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Make a Difference. Support Girls' Education.

Make a Difference. Support Girls' Education.

Last week was my niece’s 6th birthday. I found out she likes unicorns and did the knee-jerk internet search. Top listings were unicorn clothes from Target and Gap. Easy, probably satisfactory, but questionably sourced and definitely impersonal. So I thought to go local and found a small shop near my niece which sold unicorn headbands (yes, a horn...on a headband). They looked ridiculous, even inappropriate, but I didn’t want to buy something I thought would be packaged by a robot. It occurred to me. I could support a business that cared about people. I walked down to my local Brookline...

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Black and Desi Women Save the Day and the next four years

Black and Desi Women Save the Day and the next four years

We dodged a bullet and are taking a collective deep breath. A light shines in my core when I see this photo... ...because it reminds me of this photo. The baby with black eyeliner looking suspiciously at the camera? As Maya Rudolph would say, that little girl was me.  I am hesitatingly overjoyed a woman with an Indian immigrant mother is second-in-command. After the racism I've experienced, the racism all black women have experienced, and our collective female experience over the last four years, it is certainly welcome. I hesitate because 70 million people are okay with the country inching...

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Salvador Dali painting

Warding off Evil Spirits: Earrings with an Edge

We are all quietly, furtively slowing our movements, holding our breath. Many of us have had frightening experiences in life - loss, disease, or as Jack Nicholson said in A Few Good Men, things you don’t talk about at parties. There are private conversations on how to handle the international state of fear. Some are urging others to see the “positive side of Covid”. Some are saying there have been economic gains during these Trump years. (Fortunately, no one is saying this directly to me.)  I don’t like to talk about fear, though I’ve seen it. And now it seems,...

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Notes on the Rosette Collection

Notes on the Rosette Collection

The Rosette Collection is designed to be beautiful, versatile, and universal.  The Rosette Studs are suitable for all ages. They're small enough for girls and teens. They are practical for work or errands (they don't get tangled in a face mask). Stylistically, the studs allow a statement necklace to shine. On older or more delicate earlobes they cover stretched piercings and don't pull. The Rosette Necklace can be worn delicately alone or layered with heavier chains. The Rosette Cuff can be worn as a single piece or stacked like bangles (my favorite). It's adjustable to fit every size. Shop Rosette...

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Ancient Greek Inspiration and the Rosette Collection

Ancient Greek Inspiration and the Rosette Collection

We used to live at the mercy of nature. To enhance our survival, we worked together. We created architecture by carving out caves, building wooden structures and stone temples. As society grew more complex, we longed to go beyond survival. We mastered nature and organized society to promote peace, fulfillment, sustained joy. We created order out of chaos. The ancient Greeks gave these ideas physical form through symmetry and balance. The Rosette Collection is inspired by leafy ornament in ancient architecture and jewelry. It honors our relationship with nature and is a delicate homage to democracy. It's a modern update of...

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RBG and the need for Women's Empowerment

RBG and the need for Women's Empowerment

Women. The demise of Ruth Bader Ginsberg throws the state of women’s rights in the US into question. The obvious, understandable response of sadness and fear which can easily teeter into despair and panic. Seriously, what now? We have a choice. We can wait and see what happens, see what the men decide. Or we can focus on the power we have right now, and find ways for women to help each other. We have all had enough condescension, dismissal, injustice, and sexual violence. I applaud women like RBG, who go to work and deal with sexism all day, fighting...

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