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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

I’ve always designed jewelry with movement, including poison rings, twisting pendants and swivel earrings. And let’s not forget my 18K gold Empress Wu dragon ring with the spinning lapis lazuli globe clenched in its teeth! Ahead of Monday's #metgala , we have one China-inspired piece left to loan to an attendee. The 18K gold Empress […]

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Friday, April 1, 2016

As a jewelry designer, I have a lot of earrings to choose from. As a midlife rebel, I decided I needed more piercings to accommodate the earrings. Since 2014, I’ve gone from the three lobe piercings I’ve had since the 1980s to eight total piercings, including lobe, tragus and conch. Due to Murphy’s Law, the […]

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Monday, March 14, 2016

March’s Jewel of the Month is my arrowhead thread earring, seen here in platinum. You got a sneak peek at these last month, when I wore them to the Vanity Fair Oscar party after realizing I’d left my diamond chandelier earrings at home. That turned out to be for the best. I watched the red […]

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Sunday, February 14, 2016

Happy Valentine’s Day! If you don’t have a Valentine, maybe you can be mine. I’m not shy about saying it: I’m your No. 1 fan!   The final entry for my Valentine’s Day/anti-Valentine’s Day countdown is my brand-new emoji-inspired earring.   I decided to improve upon the standard pointing finger emoji … … and turn it […]

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Saturday, February 13, 2016

I’ve been excited about rubies for my Valentine’s Day/anti-Valentine’s Day countdown, so here are some more rubies with a punk twist. Proving Valentine’s Day red doesn’t have to be all hearts are these ruby-eyed skull earrings. There’s a matching necklace … … and a ring. For those with an unlimited budget, I’d recommend a different […]

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Friday, February 12, 2016

The Vampire Diana heart ring has been a Jewel of the Month before, but I’ve got to revisit it for this Valentine’s Day/anti-Valentine’s Day countdown. My Vampire Diana designs — hearts with stakes through them — were inspired by my favorite bloodsucker, Spike from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I started out with a silver ring […]

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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Here’s a jewelry design for Throwback Thursday that’s also ruby-red for Valentine’s Day: my Lady Jane necklace. The true story of Lady Jane Grey — the “Nine Day Queen” of Tudor times — inspired me to create this teardrop-shaped pendant in 2008. It was made from two pieces of custom-cut rock crystal, loose rubies, and […]

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

For today’s anti-Valentine’s Day choice, I’ve got a classic mismatched earring pair. “Screw U” comes in silver … … and 18K yellow gold. If you’re in one of those “it’s complicated” relationships that has a lot of ups and downs, you can get the single heart earring as well. That way you’re prepared for the […]

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

You’ve got one more day to order for Valentine’s Day delivery. How about this BAE necklace for your bae? I like the way “bae” can be applied to your girlfriend or your platonic gal pal. If you don’t have a Valentine, get it for your Galentine!  

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Monday, February 8, 2016

I’m definitely NOT feeling the love today, which is good, because it’s time for an anti-Valentine’s Day choice for my Valentine’s Day/anti-Valentine’s Day jewelry gift-guide countdown. I’ve got a few suggestions today, starting with my GTFOH necklace. GTFOH is what I thought when someone pointed out this Louis Vuitton hashtag earring to me last night. […]

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