Carole Lombard’s Jewelry

What I like about my work is that I am able to recreate something from the past. Something of value, a lost jewel and then I get to bring the gem back to life. Carole Lombard was an American film actress. She was particularly noted for her energetic, often off-beat roles in the screwball comedies... Continue Reading →

“The Young Victoria’s” Crown

Repairing the Crown from one of my favorite films The Young Victoria was just plain fun! The Young Victoria was released in 2009. Several years later the  Getty Museums  and Swarovski of Los Angeles, sponsored the lecture - Designing Victoria: Visual Sources for Historical Costume. Sandy Powell and Deborah Landis were the guest speakers.  While attending the lecture... Continue Reading →

Larry McQueen | The Collection

Several years ago Kathleen and Larry McQueen began a collaboration on the recreative jewelry projects. Larry McQueen is owner of “The Collection of Motion Picture Costume Design,” a business dedicated to the preservation, restoration and exhibition of motion picture costumes.  For the last twenty-five years, Mr. McQueen and his late business partner, Bill Thomas, actively... Continue Reading →

“The Crown” – Triple Pearl Strand

Netflix's big budget series (rumored to cost $100 million dollar) "The Crown" is a TV program which chronicles the life of Queen Elizabeth. Season 1 starts in 1947 with a 21-year-old, just-married Elizabeth (Claire Foy). The decade following covers the beginning of her reign, the early years of her marriage to Prince Philip (Matt Smith) and relationship with her younger sister Margaret (Vanessa Kirby),... Continue Reading →

Tiffany’s Blue Book

Tiffany's Blue Book - is all about the best and the brightest, usually one-of-a kind jewels, presented to elite press and clients. Tiffany added this gorgeous gem of a necklace to the Art of the Wild Collection inspired by the rain forest.   For previous blue books please read:  2015  The Art of the Sea  and  2016 The Art... Continue Reading →

V&A – Jewelry on Exhibit

Two Nerdy History Girls is a great blog that I really enjoy reading. Loretta, from Two Nerdy History Girls reported  about a jewelry reward the Prince Regent gave to two Cotes sisters that he’d entrusted with keeping his daughter, the Princess Charlotte, from running amok. The Prince Regent was very generous in his gift of gorgeous... Continue Reading →

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