Wednesday, August 28, 2013


Tuareg Ingall Pendant Necklace
with Red Glass and Ethiopian Talisman Box
One of the most famous movie studios in Hollywood is Universal Studios, and its theme park is an exciting conduit into the world of film-making.  

The theme park offers rides based on popular films, and tours of the studio include the sets of such films as Psycho.  California is also home to featured jewelry designer Aklia Chinn.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013


Sterling Silver and Jade Maya Bracelet
The streets of Flores, an island in Guatemala, are paved with colorful cobblestones; and a crescent-shaped lake, Lago Peten Itza, is known as a gateway to the World Heritage Site Tikal National Park.  

The park is the location of “amazing ruins from an ancient metropolis.”  Guatemala is also home to featured jewelry design team the Jimenez Family.

Monday, August 26, 2013


Sterling Silver Zebra Necklace
Guadalajara, Mexico has something for everyone including mariachi bands, free concerts and exciting roller coaster rides at the local theme park.  

The Planetarium and Historic Center provide a more cerebral experience.  Mexico is also home to featured jewelry designer Emilia Castillo.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013


Oxidized Sterling Silver
The Spark of Passion
Brooch Pin
with Coral
Affectionately known as “Mother Volga,” the Volga River is not only Russia’s major water source, and the country’s national river, but it is also the largest river in Europe.  Russia is also the birthplace to featured jewelry designer Aleksandra Vali.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013


Gold and Black Sondra Cuff Bracelet
The Israeli city of Netanya is largely populated by English-speaking immigrants collectively from the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States. 

However, the places to explore here are expressly Israeli.  The Beit Aharon Reservation highlights Byzantine era burial caves, and the Museum of Jewish Legions.

Israel is also home to featured jewelry designer Leetal Kalmanson.

Monday, August 19, 2013


Sterling Silver and Gold Fly Necklaces
Second in height to Paris’ Eiffel Tower, the Odin Tower, located in Denmark’s third largest city Odense, is one of many landmarks to see.  

In addition, Odense has been the launching ground for many renowned people including Hans Christian Andersen.  

Denmark is also home to featured jewelry designer Vibe Harslof.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013


One-of-a-kind Earrings II with Red Resin
and Rhinestones
Formerly known as the RCA Building, the GE Building is an Art Deco skyscraper that serves as the “centerpiece” of Rockefeller Center in Manhattan, New York.

Its observation deck, known as the “Top the Rock,” provides a stunning panoramic view of the city.

New York is also home to featured jewelry designer Lisa Salzer.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013


Sterling Silver Lily Pendant Necklace
with Flameworked Glass
The Abel Tasman National Park, located in the New Zealand city Nelson, provides spectacles of the country’s incredible natural wonders.

The luminous sand of the Golden Bay is one such wonder as well as the Waiokoropupu Springs with its remarkably clear, fresh water.  

New Zealand is also home to featured jewelry designer Lisa West.

Monday, August 12, 2013


14K Gold-filled Leaf Earrings
The city of Jonkoping, located in Sweden, is touted as one of the world’s cleanest cities.  

In addition to that Jonkoping is known for the stunning ruins of the 16th century Visingborg Castle.  

Sweden is also the birthplace of featured jewelry designer Annika Salome.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013


18K Gold Rings
The scenic town of Zermatt is a popular locale in Switzerland as it is the “starting point for hiking in the Swiss mountains.”  

A virtual winter wonderland, Zermatt has four skiing zones that can be accessed by cable cars.

The cable ride shows off the pollution-free backdrop of the famous Matterhorn peak.  Switzerland is also the birthplace of featured jewelry designer Tatjana Panyoczki.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013


Ring made with Sterling Silver, Hand-Cut and
Hand-Painted Rubber and Threads
Faliraki, Greece is abuzz with plenty of activities.

You can shop for locally made ceramics or leather bags, or enjoy the kinetic nightlife of popular clubs like Ziggy’s and Bed.

Greece is also home to featured jewelry designer Niki Stylianou.

Monday, August 5, 2013


Natasha Bracelet with Gold Plated
Findings, Quartz and Coral
Winnipeg is one of Canada’s most beautiful municipalities.  Boasting a population of various cultures, Winnipeg offers an eclectic range of activities to partake of including visiting museums, restaurants, or spas. Canada is also home to featured jewelry designer Kristen Laborde.

Saturday, August 3, 2013


Lilac Green Orchids Bracelets with Amethyst,
Peridot and Brass Beads
With a moniker that means “dawn of happiness” the city of Sukhothai, in Thailand, is a locale of remarkable historical sites.  

Thirteenth century ruins known as the Sukhothai Historical Park provides the city with an aura of antiquity.

Thailand is also home to featured jewelry designer Tiraphan Hasub.

Friday, August 2, 2013


18K Rose Gold Plated Bronze
Large Aquatic Dagger Necklace
Volda, Norway is an inviting locale with historic landmarks.  

The Volda Church, for instance, holds renowned Norwegian art; and the scenic natural wonders of Dalsfjorden, a picturesque county, offers a lucid view of crystal clear sea water.  

Norway is also home to featured jewelry designer Bjorg Nordli-Mathisen.

Thursday, August 1, 2013


18K Gold Vermeil Rings with
Sculpted Fauna in Agate, Carnelian,
Turquoise and Baltic Amber
Myanmar is renowned for its ancient architecture of temples and pagodas.  However, the city of Meiktila offers an awe-inspiring scene from nature known as Lake Meiktila or the Royal Lake.

Divided into two portions, Lake Meiktila provides water to the city’s crops as well as drinking water to all of the city’s residents.  

Myanmar is also the birthplace of featured jewelry designer Wynn Wynn Ong.


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