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Beautifully Sustainable Diamonds: Avilan Storied Diamonds

Do you want stunning design in diamond jewelry, and complete confidence in how the diamond and metals were sourced? If the word sustainable is more than a buzzword in your life, you need to know about Avilan Storied Diamonds. Avilan represents eco ethical diamonds that are independently certified as 100% up-cycled post-consumer and processed with [...]

Robert Procop Emerald Collection on Tour

When a group reaches a critical mass of talent, they just have to tour. I’m not talking about a rock band, although ‘The Emeralds’ would be a great name. This time I’m talking about some truly spectacular gemstones, some of which are such rarities they almost defy description…

Calling All Jewelry Designers: New Designer Gallery at JA New York

Hey, this is a shout out to all my jewelry designer friends, particularly if you’re a new talent who recently launched your business. The JA New York Show has announced that applications are now being accepted for the coveted New Designer Gallery…

Jewelry Designer Spotlight: Jenny Reeves San Francisco

It is my great pleasure to combine two favorite passions whenever possible: travel and jewelry. Travel is necessary for my perspective, knowledge, and empathy. I try to fuse travel with visiting jewelry designers on their turf…

Engagement Ring Trends: Beautiful Designer Engagement Rings Under $2000

I read recently that most Americans (58% to be exact) don’t want to spend more than $2000 for an engagement ring. An engagement ring is a highly personal exchange between two people who are committing to each other…

Engagement Ring Trends: A New Setting for Old Diamonds, Erika Winters Bridal Jewelry

I feel so lucky to know a rather large network of jewelry writers and bloggers. All of these authors have their own voice and expertise, and add something elemental to the stories of jewelry. I love celebrating their successes and new…

Gemstone Central: Color Trend Review from AGTA and Tucson Gem Shows

I spent a whirlwind couple of days in Tucson, AZ, home to the Tucson Gem Shows. I spent most of my time at the AGTA GemFair, which is the crowning jewel, so to speak, of the whole Tucson gemstone circus…

Happy New Year from idazzle.com!

I’m still a little in awe of how things and people came together for me, personally and professionally, in 2013. This past year, I interviewed and profiled no fewer than 17 jewelry designers…

idazzle.com Jewelry Trunk Show

It’s been quite a year for idazzle.com. In November 2013, I hosted a jewelry trunk show at my new studio space in Seattle, WA. This space represents a bit of a dream come true for me. After several years of working more with words and code and images, I really felt compelled to play with [...]

Jewelry Gift Idea: Robert Procop Necklace

Ok, so do you want the good news or the not-so-good news first? Yes, I thought so. I’m a give-me-the-bad-news-first kind of girl myself. So: if you haven’t purchased a jewelry gift by this time, it’s pretty late…