Author Archives: Lizrlj

Rose Gold Valentine’s Day Gifts

To wrap up my week of Valentine’s Day gift ideas I wanted to shine the spotlight on rose gold Valentine’s Day gifts. After my post on rose gold engagement rings it should come as no surprise that I LOVE this alloy. As a Nordic-Irish mashup of ethnicities free of virtually any melanin at all (I have a concealer in shade “Vampira” no joke) I like my jewelry to bring out what little color my complexion has. And rose gold does that like no other. But it’s a magical metal. Because the same piece that makes my skin come to life? Read More →

Chocolate Diamonds for V-Day

This Valentine’s Day, chocolate is the most important thing on the menu. And even if you’re on a diet, you can still indulge. Chocolate diamonds, sometimes called champagne diamonds when they’re lighter brown, are brown diamonds. Before their popularity surged, brown diamonds would just have been considered diamonds with strong clarity and cut but subpar color – no longer. The best part about chocolate diamonds, besides their beauty, is their price. They significantly less than white diamond counterparts, but offer the same bling. They’re a gorgeous addition to fashion jewelry pieces, and make a beautiful pairing with rose and yellow Read More →

Pop The Question with a Rose Gold Engagement Ring This Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day brackets the end of engagement season – you’ll recall, per the influx of announcements on your social feeds, that it began around Thanksgiving. And if you’re on #ringwatch, you’re hoping your number is about to be called…and that your boyfriend has something up his sleeve for next week. And wouldn’t it be romantic, and an appropriate ode to the holiday itself, if your engagement ring was just as sweet as Valentine’s Day itself? Yes! It would! And there’s no palette that screams V-Day like pink and red. Both of which are lovely alloys of gold that create the Read More →

Designer Jewelry for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and if you’re anything like me, you’ve requested flourless chocolate cake and designer jewelry. One of those can be homemade. We’re low-maintenence like that. Cartier, Tiffany and David Yurman just make excellent presents, that’s all. And even better if your Valentine is smart enough to shop estate. Why pay retail for something that was made to last a lifetime anyway? I take the same approach to pre owned Louis Vuitton (also an acceptable gift from any sweetheart.) And if you’d rather go that route, Sell Your Handbag has a great sale of Valentine’s Read More →

February Birthstone Jewelry: AMETHYST!

Happy February, everyone! If you’re a lady who loves Valentine’s Day with the fire of a thousand suns, welcome to your own personal most wonderful time of the year. I know this is a rare breed, but one of my best friends happens to be one of these unicorns and she spares no one from Cupid’s arrow come V-day. Whether you’re her mailman or her Mom you are getting a valentine. Her love language is gifts. But there’s plenty to celebrate in February. Tomorrow is Groundhog’s Day, which I’ve been petitioning to make a gift-giving holiday for ages (it’s going Read More →