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Thursday, February 18, 2016

Erica M. Blumenthal, writing for the New York Times Thursday Styles section, has declared that this is the year of the daisy: “Expect a floral explosion as spring fashion starts to arrive in stores, and no flower is getting more love this season than the daisy. The relentlessly cheerful print, iconic in a grungy way […]

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

I’ve been daydreaming about wearing head-to-toe red sequins on Valentine’s Day. Bianca Jagger looked fabulous in her dress and matching beret in 1974. Dustin Hoffman didn’t look half bad either! You can skip the dress-shopping and look ravishing in red on Valentine’s Day (and every other day) with my one-of-a-kind Juana peekaboo skull locket. It’s […]

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Friday, February 13, 2015

I was inspired this week to take a little video of two of my mechanical jewelry designs. The first is the Sophie twisting heart necklace, which I wrote about recently. When I was working on that post, I didn’t have the extra pair of hands required to record video, but a few days ago Eryn […]

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Monday, February 2, 2015

Thanks to Erika Winters of PriceScope for including my Sophie twisting-heart necklace in her Valentine’s Day gift list of “9 Diamond Hearts for Your Love.” CLICK HERE TO SEE THE LIST. This limited-edition, 18K-gold-and-diamond design was inspired by a twisting locket featured in the 2006 movie The Illusionist. In the film, which was set in […]

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Saturday, November 8, 2014

A big thank you to Syl Tang for including me in her story about mechanical jewelry in the Financial Times today! An entire section of the weekend edition is devoted to watches and “jewellery,” as the Brits spell it. The article is on page 19 in the print edition, which you can get at the […]

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

There must be something in the air — maybe it’s the new Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibit called “Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire” — but a number of people have asked me when the silver version of my 18K-gold acorn-and-squirrel locket will be back in stock. Here is the gold locket they’re […]

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Sunday, August 10, 2014

If you missed the great Charles James exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute, at least you won’t have to wait till next spring for a new fashion-related show. For the first time in seven years, the Costume Institute will do a fall show: “Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire,” will run from […]

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

As I mentioned, the Women’s Jewelry Association Gala took place Monday night at Pier 60 in New York. The WJA describes itself as “a networking organization dedicated to enriching and advancing the professional lives of the women in the jewelry and watch industries.” I call it a great opportunity for me to meet up with […]

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

It’s Earth Day today! In honor of the occasion — and ahead of World Oceans Day on June 8 — the Los Angeles Times did a feature on jewelry inspired by sea life. My 18K yellow gold turtle locket is included! I’m amused that I’m called an Angeleno in that caption. People who see my […]

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Friday, February 7, 2014

Rose gold got hot last year and it’s still going strong in 2014. Anything in a pink tone is romantic, so I put my Papessa locket in rose gold and diamonds on sale (65% off!) through Valentine’s Day. The locket unscrews so you can tuck a little love note inside. This brief Instagram video shows […]

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