“My Charmed LifeÂ is the Love, Loss and What I Wore for jewelry. This witty,Â romantic romp chronicles all the relationships in the author’sÂ life through the gemsÂ she was given from age five to fifty.Â Every page isÂ frank, funny, andÂ completely relatable.Â
A debut asÂ dazzling as the vintage necklaces, bracelets and earrings Beth so vividlyÂ describes.â€ â€”Susan Shapiro, author of Five Men Who Broke My Heart
Â â€œClever, funny and at times heartbreaking, My Charmed Life sparkles.Â Bernstein writes from the soul with insight and no holds barred honesty.â€ Â â€”Valerie Frankel, author of Four of a Kind
In MY CHARMED LIFE (MediaQuire – Â July 3, 2012), Â Beth Bernstein tackles issues both extraordinary and exquisitely relatable, as she shares the influence that jewelry has had on her family, her romances, her outlook on life as well as her chosen profession â€“ one gem at a time.
Bernstein draws readers into to some of her most vivid memories of jewelry, which are defined not only by the glimmer and beauty of each item, but even more by the sentimental value behind each adornment. From the comical tale of the turquoise ring her first boyfriend gives her (that would ultimately turn her finger blue) to her deep-rooted connection to her motherâ€™s love beads from the 1970â€™s, to the sorrow her boyfriendâ€™s gift of a beautiful watch caused, Bernsteinâ€™s moving tales of these items will resonate with anyone who has ever fallen in out of love, or struggled with family relationships.
Bernstein also shares practical pearls of wisdom, including how toÂ re-purposeÂ a treasured heirloom into a modern and wearable piece of jewelry that retains its sense of history and connection to the past.
Bernstein has written for womenâ€™s and lifestyle magazines, and has worked in the jewelry industry for twenty years. She lives in New York City, works as a senior editor for a national jewelry magazine and runs her own consulting company, where she collaborates with leading jewelry designers and retailers. Visit her at www.bjeweled.wordpress.com and www.beth-bernstein.com.