Wednesday, January 28, 2015


Gold Plated Hoop Earrings with Carnelian, Mother of Pearl
and Pearls
Located in Saint Paul, Minnesota, Summit Terrace consists of a series of houses connected by sidewalls. 

Declared a National Historic Landmark forty-three years ago, in the early 1900s author F. Scott Fitzgerald resided in one of the homes.  

Known for its New York style and Victorian flair, Summit Terrace continues to enthrall visitors. 

Minnesota is also home to featured jewelry designer Robyne Robinson.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015


Sea Foam Sterling Silver  Pebble Necklace
With picturesque details of lochs and blooming foliage, Dumfries, Scotland is a vision of natural beauty. 

However, there are also wonders of architecture such as the Castle Douglas; and educational centers like the Dumfries Museum that holds the first Christian carvings found in Scotland, along with fossils of prehistoric reptiles.

Scotland is also home to featured jewelry designer Alison Moore.

Monday, January 26, 2015


Sustainable Hand Painted Bamboo Teapot
with Vintage Kimono Fabric
Don’t let its small size fool you.  The Australian city Darwin is a hotspot for tourists.  Nature lovers will enjoy its sunny, tropical climate while enjoying tours of Kakadu or Litchfield national parks. 

With its largely youthful population Darwin’s nightlife is energetic with open markets and fresh cuisine. 

Australia is also home to featured jewelry designer Melanie Gray.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015


22K Gold Vermeil Teardrop Earrings
With 300 days of clear, sunny skies the Peruvian city Arequipa is a hot-spot for eager tourists. 

Renowned for its stunning buildings composed of white volcanic stone to many the city’s main square, Plaza de Armas, is like “visiting a living museum.” 

Peru is also home to featured jewelry designer Giuliana Valz-Gen.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015


Bronze Wave Ring
There are plenty of ways to travel within the Spanish city, Malaga, by plane, cab or train. 

Visitors are eager to appraise the city’s architecture such as the Gibralfaro Castle that provides a panoramic view of the city. 

Spain is also home to featured jewelry designer Inés Susaeta.

Monday, January 19, 2015


Sterling Silver Opal Reversible Pendant Necklace
Located in the foothills of China’s Haba Snow Mountains is the idyllic Baishui Terrace.

Resembling carved marble, visitors are mesmerized by its crystal-like, waterfall type appearance that is offset by beautiful mountain flowers. 

China is also the ancestral home of featured jewelry designer Kari Woo.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015


Solid Engraved Brass Mollusk Cuff Bracelet
from Dream Collective
Initially known as the State Exposition Park, the Los Angeles California Science Center is considered one of the West Coast’s largest “interactive” science centers. 

Exhibits such as the World of Life, and World of Ecology provide insight and information about life processes and eco-systems. 

California is also home to featured jewelry designer Kathryn Bentley.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015


22K Gold Vermeil Love Savage Cuff Bracelet
with Swarovski Crystals and Drury Stone
Located in the Chihuahua State of Mexico is the remarkable Copper Canyon.  

Formed by six rivers that drain in the Sierra Tarahumara mountain range, Copper Canyon is four times the size of the U.S. Grand Canyon

Mexico is also the ancestral home of featured jewelry designer Vanessa Montiel.

Monday, January 12, 2015


Acrylic Choker Necklace
with Sterling Silver Chain
One of Sweden’s “three lands,” Norrland, holds one of the country’s largest cities, Umea.  Known as a cultural center Umea actively celebrates the arts with annual film and music festivals.

A large selection of literature is available at the Umea City Library, and would-be astronomers can learn about the vastness of the cosmos at the Umevatoriet observatory. 

Sweden is also home to featured jewelry designer Catrine Aberg.

Saturday, January 10, 2015


Sterling Silver Pebble Necklace with
Greywacke Pebbles
New Zealand is an area of magnificent natural beauty with landscapes that vary from forests to beaches.  

Actual golden sands fill the northern coastline of the Abel Tasman National Park; and Waikoropupu Springs has the distinction of holding the “world’s clearest, freshwater”. 

New Zealand is also home to featured jewelry designer Jeremy Leeming.

Friday, January 9, 2015


22K Gold Hammered Gold Ring
with Ancient Goddess Wrap
Santorini, Greece is a place of unique beauty, and is “regarded as a natural wonder.” 

Its beaches are the perfect spot to watch stunning sunsets, and one beach aptly named the Red Beach, has vivid red sand. 

Greece is also the ancestral home to featured jewelry designer Lena Katsimbrakis.

Thursday, January 8, 2015


Sterling Silver Moon at Midnight Pearl Necklace
Party goers and beach bums alike will enjoy what Thailand’s Patonga Beach has to offer.

Located on the island Phuket, the beach provides fun-in-the-sun activities like beach volleyball and jet-skiing. 

However, the locale’s nightlife is equally energetic with the Soi Bangla touted as the “wildest party zone of the beach.”

Thailand is also home to featured jewelry designer Withaya Cheunjuit.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015


Brass Bird Necklace
The rugged landscapes of the Finnish city Ivalo lends itself to such activities as canoeing, hiking and fishing. 

One of the city’s most unique pastimes is gold panning that takes place in the Ivalojoki River.  Finland is also home to featured jewelry designer Helga Mogensen.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015


18K Gold Vermeil  Strata Necklace
The quiet Portuguese town of Nazare is widely considered Portugal’s “best beach destination.” 

A one-time fishing village, the town offers long beaches, locals dressed in vivid traditional garb, and the exemplary cuisine found at Avenida Marginal

Portugal is also the ancestral home of featured jewelry designer Filipa Oliveira.

Monday, January 5, 2015



18K Gold Aya Calligraphy Earrings
with Black Diamonds
With its stoic ancient ruins, and tasty cuisine the Lebanese city Broummana is popular to those seeking relaxation. 

The city is known not only for its plethora of fresh fruits and vegetables but also for its array of stunning flowers. 

Lebanon is also home to featured jewelry designer Nada Ghazal.
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