{In the doghouse?} If it were covered in diamonds, rubies and emeralds, my answer to that question is a definitive YES.  This piece is great because it’s a *CONVERSATION SPARKLER*, which is especially wonderful now that so much of our social interaction is online.  If this fun little vintage Dog House bauble is for you, it…

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If you’re at all a fan of jewelry, you’re certainly familiar with Verdura jewelry.  The super-brief version of the story is this: Duke Fulco di Verdura, a Sicilian aristocrat and lover of design and art in all forms, rose to great prominence in the mid-1920s when he began designing costume jewelry for fashion legend Coco…

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Flowers have been powerful motifs in art since the beginning of time.  Virtually every renowned artist of the 20th century at some point in his or her career used these gentle emblems of nature to express artistic talent and to beautify the world around us. So it is no surprise, but quite a delight, that…

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