Welcome to my blog, I can’t believe we are halfway through the year already! Where does time go? My year so far has been a blur of travel (some for fun, some for work), moving into our amazing new studio/showroom and of course jewels.
I just returned from a whirlwind week in Vegas for the Couture Jewelry Show. It was very successful and the response to all the new jewelry was amazing. Spending time with my peers in the Jewelry Biz is always fun and very inspiring (or maybe it was that 3rd martini that inspired me). As you can see by this photo of me modelling one of Arman’s award winning earrings a good time was had by all!
4th of July is near and that has me thinking about all things American. As a transplant in this fine country I have always admired American style and the style icons that inspire me personally and creatively….
So I present my Pageant of American Muses…..
Jackie O – you can’t go past the original first lady of style. She really bought American style to the forefront of the world and changed the way women dress.
Diana Vreeland – her striking fashion presence and celebration of uniqueness in style remains unmatched today.
Princess Grace – The ultimate movie star who stepped into Royalty as though she was born to it…she bought the fairy tale to life.
Elizabeth Taylor – Her unashamed love of jewelry is legendary but it was her fascination with the stones themselves that I really relate to.
Isamu Noguchi – his clean, simple and naturally complex designs inspire my jewelry in every way. Form and function are always at the forefront of his pieces but its the simple symmetry that runs through the designs that really speaks to me.
Ray Griffiths Classic 18ct Yellow Gold Crown Work Set 14mm RED (Mediterranean Coral), WHITE (White Topaz) and BLUE (Sleeping Beauty Turquoise) Earrings
We have had some great press this month, Martha Stewart weddings featured one of our all time best selling earring styles in their colorful summer issue:
This simple drop earring always packs a punch with a juicy stone nestled into a crown work setting and a long dramatic drop….We do them in a wide variety of stone combinations and they never fail to dazzle. Some of my favorite combinations for summer are – White Topaz/Crysophrase, Blue Topaz/Green Amethyst, Citrine/Rutliated Quartz (pictured above) and Zircon/Turquoise
One of my favorite NYC blogs PUREWOW did a fab little feature on the studio, the jewels and moi and I could not have been more thrilled…
I plan on staying local for the rest of the month, weekends in the Hamptons and a dinner with President Obama are on the calander for me. Stay tuned for pics and recaps.