Wednesday, March 30, 2011

DEBRA FALLOWFIELD

Standing at just over 1,000 feet New Zealand’s Sutherland Falls is among the world’s tallest waterfalls. With water originating from Lake Quill, the currents flow out in three cascades creating a roar as powerful as an airplane’s engine. New Zealand is also home to featured jewelry designer Debra Fallowfield.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

ANDREA LI DESIGNS

Named for 19th century explorer Zebulon Pike, Colorado Springs, Colorado’s Pikes Peak is a “visible landmark” of the Rocky Mountains distinguished by the summit’s pink granite. Colorado is also home to featured jewelry designer Andrea Li.

Monday, March 28, 2011

ORIANNE COLLINS JEWELLERY

Today we visit one of Switzerland’s top tourist attractions, the Jungfrau summit.

The Jungfrau is considered one of the most picturesque mountains in the Swiss Alps and its summit was reached approximately two hundred years ago by Aarau resident J.R. Meyer. Switzerland is also home to featured jewelry designer Orianne Collins.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

SAMIA SHALABI | KARAZI DESIGN

The focal point of Seattle, Washington’s Hing Hay Park is an authentic pagoda that was constructed and designed in Taipei, Taiwan.

The thirty-seven year old structure serves as a symbol of the indomitable spirit of Asian immigrants. Washington State is also home to featured jewelry designer Samia Shalabi.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

ISLER | BIJOUX BAR

A premier destination for skydiving, hang gliding and skiing is Interlaken in Switzerland. With its expansive agricultural areas and mountains the commune is ideal for outdoor sports. Switzerland is also home to featured jewelry designer Isler.

Monday, March 21, 2011

ISAAC MANEVITZ

The Temple of Hatshepsut, located in the city of Luxor in Egypt, Africa, is a conservative complex of “mortuary temples” with a 100-foot causeway and terraced courtyards. Africa is also the birthplace of featured jewelry designer Isaac Manevitz.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

ROBINDIRA UNSWORTH

Located within the central Coast of California is the rugged terrain of Big Sur. The micro-climate locale houses giant redwoods alongside cacti and wild orchids. California is also home to featured jewelry designer Robindira Unsworth.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

CITLAL CASTILLO

The beaches of Cancun and Cabo are just a few of the attractions in Mexico. For the history buff Mexico also offers the National Museum of Anthropology that holds artifacts from Mayan and Aztec civilizations. Mexico is also home to featured jewelry designer Citlal Castillo.

Monday, March 14, 2011

WAYAN SARJANA

Located within Indonesia’s Ujung Kulon National Park is Krakatoa Island. The island is not only home to an array of fauna and flora but also an active volcano that contains three, smaller volcanoes. Indonesia is also home to featured jewelry designer Wayan Sarjana.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

LIZ BRIGGS DESIGNS

One of the best times to explore Australia’s Kings Canyon National Park is during the month of April as cooler temperatures offset the sun’s penetrating rays.

With a landscape filled with plenty of deep red colored cliffs, canyons and gorges the park is great for walking and hiking. Australia is also home to featured jewelry designer Liz Briggs.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

YUKI MITSUYASU

Believed to have been discovered during the 7th century, Japan’s ominous Mount Fuji is the country’s tallest mountain at over 12,000 feet.

The frigid region was once the training location of samurai warriors, and in 1867 Lady Fanny Parkes was the first woman to ascend the peak. Japan is also the ancestral home of featured jewelry designer Yuki Mitsuyasu.

Monday, March 7, 2011

SHAUN LEANE

Touted as one of the largest Gothic cathedrals in Northern Europe, England’s York Minster is also distinguished by its stained glass windows; one of which is 76-feet tall and is considered one of the largest stained glass windows in the world. England is also home to featured jewelry designer Shaun Leane.

QUOTABLE GEMS | CHRIS ROCK


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