With Christmas coming up in just a couple of days, it occurred to me that with the heavy industry focus on making those sales, it could be easy to lose sight of what the holiday season is all about: Charity.
The Big Chill, continues, both outside and inside the walls of independent jewelers, with more and more store-owners reporting that the 2013 holiday season is shaping up as a disappointing one.
Over the years, whenever I’ve treated myself to a new pair of earrings, only once did I buy hoops. Okay, maybe twice. To me, the swinginess of dangles always seemed more fun to wear and, when they dropped longer than two inches, they surely seemed more alluring than hoops. Yet, for 2014, I’m considering some new hoops. Inevitably, as the year unfolds, other women will come round, too. Why? Pretty much, because many of the hippest new hoops aren’t round, and that’s exactly the shape needed for next year’s fashion.