Monday, November 3, 2008
With his signature cable look, David Yurman created a name for himself as an artistic designer of fine, classic, and contemporary jewelry. Yurman works in silver or a combination of silver and gold. From the New Albino Collection, this 14mm ring with a split sterling silver shank is faceted with a blue-topaz and pave-diamond bezel that weighs in at a 0.49 total carat. It costs $1,400 and makes the perfect 21st birthday present. Just in case the jewelry wasn't beautiful enough on its own, Yurman hired Kate Moss, Natalia Vodianova, and Daria Werbowy as the faces of his line.
That rainy, slushy season before the torrent of snow arrives reaches Salt City residents at their most vulnerable. In the absence of good rainwear, we often revert to tennis shoes and sweatshirts and return home in a soggy, chilly mess. One day at J.Michaels on Marshall Street, I tried on Hunter rain boots, watertight rubber boots with a traction-gripping sole. They offer an adjustable buckle at the side and a one-inch heel that gives just the right amount of added lift. But don’t stop there. Hunter also makes fleece socks, which stand higher than the boot to show off the company’s logo. These socks deliver almost as much dry snuggleness as the boots.