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Monday, April 4, 2016

I’m thrilled to say that I’m a finalist in the 2016 JCK’s Jewelers’ Choice Awards! The engagement/anniversary ring design that I created for my own mother won second place in the Personalized Jewelry $1,000 & Over Category. This ring design came about when my mother’s original engagement ring needed significant repairs before my parents’ 50th […]

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Monday, March 28, 2016

Do you follow me on Instagram? If not, you should, because that’s where you might get a chance to pre-order my newest designs or get an early shot at a sale. For instance, I gave a sneak peek of my new SLAY stud earrings on IG last month … … and the first order has […]

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Monday, March 21, 2016

InDesign Jewelry — for which I wrote a blog post about Oscar jewelry — is holding its first InDesign Awards.  You can vote for my jewelry in four categories. CLICK FOR THE MAIN VOTING PAGE. Now, I’m going to warn you that the categories are quite extensive and require a little bit of patience to […]

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Thursday, March 17, 2016

I hated the color green for a long time. I wouldn’t consider wearing green clothes. Then, suddenly, something changed and I loved green. That might be due to Zang Toi, who got me into this gown for the 2006 Oscars. I suspect I couldn’t resist the matching peacock-feather fan. Once I committed to green, I […]

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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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Monday, February 15, 2016

I recently started working with Luxe Intelligence, a brand and business development company that specializes in fine jewelry. It’s great to be with people who really understand this particular industry, which has its own unique challenges. The lovely Elisabeth Boniface of Luxe has been writing up the clients on the company blog, and she did […]

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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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