Diamonds

A Gem’s Journey: Muzo Emeralds from Colombia to Robert Procop Exceptional Jewels

I recently had the pleasure of attending a special event in Los Angeles. It’s hard to resist the allure of gems, especially when those gems are the most vivid green and sought-after emeralds in the world, from the famed Muzo mine…

The Jewelry Industry Summit March 2016

I had a very enjoyable and informative discussion with Lisa Bridge, of Ben Bridge Jeweler, in her office in downtown Seattle. As we passed a room full of watchmakers working on customer repairs, Lisa explained the roots of the family business…

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…

Jewelry Designer Spotlight: Colette Jewelry Interview

nternational jewelry designer Colette Steckel is a master of stones. Gems, that is. Drawn to them at an early age, she has a mission to showcase gems in settings that reveal their true beauty…

Jewelry Designer Spotlight: Jordan Alexander Jewelry Interview

I love it when an emerging jewelry designer hits a home run right from the start. Jordan Alexander Jewelry is a new designer jewelry company…

New Meus Designs

A few months ago I had the pleasure of interviewing Meus Designs, click here to see her amazing collections and read about her inspirations. The designer, Suneera Swarup, has a real gift…

How to Reset Your Engagement Ring (and Why It’s Okay to Change Your Mind)

You thought you could never be happier than when he first slipped that ring on your finger! You had your ring, and your love…forever! But now it’s 14 years later, and…

Special Jewelry for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

I want to shout out a couple of amazing retailers and manufacturers who have special offers in the month of October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. These are a great way to fashionably treat yourself, and do something wonderful at the same time…

Designer Spotlight: An Interview with Jewelry Designer Wendy Brandes

I have been stalking, I mean, following jewelry designer Wendy Brandes for over 2 years now, ever since I typed “Jewelry Blog” into a search engine in 2008 and she came up as number 1 or 2…

Designer Spotlight: An Interview with Jewelry Designer evelynH

One of the more enjoyable idazzle.com perks is that I get to interview fantastic jewelry designers. I love getting a glimpse into their world…