handmade jewelry

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…

JCK Las Vegas Designer Dish: Audrius Krulis and Patrick Murphy

In another installment of my series for JCK Online, you can read about my latest obsession: iconic jewelry designers Audrius Krulis and Patrick Murphy of Murphy Designs. This is an excerpt, you can get entire article/interview at jckonline.com.

CJDG In The Studio with Jennifer Dawes

As the Editor of the Contemporary Jewelry Design Group website, I’m excited about our new “In the Studio” series! Combining travel and jewelry is my favorite thing to do, and visiting jewelry designers in the spaces where they create…

#idazzlepicks: ELEUTERIO Filigree at Luxe Intelligence JCK

At the recent Luxury by JCK show in Las Vegas, I was so happy to stumble in to the Luxe Intelligence booth. Actually, “booth” does not do the space justice: it was a spectacularly curated collection…

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…

idazzle.com Jewelry Designer Spotlight: Arman Sarkisyan Jewelry

Elaborate. Byzantine. Exquisite. I can try and come up with a word that describes Arman Sarkisyan’s jewelry creations, but words, for once, seem inadequate. His jewelry surprises with intricate details. In his work, gemstones speak with authority…

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…

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 Ideas: EnA Fine Jewelry Pendant #HintingSeason

This pendant from EnA Fine Jewelry design duo of Karen and James Moustafellos hits all the high notes. It is handmade in the USA. It’s fine jewelry, made of sterling silver. It is perfectly on trend with clean, geometric lines. It has a nice scale…

Jewelry Designer Spotlight: Daria de Koning Fine Jewelry

While in New York City recently, I got to meet an artist I’ve admired on Twitter (the source of a lot of interesting and unexpected friendships), Daria de Koning. We met at her studio, a fun and functional space in the Tribeca neighborhood…