Monday, February 24, 2014

AMANDA JARON | A. JARON FINE JEWELRY

Antique 18K Gold and Sterling Silver
Lush Pendant Necklace with White Topaz
and Black Onyx
After numerous reconstructions by Spanish builders, the Cathedral of St. Augustine located in Augustine, Florida, is presently a U.S. National Historic Landmark.  Florida is also home to featured jewelry designer Amanda Jaron.

ERIKA O’DONNELL | COMPLEMENTOS FINE ART JEWELRY

Alicia Divertida Necklace with
Spiny Oyster Charm, Turquoise
and  Heishe Nuggets
Formed through numerous “underwater volcanic eruptions,” the Galapagos Islands are home to a variety of evolved animal life forms.  

Located along the equator in Ecuador two of the nineteen islands are named for Charles Darwin’s friends.  Ecuador is also the birthplace of featured jewelry designer Erika O’Donnell.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

BRIAN de STAIC

10K Gold Cashel Half Hoop Earrings
The Irish town of Dingle, located in County Kerry, is an area of scenic wonders that include the Blasket Islands; the pottery of craftsman Louis Mulcahy; and a fun-loving dolphin named Fungie. 

Ireland is also home to featured jewelry designer Brian de Staic.

MELISSA LEW BRADFORD | MELISSA LEW JEWELRY

Stainless Steel & Bamboo Longevity Necklace
with Bat Motif
A place of stunning natural beauty Jiuzhaigou Valley is a remarkable area of pristine lakes, waterfalls, and a variety of flora and fauna.  

Located in China’s Nanjing County, the Jiuzhaigou Valley’s beautiful landscapes is the habitat of the Great Panda.  

China is also the ancestral home of featured jewelry designer Melissa Lew Bradford.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

NICHOLAS KING

Resin Bangle with Oxidized Crystal Rose
Buttons Set Over Gunmetal Leaf
You could say the streets of York, located in England, lead one back into history.

“Built by Roman conquerors” the city is famous for its numerous connected passageways that allow visitors to see many fascinating attractions including the renowned York Minster cathedral.

England is also home to featured jewelry designer Nicholas King.

LIKA BEHAR

24K Gold and Oxidized Sterling Silver
Moonlight Sonata Pendant Necklace
with Labradorite
Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia (or the Church of Holy Wisdom) is a structure of unparalleled beauty. 

Though presently known as the Ayasofya Museum, the building is a stunning remnant of Turkish architecture.  Turkey is also home to featured jewelry designer Lika Behar.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

EMILY BAKER | SWORD + FERN

Ancient Future Necklace with
Sea Urchin Bones, Vintage Brass
Cubes and Car Parts
The Portland Japanese Garden, located in Portland, Oregon, ranks as one of the most authentic Japanese
gardens in the United States. 

The five acre site situated in Washington Park highlights a century-plus pagoda, waterfalls and raked white sands.  Oregon is also home to featured jewelry designer Emily Baker.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

GOLNAR GORGIN

Gold Plated Brass Wisdom Necklace
Located at the base of the Zargos Mountains in Iran are the ancient ruins of Persepolis.  

The city is still a locale of visual wonders that include the Gate of All Nations, the Tomb of the Kings, and the Eran Garden.  Iran is also the birthplace of featured jewelry designer Golnar Gorgin.

Monday, February 17, 2014

PIERRE-YVES PAQUETTE | PIERRE-YVES

14K Pink Gold Pendant Necklace
with Tahitian Keishi Pearl & Pink Sapphire
Cape Breton Island, located in Nova Scotia, Canada, holds within it one of the area’s most talked about Cabot Trail.  
trails:

The 185 mile highway dips and winds through the island’s most beautiful scenery.  Canada is also home to featured jewelry designer Pierre-Yves Paquette.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

YUKO FUJITA

Wood & Shell Lost World & Memory Reading
Pendant Necklaces
The lush beauty of Japan’s Heian Shrine Garden is an amazing place of landscaping and natural beauty. 

Divided into four sub-gardens that face south, west, middle and east each garden hosts tranquil ponds and floral arrangements of cherry blossoms, bush clover and irises.  Japan is also the birthplace of featured jewelry designer Yuko Fujita.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

GLENDA LOPEZ

Model Wears Sterling Silver Pendants & Rings
from Welcome Instinct Collection (left); and
Sterling Silver Fox Ring (right)
A collection of Spanish Islands off the northwestern coast of Africa boasts “white sandy beaches,” volcanic
landscapes and water attractions.

Known collectively as the Canary Islands, the exotic locales are a must-see for anyone who loves spectacular scenery and outdoor activities.  

Spain is also home to featured jewelry designer Glenda Lopez.

Monday, February 10, 2014

ISOBEL WALKER | frAsh

Trixie Turquoise Points Necklace with
White and Lemon Crystals & Gold-Filled Cable Chain
The 18th century Fortress of Louisbourg, located in Canada’s Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, is a “nostalgic”
site ripe with history. 

Initially built “to support the fishing industry,” the structure’s attractions presently educate visitors of Canada’s past.  Canada is also home to featured jewelry designer Isobel Walker.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

JACQUIE AICHE

Model Wearing Finger Bracelets, Layered
Necklaces & Rings from Jacquie Aiche's Instagram
The two, quartz-carved towers of the Colossi of Memmon, located near Luxor, Egypt, are ominous
representations of the ancient pharaoh Amenhotep II.

According to legend when the morning sun’s rays dance across them, Amenhotep II’s voice can be heard calling for his mother.  

Egypt is also the ancestral home of featured jewelry designer Jacquie Aiche.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

ASHA KAMAL MODI | ART KARAT

22K Gold Plated Chandrika Earrings
with Pearls, Turquoise and Gold Balls
India is renowned for its plethora of Jain faith temples.  Depending on their location—Uttar Pradesh, Jharkkhand or Hastinapur—the temples are alternately ornate, exotic or conservative in their architecture.  

India is also home to featured jewelry designerAsha Kamal Modi.
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