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JCK Las Vegas Designer Dish: Judi Powers and Baiyang Jewelry

I’m so glad that JCK Events asked me to profile a few prominent designers leading up the JCK Las Vegas jewelry show. This time, I had the pleasure of interviewing a friend I’ve made in the past couple of years, Judi Powers, and discovering a new-to-me inspiring artist, Baiyang…

Happy New Year! Words, Numbers and Intentions

Wow, 2015. A blur of beauty, experiences and great moments, from my first week in January at the GEM Awards and then faceting my own gemstone, to winning the Award for Excellence in Media from the Women’s Jewelry Association, to ending the year officially launching…

What’s New, Wendy Yue? Wendy Yue Jewellery at the Couture Show

One of my favorite jewelry designers to see at the Couture Show is Wendy Yue. It might be the colors, layers, fantastic forms, each piece more intriguing than the last that draws me. It’s a little like entering Wendy’s dream world…

Come See Jewelry Bloggers at #JCKTalks in Las Vegas

Las Vegas Jewelry Week. The phrase that strikes awe (first- or even second-timers), abject anxiety (designers frantically finishing collections) or high-voltage excitement in the hearts of jewelry industry people. It’s now less that 2 weeks from opening day…

“Everyone Is a Writer”

I had a situation this week that made me question–at least for a few angsty moments–idazzle.com and what I do with my time. A month or two ago, I made a proposal to an organization. They must have liked my idea: they did almost exactly what I proposed…

Be Part of a (Jewelry) Movie: Sharing The Rough

Have I mentioned that I’m going to be in a movie? No? Ok, just kidding. Maybe. Who doesn’t want to be some small part–or at least a voyeur into the process–of a film? I recently heard about a documentary movie project that follows a jewelry design…

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…

American Jewelry Design Council Exhibition at the Forbes Galleries NYC

For 25 years, the American Jewelry Design Council has been promoting the work of independent American jewelry artists. Before this important non-profit started in 1988, the perception was that only European-trained masters could be revered for their innovative designs…

Jewelry Designer Spotlight: Borgioni Private Collection Jewelry

Sometimes, jewelry is so expressive, you love pretty much everything in a collection. This was my experience with the mother/daughter design team of Borgioni Private Collection. I met Rhonda (mother) and Tiffany (daughter)…

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…