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

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

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

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

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

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

jewelry display – for walls

I’ve run out of room on my own dresser and after seeing Kelly Wearstler’s amazing jewelry wall, I thought a little inspiration for how to organize and hang jewelry might … Continue reading

November 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

not your mother’s pearls…

There are all sorts of fun things happening with pearls these days – many of which are defying the traditional stuffiness sometimes associated with pearl jewelry.  Here are a few … Continue reading

November 22, 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

girls + their pearls

Clockwise from top left: Jackie Kennedy; Josephine Baker; Coco Chanel; Diana Vreeland

September 9, 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

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

styled – friday styling inspirations

Mix + match your favorite pendants for a lighter summery look. Play with positive + negative space: cutouts make great spaces for showing off jewels.  Plus it completely changes the … Continue reading

August 3, 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

styled – weddings

Pretty from behind. Keep in mind that for much of your ceremony yours and your bridesmaid’s backs will be to your guests.  When selecting wedding jewelry, don’t forget to look … Continue reading

July 17, 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

bejeweled runways

Rodarte Fall 2012 Jewelry is not just leisurely draping itself on necks, wrists and ears for its walk on the runway, but is also being used to adorn hair. Nestling … Continue reading

June 22, 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

what the?!

Natural, cultured, faux – what is the actual difference in the types of pearls?! N A T U R A L : these guys have no artificial core and are … Continue reading

June 12, 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

styled – fall jewelry styling tips

I love stacked bracelets! Don’t be afraid to mix and match different patterns when trying it. Key is that if you go big on the bracelets, go minimal elsewhere.  It … Continue reading

June 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

styled – weddings

Jewelry for your wedding can be daunting – there is lots to think about and an overwhelming number of decisions to balance. Here are a couple things I always advise … Continue reading

June 2, 2012 · Leave a comment

it’s knot easy….

You will often find high quality pearls are knotted on a simple silk thread.  These knots not only prevent your pearls from bumping and scratching one another, but also thwarts … Continue reading

May 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

styled – breaking the rules

Don’t be afraid of mixing high and low: it’s a super cute way to add a little sparkle to your favorite weekend sweatshirt.  Added bonus: try layering your necklace under … Continue reading

May 22, 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

what in the world is a keshi pearl?!

While showing at various gift shows these past couple weeks, there have been couple reoccurring pearl questions, one of which is “what in the world is a keshi pearl?!”  Keshi … Continue reading

November 11, 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

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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