You'd expect to find fancy baubles at , but books? When the book is by a friend and is all about the love of beautiful gems, nothing makes more sense.
The Rye Brook jewelry store will be the very fitting setting for a champagne reception and raffle this Thursday evening in honor of a memoir about a woman's lifelong love of jewelry.
Author Beth Bernstein's memoir My Charmed Life, recently published in paperback, reflects on her life "from five to fifty" through the lens of her love of jewelry. Subtitled "Rocky Romances, Precious Family Connections and Searching for a Band of Gold," each chapter focuses on a gem laden with personal memories and milestones, from a sentimental watch to love beads and multiple engagement rings.
But it isn't just a canny setting that brings Bernstein to Landsberg Jewelers, it's a personal connection through Bernstein's day job.
"It was hard to say no," said Landsberg marketing director Vinny Perugini. "Beth is a friend and an industry writer for In Design magazine, that's like the bible for the industry."
In fact, Bernstein has been reporting on the jewelry industry for more than 20 years and has a long association with Landsberg as well as the jeweler providing another unique aspect of the reception. Bernstein asked Amali Jewelry to provide the unique pendant that will be raffled off at the event.
The champagne reception starts at 5:30 this Thursday night.