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Jane Austen’s Jewels

Only three pieces are known to exist, and BRIGHTER takes a peek into their style and history.

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Throw Back Thursday – Victorian Coach Covers

Those clever Victorians knew how to keep their diamonds safe and secure while traveling.

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Stuck on You

The temperature’s going up and your rings are NOT coming off. BRIGHTER is here to help…

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Coming Clean

Your guide to quick, at-home diamond cleaning…

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Top 5 Places Never to Wear Fine Jewelry

Diamonds are a girl’s best friend – except in these 5 scenarios…

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Then and Now – Gold Snake Wrap Bracelets

BRIGHTER shows you how the snake wrap bracelet is as relevant today as it was in 1820.

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Jewelry in Art – The Art Institute’s Iconic Paris Street; Rainy Day

A beautifully done restoration of Caillebotte’s masterpiece reveals a diamond in the rough.

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BRIGHTER Birthstones – Pearls in June

Summer is finally here so let’s celebrate June’s eternally classic birthstone – the pearl!

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Jewelry in Art – Corot’s Interrupted Reading

If the earrings in Camille Corot’s portrait look familiar, you’re not mistaken. The cyclical nature of fashion and jewelry never ceases to amaze us.

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Jewelry in Art – Grant Wood’s American Gothic

A recent trip to the Art Institute of Chicago prompted me to combine two of my loves for a BRIGHTER mini-series – art & jewelry. We begin with Grant Wood’s masterpiece American Gothic.

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When Diamonds Are Dirt Cheap…

Too good to be true claims about synthetic diamonds and a theory that engagement rings will be a thing of the past have prompted me to clarify and challenge a few points made by the author of an article in last Sunday’s New York Times.

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Polish Up Your Act

A tarnished golf ball marker reminded me to tell BRIGHTER readers about one of my favorite polishing tools – Sunshine Polishing Cloth!

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The Seven Year Itch

BRIGHTER outlines the causes and remedies of that scaly rash that can develop under wedding rings…

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BRIGHTER Birthstones – Aquamarine in March

What better time to start BRIGHTER’S birthstone series than in March – my birthday month! Those of us born this month are lucky enough to have the gorgeous aquamarine as our birthstone.

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Encourage the Energy of Love

Everyone’s familiar with the “big 3” colored gemstones (ruby, sapphire, and emerald) but BRIGHTER hopes to open your eyes to KUNZITE – a relatively unknown, but intensely beautiful, gem.

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Acrostic Jewelry – Let the Gems Do the Talking

Valentine’s Day seems like the perfect opportunity to introduce the readers of BRIGHTER to one of my favorite examples of sentimentality and love in gems.

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Covert Affairs – Lover’s Eye Miniatures

A scandalous secret royal marriage spawned an intimate token of affection that is now a rare and valuable collectible. BRIGHTER focuses way-in on Georgian “Lover’s Eye” miniatures.

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Sporting Goods

It’s New Year’s resolution time. BRIGHTER outlines the BEST jewelry to wear while working out!!!

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No Chip – No Jewelry?

BRIGHTER explains the hidden risks of damaging your jewelry when you get gel manicures…

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Cooking Up Trouble

The Christmas season is the perfect excuse to cook up a special meal. Just be sure to remove your jewelry before you dig your hands into the dough…

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Cartier: Style and History

An expansive collection of over 600 glittering jewels is on display at the Grand Palais in Paris until February 16, 2014. Who wants to buy me a ticket to Paris?!

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The Gold Standard

Your guide to the basics of gold – Pin this for future reference…

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Parisian Perfume – Jewelry Friend or Foe?

A trip to Paris taught me that perfume can create both lasting memories and lasting damage…

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On Time

The pros and cons of the three basic ways all watches run…

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