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.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014


Lotus Necklace with Paper Money,
Kingfisher Feather Inlay, Coral,
Turquoise and Monofilament
Located in the Chinese province of Sichuan, Dazu County is renowned for its stunning rock carvings. 

Included among the rock carvings are “fifty thousand statues of Buddha.”  China is also the ancestral home of featured jewelry designer Tzu Ju Chen.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014


Smoky Quartz and Diamond Pendant Necklace
Touted as one of Russia’s major “religious centers,” Suzdal is an 11th century city that houses spectacular 13th and 17th century churches and cathedrals.
Russia is also home to featured jewelry designer Alexei Soldatov.

Monday, May 26, 2014


Spring and Summer Ring
Calakmul, Mexico is among one of the largest ancient Maya cities.  With an expanse of nearly 2 million acres the site holds over 100 limestone obelisks, and murals.  Mexico is also home to featured jewelry designer Gabriela Ramirez Michel.

Sunday, May 25, 2014


Sterling Silver Cherry Necklace with
Silver and Copper Wire, Brown Quartz
and Swarovski Crystals
With impressive attractions that include the sacred Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Chiquinquira, and the awe-inspiring wooden buildings of Palafitos, the Venezuelan city Maracaibo offers numerous historical and modern delights.  Venezuela is also home to featured jewelry designer Daniela Millan.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014


Model Wears Recycled Rubber and Steel
Protection Bracelets and Jada Earrings
Awarded a “grand prize” during the 1904 World’s Fair, the cast iron statue of the god Vulcan is a symbol of Birmingham, Alabama. 

Designed by Italian sculptor Giuseppe Moretti in 1903, the dynamic figurine stands 56 feet tall, and holds the distinction of being the largest cast iron statue in the world!

Alabama is also home to featured jewelry designer Kathleen Nowak Tucci.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014


Anodized Aluminum Rococo Heart Pendant Necklace
with Freshwater Pearls
Located in the inner Hebrides of Scotland is the Isle of Skye.  Considered by many as enchanted, the island is shrouded in fairy lore.

As a matter of fact the island is the location of Faerie Glen where fairies are believed to hold “secret meetings.”

Scotland is also home to featured jewelry designer Marion Barclay.

Monday, May 19, 2014


Oxidized and Sterling Silver
Cuff Bracelets
The Israeli city Tiberias, and its surrounding areas, rival its more high-profile counterparts Jerusalem and Bethlehem.  

Located near the Sea of Galilee, the city boasts a popular exhibit of a 2,000 year-old boat recovered during the lifetime of Jesus.  Israel is also home to featured jewelry designer Tomer Matityahu.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014


24K Gold Vermeil Magpie Swag Ring 
with Smoky Quartz
As the capital city to not only England but also the United Kingdom London is an exciting locale to visit. 

It is a destination filled with historical sites like the House of Parliament, and the British Museum, as well as sites like Kensington Gardens for nature lovers.

England is also home to featured jewelry designer Claire English.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014


Batis Necklace from 2011 A/W Collection
Nir and Ardabil are two Iranian cities renowned in their own right.  The city of Nir is a conduit of the Silk Road.

With a prime location near the salty waters of the Caspian Sea and Lake Urmia, Nir has formed a thriving salt industry. 

The city of Ardabil on the other hand is famous for its carpet industry.  Iran is also the birth place of featured jewelry designer Maryan Keyhani.

Monday, May 12, 2014


18K White gold Sweetpea Flower Earrings with
Pink Sapphires and Diamonds
Tropical temperatures and an energetic night life characterize Darwin, Australia a small but captivating city with a multi-cultural population. 

Australia is also the birthplace of featured jewelry designer Katherine Jetter.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014


Multi-Strand Patagonia Necklace with
Red Velvet Quartz and Batik Dyed Bone
The Japanese city of Okinawa is a blend of both Chinese and Japanese cultures. 

With that in mind the city offers diverse activities and cuisine including performances by Eisa dancers of Gyokusendo Kingdom Village, and Okinawa soba (wheat soup with pork). 

Japan is also the ancestral home to featured jewelry designer Zia Sachedina.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014


Sterling Silver Corona Inca Choker Necklace
Beautiful beaches, including the Costa del Sol, are among many enchanting locations to see in Marbella, Spain. 

The Bonsai Museum and Arabian Wall are a few more interesting attractions to visit.  Spain is also home to featured jewelry designer Ana Cerda.

Monday, May 5, 2014



Brass Third Eye Necklace with Labradorite
Characterized by layers of sedimentary rocks and glaciers the Canadian Rockies is an awe-inspiring sight. 

Scattered throughout the rugged terrain are five national parks that include Kootenay, Jasper, and Banff.  Canada is also home to featured jewelry designer Corrine Anestopoulos.
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