Contemporary Jewelry Design Group

Women’s Jewelry Association Awards for Excellence 2015

On a balmy New York evening on July 27th, I attended the annual Women’s Jewelry Association Awards for Excellence Gala. I was nominated for an Award for Excellence in Editorial Media. For the third time. I joked that I was the Susan Lucci of jewelry editors…

CJDG In The Studio with Rebecca Overmann

As most of you know by now, I love to travel. And I love jewelry. So when I can combine the two, it’s pretty much perfection. We’ve launched a new series over on the Contemporary Jewelry Design Group’s website, called “In The Studio” where I get to visit…

Contemporary Jewelry Design Group Tastemaker Interview: Marion Fasel

“Jewelry is the most personal thing we own, we have. Jewelry tells a story.” –Marion Fasel
I had the recent pleasure of meeting with Marion Fasel, author, jewelry expert, and Contributing Editor for InStyle Magazine. As an admirer, and also as an editor, I wanted to…

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…

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…

Global Good: An Interview with Dorothée Gizenga of The Diamond Development Initiative

As the Editor of the Contemporary Jewelry Design Group’s website, I have the opportunity to profile some incredible jewelry designers as well as write about issues that are important to the artisan jewelry community…

Jewelry Designer Spotlight: Michael Good

Michael Good is a jewelry designer, artist, and metalsmith who transcends all of those titles in the jewelry industry. It has been over 35 years since Michael took a workshop that demonstrated putting a curve in a flat sheet of metal…

Jewelry Designer Spotlight: Alexandra Hart

Designer and goldsmith Alexandra Hart is deeply committed to ethical sourcing for metals and gemstones for her nature-inspired jewelry designs. Dramatic, yet somehow balanced…

Contemporary Jewelry Design Group Members Shine in Sparkle for Sandy Relief Auction

The Sparkle for Sandy Relief Auction is a remarkable collaboration of over 90 jewelry designers and a New York jewelry retailer who pulled it all together. The designer jewelry is being auctioned to help Waves for Water