Category Archives: Estate Jewelry

Estate jewelry is jewelry that has been previously owned. This misconception of estate jewelry is that is in terrible shape because it is pre owned. In reality estate jewelry could be jewelry passed down from generations, owned for a short amount of time and sold or even someone who couldn’t afford to own that piece of jewelry anymore.

A Dozen Questions with D&D: Gregory Kay Estate & Antique Jewelry

Welcome back for another rousing rendition of a dozen questions with Designers & Diamonds! Where I attempt to be cool and ask rapid fire jewelry questions to the wonderful dealers at the Baltimore Summer Antiques Show. Today I’m sharing this gem of an interview with Gregory Kay of Gregory Kay Estate & Antique Jewelry. A fellow Chicagoan, he shared his booth with the creator of this jaw dropper: But Gregory Kay estate jewelry holds its own too: check out this gorgeous brooch he was inspecting when I strolled over. Needless to say, the man has an eye for antiques – Read More →

A Dozen Questions with Designers & Diamonds: Maxine Wolff Shapiro Estate Jewelry & Antiques

Welcome back from the long weekend! Hopefully you’ve come to grips with the fact that both the summer and Labor Day weekend are o-v-e-r, and Tuesday is dwindling down for you – only 3 more days til the weekend, on the bright side. And speaking of the weekend, I spent the last one before Labor Day in Baltimore at the Baltimore Summer Antiques Show! This beautiful show is hosted by Palm Beach Show Group, they of the classiest antique shindig this side of Worth Avenue. Well, technically the Flagler bridge but whatever, it’s still called the Palm Beach show, regardless of its Read More →

Happy Hour: Blackberry Beauties

It’s time to raise your glass! And raise your glasses, if you must, to get a better look at the fabulous cocktails I’m serving up today. You can even make them sun glasses or hipster lense-less glasses. I’m ok with it. Just as long as you can partake in the pretty pretty blackberry beauties we’ll enjoy today. Follow me to the veranda. Today we’re sipping on these blackberry thyme margaritas. If two years of Thirsty Thursday has taught you anything, it should be that I love me some herbal cocktails. Gin & basil? Yes. Vodka rosemary? All day baby. So Read More →

Web Roundup: Happy Mother’s Day

It’s Mother’s Day weekend! Are you a better daughter than I am who mailed her cards like..not today? Sorry Mom & Grandma. But better late than never, right? It’s all good though – I like to think I made up for it with my Mother’s Day Gift! My Mom, who will literally never read this so I won’t ruin the surprise, got the Breakers edition Lilly Pulitzer scarf. Available only at Lilly in The Breakers, one of our favorite spots on the island (RIP Tapestry Bar). BUT if you are a bad daughter/son, like me, and not only did you Read More →

10 Easy Ways To Update Your Jewelry Wardrobe (Without Breaking The Bank)

Having an up to date and glamorous jewelry collection is something that most women only dream of, despite what you may have seen on Tumblr. Buying new pieces each time something comes on trend is not often possible unless you’ve got a bottomless bank account. Nor is running to your favorite jeweler every time you have a new event (or outfit). Keeping the classic staples handy is always a good idea – you can build up your collection over time, then use these pieces as the foundation for your jewelry ensemble. A solid core of jewelry must-haves (think pearls, diamond Read More →