Wednesday, April 30, 2014

SUZIE GALLEHUGH | SUZANNA DAI

Calypso Earrings with M-O-P Disc Beads, Seed Beads,
Bugles and Rhinestones
One of the most iconic theaters in New York City is the Albany Palace Theater.

Opened to the public during The Great Depression, the one-time vaudeville theater is renowned for its “ornate Austrian baroque design” and murals. 

New York is also home to featured jewelry designer Suzie Gallehugh.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

ZANDRA LORENA SAJBIN

Sterling Silver and Lilac Power of Life 
Dangle Earrings
Flores, Guatemala is a scenic conduit that leads to the Tikal National Park.

Walk along distinctive cobblestone roads to eateries and handicraft stores, or on a boat ride along the lake Lago Peten Itza.

Central America is also home to featured jewelry designer Zandra Lorena Sajbin.

Monday, April 28, 2014

NIAMH SPAIN

Ivory Acrylic and Brass Anto Lope Pendant Necklace
Ireland’s oldest city, Waterford, is a destination replete with activities for everyone.

The beach lover can enjoy the golden sands of Dunmore East Beach while the art buff will enjoy the municipal art collection at Waterford City Hall.

Ireland is also home to featured jewelry designer Niamh Spain.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

HOLLYWOOD'S BEST KEPT SECRET | DESIGNER JEWELRY IN AWARD SHOW GIFT BAGS (VIDEO)

Anyone who tunes in for the Oscars and Golden Globe Awards knows that dazzling designer jewelry literally floods the red carpet.  Names like Neil Lane (USA), Fred Leighton (USA) and Cartier (France) fall from the lips of celebrities adorned in these brands' glamorous trinkets.

What many may not know is that stunning designer jewelry from lesser known jewelry artisans is often behind-the-scenes in gift bags for nominees.  Introducing four jewelry designers who hold the honor of providing fab creations for Oscar and Golden Globe "swag bags."

 

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

EASTER AHN

14K Gold-Filled Blue Jade
and Apatite Maia Earrings
There are many iconic historic structures in Korea and one of them is the Popchusa Temple.

Built over 1,300 years ago the temple is believed to be dedicated to Maitreya Buddhism.  Korea is also the ancestral home of featured jewelry designer Easter Ahn.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

JULIA HADI

18K White Gold 3-Wheels Diamond Bracelet
Curious whales and dolphins can be seen during August and September while scuba diving at Indonesia’s Manado Dive Resort

The lush locale is a volcanic island with plenty of “fresh fruits and vegetables.” 

Indonesia is also the ancestral home of featured jewelry designer Julia Hadi.

Monday, April 21, 2014

ARIEL WELBY EVERARD and WANG LEI | EVERARD and WANG

Sterling Silver and
Black Brass Corners Rings
A great way to see China’s rolling landscapes is through the Yangtze River Cruise that flows along the country’s longest river, Yangtze. 

Among the places that can be viewed on the cruise is Shibaoazhai: home of twelve story temples.  China is also home to featured jewelry brand Everard and Wang.

Friday, April 18, 2014

2014 JEWELRY TRENDS (VIDEO)

The runways of Givenchy to Paul Gaultier showcased fabulous jewelry from ear cuffs to funky turquoise necklaces.  Check out some of the styles on trend for 2014!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

KATRINA KELLY JEWELRY

18K Gold Spire and
Temple Bangle Bracelets
New York City is the locale to many renowned sites and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is one of them.  For fifty-five years The Guggenheim, as it is known, houses innumerable modern paintings and sculptures. 

However the museum’s design that highlights a spiral ramp leading to a magnificent domed skylight is a show stopping attraction.  New York is also home to featured jewelry designer Katrina Kelly.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

RUTH BALL

Sterling Silver and Enamel
Shoreline Pendant Necklace with Diamonds
A one-time “sleepy fishing village” Brighton, England is the place to be.  The pebble beach locale is known for its spring festivals, unique shopping goods and spectacular sunsets.  England is also home to featured jewelry designer Ruth Ball.

Monday, April 14, 2014

PHILIP SAJET

Hybrid Necklace with Seashells,
Horn and Gold
Holland’s smallest city, Madurodam, has plenty of big surprises to offer. 

Founded just sixty-two years ago, the locale is ripe with a variety of architectural styles, and is home to the wooden shoe factory Klompen Fabriek

Fifteen shoe makers produce 800,000 pairs of wooden shoes painted yellow with red patterns.  The Netherlands is also home to featured jewelry Philip Sajet.

Friday, April 11, 2014

FAB DESIGNER JEWELRY IN FEATURE FILMS and TELEVISION (VIDEO)

Jewelry in film often impacts movie goers on a subliminal level. Jewelry is used to underscore a characterization or is central to a story line. The following feature films (and television series) highlight various styles of designer jewelry.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

CAT HAMMILL JEWELLERY

Yellow Gold Heritage Love
Bracelet Set
A trip to Australia would be incomplete without a visit to Surfer’s Paradise

Located along the Gold Coast in the State of Queensland this bustling area has plenty to offer the beach bum that includes jet skiing, fishing and of course surfing, wake-boarding and body surfing.  Australia is also home to featured jewelry designer Cat Hammill.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

NORA ROCHEL

Black and White Sterling Silver Necklace
Located between German cities Bingen and Koblenz is the UNESCO World Heritage Site Rhine Gorge

Situated smack dab in the center of Rhine Valley it consists of mainly slate rocks from the Devonian Period.  Germany is also home to featured jewelry designer Nora Rochel.

Monday, April 7, 2014

ARABEL LEBRUSAN

18K Gold Diamond Sequin Ring
with Diamonds
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Spain’s Cave of Altamira houses ochre and charcoal etched, three-dimensional ceiling paintings from the Magdalenian period.  Spain is also home to featured jewelry designer Arabel Lebrusan.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

ANNE SPORTUN FINE JEWELLERY

18K Gold Diamond Flow Bar
Bracelet with Diamonds & Aquamarine
For 83 years Canada’s Montreal Botanical Garden has provided its visitors with astonishing panoramic views of sumptuous gardens.  

Established during the peak of The Great Depression, of its 200 acres one of the most popular areas is the traditionally styled Japanese Garden complete with swimming koi carp and tea ceremonies.  Canada is also home to featured jewelry designer Anne Sportun.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

SHUBHRA SINGH

Sterling Silver Mystic Dreamer
Pendant Necklace
with Amethyst
The astounding Hawa Mahal Palace (Palace of the Winds), located in Jaipur, India, is a visual stunner with its pink exterior, over 900 windows, and double floors.  India is also home to featured jewelry designer Shubhra Singh.
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