Baby, you look good in wood

Baby, you look good in wood

I like my mom jewelry like I like my men: wooden, flexible, and hanging from a brass chain. (Ha.) Okay, that came out all wrong. But this unique photo necklace still rocks my socks. The Chunky Old Camera photo necklace by Etsy shop VectorCloud really is everything I...
This is how to wear a monogram

This is how to wear a monogram

I’m definitely a huge fan of big, bold jewelry, but when it comes to the more sentimental pieces for myself and really, gifts for others, I tend to like the simpler designs. Like the lovely monogrammed pendant from Three Sisters Jewelry which would make the...
Happy Father’s Day, dawg

Happy Father’s Day, dawg

Not every guy is a jewelry guy but I am in admiration of those funky types who are. Meaning, those men who can pull off the hipster dog tag or chunky ID bracelet thing; not those with the Wookie chest hair and the gold Mr. T chains. For those dads in the former...
Mix, match, stack, stun

Mix, match, stack, stun

I have a thing for rings, so when I first saw these recycled sterling silver stacking rivet rings from the very talented Julie Booras of Heart and Stone Jewelry I was immediately drawn to them for all of the obvious reasons. But I realized that — while getting...
Spin city

Spin city

I’m quite the taskmistress with my jewelry. I want it personalized, I want it handmade of quality materials, and I need it to do something fancy, like train white mice for the circus or sing opera. But spinning around is good, too. Naturally, j’adore this...
Gonna take a sentimental journey

Gonna take a sentimental journey

In only five or so years of spousal gift giving, I think I pretty much exhausted the personalized, sentimental guy gifts. So my interest was piqued when I saw the custom map cufflinks from Anne Holman. Using vintage world atlases, Anne will take your choice of...
Great adoption gift? Reader Q&A

Great adoption gift? Reader Q&A

My husband and I are pursuing domestic adoption and hope to be matched with a birth mother soon. We know that it is traditional to give the birth mother a gift after the baby is born, but we have no idea what to get for a very brave woman that we will barely know, but...

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