Fine Artisan Jewelry

#idazzledesires: Touchstone Jewelry Supports Breast Cancer Charities

Writing today’s #idazzledesires made me a little emotional. Even in the spirit of jewelry that gives back or does good in some way, this company is exceptional. This is as personal as jewelry can get, with a singular body part forever immortalized in precious metal. And it helps people emotionally and physically get through diagnosis [...]

#idazzledesires: Anabel Higgins Bracelet for Breast Cancer Charities

Anabel Higgins began making jewelry while recovering from breast cancer. Her jewelry originally featured vintage sporting medals from Britain, and has evolved into a fully-realized collection incorporating vintage jewelry with 18kt gold and fine silver. This bracelet…

#idazzledesires: Erika Winters Thea Engagement Ring

This isn’t just the holiday season–it’s also engagement season. I have heard that almost a third of annual proposals happen between Thanksgiving and New Years Day. I guess this is when promises and wishes really do come true. If you’re dreaming of a “white Christmas”…

idazzle.com Jewelry Designer Spotlight: Jamie Joseph Engagement Rings

Shhh. I’m going to let you in on a little jewelry secret. You know that incredibly popular designer with the gorgeous gemstone jewelry, Jamie Joseph? Yeah. That one. With the collectors that revere her like a rockstar and have at least one…

#idazzledesires: Just Jules Ruby and Diamond Earrings

It’s hard not to love Julie Romanenko of Just Jules. She has a vibrant personality and flawless style (and plenty of baked goods at her trade show booth). I especially admire the way she re-purposes vintage jewelry that is unloved or unworn, by giving it new life in rings, pendants…

idazzle.com Jewelry Designer Spotlight: Manya & Roumen Jewelry

I first became acquainted with Manya & Roumen a few years ago when I wrote this piece on bird jewelry. Their jewelry designs–dimensional, capricious–usually involve animals with character. Animals you might want to spend quality time with…

There Is No Such Thing As A Semi-Precious Gem

We need to ditch the semi-precious phrase. Stat.

In our overwhelming human need to stratify and rank, the jewelry industry ended up with a few arbitrary jewels crowned as the pinnacle. “Precious” gemstones: ruby, sapphire, and emerald. The rest: lumped…

WJA Northern California and Designers by the Bay

I so wish I was in NoCal this week. A veritable knock-out line-up of some of my favorite jewelry designers are together in San Francisco, on Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 for Designers by the Bay. All gathered for one night at the beautiful and historic Shreve and Co…

American Jewelry Design Council AJDC Exhibit Goes to Kent State University

The inspiring “Variations on a Theme” exhibit of one-of-a-kind creations by forty of America’s most influential jewelry designers is moving on. After spending seven successful months at the venerable Forbes Galleries…

idazzle.com Jewelry Designer Spotlight: Find Yourself in Colette Jewelry’s Blue Drift

One of the highlights of the Couture Jewelry Show is getting to visit Colette Jewelry and see what is new. Because there is always something very new: one-of-a-kind jewels, new collections, and jewelry…