Denver-based fine jewelry designer Ashley Schenkein can custom design stunners like this 14 karat rose gold ring with 0.63 tcw (total carat weight) diamonds and 2.96 tcw morganite.
—Photo by Heirloomsnaps
"Engagement ring"—the item that strikes fear in the hearts of men and women everywhere. Not because of the commitment it symbolizes, but because of the stress of finding just the right one for that special someone. It's a major decision. After all, it's the ring your significant other will (...
December 4 2015, 10:58 AM
Geometric prints are on-trend this winter. Be part of the in-crowd with this Mara Hoffman dress ($274, available at Goldyn).
Denver’s bizarre weather patterns are starting to tease us with winter, which means it's time to get your cold-weather wardrobe in shape. Here, five must-have items to rock the season in style.
The Geometric Print Dress
Designers seem to be tired of winter's fallback color palette (think...
November 17 2015, 11:19 AM
Sword & Plough Dopp kit, belt, and cuff links
If Colorado had an official state accessory, it’d probably be a bag. Between beloved backpack architects like Osprey and newer master bag crafters like Topo Designs—by our completely unofficial estimates—the number of Colorado bag makers is gaining on microbrewers.
One of the newest additions to...
October 28 2015, 3:52 PM
At Boulder's Art + Soul, you'll find both fine art and jewelry. One of the beautiful pieces currently on display: Alex Sepkus' cut and faceted labradorite necklace with an 18-karat gold Ball clasp, set with 16 diamonds ($5,735).
Art + Soul Celebrates 15th Anniversary
Downtown Boulder got a little chicer in 2000 when Pennsylvania native Debbie Klein opened up her fine art and jewelry gallery Art + Soul. The space quickly became known for its funky yet inviting ambience, as well as for championing both national and local...
October 14 2015, 2:20 PM
You can't go wrong with the Nomos Tangente (priced just under $2,000).
Jeremy Oster of Oster Jewelers and Shaina Williams of Williams Jewelers already gave us their tips (and clued us in to some all-important lingo) for what to look for when buying your first "real" watch. But that's just step one. Now you actually have to find that perfect...
October 8 2015, 2:00 PM
The MarineMaster Quartz Professional from Seiko’s new Prospex Master Series collection of dive watches; $1,300, seiko.com
Few accessories signify adult status quite like watches. They're often expensive, which means you've considered the purchase carefully. They're (hopefully) well-crafted, so owning one suggests an appreciation for finely made objects. And they're an accessory worn each and every day,...
October 7 2015, 3:30 PM
Sarah Vantresse, an out-of-towner, is enjoying Bellwether for the first time, "I think the whole idea is really cool." —Photo by Kendall Kostelic
Coffee, clothes, and whiskey—three things Coloradans love, and arguably can’t live without. Now, you can drink, shop, and enjoy these staples simultaneously at Bellwether.
Opened in August, this business is a new type of hybrid. Its storefront offers a coffeehouse, whiskey bar, and “working...
September 29 2015, 4:30 PM
If your perfect outfit needs to transition seamlessly from work to an upscale dinner date, you might want to check out Whorl this fall. The boutique will launch its first-ever private label, Imprints by Whorl, this Thursday, which means five one-of-a-kind pieces will soon grace store racks....
September 23 2015, 1:00 PM