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Such a simple concept, the shape of the circle. A line that curves until it meets its other end, creating a never-ending path the beginning and end of which only its creator knows (and even they might lose track). But it's what is done with that circle that is so special here. Nothing new, but...

Brittany Siminitz | January 12, 2017 | On Your Market

A visit to Tucson in the dead of winter typically happens for one reason in this industry: gemstones. With long desert days dedicated to gems, minerals, beads, and fossils, Gem Week is a dream for both the jewelry designer and rock hound alike, allowing them to learn, discover, and, inevitably...

Brittany Siminitz | January 10, 2017 | On Your Market

If Sunday night's Golden Globes broadcast was any indication as to what we can expect from red carpet events this year, then the necklace has the advantage over its bejeweled counterparts. From Emma Stone's perfectly chosen vintage Tiffany & Co. sensation to Sienna Miller's simple strand of...

Brittany Siminitz | January 9, 2017 | On Your Market

I know I’ve said this before (probably every year), but if there ever was a perfect season for brooches, winter is it. There are just so many more opportunities—or items of clothing—on which to pin a jewel. Your hat, your scarf, your gloves, your jacket. You might hate having to don that winter...

Brittany Siminitz | January 6, 2017 | On Your Market

There’s no shortage of need for pearls in any jewelry store—a simple strand or pair of earrings remains a staple for every jewelry box. But if you really want to make an impact in your showcase, try this: Amongst your layers of single, double, and triple strands, your “Tin Cup” necklaces...

Brittany Siminitz | January 4, 2017 | On Your Market

Let’s start 2017 off in the best way possible: with a great jewel by a tremendous jewelry designer. Ayva Jewelry was a 2016 discovery for me (designer Priyanka Kedia was featured as a JCK Rising Star in Las Vegas last year), and, as ever, I have since been smitten. I love her use of colored stones...

Brittany Siminitz | January 3, 2017 | On Your Market

My resolution for 2016 was to take a simpler, more classic approach to life. And by life, I pretty much mean shopping. And clearly this year, I wasn’t the only one yearning for less—but better—things. I at least attempted (and most times succeeded) to restrict my purchases to classic,...

Brittany Siminitz | December 28, 2016 | On Your Market

Another year has magically evaporated—again—but with no shortage of new discoveries and fodder for a growing jewelry wish list. Most of these feel like they were written just yesterday, though the Britt’s Picks you see before you stretch back to January 5 of this year. It’s interesting, as I...

Brittany Siminitz | December 27, 2016 | On Your Market

It’s about that time to be signing off before the holidays, which have (once again) crept up at lightning speed. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so in my opinion, pictures of jewelry are worth much more. I’ll leave you with these jewels that positively sing happy holidays—but I wouldn...

Brittany Siminitz | December 23, 2016 | On Your Market

There’s this black diamond ring that struck my fancy about five or six years ago, and, though it’s found itself in the hands of a lucky owner since then, I still think about it sometimes. That ring was offered by diamond expert Leibish & Co., and I’ve enjoyed my correspondence with them ever...

Brittany Siminitz | December 21, 2016 | On Your Market
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