Wedding Trends: Sexy backs and Conservative tops


Remember the old adage, less is more? Well, in bridal fashion that is far from the case! Designers are now pairing sweetheart necklines with lacy cover up’s. They are also adding a bit of a sexy touch to wedding gowns with plunging backs and intricate lace. Pair your gown with Miriam’s Moon earrings and you’re all set to go! These earrings can carry you through every occasion.

Here are some additional trends for brides:

5 New Wedding Gown Trends

Lace Dress Trends

From Instore Mag: Is 2013 The Year of Vintage?


Rachel Weisz wearing a necklace by Bulgari

Trace Shelton seems to think so!

WHILE THE “vintage jewelry” look has been showing up in more and more jewelry designers’ collections over the past couple of years, the style seems to be cresting in 2013, with several big-name designers and fashion houses capitalizing on the trend that the popular British TV show Downton Abbey and the upcoming The Great Gatsby feature film have brought to the fore….. Read more

Doesn’t the shape of the Bulgari necklace above remind you of this piece from our collection??


La Jolla Open Aire Market – March 10th

open aire market


We enjoy selling here and have found that our most loyal customers always come back to the market in search of our booth. Miriam normally sells at the market every other Sunday.

About the market: Every Sunday, the upper playground at La Jolla Elementary is transformed into a colorful, friendly and wholesome Farmer’s Market. Come experience the community feel, live music, creative artisans, diverse food court, and local farm-fresh fruits, vegetables, and flowers.
Consistently ranked as one of the largest and best farmers markets in San Diego, our Sunday Market in La Jolla has grown to become one of the premier weekly events for locals and tourists alike. Families and their kids can enjoy the live music, playgrounds, and grass fields to run and play on.

Visit them at their website La Jolla Open Aire Market

Visit them on Yelp and write a review!

Stone Of The Month – Pearl

Image from Cami Manhattan Beach

Coco Chanel was never seen without a long string of pearls. Pearls symbolize what is best within us- you can walk with dignity if you wear this delicate piece! Pearls can stimulate your femininity, lift your spirits and can make you feel calm and beautiful. Who doesn’t want to feel this way?!

Different colors carry different meanings:

  • White- symbol of pure heart and mind; innocence, faith
  • Gold & Black- prosperity
  • Pink- works especially with heart chakra.

The pearl is the oldest known gemstone. Freshwater pearls come from lakes, rivers, ponds and other fresh bodies of water where the weather is hotter or colder (ie. Scotland or China). Saltwater pearls are sometimes cultivated in protected lagoons or volcanic atolls.

For centuries, the pearl was known as the most valuable gemstone. Early cultures believed the pearl was born when a single drop of rain fell from the heavens to become the heart of the oyster. Astrologists sometimes link the gemstone to the moon.

Quick Facts:

  • Elements- water
  • Signs- Cancer & Gemini
  • Healing properties- solar plexus chakra (digestion, stomach, immunity and emotional stress.)
  • Words- purity, honesty, innocence, integrity, concentration, focus, meditation, serenity, tranquility, wisdom.

As stated in a previous blog post, the pearl has humble beginnings! A ragged, rough grain of sand transforms over time, slowly growing into a object or great value and beauty.




How One Women Changed This Man

This is an exceptional read for all ages. We thought it would be good to share!

“And that’s long enough.”

These four words changed my life forever.  Dorrie Prouty struggled to get them out as she lay in her bed the day before her 88th birthday.  I asked Dorrie, “Do you know how old you will be tomorrow?”  She responded, “I am not sure, you will have to figure it out on your computer.  I know I am over 80.”  Before I asked Dorrie the question I knew the answer.  Dorrie was born on February 7th, 1925.  I explained to Dorrie, “You were born in 1925 and it is now 2013, so you have lived 88 years.”  She looked me dead square in the eyes and said, “and that’s long enough.”  That exact moment, 11:25 am on February 6th, 2013 will be etched in my memory forever. Read More