Wednesday, May 27, 2009


As a symbol of goodwill and friendship between Korea and France, Paris Park was built within the Mokdong Apartment Complex in Seoul, Korea.

Here we can walk among zelkova trees, pine, and marronniers along with an array of over 15,000 trees. Korea is also the birthplace of featured jewelry designer Tana Chung.

Presently living in New York, 24-year-old Chung is a rising force in the jewelry industry. Graduating summa cum laude from Ewha University, she received a bachelor's degree in fashion and product design.

However, while still living in Korea, she initially pursued a career as both a T.V. host and reporter. She did not forsake her fashion and design background acting as her own stylist for t.v. appearances. In doing this, she developed a reputation throughout Korea as a style maven.

Holding fast to her intuitive sense of style, Chung also began designing her own jewelry using colorful gemstones, such as purple amethyst and gold citrine, in simple and intricate wire designs.

Her designs have a funky, elegant, and ethereal flair; admirers took notice, and took orders.

In 2004, she launched Tana Chung Jewelry in her home of Seoul, Korea. Last month Chung officially launched her jewelry line in the U.S. at the store King of Greene Street in Soho, New York.
Photo 1 (top right): Chandelier Gemstone Earrings
Photo 2 (bottom left): Gemstone Pendant Necklaces

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