Author: Cathleen McCarthy

Bernie Madoff’s bling sold

Bernie and Ruth Madoff’s jewels were auctioned off this weekend. His 17 Rolexes disappointed but Ruth’s baubles were snatched up by buyers eagers to help pay off Madoff’s victims – or so they said. Best excuse for a spending spree we’ve had all year.

October’s birthstone: Opal

Opal pendant by Carolyn Tyler

Will wearing opal bring you bad luck if it isn’t your birthstone? Of all the ancient myths about gemstones, none endure like the superstitions surrounding opal. The bad-luck opal myth isn’t really ancient. It comes from 19th-century fiction.