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Shine On You Crazy Diamond

One day you’re happily engaged and the world is awesome.  The next day you come home and find your fiancee’s engagement ring abandoned on the table next to yesterday’s leftovers.  That’s what happened to Josh Opperman who became so frustrated trying to sell the ring and recoup his losses that he created I Do Now I Don’t

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The website is an eBay of sorts for engagement rings and wedding bands except the jewelry is verified by a gemologist.  There’s even a 10-day guarantee if the customer isn’t happy - too bad you can’t get the same guarantee after you say “I do”. 

Best part about this website is the story that comes with each item listed, like the one for the ring below - “I sold my motorcycle for a girl. Worst decision I’ve ever made lol. I want my motorcycle back so I’m selling the ring so I can buy another bike.”

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I Do Now I Don’t has around 325 listings per month and has expanded into all types of jewelry and even wedding dresses.   If it didn’t work out, sell it on this website.  After all, ‘tis better to have loved and lost instead of spending the rest of your life with the wrong person.

For the past four weeks, I’ve been watching Sex And The City on HBO as I mentally prepare myself for a possible move from Manhattan to Manhattan Beach.  Recently viewed was the episode where Charlotte is asked to model her “daisy” for a famous artist and I couldn’t help but wonder… did jewelry designer Evelyn Markasky use that as inspiration?
The Dangerous Vagina Ring is forged from copper and “designed to be slightly uncomfortable”.  Well, uncomfortable is the new black.

For the past four weeks, I’ve been watching Sex And The City on HBO as I mentally prepare myself for a possible move from Manhattan to Manhattan Beach.  Recently viewed was the episode where Charlotte is asked to model her “daisy” for a famous artist and I couldn’t help but wonder… did jewelry designer Evelyn Markasky use that as inspiration?

The Dangerous Vagina Ring is forged from copper and “designed to be slightly uncomfortable”.  Well, uncomfortable is the new black.


Great Sunday for television tonight!  Not only is it the closing ceremony of the Olympics, a new episode of “The Newsroom”, but it’s the 25th Anniversary of Shark Week!

Night after night, bite after bite, here are some accessories that will treat you right! 

Gold Shark Tooth Necklace from Tala Stone, $60

Shark Custom TOMS by KellismCo, $85

Shark Tights by Galstern, $49

Natalie The Shark Ring by nOir, $175

Talon Nail/Knuckle Rings for the summer: Must or Bust?

Talon Nail/Knuckle Rings for the summer: Must or Bust?

FSMNYC (Fancy Sexy Me NYC) is so sexy that you need two fingers to wear this shit. Werk.

FSMNYC (Fancy Sexy Me NYC) is so sexy that you need two fingers to wear this shit. Werk.

Dara Ettinger ‘Sharon’ Brilliant Agate Geode Ring

Dara Ettinger ‘Sharon’ Brilliant Agate Geode Ring

Dara Ettinger Quartz & Agate Jewelry
L to R: Beth Agate Geode & Swarovski Crystal Halo Ring, Beth Agate Geode & Swarovski Crystal Halo Ring, Beth Agate Geode & Swarovski Crystal Halo Ring

Dara Ettinger Quartz & Agate Jewelry

L to R: Beth Agate Geode & Swarovski Crystal Halo Ring, Beth Agate Geode & Swarovski Crystal Halo Ring, Beth Agate Geode & Swarovski Crystal Halo Ring

There’s a reason why I started designing accessories over ten years ago… I have a solid “polished rocker” personal style and all I need a black dress on some days.  But accessories are always what finishes the outfit.
Which is why my next few posts will be this breathtaking quartz and agate jewelry by Dara Ettinger.
L to R: April Brilliant Agate Geode Ring, Chelsea Turquoise Ring, Kylie Agate Geode Slice Ring

There’s a reason why I started designing accessories over ten years ago… I have a solid “polished rocker” personal style and all I need a black dress on some days.  But accessories are always what finishes the outfit.

Which is why my next few posts will be this breathtaking quartz and agate jewelry by Dara Ettinger.

L to R: April Brilliant Agate Geode Ring, Chelsea Turquoise Ring, Kylie Agate Geode Slice Ring


These pieces from Solange Azagury-Partridge remind me of the women from ‘Game Of Thrones’.  Can you guess who’s who?

Clockwise from top left:

Bleeding Heart Pendant

Ballcrusher Ring

Offering Ring

Shooting Star Headband

Jewelry Box Fox

How much do I love the independent designer?  Oh let me count the ways… forty-four ways to be exact as that is the approximate number of pieces in the collection for DecoFox.

I’m not going to add a lot of text here because this work speaks loudly for itself.  Montreal-born and currently residing in LA, the designer behind this dazzling jewelry line takes her inspiration from the west coast elements. 

From top to bottom:

Aqua Blue Diamond Shaped Druzy Ring, $185

Galactic Rainbow Geometric Bracelet, $18

Dusty Rose Pink Peacock Feather Earrings, $18