Saturday, August 29, 2015

ADRIANA SOTO JEWELRY

Rock Crystal & Garnet Pomegranate Pendant
with 14K Gold-Filled Chain
A registered, historical landmark since 1986 Texas’ Fair Park, located in Dallas, is a 277 acre public park replete with a cultural district.  

The district includes the Leonhardt Lagoon, which once provided a peaceful alternative to the hustle and bustle of the 1936 Texas Centennial Exposition.  Texas is also home to featured jewelry designer Adriana Soto.

Friday, August 28, 2015

ROS MILLAR

High Polish Silver Dagger
Necklace with Gold Vermeil
Detailing
The Irish city of Limerick is known for its cosmopolitan ambience; but Limerick also holds sites of historical relevance.  

The Irish Palatine Museum and the Hunt Museum respectively offer exhibitions of 18th century German settlers, Irish artifacts, and the works of Da Vinci.  Ireland is also the birthplace of featured jewelry designer Ros Millar.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

INSTAGRAM THURSDAY | KENDRA SCOTT | AUGUST 2015

A former advertising exec Texas-based Kendra Scott started her brand with a small collection of  items she handcrafted that she kept in a tea box.  Aware of women with tight budgets, Scott built an affordable costume jewelry line with semi-precious gemstones and structural integrity.
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JEANETTE LAI THOMAS | MORATORIUM

14K Gold Vermeil Asymmetric Angle
Earrings
The Chinese city Wuhan is one of the country’s most densely populated cities.

Wuhan is perhaps best known for three distinctive attractions: the 13th century, five story observatory Yellow Crane Tower; the breathtaking architecture of the 17th century Guiyuan Temple; and the fascinating antiquities of the Hubei Provincial Museum.

China is also the ancestral home of featured jewelry designer Jeanette Lai Thomas.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

JESSICA DE LOTZ JEWELLERY

18K Yellow Gold Vermeil Shooting Love
Crest Pendant Necklace
Providing a stunning backdrop to the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana, St. Paul’s Cathedral, located in London, England, is a top tourist attraction.  

Constructed of Portland stone the structure holds the third largest pipe organ, and a crypt with “over 200 memorials.” England is also home to featured jewelry designer Jessica de Lotz.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

JEWELRY TELEVISION'S THIRD EPISODE OF ROCK STAR DESIGNER!

The Results Are In!  After Completing Episode 2's Design Challenge, Episode 3 Of JTV's Rock Star Designer Sees The Elimination Of One Jeweler.

BEATRICE PONCE

Royal Blue Tassel & Jade Stone
Lariat Necklace
The Venezuelan city Porlamar is the island of Margarita’s largest.

Due to its size and natural beauty, Porlamar is a hot spot replete with a vigorous nightlife, great cuisine, and even museums for the studious type.

Venezuela is also the ancestral home of featured jewelry designer Beatrice Ponce.

Monday, August 24, 2015

LEYLA ABDOLLAHI

18K Yellow Gold Ianthe Ring with Amethyst,
Green and Purple Sapphires
Though the ancient Iranian city Persepolis stands in ruins, the city’s greatness is still palpable.

Sites like the Gate of All Nations and the Tomb of the Kings are awe-inspiring as they represent the country’s legendary art and architecture.

Iran is also home to featured jewelry designer Leyla Abdollahi.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Thursday, August 20, 2015

INSTAGRAM THURSDAY | SATYA JEWELRY | AUGUST 2015

Inspired by the spiritual journeys of its founders Satya Scainetti and Beth Torstrick-Ward Satya Jewelry is a brand steeped in the healing properties of gemstones, and empowering symbolism.  The brand covers many price points too from gold vermeil and sterling silver to 18-karat gold.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

KELLY CIMBER | CIMBER DESIGNS

14K Gold Filled Paragon Necklace with Druzy
Rectangle and Pyrite Chain
The closely packed sand of Daytona Beach, Florida is what sets its shorelines apart from others.

Its unique sands allow for motorsports activities, where there are designated areas, which draw the interest of many.

Daytona Beach also provides many water activities including deep sea fishing and kayaking.  Florida is also home to featured jewelry designer Kelly Cimber.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

KATE McCOY JEWELLERY

14K Rose Gold Vermeil Linearis Cuff Bracelet
Located near the shores of the Gulf of St. Vincent, Adelaide, Australia is renowned for its German-influenced vineyards.  

Once known for its wetlands, the area is currently a bustling city with annual art fairs, and awe-inspiring natural landscapes like the Mount Lofty Ranges.

Australia is also home to featured jewelry designer Kate McCoy.

Monday, August 17, 2015

MISA HAMAMOTO | MISA JEWELRY

14K Gold Vermeil Journey Steps Necklace
Known for its blend of Japanese and Chinese cuisine and exotic marine life, Okinawa, Japan is a playground for the senses.  

Consisting of islands Okinawa’s Moon Beach is among the top tourist destinations with its white sand, coconut trees, and a plethora of water activities.

Japan is also the ancestral home of featured jewelry designer Misa Hamamoto.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

INSTAGRAM THURSDAY | STEPHEN WEBSTER | AUGUST 2015

At the tender age of sixteen British jewelry designer Stephen Webster  embarked on a journey into the sparkly, glittery world of jewelry making!  By 1999 his varied style approach that included both elegant and bold statement pieces became popular with Goldie Hawn, Elizabeth Taylor and Ozzy Osbourne.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

SASKIA DIEZ

Gold Chan and Pearl Boule Necklace
Built during the mid-17th century, Germany’s Nymphenburg Palace is arguably Munich’s most popular attraction.  

Having undergone a number of expansions and redesigns, the majestic structure includes a park, decorative mansions, and an orangery.  Germany is also home to featured jewelry designer Saskia Diez.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

MORGAN CARRIER and SHIRA LAYE | LACAR Jewelry

Sterling Silver Men's Crater Ring 
with Turquoise
Characterized by their spiky glaciers the Canadian Rockies mountain ranges extend out through British Columbia and Alberta.  

Five national parks lie at the base of its peaks with Jasper National Park being the largest, and Banff National Park the oldest.

Canada is also home to featured jewelry design duo Shira Laye and Morgan Carrier.

Monday, August 10, 2015

APARNA

Sterling Silver Splendor Necklace with Purple
Composite Turquoise
Standing within the East Indian town of Uttarakhand is the ominous mountain Thalay Sagar.

With terrain that is steep and rocky the mountain is considered the most difficult to ascend; yet climbers from around the globe are eager to travail along its unforgiving peak.

India is also home to featured jewelry designer Aparna.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

JEWELRY TELEVISION DEBUTS REALITY COMPETITION SHOW FOR JEWELRY DESIGNERS

In case you didn't know Jewelry Television debuted its jewelry designer, reality competition show JTV Rock Star Designer.  Be sure to check it out.

INSTAGRAM THURSDAY | MELINDA MARIA JEWELRY | AUGUST 2015

In 2005, following successful stints as a make-up artist, and a contestant on the Hollywood Squares game show, Melinda Spigel launched her popular, affordable jewelry line.  For Spigel making women feel beautiful is her brand's central motivation.


Wednesday, August 5, 2015

ANDRES GALLARDO and MARINA CASAL | ANDRESGALLARDO

18K Gold Plated Brass & Handcrafted
Porcelain Broken Myths Necklace
with Spanish Bovine Leather
A small but popular destination of Andalusia, Spain is the city of Marbella.

Boasting two main beaches, the Playa de la Bajadilla, and the Playa de Fontanilla, the city’s seaside location is a feast for the eyes.  Spain is also home to design duo Andres Gallardo and Marina Casal.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

DANA ARBIB and FARAH MALIK | A PEACE TREATY

Gold Plated Brass Remi Spiked Cuff Bracelet
Today we travel to two destinations.  Our first stop is the North African country Libya where we sojourn to the historic town Dirj.  An annual art festival, known as the Dirj Tourist Festival for Arts and Heritage, is a highlight. 

Now we travel to the town of Chitral, located in Pakistan.  Rich with history Chitral is known for its majestic architecture that includes the Palace of Mehtar, and the Jami Mosque.  

Today’s feature is the jewelry design team of Libyan Dana Arbib and Pakistani Farah Malik.

Monday, August 3, 2015

DARIO SCAPITTA | DSA

3D Printed Red, Black and Blue Polyamide
Sparkling Cuff Bracelet
Touted as the second tallest mountain in Europe, Mount Etna is also known for its numerous eruptions.

Located in Sicily, Italy the surrounding land is nutrient-rich due to lava ejections; and because of the land’s abundance of various critters it is a declared wildlife sanctuary.

Italy is also the birthplace of featured jewelry designer Dario Scapitta.

QUOTABLE GEMS | BROOKE SHIELDS


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