Lucky bamboo brooch
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That Lucky Bamboo Brooch

This is the story of a lucky bamboo brooch.

A young woman in her 30s begins the long journey from Ft. Worth, Texas to Okinawa, Japan.  It’s the early 60s and she is on her way to meet her new husband, a Marine who is stationed there.  Life has been a rough go so far with a difficult ...

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GIving Tuesday NCJW
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A Jewelry Collection for Giving Tuesday

On this Giving Tuesday, Madge is privileged once again to offer a jewelry collection
to celebrate the spirit of Chanukah

It is an honor to present this one-of-kind collection of costume jewelry.  All of the jewelry in this collection has been donated with the net pro...

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San Francisco Inspiration
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The Edit– Vintage
San Francisco Inspiration


The Edit - Vintage San Francisco Inspiration

This month’s guest editor is Lynn, owner of Highclass Highway vintage jewelry on Etsy.  Lynn picks her favorites from MadgesHatbox starting with a vintage Max Mara coat inspired by her c...

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