Author: Kara Nelson

FROM ANTIQUES TO ZEN

For the past year, there�s one question that has come up again and again as our city recovers: What�s Open? nAs locals, we may tend to eschew the broad, sweeping generalizations some may use to make a case for saving…

For Mother's Day

Drawing inspiration from her growing collection of 18th- and 19th-century French-cut steel shoe buckles, Janet Bruno-Small will design a one-of-a-kind necklace with your mother in mind. This piece, which mixes freshwater pearls with garnet, sterling and quartz, features one of…

Paper Propriety

You might say that, by and large, the time-honored tradition of wearing your mother’s wedding gown on your wedding day is a custom whose time has passed. Even beyond the issues of gown preservation and alterations, these days it’s not…

How to Settle on a Metal

Though the diamond is the focal point of an engagement ring, the metal you choose for the band and the setting provides the foundation for what is probably the most important jewelry purchase you’ll ever make. Where to begin? “In…