Wednesday, October 31, 2012


18K Gold  and Black Tahitian Baroque Pearl Necklace
A natural fixture within the concrete landscape of Manhattan, New York is Bryant Park.

Situated along 42nd Street and 6th Avenue its eight acres provide a tranquil setting as a contrast to the busy city streets.  New York is also home to featured jewelry designer Sheryl Jones.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012


Brass Braid Cuff Bracelet from  Brass Collection
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico is a beautiful coastal city that offers invigorating water activities including para sailing, snorkeling or surfing.  

At night you can wind down or up patronizing such eateries like Villa Serena and Arrecifes.

Mexico is also the birthplace of featured sibling design duo Phoebe and Annette Stephens.

Monday, October 29, 2012


Sterling Silver & Amethyst
Falling Moon Drop Earrings
Wat Phra That Lampang is a 7th century temple located in the Thai province of Lampang.

Its distinctive architecture includes shrines adorned with floral patterns and two Buddha that support the structure’s roof.  Thailand is also home to featured jewelry designer Somluck Komolmith.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012


Copper & Copper Mesh Roxy Necklace
Touted as the birthplace of Nicolas Copernicus, Poland’s Old Town, located in Torun holds a wealth of history in its streets.

Among the town’s attractions is the 14th century Cathedral of John the Evangelist and the four-year-old Center of Contemporary Art.  Poland is also home to featured jewelry designer Dominika Syczynska.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012


18K Gold Earrings with Diamonds, Tsavorites, Sapphires,
Amethyst, Rhodolite and Pink Quartz
You will find a little bit of Rome in France via the Nimes Amphitheatre.

Originally used as a fortress, the marble and limestone structure is now the location for rousing international festivals, circuses and bull fights.  France is also home to featured jewelry designer Isabelle Langlois.

Monday, October 22, 2012


18K Pink Gold Labradorite from Madagascar Ring
(left); 18K Yellow Gold Beryl Heliodor from Madagascar  Ring (right)
The Samaria Gorge, located on the island of Crete in Greece, attracts more than 3,000 visitors who hike along its narrow passage ways.  Greece is also home to featured jewelry designer Lito Karastanoglou.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012


24K Gold and Sterling Silver Standing Out in a Crowd Ring
The “relative isolation” of New Zealand’s Ulva Island makes it an ideal nature sanctuary.

Its 670 acres provide homes to rare, exotic birds including the Island Robin (toutouwai), and the Forest Parrot (South Island Kaka).  New Zealand is also home to featured jewelry designer Kate Alterio.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012


Sterling Silver Shetlandic Triangular Pendant Necklace
Renowned for the Loch Ness freshwater lake, the Cawder Castle, and red squirrels the Scottish Highlands’ rugged terrain is a popular attraction.

Scotland is also home to featured husband-wife design team Duncan and Jacqui Grant.

Monday, October 15, 2012


Sterling Silver Mayan Inspiration
Earrings with Guatemalan Jade
Boating and fishing are a few activities visitors can take part in while visiting the city of Flores in Guatemala.

A myriad of fish species lives within the pristine, blue waters that surround the city.  Guatemala is also home to featured jewelry designer Pablo Castellanos.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012


18K Yellow Gold Plated Beaded Double Hoop Earrings
Riverside Park, located in Manhattan, New York, is a popular, scenic locale that houses the Soldiers and Sailors Monument, skating and bicycling paths, and the picturesque Community Garden.  New York is also the home base to featured jewelry brand Jennifer Miller Jewelry.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012


.950 Silver Filigree Princess Waterfall Necklace
The mysterious Nazca Lines, located in Ica, Peru is just one of numerous locales to see in this ancient city. 

Known as the “land of the sun,” Ica offers an annual wine festival; the Inca Regional Museum; and the stunning Huacachina Oasis.  Peru is also home to featured jewelry designer Giovanna Larnia.

Monday, October 8, 2012


.950 and Sterling Silver Aztec Gargoyle
Pendant Necklace with Calcite, Obsidian and Bronze
Israel’s ancient port city, Caesarea, is a virtual blast into the country’s past with attractions like Herod’s Harbor; the splendid Promontory Palace; and the Amphitheatre that has a breathtaking view of the Mediterranean.  Israel is also the birthplace of featured jewelry designer Alon Diller.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Up-and-Coming Jewelry Designer Kasia Piechocka’s GIVEAWAY for a Great CAUSE!

Polish jeweler Kasia Piechocka auspiciously launched her self-titled luxury jewelry brand just one short year ago.  

Although the brand is still growing, the graduate of London’s Central Saint Martins is eager to make a positive difference in the world, as well as settle the score that those in the fashion industry don’t just jump on a charity bandwagon because it is en vogue. 

Thursday, October 4, 2012


Twenty eleven has come and gone and 2012 has settled in so that means the ushering in of new (or not so new) jewelry trends!  With the Fall season upon us, this edition of Splendor Sidebar lets you in on some of the top jewelry trends for the Fall season along with great designer jewelry pieces from Etsy and Amazon.  

Wednesday, October 3, 2012


Sterling Silver Circular Rings
with Garnet and Citrine

A Zen monastery is among one of the many highlights of the picturesque surroundings of Mount Kumgang located in North Korea.

Walking and hiking trails, hot springs and scenic beaches are among other attractions.  Korea is also the birthplace of Misun Won.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012


18K White and Yellow Gold Gemstone Stack Rings
from Rainbow Collection
The small town of Riquewihr, located in northeastern France, is a locale that dates back to the 16th century.  

The town holds a castle-turned museum that contains artifacts and the village is renowned for its wines.  France is also home to jewelry brand Georland.

Monday, October 1, 2012

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