Archive for June 2021

Facets of Life: Dressing Up & Going Out Again

Cancelled parties, postponed weddings, bar  mitzvahs and cocktail parties reduced to zoom calls. For over a year, our social calendars were sadly wide open. There was no reason to zip up, step into, or slip on something that made you look elegant, feel very special, or gave you reason to add much sparkle. But as…

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Jewelry To Wear For The Summer’s Re-Entry

By Tanya Dukes, INSTORE magazine, Guest Editor Achingly slowly but surely, we’re coming out of our collective year-long period of seclusion. After being able to connect only through social media, online meet-ups and tightly controlled pods, we are thrilled to (literally) embrace the people we care about as the worst of a period of loss…

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How to Choose the Perfect Bridesmaid Gifts

Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! It’s such an exciting time full of planning so many special moments. From celebrating your engagement to throwing you the best bachelorette party ever, your bridesmaids have been there every step of the way throughout your wedding planning journey. If you’re trying to find the perfect gift to say thank…

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Rose Gold Wedding Bands for Men

Accessorizing for formal menswear has traditionally focused on neutral precious metals like platinum, white gold, and yellow gold variations…. but what about rose gold? Long since been associated with femininity, (yes, it is pink!) rose gold has had a resurgence as a complementary color for both masculine and feminine styles alike.   Lately rose gold is…

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Summer Jewelry Essentials 2021 – Diamonds

By Beth Bernstein, INSTORE Guest Editor Summer Diamond Staples: As the weather warms up and in-person events increase, women want to show off their dressier side. After a year of sweatpants, cozy, comfy WFH clothes, flat shoes and a pair of earrings or a meaningful necklace, we have gotten used to minimal, effortless dressing. I…

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Pearl: Gem of Purity

Pearls are the only gemstones formed within a living organism, making them the most organic gemstones. Pretty much any shelled mollusk (or clam) can produce a pearl, but just two types of bivalve clams can produce rich creamy-colored, opalescent pearls that are valued in the jewelry industry.  It is a common misconception that pearls can form from a…

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A Guide for Buying The Perfect Men’s Wedding Band

For most men, a wedding band will be the first piece of jewelry he will wear consistently, if not daily, therefore comfort and style are both of equal consideration. Although most men tend to gravitate toward the traditional wedding band, design has come a long way and in the 21st century, men are stepping out…

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Facets of Life: Norma Kamali

With the world beckoning you to come out, come out, come out, the days of sweats being your prime wardrobe staple are waning.  But are you really going to go back to zipping into everything you wore before we were all housebound?   Our guess is you’re thinking the way Norma Kamali, this month’s featured…

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