Bella Jack Pineapple Studs


I think these earrings are very glamorous. The glamour factor is in their size. They are easily seen because of their size. L-front, R-back and front.

I was running really late for work one day last week! I still had a 25 min commute to work to make, buy lunch at In&Out, and have enough time to eat comfortably before work. I was in such a hurry that i forgot to put on my earrings! The horror! What to do?

Praise The Lord, there was no traffic and no long line at IN&Out! I managed to have enough time to stop at TJMaxx! I purchased these Bella Jack pineapple studs for $14.99 plus tax. I really like them, they are very light for the size. Each stud weighs a mere 3.35 grams with the clamp.

I like my costume jewelry to look like costume jewelry. I think these are beautiful, whimsical and summery. Although I would still wear them in the Winter.

I really enjoy shopping at TJMaxx. I refer to it as the Nordstrom of Manteca.


Sometimes, I don’t have the cash or credit on my cards to buy
earrings and things. That is when all of a sudden I run into a great
deal! But what to do??? That’s when AFFIRM comes to my rescue!

AFFIRM allows you to pay for purchases in easy to make monthly installments.     12 monthly payments and you know upfront how much interest you pay! Also,you can make your payments on your cellphone and iPad. Just download the app! AFFIRM even sends payment reminders via text and email.

Some online merchants offer AFFIRM at checkout. If the merchant doesn’t , you can apply for a virtual credit card .  The virtual credit card can only be used online. I have purchased using AFFIRM at Therealreal, Portero Luxury and Tiffany online. I Pray to buy a Gucci bag next using an Affirm virtual credit card. I Love AFFIRM!

New earrings and Dexter season premiere

I always want a new pair of earrings and am always on the lookout .  My birthday comes, I want a new pair.   4th of July, I want a new pair!  Unfortunately,   wanting isn’t always getting!

I really enjoyed watching Dexter and always wanted a new pair to wear for every season premiere.  I got lucky in 2013 and managed to get a new pair at a great price from Asia Gem Connection.   I Happily wore my grey sapphire and diamond pave studs and had some iced tea (my beverage of choice), and candy for the season 8 premiere.

Dexter is a very good show with lots of dark humor.  I enjoyed every season, some more than others of course.  Every villain was perfect for his/her role.  I Love that all the gory stuff happened off screen.  I’m squeamish and can’t stand gore.  The show is a journey that you experience with Dexter.  He dates, gets married, etc…  Watch it if you haven’t already.

Also, if you have specific jewelry design, contact Asia Gem Connection.  Jamie and Ellen are very helpful and will help fulfill your dream jewelry at a reasonable price.  They sell safety pin earrings in all gold karats and  in sterling silver with your pave of choice in your size of choice.

Be very specific and do your own research on gemstones and treatments.  I have researched regardless of whom I am dealing with.  The more communication you have regarding your order specifics, the Happier you will be with your piece!  Jamie and Ellen are great to work with!

Skyscraper Studs by Deborah Pagani

My Birthday is coming up and these Skyscraper Studs by Deborah Pagani are on my wishlist.  They are 18k yellow gold and white diamond pave and small baguettes.  I have yet to see them in person, but I am already certain they fit my earring criteria.  I would feel so glamorous wearing these!  Barney’s NY carries a small selection.  Deborah Pagani has the biggest selection .  I Hope (PRAY) to purchase at Barney’s NY.   Broken English in L.A also carry Deborah Pagani.

Deborah Pagani Skyscraper Studs.

H. Stern

My small Rock Season wing studs. Star detail on clamp!
Studs from The Pearls of Genesis Collection . Center, small studs from The Genesis Collection.
L- Wearing my small Rock Season wings. R- Large Rock Season wing studs.

I love H.Stern jewelry. I have a pair of small Rock Season earrings. They are very beautiful and light weight! Under 4 grams each. I just wish I could have them in 18k yellow gold with white diamond pave. They are so beautiful, I purchased as they are made, in Noble Gold with champagne diamond pave.

On my wish list are earrings from The Genesis Collection. I want the small 3 star cluster studs. These earrings also come in Noble Gold. Noble Gold is H. Stern’s own alloy. It is very beautiful, between yellow and white gold. That way you can mix with either metal.

I know some people feel that you only pay for the name when you purchase designer jewelry. What people don’t realize is that you pay for exquisite workmanship, great attention to detail and the designer’s own gold alloy.

I strongly suggest you examine and/ or buy a piece of jewelry from H.Stern and you will find that you purchased more than the name!

Judy Geib Earrings

I Love Judy Geib! She is a true artist. Her jewelry is whimsical, fantastic! I purchased this pair of earrings at Barney’s. Judy Geib jewelry is also sold at Twistonline. These earrings are similar to mine. My earrings are sterling silver and weigh under 5 grams. I had to make a weight exception for this pair.

I would love this pair and this necklace. Judy also has a website. Check it out!
You will be amazed!

Hours of Enjoyment via Style Books

I Really enjoy style and reading ! A combination I have found in style books. These books are almost like shopping. You become inspired to be your very best just by looking at and reading them.

One of my all-time favorites is by Angela Buttolph. It’s called Kate Moss: Style. It features many photos of Kate Moss and her outfits as she attends events and goes on along her daily life. You will see why Kate Moss is such a style icon.

John Hardy Jewelry

L-My own two headed tiger
ring. R- My own green amethyst ring. The earrings
are milky quartz and sterling silver. All by John Hardy.

I very seldom buy sterling silver jewelry. Especially rings. The times that I do, it’s because the pieces are outstanding! John Hardy makes outstanding jewelry. The attention to detail is insane.
Two of my favorite rings are by John Hardy. The first is my double headed tiger ring. It’s part of the Legends Macan Collection. It has been reissued since. The new version has gemstone eyes. I wish I could afford it in 18k! These rings rival the Cartier panther rings. John Hardy 18k gold is very affordable compared to other jewelers. The second ring, I was fortunate to find at Last Call during a John Hardy Trunk Show. It has a wide band and a green amethyst. I wear it on my middle finger as it is too big for my ring finger.
I am very Happy with my purchases and recommend John Hardy Jewelry .