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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…

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…

#idazzletravels: VICENZAORO in Italy!

In one week, I’ll be on Italian soil. About an hour from Venice, there is a town with an illustrious goldsmith tradition: Vicenza, Italy. This city is now synonymous with an international jewelry tradeshow: VICENZAORO. I’m so excited and honored to be able to attend and see a truly…

“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…

Engagement Ring Trends: A New Setting for Old Diamonds, Erika Winters Bridal Jewelry

I feel so lucky to know a rather large network of jewelry writers and bloggers. All of these authors have their own voice and expertise, and add something elemental to the stories of jewelry. I love celebrating their successes and new…

Sharing the Rough Day Two: Another Facet of Africa

Day two in Africa with the Sharing the Rough* film documentary team illustrated how East Africans are adding value to the gem trade there. It was a visceral reminder that hope and significance can come from unlikely places…

BYOTP or Tips for Travel in Africa

I was very lucky, preparing for my trip to Africa with Sharing the Rough jewelry documentary, to have expert guidance from Roger Dery. Roger has been to Africa something like nineteen times, and has assembled extremely helpful information…

Guest Post: Rachel Dery, The Magic of a Picture

I am so thrilled to announce my FIRST EVER GUEST POST for idazzle.com! I can’t think of a better inaugural post than this account from Rachel Dery. Rachel is the daughter of very special people in the industry, Ginger and Roger Dery, gem cutter, dealer, and philanthropist…

Jewelry Gift Ideas for Men: Delphine Leymarie Facets Cufflinks #HintingSeason

Today’s gift idea is geared for men. I love men. I definitely don’t want to leave them out of the whole gift-giving fray. Plus, sometimes you have to give a little to get a little, right? This pair of cufflinks by Delphine Leymarie seems like…

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…