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Thursday, June 23, 2016

I’m happy to say that I made two Top Ten lists for the JCK LUXURY jewelry show in Las Vegas! Both times, it was one of my Maneater rings that caught the writer’s eye. Anthony DeMarco, writing for Forbes, said that, “There was more variety than past years at the ‘Luxury’ jewelry trade show in Las […]

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Dang! I’ve been back from the big JCK Las Vegas jewelry show for two weeks now and I still have to do multiple blog posts summing up my adventures! So much happened … writing this up is no small job! While I’m working on it, here are a few jewelry photos taken by the gorgeous […]

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

“… it’s fun to wear, it has lasting value and it connects people across generations.” Hmm. What could that describe? A top from H&M? The latest iPhone? An app, an antique end table or a even an exotic trip? Nope! It can only be jewelry. Michelle Graff, the editor-in-chief of National Jeweler, wrote those words […]

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

I usually don’t share photos of a work in progress because a lot can change while a jewelry design is being completed, especially with intricate pieces that take months to finish. I like to wait till the work is done, then backtrack and show some of the steps I took along the way:  rough sketches, […]

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Saturday, June 4, 2016

With everyone from Blac Chyna to Steph Curry coming up with their own popular emojis, the original emoji providers are stepping up their game. The Unicode Consortium — aka Emoji Headquarters —  officially unveiled 72 new emojis this week, scheduled for delivery later this month. I’m impressed by the quick turnaround, because, in the past, […]

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

If you’re a jewelry professional attending the big Las Vegas trade shows next week, come visit me during my debut at JCK’s LUXURY show! I’ll be at booth LUXEE 28, part of the INTERVISION experience in the Elite Enclave Ballroom at Mandalay Bay. You’ll be able to see my Maneater rings in person. You’ll also […]

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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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