With my own personal style being one of mix and match – vintage with contemporary, high with low, old with new – eclectic vintage jewelry is the perfect counterpoint to my contemporary pearl designs. Over the … Continue reading

March 25, 2014 · Leave a comment


Each season springs from a singular design inspiration: whether a theme I just can’t stop thinking about, or a photograph that strikes my fancy, or the discovery of an awesome … Continue reading

March 17, 2014 · Leave a comment


Here’s a sneak peak at a few of the new pieces in our new wholesale catalog! CONTEMPORARY COLLAR . pearl applique on metal collar PEARL BELT . pearl applique on … Continue reading

January 14, 2014 · Leave a comment


All Things Artisanal is a gorgeously curated website overflowing with beautifully handcrafted products.  Think high-end etsy meets Fab. From ceramics to apparel to food, you are sure to discover something … Continue reading

October 11, 2013 · Leave a comment


Tradeshow season is here!  That means weekends of bin schlepping, booth building, inventory hauling and client chatting. Hours aside, tradeshows are particularly challenging because of space and transport constraints.  How do … Continue reading

October 5, 2013 · 7 Comments

Summer Sale

Don’t forget: some of our favorite summer pearls  go on sale this afternoon here!  PLUS, we added a VERY limited number of new fall goodies to the list for a … Continue reading

August 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Luxury mixed with humility

Every so often, you stumble on an image that embodies all that you were trying, but failing, to say with words. I felt that way after rediscovering this photo spread … Continue reading

August 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Deja vu

Stumbled upon this Louis Vuitton collar for Fall 2013 and smiled a little – reminds us a little of  our Adorned pearl collar!!   Images courtesy of Louis Vuitton and … Continue reading

July 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

In the studio

We’ve got goals!  Our newest one: to let you see what our days at Elisabeth Newton look like. The the Studio is our newest blog category featuring our creative process, … Continue reading

June 26, 2013 · 1 Comment

Our new Online Shop!

Our new online shopping site is finally here!! Hop over to check out the new Urchin collection of Italian coral and porcupine quill, or the Studded collection of pearls studded … Continue reading

June 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Tiffany’s + Gatsby

It seems as though everyone is abuzz about the new Gatsby movie. Personally I am most excited to see the jewelry from the film….clearly in part because it is laden … Continue reading

May 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

is coral the new ivory?

I am the first to admit that I love coral – its texture, its coloration, its form. Yet I often grapple with the fact that coral often has an unknown source of … Continue reading

March 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

behind the scenes: fashion week

March 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

charleston fashion week

We are officially Charleston bound to show at the opening day of Charleston Fashion Week!! Stay tuned for great updates and photos this week… and be sure to pick up … Continue reading

March 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Come on in!

A little 360′ peek at our studio space in North Carolina.  Many thanks to Google for photographing this wonderful virtual tour!

February 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

tucson gem show

I just returned from my first sourcing trip at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show. Tucson is the Super Bowl of gem shows: 43 shows in 41 locations over the … Continue reading

February 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

white dresses boutique

A sneak peek at the amazing bridal boutique White Dresses in Huntsville, AL! We are so excited to be working with them. I don’t know about y’all, but I personally … Continue reading

February 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

behind the scenes: weddings magazine photoshoot

Earlier this summer my wedding jewelry was included in a photoshoot for Weddings Magazine.  Shot at an abandoned 1940’s water treatment plant in North Carolina, the shoot put contemporary gowns … Continue reading

December 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

delicious jewelry

These past few weeks have been chalked full of jewelry events and shows. And though exhausting, often the best part is discovering other wonderful artists from around the country.  With … Continue reading

November 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

a new studio

        This month marked a move into a new studio space at Golden Belt at 807 East Main Street in Durham, NC. Formally a textile factory in … Continue reading

September 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

collection sneak peak: natural wonders

New drusy quartz studs from the natural wonders collection!  These shimmering puddle-like studs will debut this fall alongside tusk pendants, coral collars and porcupine quills. Based loosely on a curiosity … Continue reading

September 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

fall collection sneak peak: bits + pieces

Collection #2 for fall pairs pearls with vintage snaffle bits, tack and equestrian hardware.  Here’s a little peak into the style boards for the bits + pieces collection: Be sure … Continue reading

August 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

bejeweled headbands

With a bridal magazine editorial shoot coming up this fall, I have been asked to consider expanding my wedding collection to  include headbands. I love this idea and have been … Continue reading

August 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

a sneak peak: fall 2012 collection preview

I am very excited about the materials for the Fall 2012 collection, one of which will be a series of Mozambican mpingo wood cuffs.  Mpingo is a rich dark wood … Continue reading

July 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

Fall Schedule

Very excited to be invited to join jewelrySPARK in Raleigh, NC this Fall!  FashionSPARK is a juried selection of emerging designers. Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland and Alabama so far: check … Continue reading

July 11, 2012 · Leave a comment


we’re now tweeting!  follow me here: @elisabethjewels

June 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

just a friendly reminder…

Just a few short days left in the  S U M M E R   S T U D I O   S A L E !  Things have been selling out … Continue reading

June 19, 2012 · Leave a comment


I am officially off to Africa to romp, travel and collect goodies for the upcoming Fall collection. Personally, I can think of no better place to draw inspiration from: the … Continue reading

June 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

in the studio

I officially expand + move my studio next month, so needless to say I have studio space on the brain.  I thought I would share a couple of my favorite … Continue reading

June 7, 2012 · Leave a comment

meet our new online shop!

The first of two new websites debuting this summer: come check out the new online shop:! We also learned a neat new trick and linked our online shop to … Continue reading

May 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

elisabeth newton featured in the Richmond Times-Dispatch!

Very excited to share an article in this week’s Richmond Times Dispatch about Bizarre Bazaar featuring elisabeth newton jewelry!  We will be participating next week’s Bizarre in Richmond, VA from … Continue reading

November 24, 2011 · Leave a comment

annnnnd we’re back!

Hi friends: So, we have been busy bees since our last post!  From moving the studio from Washington, DC to Chapel Hill, NC; launching the business full time; designing, crafting … Continue reading

November 7, 2011 · Leave a comment

pearl jam

With pearls popping up everywhere this spring, its fun to think if interesting way to reinvent the classic necklace.  Whether you decide to layer oodles of pearls together with long … Continue reading

April 26, 2011 · Leave a comment


As with my sisters, my mom started collecting charms for my charm bracelet beginning when I was a little girl.  Collectively they are my life’s stories: what I have seen, where … Continue reading

April 22, 2011 · Leave a comment

how to spot a fake

When looking at jewelry, how can you tell a real pearl from a fake one?  Here are a couple tips to help! Imperfectly Perfect.  Like most good things in life, … Continue reading

April 11, 2011 · Leave a comment

styled – mix it up!

So I get bored with things… a lot.  When picking out jewelry for myself – as well as designing it for others – I always love to have the option … Continue reading

April 7, 2011 · Leave a comment

louise brooks…. meet alexander mcqueen

These are my current obsessions: textural, refined, gritty, deconstructed, and indulgent. Mmmmm… they are all so delightfully yummy… Photos Alexander McQueen; The Getty Image Collection

November 12, 2010 · Leave a comment

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