Women and Jewelry: Doris Panos

Tracing back many generations, Doris Panos’ family was involved in the art of jewelry making. Though her father was a dentist, all of her uncles were jewelers. Not surprisingly, Doris preferred diamonds over dentures. Therefore, it was inevitable that Doris follow the traditions and passion of her heritage. While majoring in business and marketing at […]

Women and Jewelry: Gumuchian

Since the turn of the century, the Gumuchian name has earned a well-established reputation in the diamond and jewelry industry for providing superior craftsmanship and spectacular designs. Jewelry designed by Women for Women – the Gumuchian ladies have been manufacturing high quality jewelry in the U.S. with a commitment to beauty, quality and style for […]

Women and Jewelry: Pamela Froman

The “Pamela Froman Fine Jewelry Collection” features handmade pieces comprised of a mixture of colored precious metals and exquisite, rare natural stones. Originality and meticulous attention to every detail are hallmarks of Pamela’s signature look; because each item is handmade, no two will ever be identical, even if they are similar in design. This one-of-a-kind, […]

Women and Jewelry: Elizabeth Rand

What initially began as a relaxing hobby blossomed into a lucrative career for Elizabeth Rand.  Before starting her own company, Elizabeth Rand, Inc., she was an award winning packaging designer. She also designed and created her own jewelry, and then eventually did the same for her friends and family that fell in love with the […]

Women and Jewelry: Carolina Herrera

Venezuelan fashion designer Carolina Herrera (born 1939) ran a thriving fashion empire centered around her designer clothing line that consistently won praise for its elegant, feminine lines after its launch in 1980. The longtime New Yorker was regularly hailed in the media as one of the city’s most elegant women and was well-respected inside its […]

Women and Jewelry: Gaby Aghion House of Chloe

Born in Alexandria, Egypt, the daughter of a cigarette factory manager, she met her husband, Raymond Aghion (1921–2009), when both were seven years old in elementary school. He was born into a wealthy family of cotton exporters, but displayed early stirrings of the social consciousness that would later land him in political exile. Gaby and Raymond, both Jewish, married at […]

Women and Jewelry: Elsa Peretti

She was born in 1940 in Florence, Italy, the daughter of a well-to-do Roman family. She was educated at Volbicela School in Rome, with a diploma in interior design. She moved to New York in the 1960s, where she began designing jewelry for a handful of top designers, including Halston, Oscar de la Renta, Giorgio […]

History of Daylight Saving Time (DST)

Daylight Saving Time (DST) is used to save energy and make better use of daylight. It was first used in 1908 in Thunder Bay, Canada. What Is Daylight Saving Time? DST is a seasonal time change measure where clocks are set ahead of standard time during part of the year, usually by 1 hour. As DST starts, the […]

How to Do Last Minute Christmas Shopping

Scenario: It’s Christmas Eve and you’ve left the Christmas shopping till now. Whatever the reason for your lack of planning, it’s still possible to come up with last minute gift ideas that match your budget and the tiny amount of time left to shop. Take note of the following suggestions, pack your list and get […]