Saturday, April 28, 2012

SELINA CAMPBELL

Sterling Silver and Gemstone Necklace
from Stone Clover Collection
The British Museum, located in London, England, holds a number of renowned antiquities including the multi-lingual message etched on the Rosetta Stone, and the sprawling Great Court of Queen Elizabeth II.  England is also home to Selina Campbell.

Friday, April 27, 2012

OSANNA VISCONTI DI MODRONE

Gold Manray Earrings
A seemingly ordinary looking palace, located along Italy’s Arno River, is Palazzo Pitti.

The structure’s unassuming outward appearance belies extravagant interiors that include the Royal Apartment that consists of fourteen “lavishly decorated” rooms.  Italy is also home to Osanna Visconti di Modrone.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

NATHALIE SHERMAN | SOPHIA & CHLOE

14-Karat Gold Vermeil Anne's Lalique
Cameo Necklace
The picturesque city of Asilah, located in the African country of Morocco, is one of Morocco’s oldest cities.

Centuries-old gateworks, towers and ramparts still stand in peak condition; acting as an ancient backdrop for cultural festivals.  Morocco is also the birthplace of Nathalie Sherman.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

KIMBERLY McDONALD

18-Karat Gold Goede Ring with Diamond
For forty-three years, New York’s Madison Square Garden has been New York City’s “longest active major sporting facility.”

In addition to maintaining its place as a leading arena for sports, The Garden, as it also known, is also the world’s third largest music arena.  New York is also the birthplace of Kimberly McDonald.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

RINALDO ALVAREZ


Sterling Silver and Polymer Clay
Shared Secret Brooch Pin

Located in Spain’s Malaga Province is the city known as Ronda.  

Situated in a mountain region over 2,000 feet above sea level, the city offers some of the country’s ancient landmarks including the Plaza de Torros de Ronda, and a 16th century bridge called Puente Nuevo.  Spain is also home to Rinaldo Alvarez.

Monday, April 23, 2012

POONAM SONI


Ruby Bracelet
The city of Jodhpur, located in Rajastha, India, is a rousing location filled with stunning attractions built during the 15th century.  

The Umaid Bhawan Palace and Osiyan Temple are a sampling of the remarkable architecture of this storied city.  India is also home to Poonam Soni.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

JENNIFER COTTREAU | HANDCRAFTED JEWELLERY & ACCESSORIES

Sterling Silver Mountain-Side Flower
Vista Pendant Necklace with Ruby and Tourmaline
Canada’s Old Quebec City is the only city in the country protected by walls.

Alongside modern amenities like shopping areas and cafeterias, the city holds incredible attractions including the Breakneck Stairs; a wooden staircase built in the 17th century.  Canada is also home to Jennifer Cottreau.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

HOUMAN OMIDIFAR | LUZ Jewelry


18-Karat Yellow Gold Breakup Ring
with Diamonds and Rubies
The Central Bank of Iran holds an amazing display of spectacular, centuries-old regalia known as the Iranian Crown Jewels.

The collection includes tiaras, crowns and thrones from the Safavid dynasty.  Iran is also the birthplace of Houman Omidifar.

Monday, April 16, 2012

ATEILER TED NOTEN


Artic Ice Necklace
Opened to the public over seven decades ago, the Netherlands’ Kroller-Muller Museum is the world’s second largest museum housing paintings from Vincent Van Gogh and Pablo Picasso.  The Netherlands is also home to Ted Noten.

Friday, April 13, 2012

ALEXA ALLAMANO | FOAMY WADER

14-Karat Gold Vermeil Byzantine
Petite Dangle Earrings with Ruby Rondelles
The Pacific Science Center, located in Seattle, Washington, was an integral part of Seattle’s 1962 World Fair. 

Designed by Japanese architect Minoru Yamasaki, the center has been the location for numerous traveling exhibitions and is one of several places in the world that houses two IMAX theatres.  Washington State is also home to Alexa Allamano.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

ASHLEY HILTON | CONTEMPORARY NEW ZEALAND JEWELLERY


Sterling Silver Spooky Tree Pendant Necklace
Named after the first explorer to circumnavigate New Zealand, Captain James Cook, Mount Cook (also known by its Maori name, Aoraki) is the tallest mountain in New Zealand. 

Due to its stormy peaks only skilled climbers scale its heights.  New Zealand is also home to Ashley Hilton.

Monday, April 9, 2012

LIZ MANNETTE

14-Karat Gold Genesis Bass Drum
Gold Bracelet
Trinidad-Tobago’s energetic celebration known as Carnival is an annual festival replete with parades, costumed party goers and plenty of music that carries on into daybreak.  Trindad-Tobago is also home to Liz Mannette. 

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

MARIA JOSÉ FERNANDES CARVAO | ROCHA CARVAO

Sterling Silver Pearl Ortzi Cobra Ring
The 16th century Torré de Belém, located in Lisbon, Portugal is a majestic tower designed by architect Francisco de Arruda in a Manueline, Gothic style. 

Ornamental elements of “maritime” symbols and even Moorish influences provide the tower with its commanding presence.  Portugal is also home to Maria José Fernandes Carvao.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

MARJA SUNA

Sterling Silver and Glass Sisterhood
Pendant Necklace
Kajaani is a centuries-old town, located on the coast of Lake Oulujarvi, in Finland.  Among the prominent attractions of the town are the Kaajani Church that is made entirely of wood, and the ruins of the 17th century Kajaani Castle.  Finland is also home to Marja Suna.

QUOTABLE GEMS | BRUCE LEE

Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.

Monday, April 2, 2012

JANTANA

Sterling Silver Blue Dew Floral
Pendant Necklace with Blue Topaz
Located in Bangkok, Thailand the Temple of Dawn (or the Wat Arun) is one of the world’s most famous temples. 

Its porcelain accented exterior and beautiful towers have made it one of the most photographed landmarks in Bangkok. Thailand is also home to Jantana.

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