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Friday, February 28, 2014

Tweet In my paean to Elizabeth Taylor’s relationship with jewelry, written after the star’s death in 2011, I mentioned that celebrities today are sometimes paid to wear jewelry, unlike Dame Elizabeth, who owned her own diamonds. March’s Vanity Fair — the Hollywood issue — has more information on the price of red-carpet representation. Here is […]

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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Tweet Fashion Group International’s Rising Star Awards lunch was held on Tuesday at Cipriani (the home of delicious Bellinis). I won the Rising Star Award for fine jewelry in 2012. This year, I nominated jewelry-designing sisters Yolanda and Amaia Torrubia of Torrubia & Torrubia for the same category, so I went to the lunch to show […]

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Friday, January 25, 2013

Tweet Fashion Group International held its annual Rising Star Awards luncheon yesterday at Cipriani. Last year, I won the Rising Star Award for fine jewelry, and designer/blogger/stylist Stacy Lomman was a finalist in the women’s apparel category. (To give you an idea of how prestigious the apparel category is: A past Rising Star winner in the […]

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Saturday, November 3, 2012

Tweet Animal-motif jewelry has been around since ancient times. Big cats are an enduring theme. When it comes to a universal concept like this, “‘Tain’t what you do (it’s the way that you do it),” as the song goes. Everyone can interpret the same idea differently. For instance, I made a tiger ring for my […]

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Tweet I don’t normally write about other jewelry designers, but I have to make an exception for one of the greats — the famed Swiss jeweler Otto Künzli. I can’t stop thinking about a well-known bracelet he made in 1980. It’s apparently at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, though not on display, so the […]

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Monday, July 30, 2012

Tweet I’m proud to say that I got an honorary mention in the American Jewelry Design Council (AJDC) 2012 New Talent contest! I received my certificate at the JA (Jewelers of America) New York summer trade show today. I wore a 2011 Prada dress that I’d worn earlier this month, accessorized with my Hatshepsut locket […]

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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Tweet Great news for those of you who will be in New Yawk on November 20 and 21: I am doing a pre-holiday sale at my very own Wendy Brandes Jewelry pop-up shop! Please come to 48 Greenwich Avenue (near Perry Street) to meet me in person and try on jewelry. As a bonus, I’ll […]

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Saturday, December 8, 2007

Tweet I just noticed that Macy’s seems to have a knockoff of jewelry designer Jennifer Meyer‘s leaf necklace. The original leaf necklace by Jennifer Meyer I thought the Macy’s leaf (below) WAS the Meyer leaf at first, but I think I see subtle differences, plus the price is too low and it’s in 14K, not […]

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Monday, December 3, 2007

Tweet I went to the post office to mail some of my new catalogs and found this delightful stamp. I was very pleased. Who could resist buying from a jewelry catalog that was adorned with such a beautiful stamp? I was so happy that I looked it up online to share it with you peeps, […]

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Monday, October 1, 2007

Tweet Kate Moss dress, $335 at Barneys.com. Also available in green. New Kate Moss for Topshop pieces are available at Barneys.com. I wish they would put The Row online, but so far, no luck with that. Kazuko Ocean Jasper Heart, $400 at Barneys In other Barneys news, jewelry designer Kazuko has died at the age […]

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