Friday, November 30, 2012

JENNIFER FISHER JEWELRY

14K Gold Bruce, Levi, Tess and Max Charm Sets
Established in the late 19th century New York’s Central Park, located in the borough of Manhattan, attracts a whopping 35 million visitors a year.

Its 843 acres encompasses popular sites like ice-skating rinks, the Central Park Zoo, and the Delacorte amphitheater.  New York is also home to featured jewelry designer Jennifer Fisher.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

IRITH MASHIAH

Sterling Silver & Amazonite Viking Knot Necklace
Despite the fact that it cannot sustain life forms, the Dead Sea, located between Israel, the West Bank and Jordan, holds therapeutic properties within its saline waters.

Israel is also home to featured jewelry designer Irith Mashiah.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

UBALDINA PAUCAR ACHANCARAY

Amethyst & Ceramic Lavender Earth Jewelry Set
It is said that Iquitos, Peru is a place for hard-core adventure lovers.

With its shantytowns, including Belén, and sprawling rain forest Iquitos’ natural wonders never fail to fascinate.

Peru is also the birthplace of featured jewelry designer Ubaldina Paucar Achancaray a/k/a Dina.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

GUENEVERE RODRIGUEZ

14K Gold Filled Chain Earrings
Though it is an active volcano, with 33 recorded eruptions, the Philippines’ Taal Volcano is still a must-see for tourists.

Once standing an ominous height of 18,000 feet, Taal Volcano is presently one of the world’s smallest volcanoes.

The Philippines is also the birthplace of featured jewelry designer Guenevere Rodriguez.

Monday, November 26, 2012

SIMONE WALSH

Sterling Silver Japanese Etched Leaves &
Flowers Pendant Necklace with Natural Silk Cord
Although home to a number of unique animal species, including the emu and dingo, the arid Australian Outback is otherwise sparsely populated but is a big tourist draw.

Australia is also home to featured jewelry designer Simone Walsh.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

CLAUDIO BRAVO

18K Gold Brown Crossroad Palm Bracelet
One of Argentina’s most densely populated cities is Rosario.

Independence Park is not only one of the city’s most visited areas, but it is also one of the largest parks in Argentina.

Argentina was also once home to featured jewelry designer the late Claudio Bravo.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

INGA REED

18K Gold & Diamond Triple Pendant Necklace with Serpentine Chains
The Great Court, the Rosetta Stone and the controversial Elgin Marbles sculptures each have a home in the 259-year-old British Museum located in London, England.

The admission-free museum contains over 13 million historical objects from around the world.  England is also home to featured jewelry designer Inga Reed.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

GABRIELA ARTIGAS

14K Gold Filled Link Chain Necklace with Horn
There are plenty of things to do and see when visiting Playa del Carmen, Mexico.

Situated along the Mayan Riviera, this exotic locale offers fun beach activities including sailing, scuba diving and swimming.

Mexico is also home to featured jewelry designer Gabriela Artigas.

Monday, November 19, 2012

ZARAH VOIGT

Isectorum Adventa Nomi Earrings
With Brass Scarab
An expansive collection of vintage motorcycles, automobiles and planes stand within the walls of Denmark’s Egeskov Castle.

The castle is a splendid example of 15th century Renaissance architecture as well as lavish décor of wood works and tapestries.  Denmark is also home to featured jewelry designer Zarah Voigt.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

CYNTHIA EID

Reticulated Sterling Silver, 22K Gold Keum Boo, Argentium
Silver and Patina Sea Grass Necklace
The Public Garden, located in Boston, Massachusetts, is a 175-year-old park that was established by philanthropist Horace Grey.

Its 24 acres holds numerous monuments including Thomas Ball’s “equestrian statue” of George Washington; and Anna Coleman Ladd’s Triton Babies Fountain.

Massachusetts is also home to featured jewelry designer Cynthia Eid.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

KATHRYN WILLIAMSON JEWELLERY

Sterling Silver Circle Stud Earrings with Assorted Paper
Touted as one of Scotland’s most picturesque cities, Edinburgh contains foreboding yet stunning remnants of the country’s storied history including Medieval and Gothic architecture.  Scotland is also home to featured jewelry designer Kathryn Williamson.

Monday, November 12, 2012

EFVA ATTLING

18K Gold Genie Ear Earrings
One of Sweden’s most popular areas is the scenic city of Ostersund.  Located by the stunning Storsjon Lake, tourists visit the city in the hope of catching a glimpse of the mythical creature Storsjöodjuret.  Sweden is also home to featured jewelry designer Efva Attling.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

NOOR FARES | N.OOR

18K Gold and Ebony Crack Cuff Bracelet
from Touche Du Bois Collection
The city of Byblos, located in Lebanon, is an area ripe with historical attractions.

They include ancient Phoenician Temples the Temple of Baalet Gebal; and the Byblos Castle and St. John the Baptist Church both built during the 12th century.

Lebanon is also the birthplace of featured jewelry designer Noor Fares.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

THERESA NGUYEN

14K Gold Filled Hoop Earrings with Rose Quartz, Pink Topaz,
Pink Tourmaline and Crystal
Though constructed during a time of war, Vietnam’s Cu Chi Tunnels attract tourists who want to see the lengths they span and the history they hold.

The expansive connection of burrows encapsulates underground hospitals, factories and villages.  Vietnam is also the birthplace of featured jewelry designer Theresa Nguyen.

Monday, November 5, 2012

OLGA NORONHA

Wrist Restriction (left): and Front and Back Views of
Cervical Collar made from Laminated Resin, Plastozote, Gold,
Plated Silver and Leather (left and right photos)
The town of Evora, located in the Portuguese province Alentejo, is a region filled with historical monuments.

Amidst the locale’s “wide plains” is the 2nd century landmark Temple of Diana as well as the Palace of Vasco da Gama.  Portugal is also the birthplace of featured jewelry designer Olga Noronha.

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