Not too long ago I began to notice costume jewelry that was manufactured c 1970-90 or thereabouts. They had chunky gold designs, Lucite, resin and rhinestones and the names of some of the designers whose clothes I was wearing. Thus began my search, my education and yes, ultimately, a passion for the likes of jewelry by Givenchy, Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld, Gucci, Ralph Lauren, Sonia Rykiel, Ann Klein and others.

I love the boldness, the likeness to fine jewelry, and the hunt for these pieces. You never know where you will find them. And when you do, it is like eating a piece of chocolate that you have been craving. I have met many wonderful people in my hunt who have become friends and mentors. I have acquired wonderful jewels that I love to pass along to those who love them.