How Did Christmas in July Start?

Did you ever wonder where the idea of Christmas in July started?  The very first mention of “Christmas in July” was from an opera back in 1892 that featured children rehearsing Christmas songs in July.  In 1935, the National Recreation … Continue reading

Birthstones and Alternatives for April and May

The idea of one gem for each month and the concept of wearing your “birth stone” started long ago – between the 16th and 18th centuries.The National Association of Jewelers released a list of so-called “modern birthstones” in 1912 in … Continue reading

Gems I Love – Beautiful Amber

  Amber is the fossilized resin of an ancient pine tree from about 50 million years ago. The species of pine is Pinus Succinifera. Amber is found mostly in the Baltic area but some is also found in the Dominican … Continue reading

Christmas in July and Making up for Lost Time

  Christmas in July sale runs through July 22. At checkout, use the CODE christmas in july. I’ve always been nuts about jewelry, but my interest in vintage jewelry really began when I inherited a few pieces.   I was … Continue reading

IT’S JUNE AT DIANAKIRKPATRICK.COM

It’s June! It’s June!!  This is one of my favorite times of the year.  I love June and all it brings – summer flowers, vacation season, and the warm weather that comes with the season. You haven’t heard from me … Continue reading

Pantone’s Fall Colors for 2016

These are the Pantone Fall Colors for 2016.   These beautiful colors strike me as somewhat subdued autumn hues that sort of continue the “calm mood” from last Spring/Summer.    Riverside blue (a marine blue) is a sort of neutral shade that … Continue reading