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A New Tradition and A Ruby Legacy

A New Tradition and A Ruby Legacy

How we are known and treasured by family Rose was the “girl with the good memory”. That’s what her family called her, at least. Her grandmother would frequently summon Rose into the center of family discussions to settle debates

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The Perfect Valentine’s Gift From My Five-Year-Old

The Perfect Valentine’s Gift From My Five-Year-Old

Through the eyes of a mother My Flora is not your average five-year-old. But perhaps every mother thinks that way when it comes to her own child. Flora is emotional and courageous. She is perceptive and artistic.

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My Perfect Wedding Proposal and Engagement Ring

My Perfect Wedding Proposal and Engagement Ring

I remember the moment clearly despite the rush of emotions. We were on the edge of a cliff staring at the Pacific Ocean. It was a warm, misty evening on the coast of Oregon, my 30th birthday. My boyfriend asked me to close my eyes

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Sunsets and New Jewelry Designs: How Venice Wished Me Happy Birthday

Sunsets and New Jewelry Designs: How Venice Wished Me Happy Birthday

The sky is bright red as the sun descends into the Adriatic Sea. I sit on a lonesome dock and watch. It is my birthday, and I am alone.

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A Film, A Foreigner and A Ring of Friendship

A Film, A Foreigner and A Ring of Friendship

I stow the ring in a Ziploc bag, hardly refined enough for the stunning stone it holds, but substantially easier to pack. I’ll put it in a nice box when I get to Brazil, so it will look perfect for Barbara.

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A Jewelry Education: My Dad's Secret Earring Wisdom

A Jewelry Education: My Dad's Secret Earring Wisdom

The rain pokes the back of my neck with a sharp, cold persistence, and the sky is the color of soot.

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