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Tue 06.03
Nikos Koulis Jewelry

Nikos Koulis Jewelry: Such Stuff as Dreams are Made On

Nikos is creative in his design, but also offers clients the opportunity to be creative in their styling of the piece. He takes inspiration for these ethereal jewels from dreams, turning his dreams into your sparkly, little realities!

Fri 10.04

Cindy Chao Ruby Ribbon Ring: One in a Multi-Million

Words cannot describe how proud I am of my dear friend Cindy Chao. In a very short time, she has taken the jewelry world by storm. And redefined the very definition of fine jewelry. As a supremely gifted sculptress, she has elevated jewel art to the next level, raising the bar with her fantastical creations.

Mon 03.18

Cindy Chao Royal Butterfly Brooch: Smithsonian Spotlight

One of my dearest friends, Cindy Chao, has made history by becoming the first Taiwanese artist to enter the permanent collection of the Smithsonian. Pretty impressive considering her company, The Art Jewel, has only been around since 2004! The piece she generously donated to the lauded museum? Her Masterpiece Royal Butterfly brooch, which is valued […]

Tue 02.12

Best Grammy Awards Jewels: Rock Stars

Okay, so Carrie Underwood wore a $31 million Johnathon Arndt necklace (is it me or do the prices go up every award show?? Soon celebs will just be carrying around giant diamonds). It’s a pretty big deal. But I’ll tell you what’s not a big deal – her entire stodgy look. Packing on carats doesn’t […]

Mon 12.03

Top 5 Mismatched Earrings: Unlikely Pairings

Asymmetrical earrings normally feel like a funky ‘80s throwback, but these mismatched duos are contemporary chic! No long chain and stud contrast – these jewels have subtler differences (there’s a harmony in the contrasts). Just enough of a change from ear to ear to catch people’s attention. I mean, you have 2 different ears, why […]

Tue 10.09

Top 5 Snake Jewels: Snake Charmer

If you have a stressful job, one that has you lying with snakes, this is a sure way to fend them off! I have found that jewelry is very therapeutic. What you wear can be empowering, and there is definitely some mystical energy that emanates from precious stones (please don’t try to debunk my theory […]

Mon 06.25

Gabriel Frantzen Sense & Sensibility Collection: Come To Your Senses

In the Jane Austen novel of the same name, we meet two sisters who couldn’t be more different: one exuding spirit, spontaneity, and emotion, the other all about caution and control. While German-born designer Gabriele Frantzen’s Sense & Sensibility collection of necklaces and bracelets exudes much more caprice than prudence (I don’t see anything cautious […]

Wed 05.09

Best of the Costume Institute Gala: Cindy and Cartier and Tiffany, Oh My!

While the Metropolitan Museum might have an vast collection of irreplaceable jewels from ancient Egypt to the Renaissance, there’s no doubt the sparkle spotted on the attendees of this week’s gala gave the collection a run for its money. Often called the “Oscars of the East Coast,” this year brought sparkle in spades. While some […]

Wed 02.01

February Giveaway: Take Your Pick of Plukka!

What better way to celebrate fashion month with a little – scratch that – a whole lot of bling! Plukka, the wildly chic jewel line, is offering the winner of our February giveaway his/her pick of ONE out of three of their covetable cocktail rings! The lucky snob can pick between: the Wavy Gumdrop, 18k […]