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Thursday, January 28, 2016

MrB and I have been visiting Madrid and Pamplona so that MrB could speak to journalism students and alumni at the #CelebratingJournalism events organized by the School of Communication at the University of Navarra. For those who don’t know, MrB (also known as Paul Steiger) was the managing editor of the Wall Street Journal for […]

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Monday, January 18, 2016

Glamorous show-business events are great for spotting ultra-high-end jewelry, like the 200 carats of Harry Winston diamonds recently worn by Jennifer Lopez at the Golden Globes. But I swear that the place to see the most exciting fine jewelry is at Jewelers of America’s GEM Awards — “the Academy Awards of the fine jewelry industry” […]

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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

January’s birthstone is garnet, which most people think of as a deep red gem. But, as I pointed out in this post from last year’s Tucson gem show, garnet comes in a range of colors, with different names for different varieties. The garnets I used in the studs pictured above are rhodolite. In Tucson, I […]

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Monday, November 16, 2015

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve already seen the seventh ring in my Maneater series: the Dragon and Knight. If you don’t follow me, first of all: follow me! Secondly, enjoy this little video of the piece, which is November’s Jewel of the Month. A video posted by Wendy Brandes Jewelry PR (@wendybrandesjewelry) on […]

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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Tonight, the fine folks of Platinum Guild International had a little soirée for designers and press at Parlor. I had designs from my Punk Platinum collection on display. I also brought my one-of-a-kind Luna ring, which is set with 1.90 carats of diamonds and a South Sea pearl. Who knew it would look so good […]

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Monday, September 28, 2015

I’m in love with the Paul Andrew Chrysler-Building boots that I saw in a Bergdorf Goodman catalog. Maybe I can wear them with my Zang Toi gown that depicts the Time Warner Center and the Hearst Tower … … and accessorize with my Taxi and Passenger Maneater ring, which is engraved with the Brooklyn Bridge. […]

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Thanks to Lindsay Putnam for including me in today’s New York Post story on nontraditional engagement rings! CLICK HERE TO READ THE STORY. The story features the custom engagement ring I did for my gorgeous clients Lori and Brian.  Lori had requested a ring in the style of my Edburga poison ring, which has a […]

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Thursday, July 30, 2015

If you want to shoot a lion, shoot him with your camera. That’s what I did when I visited South Africa’s Thornybush Game Lodge in 2013. Look at this handsome fellow with the huge balls and silky mane! This dude’s hair was so on fleek. I mean, he was on fleek a full year before […]

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Monday, July 6, 2015

Thank you to gorgeous Brecken Branstrator for including my one-of-a-kind She Sells Seashells ring in her National Jeweler post on summer-inspired jewelry! The 18K-rose-gold ring features a hand-carved rose-quartz “shell” and diamonds. It makes a statement but it’s not a red-carpet-only ring. You can definitely wear this one on a casual day. Just don’t wear […]

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

It’s rare that I get to introduce a full collection (nearly) all at once. Usually I’m creating and revealing just one or two designs at a time. But today is different! June’s Jewels of the Month are the first nine styles of my brand-new Punk Platinum line. I was inspired to do this collection after […]

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