufus

If a place I visit happens to be associated with any type of gem or jewel, I always want to buy a few of these as souvenirs. Hey, you said "Shop local...

Jewels From 'The Greatest Love Story Of The 20th Century' Sell For $1 Million

Reuters | Posted 02.12.2014 | Weddings

LONDON, Dec 12 (Reuters) - Jewellery and precious items owned by the late British King Edward VIII and his American wife Wallis Simpson sold for mor...

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth's Faux Pas in Nevis?

Jean Newman Glock | Posted 08.03.2013 | Travel
Jean Newman Glock

Everything I learned about Nevis I learned from Bernice, my cab driver/tour guide for a full island tour.

The Legendary Ballet Master Rudolf Nureyev: A Life in Dance

Evelyne Politanoff | Posted 12.04.2012 | Arts
Evelyne Politanoff

Reflecting Nureyev's lifelong obsession with the details of fabric, decoration, and stylistic line, the costumes in this exhibition represent every period of his long career.

The Reign of Her Majesty the Queen Turns Sixty! Diamonds (and Genes) are a Girl's Best Friend

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 06.02.2012 | Home
Lisa Mirza Grotts

It's hard to believe that Queen Elizabeth II ascended to the throne sixty years ago this February. In the words of the late historian John Grigg, "Elizabeth II deserves praise for having been a bastion of stability in an age of social and moral flux."

The Faithful Shopper: More March Madness!

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 05.14.2012 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

It's March Madness again! And regular readers know that I'm not referring to basketball, but the new shops for spring so that we can refresh our wardrobes.

The Faithful Shopper: Gifts for Guys

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 04.30.2012 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

It's Leap Day! The date when by tradition, women can propose marriage to the men in their lives. Of course, women have been disregarding this for years, but today is a perfect excuse to buy a gift for your favorite guy.

WATCH: "Treasures Of Heaven": Medieval Religious Relics At The British Museum

Posted 09.04.2011 | Arts

The British Museum's Treasures of Heaven: Saints, Relics, and Devotion in Medieval Europe exhibition is an extraordinary collection of religious objec...

Royal Boot Camp: 16 Days and Counting

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 06.13.2011 | Style
Lisa Mirza Grotts

If you're going to London for the Royal Wedding or just staying home to watch the coverage of the on television, here are some factoids that will help you enjoy it all to the fullest.

Dressed for Success: Style vs. Trends

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 05.27.2011 | Style
Lisa Mirza Grotts

Of the over one hundred etiquette subjects I have taught, dress and etiquette are always in the top ten. Dressing is not like setting the table, where rules rule. Are there rules for dress? You bet, but there's a lot more freedom of style.

Helen Yarmak: Rock And Royal at the Crown Penthouse Terrace

Anisha Lakhani | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Anisha Lakhani

Luxuries are the well-earned fruits of her dedication and keen eye for precision. She's the woman fellow Russian Ayn Rand idealized in her novels.

North Carolina Farm Produces Largest Cut Emerald Ever Found In North America

AP | EMERY P. DALESIO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

RALEIGH, N.C. — An emerald so large it's being compared with the crown jewels of Russian empress Catherine the Great was pulled from a pit near ...

One-million-Pound Reward Offered In Britain's Biggest Jewelry Heist

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A record reward of up to one million pounds was offered Friday to find the robbers who pulled off what is thought to be Britain's biggest jewellery he...