So here’s something that I know people do but never really hear people talk about: upgrading engagement rings. If you’re married, engaged, or just fond of thinking about rings: when, if ever, can one “upgrade” an engagement or wedding ring to get a larger diamond, adding more stones like baguettes or upgrading the setting to … Read More about Engagement Rings: Have You Ever Upgraded, Downgraded, or Swapped It Out?
Jewelry for the office: fashion or fine? Is fashion jewelry or fine jewelry more appropriate for the workplace — or is it a know your office situation? Is there such a thing as everyday fine jewelry, other than an engagement ring? Does price and taste enter into it? (Bonus question for the bottom of the … Read More about Jewelry for the Office: Fashion or Fine?
2018 Update: We still stand by this post on how much work jewelry to wear and links have been updated below; in a semi-related discussion you may want to check out our discussion on when to upgrade you engagement ring. Ladies, how much work jewelry do you wear? Do you tend to lean towards “too … Read More about Work Jewelry: How Much Jewelry Should You Wear to Work?
What are the best ways to care for fine jewelry like sterling silver, gold, and platinum, as well as diamonds, pearls, and other gemstones? In the past we’ve talked a lot about jewelry, including jewelry storage, how to start a jewelry collection for work, and how to buy pearls — but we haven’t looked at jewelry care … Read More about Tips on Fine Jewelry Care
2016 Update: In addition to the below discussion on jewelry organization, you may also want to check out our discussion of jewelry-related closet organization hacks. How do you organize your jewelry (work jewelry and fun jewelry) at home? Reader L wondered: You recently posted about traveling with jewelry, which is really helpful as I’m traveling more … Read More about Jewelry Organization
In our ongoing discussion on The Next Step — i.e., how to upgrade various areas of your life — a reader suggested we discuss how to upgrade your jewelry collection, and how to buy jewelry for work in general. Excellent idea, and I’m curious to hear what people say. (I swear, I intended this to … Read More about The Next Step: Jewelry
Midi rings at the office: yea or nay? In terms of the bigger picture, how do you know whether to try out a fashion trend at the office? What makes certain jewelry or accessories too trendy or unprofessional for work? Reader J wonders: I normally don’t wear any rings other than my wedding bands but I recently bought some … Read More about Are Midi Rings Appropriate for the Office?
I always love my huggie earrings, and these look like a great, affordable option thanks to the small pavé crystals (instead of diamonds). As always, I find huggies super comfortable for long phone conversations, unlike post earrings, and they lend a finished look without being distracting when you speak, like a lot of dangling earrings … Read More about Coffee Break: Small Pavé Huggie Hoop Earrings
2017 Update: We still stand by this advice on buying jewelry for your secretary, but you may also want to check out all of our posts on holiday business etiquette. Ever wonder what to get your mother, secretary, or sister in law for the holidays? Jewelry always seems like a safe choice, but you have to do … Read More about How to Buy Jewelry For The Women In Your Life
Hot on the heels of our post about the best splurges (in which I include my pearls), I thought now would be a great time for guest poster/Corporette commenter “Kanye East” to demystify buying pearls for us. In real life,the author is an attorney at law, New York City ex-pat, sarcastic Corporette commenter, and amateur … Read More about A Discriminating Woman’s Guide To Buying Jewelry, Part Two: Pearls
What items are “worth the splurge” if you have a healthy amount of discretionary income? Reader S wonders… Here’s my idea for a post – what are the central items that are “worth the splurge” for those of us with a healthy amount of (but not unlimited) discretionary income? I’m thinking there are certain purchases … Read More about The Best Splurges
When is the right time to wear pearls? We’ve talked about how to buy pearls, but Reader C sent in a super short email wondering when to wear them… One of my favorite jewelry pieces is my strand of Mikimoto pearls that I got for my 30th birthday. They were an investment piece, and they … Read More about When Should You Wear Pearls?