In the past the term blue book would make me think about cars. Continue reading “Tiffany’s Blue Book”
Our first project with Larry McQueen, the owner of The Collection of Motion Picture Costume Design was to recreate a pendant from the movie “Gaslight”. Continue reading “Re-Creative Victorian Pendant from the Movie “Gaslight” at Disney”
Creating Moodboards are essential in the creative design process. Whether you are designing jewelry or gorgeous costumes… Continue reading “Paris Moodboards — Terry Dresbach”
Lydia Courteille’s jewellery collection tells the tale of a Native American legend, thru the use of vibrant gemstones and amazing metalwork. She is one of my a favorite designers, bold and adventurous, two characteristics that I admire. Continue reading “Lydia Courteille – Amazing Artist”
With custom jewelry design one never really knows when work will come to the studio. Continue reading “A Love Story and the Lost Bracelet”
Inspiration comes to us in many ways. Continue reading “Van Cleef & Arpels: Les Ateliers in Paris”
Inspiration : something that makes someone want to do something or that gives someone an idea about what to do or create : a force or influence that inspires someone : a person, place, experience, etc., that makes someone want to do or create something
Bulgari’s High Jewelry Collection Interprets Italian Gardens
Just reading the headline from Forbes Magazine brought back fond memories from living in Italy. Anthony deMarco, the author described the latest collection from Bulgari’s new jewelry line. Great article and perfect for inspiring good design.
When I was a little girl, I always had my nose pressed to the fine jewelry display case, studying the eye candy. Continue reading “Martins Collection – by Rare Pink”
In April 2014 these rare beauties were auctioned by Doyle New York and sold for a record breaking 3.3 plus million dollars, where are they now?
Today’s pearls…an interesting little article that I recently read from the Forbes Magazine. It made me think about pearls and people I know that like to wear them, tell me, do you like to wear pearls? I know that these ladies like them.
“The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, wears elegant pearl drop earrings; America’s First Lady Michelle Obama sports a double-strand pearl necklace; and Sarah Jessica Parker regularly accessorizes her outfits with pearls. “
When I first started designing re-creative jewelry… Continue reading “Satine’s Necklace from Moulin Rouge”
Since pearls are the birthstone for June, I am sharing this post from Two Nerdy History Girls, one of my favorite blogs today to find wonderful and creative stories. http://twonerdyhistorygirls.blogspot.com
“Roman Pearls”: Faux Jewels for the 18th c. Lady
Pearls are one jewel that never seems to go out of fashion, with the earliest mentions found 4,000 years ago in China. Pearls were worn as jewelry in ancient Rome, and Cleopatra was said to be particularly partial to them.
A lock of Mozart’s hair sold for 35,000 pounds ($53,400) one Thursday in 2015, while strands of Beethoven’s hair went for 8,124 pounds ($12,400), Sotheby’s auction house said. The buyers and sellers weren’t identified. The lock of Mozart’s hair (shown above) was in a 19th century gilt locket that also contains a handwritten note explaining the provenance of the strands.
Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels auction in Geneva achieved sales of US$ 160.9 million, the highest ever total for a Jewelry auction. Continue reading “Magnificent Gems from Sotheby’s”
Anne Boleyn’s Earings from Series, The Tudors:
I was asked to re-create Anne’s earrings using this image from the show The Tudors. Needless to say I was delighted. What fun, to make something with pearls and gold…
Stone Bracelet – Oldest Ever Found in the World
A surprisingly modern-looking stone bracelet discovered in a cave in Siberia appears to have been constructed with the help of a drill-like tool, leading researchers to believe that early humans and their ancestors were much more deft at craftsmanship than previously thought.
At breakfast this morning, I was sipping my coffee and reading my journal on current finance and jewelry trends, just like every morning, when I came upon this diamond. I have seen some beautiful emerald cut diamonds in my time, but never have I seen a RING like this one.
This rare 100-carat diamond will probably sell for more than $25 million at Sotheby’s New York on April 21, 2015.
I do love the color red. And I have never seen such amazing red used in today’s jewelry. Continue reading “Lydia Courteille’s Scarlet Empress”
Being a good jewelry historian takes time and research. Continue reading “Ring Proves Links Between Vikings and the Islamic World”