Indulge & Treat Yourself – Keeping up a busy schedule makes finding time for ourselves challenging. This year, I plan to devote more time to the things I love; slow down and enjoy! My indulgences certainly run the gamut, such as spa days, luncheons, getaways, education courses, cultural travel, shopping trips, museum tours, and most importantly, quality family time!
Be A More Conscientious Consumer – There are numerous ways to recycle! Many think recycling only applies to glass, plastics and paper, but consider your old or no longer used belongings. Recycling them can make a difference. If you don't use it, why keep it? This year, I am committing to a more sustainable way of living, buying Eco-friendly household items, making sure to recycle, but also cleaning out my closet and jewelry box! CIRCA is committed to raising awareness about the value of selling no longer worn jewelry and the positive environmental impact that results. Each piece of unworn jewelry sold to CIRCA is returned to the marketplace for another to wear and enjoy, lessening the industry’s need to pull new stones from the earth.
Be Kind To Others - The holiday season is my favorite time of year, not for the decorations or gifts (although, I do love jewelry...), but the universal holiday spirit truly brings out the best in people. I've been so inspired by Ann Curry's 26 Acts of Kindness. Small acts of kindness and selflessness can go a long way.
This year, I plan to dedicate more time to philanthropy, whether it be volunteering, fundraising, or building awareness for a cause - all are to help those in need. Philanthropy is an integral part of CIRCA's culture, and there is nothing more gratifying than helping others! Stay tuned to the blog for more on CIRCA's community involvement.
CIRCA WISHES ALL A HAPPY NEW YEAR!
In the Loupe is authored by CIRCA’s resident trendspotter and style maven. She’s traveled the world, dabbling in high finance, haute cuisine, and fine art at one of the world’s leading auction houses, before finding her true calling in the world of priceless gems. The result is a genuine global luxury connoisseur, with a knowledge and appreciation of beauty, quality and true style. She is one of the industry’s foremost experts on the valuation of fine gems and jewelry, and is now happy to share her discerning eye and impeccable taste to help you look and feel fabulous!
Images: Museu Nacional D'Art de Catalunya. Courtesy: Britannica.org; Diamond pin, Art Deco Diamond bracelet, Chanel diamond ring.