Wednesday, December 31, 2014


18K Gold Vermeil Morgane Necklace
Designed by Japanese architect Minoru Yamasaki, Seattle, Washington’s Pacific Science Center was planned for the city’s 1962 World’s Fair.

Composed of eight buildings the center contains a butterfly house, planetarium, science exhibits and two IMAX theaters. 

Washington State is also home to featured jewelry designer Kimberly Baker.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014


18K Gold Quadruple Cup Ring
The Danish city of Odense is known not only for its stunning old world architecture, like Saint Canute’s Cathedral, but also for being the residence of luminaries like tennis player Caroline Wozniacki. 

Denmark is also the ancestral home of featured jewelry designer Tina Engell.

Monday, December 29, 2014


18K Gold and Citrine Sustone Choker Necklace
Good places to unwind and soak up the sun are the Brazilian beaches Praia do Futuro and Praia de Iracema

Located in the high-energy city Fortaleza, the beaches come alive at night with plenty of parties. 

Brazil is also home to featured jewelry designer Kim Poor.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014


Rosanna Celtic Goddess Necklace with
Ceramic Clay, Black Glaze, Lava Rock,
Hematite and Turquoise Glow Beads
Kilkenny, Ireland is on its way to becoming a top tourist attraction. 

It is a location enveloped in history with 12th and 13th century landmarks that include the lovely stained glass windows and Gothic architecture of Saint Canice’s Cathedral

Ireland is also home to featured jewelry designer Rebeka Kahn.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014


18K Rose Gold Serpent's Nest Ring
with Opal, Brown Diamonds, Blue
and Pink Sapphires, Tsavorite and Citrine
A World Heritage Site, China’s Jiuzhaigou Valley is the habitat of the Great Panda. 

Shrouded in lore, legend says that the bodies of water located within the valley were created by the shards of a goddess’ broken mirror. 

China is also home to featured jewelry designer Wendy Yue.

Monday, December 22, 2014


Graduated Lapis Necklace
A one-time “sleepy fishing village,” Brighton, England stirs with visitors who seek out the pebble beach, music bars, and the assortment of “unique products” at North Laine

England is also home to featured jewelry designer Serretta Morris.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014


Tetiara Necklace with Carnelian, Citrine and
Gold Button Pearls
Touted as the U.S.’s largest jewelry district, the Jewelry District of downtown Los Angeles also boasts annual sales of nearly $3 billion.

One of the earliest jewelry stores, established 82 years ago, was Harry Winston and Co

California is also home to featured jewelry designer Elizabeth Moore.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014


Red Acrylic Lunar Light Choker  with
Silver Foil
Rain water passes through the Skocjan Caves during the rainy season of Slovenia’s Karst region. 

Consisting of limestone caves, sinkholes, and collapsed dolines this UNESCO World Heritage site is praised for its beauty, and “archaeological significance.” 

Slovenia is also the ancestral home of featured jewelry designer Lara Bohinc.

Monday, December 15, 2014


14K Rose Gold Juju Bracelet with Champagne Diamonds
With its long summers and beautiful beaches the Turkish city Alanya is an ideal seaside resort.  But Alanya’s natural wonders is not all this city has to offer. 

The power of Seljuk architecture is on display with the 13th century Alanya Fortress, and the Red Tower.  Turkey is also home to featured jewelry designer Ceyda Gungor.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014


Sterling Silver
Sancus Pendant Necklace
The Iranian cities Ardabil, and Nir are former trade hubs with intriguing characteristics. 

Due to its location, near the salty Lake Urmia, Nir is known for its salt industry while Ardabil has a thriving Persian carpet business. 

Iran is also the ancestral home of featured jewelry designer Negar Khatami.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014


Gold Vermeil Pearly Dough Ring with White
Pearl and Orange Garnets
The intense red colored rocks of the Australian Olgas are one of the natural draws of the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. 

The rocks are separated by valleys and can be accessed through two trails: the Walpa Gorge Walk and the Valley of the Winds.  

Australia is also home to featured jewelry designer Lucy Folk.

Monday, December 8, 2014


18K Gold Large Wing Necklace
At only 16 years old, Japan’s Akashi Kaikyo Bridge is considered one of Japan’s “finest engineering feats.” 

With a length of nearly 13,000 feet, the structure holds the distinction of being the “world’s longest suspension bridge.” 

Japan is also home to featured jewelry designer Saya Hibino.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014


3-D Printed Triangular Magenta Nylon
Bangle Bracelet and Orange Nylon
Hexagonal Ring
Bordered by Algeria and Guinea is the African country Mali.  Often referred to as the “Jewel of West Africa’s Crown,” the French-speaking locale is believed to have established the world’s first universities.

Africa is also the ancestral home of featured jewelry designer Theresa Burger.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014


18K Rose Gold Vermeil Web Necklace 
The city of Winnipeg, located in Canada, is not only praised for its beauty but it is among the country’s largest municipalities. 

Some visitors eagerly partake of the scenic parks and gardens like the Leo Mol Sculpture Garden.  However, many enjoy popular cuisine at eateries like Provence Bistro

Canada is also home to featured jewelry designer Arielle de Pinto.

Monday, December 1, 2014



18K Plated Brass Goddess Honeycomb Earrings
with Green Amazonite
Considered the largest of five observatories constructed by 18th century emperor Jai Singh II is Jaipur City’s Jantar Mantar.  

Constructed of stones, bronze sheets and marble the observatory contains the world’s largest sundial “which predicts seasons and eclipses.”  

India is also the ancestral home of design team Gauri and Radhika Tandon.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014


14K Rose Quartz Ring
A hugely popular site in Rhode Island is the Newport Mansions

Consisting of nine homes built largely during the late 19th century, the mansions showcase French and Italian architecture as well as sublime landscaping. 

Rhode Island is also home to featured jewelry designer Jessica Ricci.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014


Calabria Crescent Necklace
Known for its numerous rolling mountains and lakes England’s Lake District is a destination favored by the nature lover.

In addition to activity centers and heritage sites, Lake District offers rustic undertakings to do like kayaking, cycling and canoeing.

England is also home to featured jewelry designer Alex Monroe.

Monday, November 24, 2014


Sterling Silver Temple Gate Necklace
with 18K Gold Accents and Leather Cord
With its pristine white sands and stunning blue waters Pantai Geger is one of Nusa Dua, Indonesia’s popular beaches.  

Serangan Island is a treat for those who want to get up-close and personal with turtles.  Known as Turtle Island, Serangan Island is “considered a conservation area” for the reptiles. 

Indonesia is also home to featured jewelry designer Komang Wijayana.

Saturday, November 22, 2014


18K Gold Vermeil Everyday Is a Good Day Ring
Touted as the world’s fifth largest port city, the South Korean city Busan is an energetic metropolis. 

The city holds the largest department store in the world, the Shinsegae Centrum City; and Busan Lotte World Tower is one of many skyscrapers under construction to rival the stature of Dubai’s Burj Khalifa building. 

Korea is also the ancestral home of featured jewelry designer Daisy Choi.

Friday, November 21, 2014


Sterling Silver Salmon of Knowledge Pendant Necklace
For those who happen to visit Galway, Ireland in July you might be fortunate enough to see its annual art festival. 

The festival is renowned for its Macnas Parade—a “street dancing event showcasing Ireland’s rich musical history.” 

Ireland is also home to featured jewelry designer Garrett Mallon.

Thursday, November 20, 2014


Azacualpa Life Bracelet with Ceramic and
Pewter Discs
Italy’s Cinque Terre (or Five Lands) is known for its “rustic feel,” as well as purity and simplicity.

Perhaps the locale’s most striking feature is houses poised on cliffs that overlook picturesque landscapes.

Italy is also the birthplace of featured jewelry designer AlessandraFoletti.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014


Orange Calcite Pendant
with Hemp Macrame Rope
With storied origins dating back to the mid-19th century, the New York Public Library contains millions of items. 

Touted as the world’s third largest library it contains branches in three boroughs including Manhattan. 

New York is also the tentative home of featured jewelry designer Adina Mills.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014


Large Phoenix Ring
The rugged Scottish Highlands is a place of lore and legend that includes the popular body of water Loch Ness.  You will also find rare red squirrels that scurry about the Landmark Forest Theme Park

Lastly, the stately Cawdor Castle is believed to house a specter clad in a blue velvet dress.

Scotland is also home to featured jewelry design team Tania Kowalski and Synnove Saelthun.

Monday, November 17, 2014


22K Gold Plated Swan Necklace with
Quartz and Cubic Zirconia
Though small the Danish city Ebeltoft offers intriguing attractions.  The world’s “first glass museum” is located here as well as the Kalo and Rosenholm castles. 

Perhaps one of the city’s most notable draws is the extravagant wooden houses, instead of hotels, that accommodate tourists. 

Denmark is also home to featured jewelry designer Julie Sandlau.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014


9- and 18K Gold Ring with Green Tourmaline
The best way to take in natural scenery is to walk through its midst. 

In Te Anau, New Zealand there are various “walking tracks” that allow visitors to explore rain forests or alpine plateaus. 

New Zealand is also home to featured jewelry designer Penelope Barnhill.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014


Gold Vermeil Claire Earrings with Blue Onyx
Touted as the third highest mountain of Switzerland’s Bernese Alps is the Jungfrau Summit

Surrounded by glacial valleys, the summit is a breathtaking natural wonder and many adventurers are eager to climb the peak. 

Switzerland is also home to featured jewelry designer Lindsey Wendler.

Monday, November 10, 2014


18K Gold and Oxidized Sterling Silver Ivy Plant Leaf Ring
The Greek city Faliraki is an energetic locale with shopping bargains along the cobblestone streets of Rhodes Old Town; restaurants that highlight scrumptious local cuisine; and a booming nightlife with clubs like Bed and Ziggy’s

Greece is also home to featured jewelry designer Sifis Stavroulakis.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014


Sterling Silver Sea Princess Necklace
with Pearls and Lapis Lazuli
The Thai island Koh Samui is a beautiful resort locale replete with white sands, limestone rock formations, and the Big Buddha Shrine

Thailand is also home to featured jewelry designer Lilly Rahmann.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014



Necklace with Recycled Paper and Steel Wire
Situated along the coast of Lake Oulujärvi is the Finnish town Kajaani

Renowned for being the birthplace of writer Elias Lönrot, Kajaani is also known for its “old wooden houses”, and “the ruins of the Kajaani Castle.” 

Finland is also home to featured jewelry designer Janna Syvänoja.

Monday, November 3, 2014


18K Gold Aestivation Ruby Stack Rings
With tourist spots that include Cat Ba Island and Elephant Mountain the city of Hai Phong, located in Vietnam, is a destination rich with historical landmarks.

Vietnam is also the birthplace of featured jewelry designer Yen Duong.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014


Emerald Agate Pendant with
Polished Brass Wire and Chain
Located in San Antonio, Texas and standing 750 feet tall, the Tower of the Americas was built “as the theme structure” for the 1968 World’s Fair.  

Holding the distinction of being San Antonio’s tallest building, its highest point contains a revolving restaurant that provides a stunning view of the city. 

Texas is also home to featured jewelry designer Tanya White.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014


24K Gold Plated Brass Wooden Bead
Two Zebra Necklace
Located near the Sea of Galilee, the Israeli city of Tiberias is a hub that offers interesting places to see. 

Mount Tabor and Megiddo National Park highlight historic, biblical sites including the ruins of King Solomon’s gates and the Valley of Jezreel

Israel is also home to featured jewelry designer Shelly Dahari.

Monday, October 27, 2014


Sterling Silver Mystical Medallion Choker
with Pink Opal
Known locally as “the land of the sun,” Ica, Peru boasts a dry, warm climate. 

The city is also known for its folk healers, pre-Columbian artifacts, and its popular bodegas or wineries.

Peru is also home to featured jewelry designer Tiberio Gonzales.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014


Atlantis Leather Necklace
Known for its energetic, modern lifestyle, Fortaleza, Brazil also offers other attractions. 

A hub for “true Brazilian food, crafts and products” is the Mercado Central, a colorful marketplace; and a cruise that begins from Beira Mar highlights the area’s skyline and picturesque beaches. 

Brazil is also the ancestral home of featured jewelry designer Daniela Zagnolli.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014


Dancing Queen Necklace with Gold Plated Brass,
Gold and Ivory Thread-work and Glass Pearls
The birthplace of singer Ricky Martin, San Juan is Puerto Rico’s largest city.

Named for Saint John the Baptist it is a vibrant location full of historical sites that include the Old San Juan, and modern amenities.  Puerto Rico is also the ancestral home of featured jewelry designer Venessa Arizaga.

Monday, October 20, 2014


18K Gold Plated Ring with
Turquoise Crystal
Touted as China’s cleanest city, Xiamen is a tranquil locale with scenic mountain ranges, the beautiful Yuanyang Lake, and the beachside area known as Zhenzhuwan.

China is also the ancestral home of featured jewelry designer Grace Chan.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014


Streams of Golden Lava Pendant Necklace
After eighty-three-years the Kansas City Power and Light Building, located in Kansas City, Missouri, is still a prominent fixture of the city’s downtown skyline.  

The building’s ornate Art Deco architecture and its roof’s prismatic lantern are signature details.  Missouri is also home to featured jewelry designer Bond Blackman.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014


18K Gold Vermeil Twist Continuum Hoop Earrings
The city of York, located in England, boasts both historical sites and modern amenities. 

The city’s streets lead to many fascinating places including the Museum Gardens, shopping areas and the majestic York Minster cathedral. 

England is also home to featured jewelry designer Alice Gow.

Monday, October 13, 2014


18K White and Yellow Gold Om Ring
Known for bringing great intellectuals to the world, the Dutch city Leiden is also a vibrant place holding annual film and music festivals.

Located in the southern part of the Netherlands, Leiden serves as the site for the twenty-two-year-old “poem wall.”

The wall lists an international array of poetry.  Netherlands is also home to featured jewelry designer Eline van derLaag.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014


Sterling Silver Volutes Photo Etched Cuff Bracelet
Having once served as the location for the Olympic Winter Games ninety years ago, the French commune Chamonix-Mont Blanc still bustles with snowy skiing adventures.  

At the center of it all is the Haute Route: a trajectory that leads to Swiss and Italian glaciers. 

France is also the birthplace of featured jewelry designer Catherine Marché.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014


22K Gold Plated Stainless Steel
Gather Earrings
There is plenty to do and see in one of Australia’s largest cities: Brisbane. 

The history buff can enjoy the Museum of Brisbane while the nature enthusiast can take in the floral displays at Brisbane Botanic Gardens.  

Australia is also home to featured jewelry designer Iris Saar Isaacs.

Monday, October 6, 2014


18K Yellow Gold Ring, Earrings and Bracelet
with Diamonds from Croco Collection
Located on the southwest border of Germany in the Vosges Mountains is the Moselle Valley.  

The area is widely known for its white wine, and 13th century castles that include Burg Bischofstein, and Burg Pyrmont.  Germany is also home to featured jewelry designer Gert Hellmuth.

Friday, October 3, 2014


Bronze Burrow Necklace with
Sterling Silver Chain
The Montreal Biosphere is a remarkable feat of architecture and technology.

Donated to the Canadian city forty-seven years ago by the U.S. government, the “scientific museum” was designed by Richard Buckminster and boasts a 250 foot dome and retractable shading screens.  Canada is also home to featured jewelry designer Catherine Hartley.

Thursday, October 2, 2014


22K Gold Plated Sterling Silver
Island Fantasy Necklace with Amazonite
Known locally as the House of Magic, the 200-year-old Indian Museum is a place of awe and surprise.  

Located in Kolkata, India the structure houses over 60 galleries and over “a million artifacts.”  

Items ranging from a 4,000-year-old mummy to an emerald goblet owned by Shah Jaran are among the fascinating sights to see here.  India is also home to featured jewelry designer Bhavesh.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014


18K White Gold Mobile Ring with Pink Pearl
The rustic beauty of Italy’s Cinque Terre, located on the Italian Riviera, is one of the regions many highlights.  

Those who have visited this unique locale reveal that it is a place separated from modern fixtures like a whole other world.  

Italy is also home to featured jewelry designer Lia Di Gregorio.


Friday, May 30, 2014


Brass 60's Style Monogram Bracelet
Named for attorney Charles Lee Tilden, California’s Tilden Regional Park, located in San Francisco, is a popular attraction.  

Its 2,079 acres contains hiking, horseback and bicycle trails as well as a botanical garden and antique carousel.  California is also home to featured jewelry designer Debra Mitchell.

Thursday, May 29, 2014


Red Rubber Gloves and Freshwater Pearls
Brooch Pin
A baseball stadium, amusement park and zoo are a few attractions to partake of in the South Korean city Masan.

Known for its textile industry, the city also offers hiking trails at Dotseom Island, tasty delicacies and an energetic nightlife.

Korea is also home to featured jewelry designer Min-Ji Cho.
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