MISSION: FIND TIMELESS
Glitter: The new
of trends is fascinating. Remember back in
high school, there was that girl with the indefinable
sense of style, the je ne sais qua? She always took
chances, such as, let’s say strictly for the sake of the
argument, wearing knee socks just above the knee and
pinning on a tiny brooch to each one. She was the
originator, soon to be followed by the early
majority, her tight clique that followed her every
move. Then came the late majority, i.e.,
everybody else who also wanted to be perceived as
stylish and cool. Pretty soon one girl’s individual
expression booms into “everybody is doing it.”
even though high school is long past, there's an
emerging trend that gives you the chance to be in the
desirable early majority once again. Since chances
are, you did at some point graduate from high school,
college too, maybe, what better way to acknowledge these
accomplishments than by wearing the hot new Diamond
Destined to become a new classic, the
Diamond Journey pendant features a serpentine curve of
graduated diamonds prong set in 14K white gold.
Representing the journey of life, think of each
individual stone as a step on the path of life, little
milestones to be quietly celebrated.
When you wear
this delicate and demure diamond sparkler,
think about where this journey is going to lead you—the
promotion you're going to get, the international
vacation that you'll surely one day take, finally
buying your dream house.
Don’t worry. You’ll get there.
One step at a time. And you'll have a half carat of
diamonds to keep you company along the way....
14K White Gold Diamond Journey Pendant. $399,
—Judy Ann Olsen
Fabulous finds under $50
What makes white gold white?
Fourteen karat gold is just a little over 50% pure gold
(585 parts per thousand). When alloyed with
other metals, such as copper, nickel and zinc,
gold gets a makeover and a decidedly white metal
This 14K white gold Italian horn pendant
is a curvy complement to your neckline.
Symbolizing good luck, this pretty little charm
proves a woman can’t have too many curves!
Yourself: 14K White Gold Italian Horn, $49.99,
For the past 13 years, Judy Ann Olsen has been a fixture
in the NYC jewelry industry, working for internationally
recognized jewelry design houses. A graduate of the Gemological
Institute of America and specializing in diamonds and
couture, she's an accomplished metalsmith whose work has
been recognized by the Platinum Guild International.
Judy Ann currently offers jewelry consultation for
Goods: Dishing up
Add some style
to your candy bowl this Halloween while supporting
people and animals around the globe. Now that's a real
The Animal Rescue Site’s
Candy Wrapper Bowl option really brings us full
circle. It’s vivid, modish and made from recycled
plastic candy wrappers. The bowl,
3.25" tall and 6.25" in diameter, is made by Nepalese
artisans and sold fair trade by a non-profit
organization that provides health care services in rural
Nepal and Vietnam. Your purchase supports the “Renew-Reuse-Recycle”
principal, and since it’s being offered by The Animal
Rescue Site, your purchase is also applied toward 14
bowls of food for hungry animals living in shelters and
refugees. That’s a deal sweeter than pixie sticks.
Candy Wrapper Dish,
TheAnimalRescueSite.com, (206) 268-5401
offers the ZigZag Lidded Basket, which is
hand woven by
Burundian refugees in Tanzania using natural grass and
banana leaf fibers in traditional patterns.
6 3/4 inches in
diameter and 7 inches high,
it's perfect for your favorite tasty treats. But this
bowl is an even more appetizing selection when you
consider that your
purchase helps World-Shoppe continue its mission to
improve the standards of health and childcare, foster
education and reading programs, and support artists and
artisans through fair trade. With a basket this
gorgeous, you could probably hand out boxes of raisins
for Trick or Treat and still get compliments.
yourself: ZigZag Lidded Basket, $19.95
World-Shoppe.com, (312) 933-9227
Shop’s Bamboo Wedding Bowls sit like castanets the
color of that perfect red lipstick, and their casual
elegance could make Charleston chews look like Godivas.
averaging 18 inches in diameter and four inches in
height, are handmade with traditional craftsmanship in
bamboo used to make these pieces is a sustainable
resource, and the production is
ecologically responsible. Your purchase will also provide two
books to children who otherwise not have access to them,
through the First Book charity.
Bamboo Wedding Bowls, $39.95,
MuseumShop.com, (888) 811-5271