Celebrating Cinco de Mayo

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by Cathy

        Cinco de Mayo a.k.a. El Dia de la Batalla de Puebla is Tuesday, May 5th and a time for celebration no matter what your heritage. Parades, festivals and lots of margaritas commemorate the Mexican army’s victory over France in the Franco-American War (1861-1867). Why not add some vintage decor to your Cinco de Mayo party? Here are… Read more »

Honor Thy Mother

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by Cathy

  In case you need a reminder, Sunday, May 10th is Mother’s Day. If you are stumped on what to get your mother/stepmother/mother-in-law, why not look to a few beloved TV moms for inspiration?   Is your Mom a Betty Draper type? The Mad Men mom of three is sophisticated, attractive and cool as a cucumber. A silk… Read more »

The Ruby Red Tag Sale is Here!

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by Cathy

    It’s our favorite time of the year – the 72 hour Ruby Red 50% off sale! Starting Wednesday, April 22nd at 8 am Pacific Time, shop early for the best finds in antiques, jewelry and vintage collectibles! Here are a few of the items available so mark your calendars, happy shopping and good luck!  … Read more »

It’s All About the Hoops

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by Cathy

Hoop earrings are an essential staple of every jewelry wardrobe. Small, medium or large in gold, silver or colored metals are just a few of the choices available. Gold hoops in particular are perfect for casual, business and social wear and when diamonds are added – as seen on Princess Kate Middleton above – it adds… Read more »

The Final Season: Mad Men Style

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by Cathy

  As viewers bid adieu to the final season of AMC’s hit series Mad Men, Ruby Lane takes a “then and now” look at the women of Mad Men and the iconic fashions that depicted and defined  an era. Responsible for the vintage clothing designs was Emmy Award winning costume designer Janie Bryant, who faced… Read more »

It’s All About the Green

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by Cathy

  Green is the color of money and abundance, jade and emeralds and spring and renewal. And it’s the color of shamrocks which is synonymous with St. Patrick’s Day. In commemoration of this celebrated holiday, why not add a little green to your life with a few treasures from our shops? Happy St. Pat’s Day… Read more »

Less is More

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by Cathy

  Architect Mies Van der Rohe’s credo “Less is more” certainly applied to the “other” awards show  last week. Stars on the red carpet (this time it’s on a beach in Santa Monica) at the Independent Spirit Awards is certainly dialed down when it comes to jewels. Often the “less is more look” is always better… Read more »

Chinese Year of the Sheep

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by Cathy

    According to the Chinese zodiac, February marks the first month of the year of the sheep (also goat and ram). Apparently this lunar year is one of prosperity and promise and if you seriously follow this sort of thing, your lucky numbers are 3, 4 and 9. Ram and sheep are popular design… Read more »

Shades of Grey

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by Cathy

        Perhaps it’s all the hysteria surrounding the author E. L. James trilogy turned film Fifty Shades of Grey, but grey appears to be the color of the moment. In many fashion circles, grey is the new neutral as it can literally go with just about anything. Once a color relegated to wearing in the… Read more »