Jewelry

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…

#idazzletravels: #ChasingBijoux, A Jewelry Tour of Paris with Bijoux Society

I think it’s no surprise that I love Paris. If you follow my Instagram, you likely saw a recent lovefest stream of artfully cropped images of architecture, art, parks, and, of course, wine. Just looking at Paris feeds my aesthetic side. When I found out…

The Year (Decade?) of Magical Thinking

Do you ever have that vortex-of-time thing happen to you? Where hours go by while you are with someone or doing something, and it’s never enough time? This happened to me about a week ago, when Jennifer Dawes of Dawes Design was visiting Seattle. Jennifer is a talented…

Happy New Year!

I received this journal as a gift in 2013 and started using in early in 2014. It’s nearly full, the last few pages filling up as the year winds down. There are entries early on that are nearly illegible, as I scribbled my thoughts while bouncing along the red dirt roads in East Africa. Some missives were scripted on airplanes…

Social Media Success and The Women’s Jewelry Association

Ok, a quick show of hands: who is afraid of Twitter? Paralyzed by Google+? Confused by Klout? Last week, my friend and fellow jewelry writer/blogger, Erika Winters and I asked those very questions, when we presented our strategies and tips for Social Media…

2013 Jewelry Trends: Body Jewelry, One-of-a-Kinds, Geometry, and Layers…

Fresh from the floor of the Couture Jewelry Show and JCK Show, here are the trends I documented: I saw lots of jewelry that mantles the human form…

Greenwich Jewelers Annual Winter Sale

If you have been coveting anything from recent features, like the Valentine’s Day Gift Guide, now is your chance to buy it ON SALE from Greenwich Jewelers. Located in downtown New York City, this retailer is one of my favorites in the country…

Cyber Monday Jewelry Deals

Cyber Monday is shaping up to be a great time to buy jewelry, whether for yourself or for a gift! Here is a round up of some great deals…

Jewelry Designer Spotlight: Dori Csengeri Interview

Are you looking for something different from your jewelry? Searching for vibrant, unapologetic color and texture? Dori Csengeri is creating some fantastic pieces of art in her atelier. Color, painstaking workmanship, and detail all translate into wearable sculpture…

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…