Wendy Brandes

Women’s Jewelry Association Awards for Excellence 2015

On a balmy New York evening on July 27th, I attended the annual Women’s Jewelry Association Awards for Excellence Gala. I was nominated for an Award for Excellence in Editorial Media. For the third time. I joked that I was the Susan Lucci of jewelry editors…

Las Vegas Jewelry Week 2014: The People Edition

Leaving the JCK Las Vegas and Couture jewelry shows, I was exhausted. My toes bled. I think I collectively slept about 11 hours in 6 days. But when it came time to say goodbye to friends, I was wishing for a later flight…

Valentine’s Day Jewelry Gift Ideas

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Chocolate is fine, but with great chocolate available at most grocery check-out stands, is it really that special? An iPad would be great, but, I hate to break it to you, I think they’re getting that for themselves…

Welcome 2011! New Year, more idazzle…

It’s another blank slate, this shiny new year, with the string of “Add New Posts” stretching before me. Before I embark on all my new ideas, half-formed and germinated during 2+ weeks of relative quiet, I thought I would reflect briefly on the previous year. I want to humbly thank…

Beautiful Bezel Settings for Busy Women

It seems that every time I meet up with a group of busy women who know about my passion for jewelry, the talk turns to rings. Specifically, rings that are beautiful and don’t get in their way. No one wants to change their lifestyle…

Ode to a Simple Wedding Band

In my recent interview with the amazing Wendy Brandes, she mentioned that she nevers wears jewelry around the house for reasons she outlines on her blog. Which is funny, because I never wear jewelry around home either…

Designer Spotlight: An Interview with Jewelry Designer Wendy Brandes

I have been stalking, I mean, following jewelry designer Wendy Brandes for over 2 years now, ever since I typed “Jewelry Blog” into a search engine in 2008 and she came up as number 1 or 2…

Great Gift Ideas for Men: Cufflinks

I’ve done a few gift guides lately, but I can’t forget the guys! I know, every gift list for men has cufflinks, but what else besides a watch and maybe a wedding ring are guys going to wear…