About Lisa Bridge

As a member of the fifth generation in my family's business, I have always loved gems and jewelry. My education as a Certified Gemologist only deepened my love for the incredible variety of colored gemstones. Through this blog I hope to share the inside scoop of the incredible world of jewelry; whether I am trotting about the world, developing a line, or sharing my passion for jewelry.

Posts by Lisa Bridge

Locale of Inspiration – Peru

Sitting in my backyard one sunny Sunday afternoon, my friend Lauren and I began talking about our upcoming birthdays.  While I firmly believe that every birthday is important and worthy of celebration, we were on the verge of a big one-one, one that started a new decade. “What should we do to mark the moment?” […]

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187ct Diavik Foxfire Diamond

For me, it’s not all about the size of a diamond, it’s also about the origin and story of where it came from that adds value and interest for me.  On a rare occasion, those two factors line up to create a truly spectacular diamond. We had the incredible privilege of hosting the largest gem […]

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Source of Inspiration – Blue Lace Agate

Sometimes inspiration comes from a destination, thinking about a romantic, faraway place, and sometimes it comes from a fascinating gemstone that just speaks to you. That’s just what happened when I found a beautiful piece of Blue Lace Agate.  I was captivated by the light banding that flowed through it, the watery shapes that were […]

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The Birth of a Lapis Ring

I thought wearing a piece that I designed was surreal, that is until I saw one being made. On each trip overseas, we try to visit at least one of our manufacturer’s workshops or factories.  On this trip to Bangkok we were able to spend a day with a supplier that we have worked with […]

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XOXO

While I have my signature L to sign a note with, a few of my friends can be relied upon to use another symbol of love, signing with xoxo.  It always feels like a warm and intimate expression to me.  I began to wonder about expressing that sentiment in jewelry. Playing with gemstones and shapes […]

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Heart’s Combined Pendant

Right in time for Valentine’s Day I’ve introduced some new (and thematic) pieces to my collection.  Being in love is an incredible thing, and I wanted to create special pieces to celebrate it. I set out to create a contemporary necklace that could be worn every day (by itself or stacked with other pendants – […]

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Reflections on a Year

A year ago today I was a ball of nerves with anticipation and anxiety, ready to introduce my collection to our managers and the world. It’s hard to believe that it’s already been a year.   Year One’s Top 10 Highlights: -The first time I saw my collection in our cases and got to show […]

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Creative with Convertibles

Spending time in our stores is simply the best and I was able to spend a couple of evenings this week in our Houston Galleria and The Domain in Austin stores.  I met some wonderful customers, shared about my collection’s inspiration, and most importantly, played with jewelry! One of my favorite earrings to show people […]

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Cotton Candy, Begonia, and Rose Quartz

The best fashion seasons are when what you’ve always loved becomes what’s in vogue. While watching the fall runway shows and thumbing through my favorite fashion mags, I was tickled to see the amount of pink being shown.  Often derided as too young or too girlie of a color, soft ballerina pink seems to finally […]

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The Great Diamond Journey North

Marc and I recently had the chance to visit a diamond mine in the Canadian tundra and it was one of the most amazing places I’ve ever been! For years, I heard the story about diamonds discovered under the spectacular landscape of Canada’s Northwest Territories and when Rio Tinto, operators of the Diavik Diamond Mine, invited […]

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Lisa Bridge Collection Photo Shoot

It was a total pinch-me-moment last week as we photographed lifestyle shots of the Lisa Bridge Collection.  By a pinch-me-moment, I mean that a couple of times I literally reached over to my brother, (and VP of Marketing) Marc, and grabbed his arm.  Seeing jewelry that I had sketched on a piece of paper come […]

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Phenomenal Moonstone

Allow me to geek out for a moment.  I love that moonstone is a “phenomenal gem” and I mean that in both the technical and the descriptive sense.  Moonstone seems to almost glow with an effect called adularescence (how’s that for a word?!).  As moonstone moves, light rolls across the stone in an ethereal way. […]

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The Sound of Bangles

I always said, ‘Whenever Chaitu gets married, I’m going!’ When else would I have the chance to attend a spectacular wedding in India? So when I received that invitation for my friend from gemological school’s wedding, I booked my trip. The call of the colorful celebrations was just too strong, I couldn’t resist! The first wedding […]

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Who Shall I Be Today?

Who shall I be today? That’s the question a friend of my mom’s asks herself each morning as she gets dressed.  What an empowering thought, that I get to choose how the world sees me and what persona I want to have. Making that choice can be done with clothing but also with jewelry.  Do […]

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Girls Night Out with Vance Joy

I’m still singing this morning after an amazing private performance by Vance Joy.  It was an amazing culmination to my collection launch with KISS FM Seattle. Having given away tickets on KISS 106.1, we had a packed venue for our Girls Night Out!  I loved getting to share the collection and a bit of the stories with everyone […]

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Friends & Engagement Rings

Most people think that the person proposing has the most difficult job, selecting an engagement ring, but really it’s their friend/jeweler who feels the pressure.  At least I do! One of the greatest honors I have in the jewelry business is helping my friends and my friends’ significant others find the perfect engagement ring.  I […]

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