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Monday, August 3, 2015

How do the summers fly by, while one dreary month like March always seems to last a year?! At least August has a beautiful birthstone — yellow-green peridot. In celebration, I have a few new photos of my one-of-a-kind Susan earrings, which are back on my website after a hiatus. I’m making them my Jewel […]

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Friday, July 24, 2015

Thanks to Cindy Edelstein for including me in Tuesday’s TrendTracker post for National Jeweler. This one was about pets. I’m represented by my FitzRoy the Cat ear climbers. How cute do these look on? You can get the FitzRoy climbers on my website here. Don’t forget that I also have FitzRoy earring jackets and birthstone […]

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Friday, July 17, 2015

Today is World Emoji Day, and if you’ve been wondering why, check the date on the calendar emoji*. According to Emojipedia, July 17 was selected because iCal for Mac was announced at MacWorld Expo on July 17, 2002. The calendar emoji, in turn, inspired Emojipedia founder Jeremy Burge to declare World Emoji Day. And what’s […]

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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

According to the astrological calendar, the sign of Cancer rules from June 21 to July 22.  Cancer is the Latin word for crab, which is why the zodiac sign is represented by a crab and why my Jewels of the Month are my crab emoji designs. You might not be familiar with the crab emoji […]

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

It’s rare that I get to introduce a full collection (nearly) all at once. Usually I’m creating and revealing just one or two designs at a time. But today is different! June’s Jewels of the Month are the first nine styles of my brand-new Punk Platinum line. I was inspired to do this collection after […]

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Monday, June 8, 2015

Thanks to Accessories Magazine for including my raised hand emoji earring in today’s “Trend Finders” post! In case you missed it last month, the Unicode Consortium — aka Emoji Headquarters — revealed 38 new emojis that are proposed for a June 2016 launch. The list includes crossed fingers, which I already have in jewelry form […]

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Thanks to Cindy Edelstein of National Jeweler for including my snake earrings in her TrendTracker piece on serpentine designs. This earring style — and its matching necklace — was inspired by and named after Mary Queen of Scots. For the mini history lesson that explains that, click here. I’ve had this design for quite a […]

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

When Jennifer Heebner of JCK Magazine interviewed me last month about my growing FitzRoy-the-Cat jewelry collection, I told her I had just finished ear climbers. Here they are … May’s Jewel of the Month! These kittehs are handmade in 18K yellow gold here in New York City, and modeled after my own Exotic Shorthair, FitzRoy […]

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

I can’t believe that I wrote about Ariana Grande’s signature cat-ear headbands AND her breakup with rapper boyfriend Big Sean yesterday without mentioning Sean’s song “Stay Down.” I was so engrossed in using my stud letter earrings to spell the abbreviation for “I Don’t Fuck With You” — Sean’s hostile ode to a previous ex […]

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Friday, April 10, 2015

Thank SO MUCH to gorgeous JCK Magazine editor Jennifer Heebner, who was working on a story about earring jackets when she discovered that my FitzRoy-the-cat earring jackets and birthstone studs were actually the start of a whole FitzRoy collection. She did a separate story about Fitz and his 18K-gold jewelry! I’ve already posted the FitzRoy […]

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