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#idazzletravels: Paris

Five weeks in Paris. It sounds luxurious, to say it out loud, or write it down. Our family is in Paris for five weeks, and in France for seven weeks total: mostly for work, but partly for pleasure. We’re two weeks into our trip, and feeling just a little like we live here. We have [...]

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 [...]

Happy Holidays from idazzle.com!

The children are nestled all snug in their beds… I need to go be Santa now, but wanted to wish everyone a wonderful, healthy, happy holiday season. Here’s to hope, peace, art, reflection, beauty, joy and love now and in the New Year. XOXOXO, Monica

Jewelry Gift Idea: Robert Procop Necklace

Ok, so do you want the good news or the not-so-good news first? Yes, I thought so. I’m a give-me-the-bad-news-first kind of girl myself. So: if you haven’t purchased a jewelry gift by this time, it’s pretty late…

Jewelry Gift Idea: Jamie Joseph Necklace #HintingSeason

Ok, now is when Holiday decisions have to be made in earnest. The guaranteed-delivery-by emails are starting to roll in. But there’s no need to panic yet. Not when there are pieces like this Jamie Joseph necklace still available, and able to ship in time…

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 Gift Ideas: Syna Mogul Peacock Pendant #HintingSeason

I have interviewed the design duo behind Syna Jewels a few times. Dharmesh and Namrata are a couple of my favorite people in the industry: everything just seems so hopeful when they are around. For a holiday gift idea…

Jewelry Gift Ideas: Shamila Jiwa Pendants #HintingSeason

I’m counting down the holidays this season with a jewelry gift-a-day. Today’s choice is a pendant from Seattle-based designer Shamila Jiwa. Shamila has a way with gemstones. Each gem is carefully curated, and then exquisitely set…

Jewelry Gift Ideas: Vicente Agor Bracelets #HintingSeason

I have published all sorts of gift guides in the five year history of idazzle.com. I’ve done gift guides by price range, and gift guides for jewelry essentials and designer jewelry. Actually, the entire site functions as one giant gift guide…