Category: Lifestyle

Expecting an Emerald

My mid May due date is approaching and I couldn’t be more ecstatic to meet our little emerald.  Delivery and lifetime responsibility are simultaneously exhilarating and daunting but I now feel as ready as possible and this can be credited to my family and friends that have made me feel loved. A big thanks to the sweetest friends Kelsey and Natalie for throwing a perfect shower and everyone that made me feel so special. I’m grateful to enter motherhood with so much support!

I hit the jackpot with an emerald birthstone. The fascinating third chapter of Aja Raden’s Stoned illustrates emerald’s rich history, geology and reinforced my adoration for the sacred stone. I can’t stop wearing my newest, most sentimental piece and the thrilling thoughts it conjures. With the 15th as my due date, I was fairly safe preemptively making myself an emerald necklace “push present”. I specially selected my 2.7ct Zambian emerald at the AGTA Tucson Gem Show in February with my mom, ‘Grammy’, for it’s lustrous color, emerald cut and allure. Much of its allure can be attributed to its interesting inclusions that detail its miraculous formation and establish the specimen as one of a kind. In the case of emerald, inclusions are referred to as ‘jardin’ as they’re reminiscent of a garden.

I carried over the green emerald theme to the nursery, curating and painting a gallery wall of verdant artwork. The reading nook with my late grandmother’s chartreuse rocking chair is my favorite part because I can envision snuggling and reading to my little love. Eeeeek!

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Tantalizing Tassels

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Head, shoulders, knees and toes – okay, maybe not knees – my tassel obsession applies to every accessory category. The love affair began with my creation of tassel stud earrings and long tassel necklace. Available in an array of gemstones, the slinky 14k gold chain flutters with every movement proclaiming ‘I’m here for a good time’ – which is why the collection is the ideal, glamorous detail heading into holiday festivities. Below are other lust list favorites that would add pizzazz to the season’s party circuit.
tassel roundup - numbered_1200x1)  KATHRYN ELYSE 14ky Rutilated Quartz Tassel Stud Earrings     2)  KATHRYN ELYSE 14ky Rutilated Quartz Long Tassel Necklace     3)  BARBAJADA Fringed Leather and Cashmere Wrap in Burgundy     4)  IL BORGO Cashmere Mixed-Knit Tassel Scarf in Cream     5)  LANVIN Tasseled Cord Belt in Green/Blue     6)  CHLOE Small Hudson Bag in Lace White     7)  SAINT LAURENT Monogram Tassel Crossbody in Black     8)  TOM FORD Suede Double Tassel Medium Bucket Bag in Dark Gray     9)  AQUAZZURA Forever Marilyn Calf Hair Heels     10)  AQUAZZURA Wild Thing Suede Heels in Lipstick      11)  PAUL ANDREW Arta Gold Tassel Sandals in Gold     12)  PIERRE HARDY Majorelle Suede Kid Heels in Coral/Pink