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Thursday, August 15, 2013

There’s a story in today’s New York Times Thursday Styles section about “bespoke jewelry.” “Bespoke” is a fancy word for custom jewelry, the term that I prefer. I was especially interested in this paragraph. “So-called bespoke pieces (the term started in men’s wear but has spread, like ‘curate,’ to everything from bicycles to software) are […]

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Thursday, November 8, 2012

My favorite metal is 18K yellow gold — I think it works best with my history-inspired designs — but I use platinum, 18K white gold and silver in my jewelry as well. My “Gravity” wedding/engagement designs, for instance, all got their start in platinum. The Gravity name came from the unusual heft of the first […]

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Monday, August 6, 2012

I posted a pair of wedding bands last month. They got put to good use this Saturday when my friends Shawn and Laurrell got married! The ceremony was held in a beautiful spot in Central Park. Shawn adores hot pink and butterflies, as you can see from this photo of the fans that were given […]

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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Yesterday’s post was about an unusual custom engagement ring I made. If you’re in the market for classic engagement or wedding jewelry, there’s no need to be intimidated by my edgier work. I do traditional looks too. Here’s the simple, channel-set eternity wedding band I did for a dear friend who is getting married next […]

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Monday, December 6, 2010

December’s Jewel of the Month had two inspirations. I first blogged about it in October, when I mentioned that I was working on a ring that was partly a tribute to this photo of Yoko Ono. This issue of Rolling Stone came out in October 1981. I was always attracted to the solemnity of this […]

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Monday, November 8, 2010

Last year, I had the thrill of doing a custom engagement ring for handsome blogger Thom of The Sunday Best and his gorgeous fiancée, Sharon. It was the first engagement/wedding ring I ever did for a blogger; since then I’ve done many! Thom and Sharon must have brought me good luck. Sharon’s Asscher-cut diamond set […]

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Saturday, September 18, 2010

My gorgeous friends Jen and Kevin are getting married today! I’m so excited for them. I had the pleasure of creating their custom wedding bands. Jen requested something wider than the typical band, and Kevin wanted a Celtic/tribal feel. I was happy that they each chose a design that suits their individual style. Some couples […]

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