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!
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.
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 … Continue reading Cindy Chao Royal Butterfly Brooch: Smithsonian Spotlight
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 … Continue reading Best Grammy Awards Jewels: Rock Stars
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 … Continue reading Top 5 Mismatched Earrings: Unlikely Pairings
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 … Continue reading Top 5 Snake Jewels: Snake Charmer
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 … Continue reading Gabriel Frantzen Sense & Sensibility Collection: Come To Your Senses
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 … Continue reading Best of the Costume Institute Gala: Cindy and Cartier and Tiffany, Oh My!