Wednesday, June 23, 2021

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The Best Of Celestial Jewelry

Circa 1700 “This Be Your Lucky Star” Pendant, in 18K gold with engraved saying. Each is one-of-a-kind as each night scape is hand enameled and is imbued with a breathtaking painterly feeling.

The magic of the night sky continues to influence established and independent designer collections. The mystery of the constellations, planets and outer space stirs the imaginations of today’s most prolific jewelers. Interpretations range from lyrical to captivating and all are

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Stoned Fine Jewelry: The New Way To Do Luxury

Purchasing a new piece of jewelry can be a commitment. High-quality jewelry is an investment – timeless materials like gold and diamonds have been in high demand for centuries, which isn’t changing anytime soon. But when it comes down to picking a piece and knowing that it will be something you’ll love for life, it’s not always as easy or stress-free of a process.

Miami-based entrepreneur Eve Gay recognizes this and with her brand, Stoned Fined Jewelry is changing the way people all around the world shop for fine jewelry. Stoned is a one-stop shop for any and all diamonds,

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From Crochet to Talismans and Enamel, These Are the Newest Innovative Jewelry Collections

Soulful Symbols

Creek Van Houten of Compass Rose Design thrives on finding the beauty of everyday objects. Her Ancient Echoes Collection transforms motifs from the past into talismans for modern jewelry lovers. Recycled materials and a commitment to ethical sourcing make this woman-owned brand a pleasure to support, while their charming designs, many of which are inspired by vintage teaspoons or buttons, are a joy to wear.


Belle-Étoile Sterling silver bangle bracelet

Sterling silver bangle bracelet with Italian enamel, mother-of-pearl, and white stones.

Well Met By Moonlight

The Belle Étoile Moonflower Collection offers a particularly dreamy take on the vibrant, nature-inspired enamel designs

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Should You Get Jewelry Insurance? We Say Yes.

In partnership with Jewelers Mutual

Of the various and sundry things in life that we traditionally endeavor to insure as thoroughly as possible — home, car, health, etc. — it’s a shame that jewelry is all-too-infrequently given proper consideration. After all, what’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the term “valuables”?

Additionally, the value of an engagement ring, wedding band or luxury watch more often than not goes beyond the monetary — these are items imbued with sentimental value as well, and are thus deserving of quality protection against all-too-common misfortune.

Now, chances are you may

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Keep it shining: Tips to protect your jewelry

Getting new jewelry is always exciting as it shines brightly and glimmers in the most beautiful way when you first start to wear it.

If you want to extend the life of your jewelry, then the most important thing to remember is to protect your necklaces, earrings, bracelets and rings from harmful chemicals and unnecessary wear and tear.

This may also affect any warranty claims, because if you haven’t taken adequate care of your valuables it may void claims later on.

That’s not the only reason. Some substances are harmful to jewelry – which is why people don’t wear it

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Retinol: What It Does and How to Use It in Your Skin-Care Routine

Retinol, to be precise, is the alcohol formulation of vitamin A, not to mention the version most commonly used in skin-care products, according to Chang. “Retinol has been shown to improve tone and texture, dyspigmentation, dryness, and fine lines,” she says. But there’s a catch. “It is less irritating than tretinoin, but also 20 times less potent because it needs to convert into retinoid acid.”

That doesn’t mean retinol isn’t effective, however. “Retinol can benefit skin at levels as low as 0.01 percent to the maximum recommended level of 1 percent,” Robinson tells Allure — great news for newcomers who

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Mall Owner Explores Debt Restructuring for New York’s Largest Shopping Center

The owner of Destiny USA, the largest shopping center in New York, is exploring a possible restructuring of the struggling property’s municipal and mortgage-backed debt obligations, people familiar with the matter said.

Pyramid Management Group has hired financial adviser Houlihan Lokey Inc. and law firm Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP to look into restructuring options for Destiny USA as pandemic regulations continue to affect the mall’s bottom line, according to people familiar with the matter.

A six-story structure in Syracuse, N.Y., by Onondaga Lake, Destiny USA owes roughly $286 million in municipal bond debt and about $430 million in commercial

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300+ shots fired at Milwaukee shopping center; 2 injured

Police are investigating a shootout in the parking lot of the Midtown Shopping Center that injured two people.The shooting happened around 11:30 p.m. Sunday near West Capitol Drive and West Fond du Lac Avenue.Police said a 21-year-old man and a 23-year-old man were shot and recovering in the hospital.The barrage of bullets could be heard from miles away.Witnesses said a large crowd had gathered in the parking lot earlier in the day.”I’d never thought that I would hear that many gunshots,” neighbor Davon Carter said.Workers nearby said there had been an organized water fight on the 87-degree day.Other witnesses said … Read more

Fashion industry failing to meet green targets: report

A recent Ellen MacArthur Foundation study found that 40 million tonnes of textiles were sent to landfills or incinerated every y
A recent Ellen MacArthur Foundation study found that 40 million tonnes of textiles were sent to landfills or incinerated every year.

Fashion’s biggest firms are making slow progress in meeting promises to improve their environmental and social impact, according to a damning sustainability report released Monday.

The inaugural Sustainability Index by the Business of Fashion magazine, the first to offer direct comparisons between the industry’s top firms, found they were often falling far short of their ambitious rhetoric on going green.

“The global economy has 10 years to avoid catastrophic climate change and an urgent duty to improve the welfare

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Mother of groom discovers bride-to-be is her long-lost daughter on her wedding day

What might seems to be straight out of a Hindi film, a wedding ceremony in China had a dramatic twist when the bride turned out to be family’s long lost daughter! Now, images from the ceremony as the bride reunited with her family are going viral.

At a recent wedding in Suzhou, in coastal Chinese province of Jiangsu, an elderly woman attending the wedding spotted a birthmark in her would-be daughter-in-law before the ceremony. It resembled a mark her own child had before she was lost two decades ago. The elderly woman mustered the courage to ask the bride’s parents

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The Black Women Business Owners of Black Wall Street

Here’s what’s known famously about Greenwood, the early 20th century Black community of Tulsa, and infamously about its destruction: Black businessmen helped build Greenwood into a financial Black mecca that produced an abundance of successful entrepreneurs, some of whom turned into millionaires.

A young Black man, Dick Rowland, accused of accosting a white woman in an elevator, became the impetus for one of the worst race riots in U.S. history. That riot began with a mob of white men from Tulsa and beyond who flocked to the courthouse to lynch Rowland, which led to the assemblage of a counter-mob of

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