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

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

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: 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

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

real weddings: jayna + ben

I recently had the pleasure of working with Jayna to select 3 unique pieces for her bridesmaids. Custom wedding jewelry is one of the many perks to my job: I … Continue reading

September 5, 2012 · Leave a comment

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

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

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