Carla Amorim: Designer

One of the things I like best about the Couture show is that it’s like traveling the globe, right in Vegas. One minute you’re in Italy, and the next moment you find yourself in Germany. This post finds me in Brazil, at the booth of Carla Amorim. And first up, I had to try on this stunning “Brasilia” ring from her Black Label collection. (Brasilia is where the designer lives with her husband and two children.) The modern, sculptural design and … Continue reading

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Accessorise Me: Vince Maxi Dress

Summer is here, and it’s time to travel! One of my clients is taking a fantabulous trip with her two young boys. The itinerary includes Paris, London, Italy and the south of France. (Who me? Green with envy?!) While she’s not limiting herself to a carry-on bag, we also don’t want to have a monster-sized bag that she has to lug around from place to place. So the key is to have outfits that will definitely do double or even … Continue reading

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Efva Attling’s Latest Creation

At my first Couture show, I just fell in love with Efva Attling, both as a person and with her amazing jewelry line. I have since visited her store in NYC with a client, and I look forward to seeing what new designs she has in store each year. This year was no exception, and here’s pretty much how it went down when I visited her booth. “So Efva, I’ve been seeing you around the show in a fab necklace. … Continue reading

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Annamaria Cammilli from Florence

Well I’ve been back from the Couture show in Vegas for a week now, and I think I’ve finally recovered. But I’m still just in awe of all the spectacular designers I met and the lines I saw (and tried on!). Each year I attend, it becomes more and more special, as I get to visit the designers I’ve gotten to know over the years, and I eagerly look for jewelry that I’ve never seen before. And let me tell … Continue reading

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Beach Angel Bracelets @ Droplets on Maui

OK, these mother and daughter bracelets have got to be one of the cutest things ever, don’t you think?! These were spotted at Droplets, a wonderful new children’s store in Makawao on Maui. The store offers both children’s consignment and a well-curated gift boutique. I’ve known the owner, Beate, for many years, and her exquisite style, intelligence and welcoming personality are the winning combination for this new venture. But now back to the jewelry…these darling bracelets are designed by Christine … Continue reading

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Free Spire Necklace Giveaway!

If you read yesterday’s interview with Erin Stafford of Spire Jewelry, then you know you’re in for a MAJOR treat with this giveaway! This stunning blue agate slice necklace with gold trim retails for $110. It comes on a 28 inch gold-plated chain with 18K gold vermeil components and clasp. Impeccable design, and ready to be worn at all your summer events — with everything from your favorite sundress to a simple t-shirt and jeans. It’s completely free to enter, … Continue reading

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Spire Jewelry

I love when someone I’ve known for years follows their passion and goes full-force into what brings them joy. This is just what happened to Erin Stafford, and I’m happy to share both her line, Spire Jewelry, and our interview. ALSO…stay tuned for a fabulous giveaway of one of her necklaces, which will launch on Tuesday!! You definitely don’t want to miss this one! So Erin, I remember meeting you quite a few years ago at an image consulting conference. … Continue reading

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Wearing Multiple Rings: Jewelry Judge

Yes, you’ve heard it from me many times — how difficult it is to pull off the “rings on many fingers” look. Frankly, most people just don’t get how to do it. Heck, I don’t think I’ve even mastered bedazzling more than three fingers at a time! That’s why when I see it done well, I have to take a close look and admire. This was the case with the woman I had lunch with this past week. With a … Continue reading

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Arunashi: Designer

If you’re looking for ultra-special, one-of-a-kind pieces, then Arunashi is made for you! How about trying these black opal earrings on for size? Arun Bohra, an 8th generation jeweler, started his own line in 2004. He is inspired by Greek mythology and all types of nature. It’s clear that he loves color, and I couldn’t help myself from trying on numerous items from his cases! This ebony cuff emblazoned with opal, tanzanite, diamonds and violet sapphires is simply magical. When I … Continue reading

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Field Trip to the Isharya Showroom!

I have been a fan of Isharya jewelry for years, in fact ever since I bought my first piece on Gilt group way back when. Emma Roberts is among the many celebrity fans, and she rocked their blue lapis goddess power cuff at the Tribeca Flim Festival. Well meeting Radhika Tandon, one of the co-founders of the line, at a recent event in San Francisco was fantastic! Not only is she smart, stylish and beautiful, inside and out, but she … Continue reading

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