Wednesday, April 27, 2011

ARUN BOHRA | ARUNASHI

22-Karat Gold Aquamarine
Pendant Necklace
Located in southern India, in the state of Tamilnadu, is the 11th century structure known as the Brihadeeswarar Temple

Flanked by two “guardian statues,” the temple’s interior contains small shrines, a tower, and a columned hall.  India is also home to featured jewelry designer Arun Bohra.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

VANESSA MIMRAN | NESSA JEWELRY

18-Karat Yellow Gold and Diamond
Bang Bang Pendant Necklace 
One of the largest cities in Morocco is perhaps its most famous.  The city of Casablanca is more than the romantic, exotic setting depicted in the film of the same name. 

It is Morocco’s economic capital yet the city is also known for the world’s largest mosque, Hassan II Mosque.  Morocco is also the ancestral home of featured jewelry designer Vanessa Mimran.

Monday, April 25, 2011

ORLANDO ORLANDINI

18-Karat Yellow Gold and Diamond
Open Work Ring
A great way to see the Italian coastline is to drive along the beautiful yet crowded route known as Amalfi Drive.

 Located in Sorrento, Italy Amalfi Drive is a one-way stretch of road that allows for glimpses of mountains and picturesque villages. Italy is also home to featured jewelry designer Orlando Orlandini.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

KATIE DECKER

18-Karat White Gold Tulip Pendant Necklace
with White Pearl
Built during the late 19th century, the Old World grandeur of The Bishop’s Palace, located in Galveston, Texas, is a stunning display of Victorian architecture.

It is listed in the American Institute of Architects “as one of the 100 most significant buildings in the United States”.  Texas is also home to featured jewelry designer Katie Decker.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

YUMI CHEN DESIGNS

24-Karat Gold Foil and Chocolate Brown Venetian Glass
Heart Pendant Necklace
The Great Wall of China is a centuries-old tourist attraction that is among the Seven Wonders of the World.  

Built by three Chinese dynasties over the course of more than 1,000 years it stretches across grasslands, rivers and desserts.  China is also the ancestral home of featured jewelry designer Yumi Chen.

Monday, April 18, 2011

MAI SATO FLORES

14-Karat Gold Filled Rising Sun Necklace w/Garnet and Moonstone
The Kasuga Grand Shrine, located in Nara, Japan, is an 8th century temple built by one of the country’s most powerful families, the Fujimaras.  

The Shinto temple is characterized by stunning bronze and stone lanterns.  Japan is also the birthplace of featured jewelry designer Mai Sato Flores.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

JULES KIM | BIJULES

14-Karat Gold Bone Crusher Head Band
At nearly 130-years-old New York’s Brooklyn Bridge continues to be an iconic element of the state’s skyline.  After its construction in 1883, it held the title of the world’s longest suspension bridge for twenty years.  New York is also home to featured jewelry designer Jules Kim.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

ANUSH MOVESIAN AVEJIC


Blue Eye Bead Bracelet with Swarovski Crystals and Amber Beads
In Dilizhan, Armenia tucked away within the cluster of mountain woods is the Agarstin Monastery; a complex consisting of one 11th and two 13th century churches.  Armenia is also the ancestral home of featured jewelry designer Anush Movsesian Avejic.

Monday, April 11, 2011

KLEMENTYNA PIELASZKIEWICZ

With an interior requiring four hours to explore, Poland’s Malbork Castle is renowned as Europe’s largest “medieval fortress.”  

Built during the late 13th century, the structure was named after the Virgin Mary and consists of three smaller castles.  Poland is also home to featured jewelry designer Klementyna Pielaszkiewicz.

Monday, April 4, 2011

NURDAN SEN

Within Mysia, Turkey lie the remnants of past kingdoms. The Pergamon Ruins is a complex of Grecian structures that include the Hellenistic Theater, the Sanctuary of Athena, and the Trajaneum. Turkey is also home to featured jewelry designer Nurdan Sen.

QUOTABLE GEMS | GOLDIE HAWN

Youthfulness is connected to the ability to see things new for the first time. So if your eyes still look at life with wonder, then you will seem young, even though you may not be chronologically young.

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