pearl jam

Ear cuffs are popping up everywhere this spring and I am a little obsessed. I came across this magazine spread recently and fell in love with the pearl studs: such … Continue reading

May 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

jewelry storage + display inspiration

A selection of some of my favorite jewelry storage and display ideas: I love the idea of using everyday objects to store your jewelry… from frames, to books, to antique … Continue reading

May 30, 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

wedding styled

From feathers to big necklaces to pearl adorned hair, here are some wedding styling photos to inspire!   all images from pinterest.

May 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

inside the sketchbooks

Peeking into the journals of an artist or designer exposes the process, the influence and the pieces that compose their view of the world. Italian designer Antonio Marras’s journals might … Continue reading

May 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

technology + fashion

Lanvin’s artistic director Alber Elbaz might be one of my favorite people in this world. Delicious designs aside, his insight into the fashion industry is always delightfully relevant and incredibly … Continue reading

May 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

collaborate on your clothes

I can’t tell you how many times I have come across an awesome piece of clothing and moaned about how I wished it came in another color or pattern. Which … Continue reading

April 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

contemporarize your pearls

Pearls often get a bad wrap for being stuffy and traditional.  But the reality is that it is easy to breathe new life into your pearls.  Here are a couple … Continue reading

April 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

inspired spaces

Creative spaces are always amazing to me: they are intimate reflections of ourselves, of our craft, of our work. Peeking into an artist’s space lends insight into what inspires them … Continue reading

April 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

add some style to your jewelry

All so often we treat jewelry as an afterthought – something to add to or complete an outfit. So this week I challenge you to flip flop your thinking and … Continue reading

April 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

A little less stuff

I have always been a big proponent of swapping volume and quantity for a little less stuff. Recently I learned of The Minimalists – a blog espousing the benefit of … Continue reading

April 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Whatcha looking at?! How to tell natural from treated pearls

Pearl coloration and treatments are a tricky topic: advancement of treatment processes result in a larger range of pearl colors available on the market.  Natural pearls come in natural colors: … Continue reading

April 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

underground kings

Awesome photoshoot and lookbook for Trendland inspired by Drake’s song “Underground Kings”.  Not only is the tribal jewelry by Anndrea Neen and MAWI just plain bad ass, but the styling … Continue reading

April 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

back to basics

Steeped in a clean, minimalist aesthetic, online retailer Everlane touts high quality basics. Always one to add gorgeous simplicity to my closet (all the better to show off some jewels), … Continue reading

April 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

picasso paintings as fashion

Photographer Eugenio Recuenco photographs are a fantastically fun homage to Picasso’s paintings. Captured in the photographs are the awkward, contoured lines of Picasso’s paintings juxtaposed with a dreamy hallucinatory aura. … Continue reading

March 29, 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

haute chicks

You have to love this amazing luxury jewelry photoshoot by photographer Peter Lippmann. These ‘haute’ chicks are featured for Marie Claire 2 wearing Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Buccellati and … Continue reading

March 25, 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

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

preview: new bridal jewelry collection

Click the photo above to see the slideshow of our new bridal collection on the runway!  Many thanks to Traditions by Anna for the gorgeous gowns!

March 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Alexander McQueen online?!

Oh Alexander McQueen – just when I thought you couldn’t get any better, you go and add an amazing new website that allows to shop looks straight from your runway … Continue reading

March 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

they’re taking on vouge?!

Luxury online brand Net-A-Porter is launching a new online magazine called The Edit.  Adding editorial fashion and content to its already impressive resume, Net-A-Porter takes online magazines to a new … Continue reading

March 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

put your thing down, flip it + reverse it

While I often skip watching the Oscars, I never miss hawking the jewelry and fashion the next day. It is always fun to spot (and let’s be honest, sometimes get … Continue reading

March 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

pushing pearls: why we love chanel

Pearls are to Chanel as to what Bonnie was to Clyde: drop dead gorgeous, flawlessly styled and the best sidekick one could ask for. While I will always adore the … Continue reading

March 10, 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

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

jewelry storage

February 24, 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

the art of fashion

A gorgeous video on the creative process behind fashion. Fencing in Jill Sander, hopping a motorcycle in Chanel and skateboarding in Dolce & Gabbana. Photographer Walter Chin lets us peek … Continue reading

February 15, 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

new website find: ebay for fashionistas

I recently stumbled on Bib + Tuck, an amazing website for swapping your designer duds. A members only site much like Gilt or Ruelala, Bib + Tuck is a fashion … Continue reading

February 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

the simplest of things…

I discovered COS a couple years ago in London and fell…hard. I love simple, modern lines in clothing, particularly because I have such a love affair with jewelry. COS pairs … Continue reading

February 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

what a gem! a buyers guide for pearls.

Monday I hop to Tucson to buy raw materials at the largest buying show in North America. Each year, over 50,000 people descend on this little Arizona town to ruffle … Continue reading

January 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

real weddings: a new editorial from Events Magazine

All photos courtesy of Green Tea Photography. All jewelry + headbands Elisabeth Newton Contemporary Pearls.  Wedding dress White Dresses Boutique.

January 15, 2013 · 2 Comments

unlock the doors!

Artist Frida Kahlo’s closet unlocked its doors for the first time in almost 50 years. Known as much for her groundbreaking artwork as for her acute sense of personal style, … Continue reading

January 14, 2013 · Leave a 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

real weddings: blair + spencer

Blair and Spencer’s gorgeous summer wedding was an elegant pairing of soft greys and yellows. After seeing her bridesmaid dresses, Blair and I decided on a versatile double strand of … Continue reading

December 21, 2012 · 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

mix + match

Sometimes I find clients are scared to mix + match their jewelry: certainly it is easier to stick with traditional earring + necklace sets, or a certain color, metal or … Continue reading

December 7, 2012 · Leave a comment

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