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Punked up Pearls

Pearls with an edge, the Tasaki Collection by Thakoon is an awesome interpretation of pearls.  The collection includes multi-finger pearl rings, spiked pearl hoops and rings with literal “bite” (see … Continue reading

July 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

designer profile: holst + lee

There is no denying that Brooklyn based jewelry line Holst + Lee is pretty badass. Textural, vibrant and downright awesome, each piece boasts a unique colorblock style and a signature … Continue reading

June 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

hidden finishes

Awesome article in the Wall Street Journal today on Jewelry’s Hidden Finishes. The series profiles several designers who place an importance on both the seen and unseen aspects of jewelry … Continue reading

March 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

designer profile: fernando jorge

Brazilian jewelry designer Fernando Jorge reinvents tradition. Using standard gemstones that are often overlooked in his native Brazil due to their sheer abundance, Jorge cuts stones into unique forms, then … Continue reading

March 1, 2013 · 1 Comment

designer profile: melanie georgacopoulos

There is nothing conventional about London based jeweler Melanie Georgacopoulos’s designs. Challenging the preconception of pearls, Melanie’s work pushes the conventional pearl necklace into the realm of sculptural and experimental.  … Continue reading

January 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

contemporary pearls

While pearls have always fascinated me, the single strand of graduated pearls always made me feel a little stuffy and not quite myself . But when I started to design … Continue reading

September 7, 2012 · Leave a comment

oh so clever!

German artist Gesine Hackenberg converts vintage ceramics into cleverly designed jewelry. Each piece is created using discs punched from plates, bowls and cups. Honestly, I am unsure as to which … Continue reading

August 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

art history + jewelry brought to life

I came across the work of British artist Maisie Broadhead this weekend: her series “Jewellry Depicted” breathes unexpected life into historical paintings, reinterpreting them as modern photographs. Really amazing concept … Continue reading

August 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

pretty little things: vika gazinskaya scribble jewels

I recently came across Russian desiner vika gazinskaya’s spring/summer 2012 collection and couldn’t resist sharing. Known for her modern interpretation of 1950’s silhouette’s, vika’s new collection highlights a line of … Continue reading

August 10, 2012 · 3 Comments

from the jewel box

I love jewelry: it is one of the many reasons that I started designing jewelry in the first place. I have oodles of books, magazines and websites that I drift … Continue reading

July 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

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