For the past 20 years, Beth Bernstein has been engaged in two of her passions as careers— writing and consulting about fine jewelry. Her memoir, My Charmed Life: Rocky Romances, Precious Family Connections and Searching For A Band of Gold, was published by NAL/Penguin in the summer of 2012. Over the past 15 years, she has written for both consumer and trade magazines and newspapers on all topics of jewelry including monthly profile stories on international jewelry designers. She has a thriving career as a personal stylist to help private clients build jewelry wardrobes and is also a dealer of fine antique and period pieces. She has given seminars on various aspects of jewelry, has been a judge for jewelry design awards and curated sections of jewelry trade shows. Her consulting company, Plan B, advises on all facets of merchandising, marketing, branding and design for independent jewelers. She is a member of The American Society of Jewelry Historians, and WJA (Women’s Jewelry Association), among other associations. She lives in New York City.