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Contemporary Jewelry Design Group Tastemaker Interview: Marion Fasel

“Jewelry is the most personal thing we own, we have. Jewelry tells a story.” –Marion Fasel
I had the recent pleasure of meeting with Marion Fasel, author, jewelry expert, and Contributing Editor for InStyle Magazine. As an admirer, and also as an editor, I wanted to…

Jewelry Trends from VICENZAORO The Boutique Show

If you’re been following my adventures on Instagram, you already know that my recent visit to the VICENZAORO jewelry show in Italy was pretty much a treasure trove of gorgeous jewels. VICENZAORO’s tagline is “The Future. Now.” I saw some definite…

#idazzletravels: VICENZAORO The Boutique Show

I am leaving my first VICENZAORO jewelry show with that singular mix of exhaustion and exhilaration. The exhaustion is likely from trans-atlantic travel and an exciting pace of activities that VICENZAORO show organizers set up. The exhilaration…

#idazzledesires: Malak Atut ZAIKEN Jewelry

Graceful transition is a theme for Malak Atut of ZAIKEN Jewelry. Personally, she embodies modern transition through her roles as jewelry designer, mom, business owner, and President of the Contemporary Jewelry Design Group. She spends her days…

#idazzledesires: Keep Calm and Sparkle On

Today, #idazzledesires isn’t a thing. Not a tangible thing, anyway. This is a desire for calm. Peace. Reflection. Bliss, even. This is about the time, in the arc of holiday time between actually enjoying the music and decorations to that frantic…

#idazzledesires: Touchstone Jewelry Supports Breast Cancer Charities

Writing today’s #idazzledesires made me a little emotional. Even in the spirit of jewelry that gives back or does good in some way, this company is exceptional. This is as personal as jewelry can get, with a singular body part forever immortalized in precious metal…

#idazzledesires: Anabel Higgins Bracelet for Breast Cancer Charities

Anabel Higgins began making jewelry while recovering from breast cancer. Her jewelry originally featured vintage sporting medals from Britain, and has evolved into a fully-realized collection incorporating vintage jewelry with 18kt gold and fine silver. This bracelet…

#idazzledesires: Just Jules Ruby and Diamond Earrings

It’s hard not to love Julie Romanenko of Just Jules. She has a vibrant personality and flawless style (and plenty of baked goods at her trade show booth). I especially admire the way she re-purposes vintage jewelry that is unloved or unworn, by giving it new life in rings, pendants…

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…

Ten Things I am Stealing from France

No, I didn’t actually stuff the Niki de Saint Phalle sculpture in the overhead compartment. (But I wanted to.) If the Instagram feed wasn’t still there, I would think that I had dreamed my trip to France. But no, I can see that I really was in Paris, living in the Marais. I doubt that [...]