physical jewelers

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. These seriously enchanting creatures and extraordinary cocktail and wedding rings suggest a timeless, skilled craft. So it may [...]

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…

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…

What Have I Been Up To? New idazzle.com Showroom in Seattle

I am so lucky! Everyday, I feel that the world of jewelry design is my own personal jewelry box. I get to open up the (virtual) box daily and write about and feature the jewelry that most strikes my fancy. Well, now I’m even luckier…

A Visit to Lost Wax Studio in NYC

While in New York City recently for the Women’s Jewelry Association In The Know conference, I paid a visit to an interesting store in Nolita. Lost Wax Studio is an innovative approach to retail that you should drop by if you have a chance. In a charming storefront at 171 Elizabeth Street, you can often [...]

Greenwich Jewelers Sparkle for Sandy Relief Jewelry Auction

Jennifer Gandia, co-owner of Greenwich Jewelers in downtown Manhattan, watched the path of destruction through lower Manhattan and coastal communities with a heavy heart. Jennifer and the Greenwich Jewelers team felt compelled to do something…

Fashion’s Night Out Jewelry Events in New York City

I almost made it to Fashion Week in NYC this week. Ultimately it was too hard to pull off, and I am both sad and relieved. I’m lamenting missing the energy and excitement of the week, but it is also a total hot mess…

Review of Fragments.com

Fragments, the trend-setting retailer and jewelry showroom in New York City, just unveiled their brand, shiny new website this week at www.Fragments.com. I have spent some time on the site this week…

Fragments NYC Event: Beth Bernstein “My Charmed Life” Book Party

On Wednesday, July 11th, Fragments Jewelry in SoHo is hosting a wonderful event. If I were in NYC right now, I would DEFINITELY go…

Jewelry Giveaway: Greenwich Jewelers Labradorite and Diamond Necklace

I could not be more thrilled: our biggest giveaway yet! One lucky reader will WIN this AMAZING labradorite and diamond necklace, designed and made by Greenwich Jewelers in New York City!