How to choose peridot for a professional wardrobe

Up next in my monthly series about birthstone jewelry for professional dress, is Peridot. The August birthstone, my birthstone, is peridot. There’s certainly no rule that I know of that says you can’t wear peridot if August isn’t your birthday month! I remember being disappointed to find out peridot was my birthstone when I was a little girl…I didn’t like it. In fact, I didn’t like green at all even into my ‘20’s. Now I love it, especially yellow-green/lime green! (Just check out my top in my headshot above!) Here are a few tips on how you can enhance your [..] read more

How to choose rubies for a professional wardrobe

Just in under the wire here as we come close to the end of July, but here is the next in my birthstone series…RUBIES! With its deep red color and brilliance, rubies would make a great addition to any professional or formal wardrobe. You choose the style and piece of jewelry! I recommend more simply set rubies to wear with your professional wardrobe for day. Save the more delicate and intricate pieces for going out. For example, I met a woman tonight at a networking event who was “dripping in rubies.” Well, that’s a bit of an exaggeration, but it was [..] read more

May Birthstone-How to wear Emerald

Up next in my monthly series about birthstone jewelry for professional dress, is the emerald. The May birthstone is emerald. There’s certainly no rule that I know of that says you can’t wear emerald if May isn’t your birthday month. Here are a few tips on how you can enhance your look with emerald jewelry and ideas of how to incorporate the hue into your wardrobe for a professional look. Something I always recommend to my clients is to wear sparkly earrings in your eye color. For lucky green-eyed women this can mean emerald. Interestingly, emeralds can range from bluish green [..] read more