Contemporary Jewelry Design Group

#idazzlepicks: The CJDG Cindy Edelstein Memorial Auction

I’m stunned, excited, and can barely tear myself away from watching the bidding on the CJDG Cindy Edelstein Memorial Auction…so many incredible jewelry designers have donated jewelry for an auction in Cindy Edelstein’s name to benefit Jewelers for Children, and a special Women’s Jewelry Association scholarship fund bearing her name. I’m excited because this idea […]

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