Monthly Archives: March 2011

A Love Affair

Elizabeth Taylor loved jewelry!  By the time she died, she had amassed $150 million with of jewels.  Rumor has it that the auction house, Christie’s, will be in charge of auctioning her collection.  She received many of her jewels from … Continue reading

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Late 1930′s Jewels – My Obsession

  Jewels from late 1930′s truly speak to me and I can spot them from a mile away.  This sapphire and gold bracelet by Rene Boivin says it all…..Bold, chunky, articulated, sexy! A MUST HAVE for the serious collector. When … Continue reading

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Inspired by Picasso

In honor of the Picasso exhibit; Picasso: Masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso, Paris, currently at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, I thought I would marry my first love, art history with my current love of jewelry.  I have selected 2 pieces … Continue reading

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Lions and tigers and rubies, oh my!

  This is a gorgeous star ruby ring. I don’t see many star rubies and sapphires that I like but I would love to put this one on my finger! To me, rubies are a difficult stone to work with. … Continue reading

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Tourmalines

  As a jewelry designer, tourmalines are one of my favorite gemstones because they are so versatile.  You can get all sizes, shapes, faceted or cabbed.  They come in a rainbow of colors and their hardness is such that they … Continue reading

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