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Where to Find It: Holiday Ice and Glam

Rhinestones and more at – where else? – Rhinestone Rosie

December 15, 2009


Andy Williams didn’t mention glitzy ear cuffs and jeweled micro clutches among the things that make this the “most wonderful time of the year” but who would dare discount the pleasures of dressing up – way up – around the holidays? If you’re missing a gem-studded belt or two, or if you’re down a couple of rhinestone pocketbooks for the party season, I suggest getting to Rhinestone Rosie.

Mega mail-order/mall chains and discount big-box retailers have made sequins and faux gems glamorous and omnipresent again, but let’s not forget that costume jewelry has historical significance, too. (And let’s not forget the 3/50 pledge to spend your dollars where they count.)
At Rhinestone Rosie, “the real thing” doesn’t always refer to certified gems, but it does correlate to the retro, vintage, and antique accessories that everyone else is only replicating.

And in terms of dressing up a pair of black skinnies or giving new life to last year’s midnight blue mini, there’s no better trick than an oversize, iced-out vintage bauble.

Keep in mind, too, that if your great aunt’s earrings are missing a blue rhinestone, or if the clasp is broken on her brooch, Rosie’s the woman to see.


More Where to Find Its, just in time of the holidays:

Madina Vadache’s party dresses

Cake Pedestals

Perfect Candles

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