Wednesday, February 29, 2012

AFRICA BARRERA

Sterling Silver Dazzle Chain Necklace
It is flanked by a cathedral, a palace, and federal district buildings and it is among the world’s largest city squares. 

This square is known as the Z√≥calo located in “the heart” of Mexico City, Mexico.  Mexico is also home to featured jewelry designer Africa Barrera.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

FAITH TAVENDER JEWELLERY

18-Karat Gold-Dipped Sterling Silver Daisy Earrings
with Gemstone Beads
The city of Hobart, located in the Australian state of Tasmania, is an area of stunning natural wonders that include Mount Wellington and the sun swept beauty of beaches.  

Australia-Tasmania is also the birthplace of featured jewelry designer Faith Tavender.

Monday, February 27, 2012

YEVA ADALYAN |YevArts HANDMADE JEWELRY

Wire Ring with Blue Stones
A combination of twenty-eight lakes and streams spill into Armenian’s largest lake, Lake Sevan.  

Not only is the waterway the largest in the country, it is also among one of the largest high-altitude lakes in the world.  

Armenia is also the birthplace of featured jewelry designer Yeva Adalyan.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

TASHA INGRAM | ERICA COURTNEY JEWELRY

18-Karat Gold and Diamond
Angelina Ring with Orange Tourmaline
The names of prominent directors, actors and musicians are immortalized in terrazzo and brass along the fifteen block stretch known as the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood, California.  California is also home to featured jewelry designer Tasha Ingram.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

MARILYN TAN | MARILYN TAN JEWELLERY

18-Karat Gold Plated Slate Rings
with Natural Pyrite
Opened to the public thirty-nine years ago as “a symbol to welcome all visitors to Singapore,” Merlion Park is a popular attraction with two half mermaid, half lion (hence Merlion) statutes located on its grounds.  Singapore is also home to featured jewelry designer Marilyn Tan.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

SRIMUANG

Sterling Silver Filigree Moon Pearl
and Rose Quartz Necklace
Northern Thailand’s capital city, Sukhothai, is a UNESCO (United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization) World Heritage site that houses magnificent 13th century ruins.

They can be explored by cycling through various structures.  Thailand is also home to featured jewelry designer Srimuang.

Monday, February 20, 2012

FERMIN VILCAPOMA

Sterling Silver Floral Round Charm
Bracelet with Opal Gemstones
The city of Lima, located in Peru, is a study of contrasts as colonial mansions, modern skyscrapers, shanty towns and ancient Incan ruins are each a part of its landscape.  Peru is also home to featured jewelry designer Fermin Vilcapoma.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

GITTE DYRBERG and HENNING KERN | DYRBERG-KERN

Gold Toned Stainless Steel Star
Hoop Earrings with White Swarovski Crystals
Denmark’s chalk laden cliffs, Mons Klint, stand out amidst the greenery of marshes and woodlands.

The powdery white of shell remnants is offset by a picturesque lighthouse.  Denmark is also home to featured jewelry design team Gitte Dyrberg and Henning Kern.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

MONICA NABATI | MONICA DESIGNS


Gold-Filled Multi-Chain Necklace
with Swarovski Crystal Circle
Zefat City in Israel is one of the country’s four holy cities as it is a premier location for “kabbalistic and rabbinical studies.”  

Zefat City is also a center for great art with an abundance of painters, sculptors and other artisans.  Israel is also the birthplace of featured jewelry designer Moncia Nabati.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

ERIN MASON FLYNN | CHINNY FLYNNY JEWELRY

Carmen Miranda Hand-Cut Metallic
Leather Fruit Necklace
A popular attraction located in San Antonio, Texas is the shopping and dining district known as the San Antonio Riverwalk. 

This complex network of walkways that sets along the banks of San Antonio River offers an assortment of sight-seeing activities including the Arneson River Theatre and the Rivercenter Mall.  Texas is also home to featured jewelry designer Erin Mason Flynn.

Monday, February 13, 2012

NATALIA ARAYA

Sterling Silver To Let Go Pendant Necklace
Located in Costa Rica’s southern region is the Corcovado National Park.  

This incredible location consists of a variety of habitats including rainforests and sandy coastlines as well as a vivid assortment of wildlife.  Costa Rica is also home to featured jewelry designer Natalia Araya.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

SEOHEE KOH

Fine and Sterling Silver Square-able Pendant Necklace
Located in Chungcheong buk-do, Korea is the Buddhist temple Popchusa. 

Built during the late 7th century, the structure houses a wooden pagoda—the Palsangjeon—which was initially chosen as a set by martial arts legend Bruce Lee for his movie Game of Death.  

Korea is also the birthplace of featured jewelry designer Seohee Koh.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

JOHN MOORE JEWELLERY

Anodized Aluminum and Sterling Silver
Made in the Middle Necklace
St. Paul’s Cathedral is among one of London, England’s most famous cathedrals.  

The 18th century structure houses the world’s third largest pipe organ, and it also served as the backdrop for the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana.  

England is also home to featured jewelry designer John Moore.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

ANNA ROSS | KESTER BLACK

Alchemy Pendant Necklace with Chalcopyrite Mineral
from Kingdom of the Illuminated Collection
Picturesque Sydney Harbour of Sydney, Australia is one of three inlets that compose Port Jackson.  

Several islands including Fort Denison, Spectacle Island and Shark Island pepper the length of the famous harbour.  

Australia is also the current home to featured jewelry designer Anna Ross.

QUOTABLE GEMS | MUHAMMAD ALI


At home I am a nice guy: but I don't want the world to know. Humble people, I've found, don't get very far.

Monday, February 6, 2012

SHOUROUK RHAIEM

L.A. Bracelet with Brass Chain and
Embroidered Swarovski Crystals
The gentle sway of wheat stalks resemble a golden carpet setting just below the commanding Chartres Cathedral of France. 

The 16th century Gothic structure is among France’s best examples of this foreboding architectural style.  

France is also the current home of featured jewelry designer Shourouk Rhaiem.
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