Tuesday, August 31, 2010

PATRICIA NICOLAS

Located smack dab in the heart of Madrid, Spain is the Puerta Del Sol (Gate of the Sun); an energetic area that is the center point of a network of Spanish roads. Spain is also the birthplace of featured jewelry designer Patricia Nicolas.

Monday, August 30, 2010

PAMELA COULSTON

The Canada Olympic Park sets just a few minutes away from downtown Calgary with the majestic Rocky Mountains serving as a picturesque backdrop. Aside from housing a ski jump tower, and bob sleigh/luge track, the Olympic Hall of Fame and Museum is a great place to visit. Canada is also home to featured jewelry designer Pamela Coulston.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

NERVOUS SYSTEM

Today we visit the sprawling estate located in Ipswich, Massachusetts known as Castle Hill. Once owned by Mr. and Mrs. Richard T. Crane, the estate encapsulates finely coiffed landscapes, over twenty outbuildings, and a majestic mansion. Massachusetts is also home to jewelry design team Jessica Rosenkrantz and Jesse Louis-Rosenberg.

Friday, August 13, 2010

DEEPSHIKHA

Built over three hundred years ago, the ominous Red Fort located in Delhi, India stands on the shoreline of the Yamuna River and is a popular tourist attraction. India is also home to featured jewelry designer Deepshikha.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

LOVETTA CONTO

Let's take a walk through time to the days of Egyptian Pharaohs and visit the remarkable temple known as the Ramesseum near the Nile River in Africa.

The foreboding structure features giant statues of Ramses II, as well as a well-preserved schoolroom made of mud brick. Africa is also the birthplace of featured jewelry designer Lovetta Conto.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

MARCO BICEGO

Parco Sempione (Sempione Park) of Milan, Italy is a great place for people watching while also taking in the sights of famous local structures such as the Castello Sforzesco (Sforza Castle). Italy is also home to featured jewelry designer Marco Bicego.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

SUSAN KERR

Today we visit the mysterious freshwater lake Loch Ness in Scotland. A "murky" body of water, filled with peat and mud, it is the country's second largest loch/lake boasting a length of over twenty miles. It is best known as the lair of the purported "Loch Ness" creature. Scotland is also home to featured jewelry designer Susan Kerr.

Monday, August 9, 2010

ANTONIO PINEDA

Located in Mexico City, Mexico stands the majestic Palacio Nacional (National Palace) building. At over four centuries old, the structure serves as a government building and highlights the beautiful yet foreboding baroque architectural style. Mexico is also home to the late jewelry designer Antonio Pineda.

QUOTABLE GEMS - OPRAH WINFREY

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