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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Top Ten Diamond Facts

We’re on the countdown: ten days til Christmas, inspiring us to share ten tidbits of diamond knowledge. With the help of the experts at GIA and Geology, we’ve found ten of the most interesting facts, stories and legends about this popular stone. Read on to discover more about diamonds and become an expert, whether buying a […]

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Astrological Inspiration: Sagittarius

Happy Birthday Sagittarius! Born between November 22nd – December 21st, the quintessential Sagittarius is optimistic and enthusiastic with a positive energy and incredible curiosity. Sagittarians are well-known travelers; their open minds and wanderlust motivate them to travel the world and explore different cultures. The following are a few of our favorite selections for Sagittarius.   A perfect mix […]

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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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Diamond Spotlight: Ikuma Canadian Diamonds

Every diamond tells a story, and Ikuma Canadian Diamonds have a unique tale to share. The name “Ikuma” comes from the native Inuit word for fire, referencing how the diamonds are formed in the high temperatures and pressures of the Earth’s mantle. Ikuma diamonds are found exclusively in three world class operations in Northern Canada, at […]

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Astrological Inspiration: Scorpio

Happy Birthday, Scorpio! Astrologists say that those born from October 23rd to November 22nd are passionate, independent and powerful people who love to be involved and feel like they’re making a difference in the world. Celebrate Scorpio with these four choices inspired by the star sign’s best qualities. The prominence of rose gold has proved that […]

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Astrological Inspiration: Libra

The end of September brought the official end of summer, meaning the start of fall and birthday time for Libra! Sources can vary over the official stone of the star sign, but many agree that Opal is the perfect gem to enhance Libra’s natural creativity and sophisticated nature. Libra: September 23rd to October 22nd Opal […]

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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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Astrological Inspiration: Leo

It’s late July, high summer, and one of my favorite times of year.  Why?  Because it’s “Leo time” and that means my birthday is coming up.  For those of us born on the July-side of Leo, ruby is our birthstone which I LOVE, but as I’ve spent time over the years talking about favorite gems […]

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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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L for Labradorite

I love long necklaces.  They make everything instantly more chic.  I have a few long necklaces that are staples in my wardrobe because they can make a classic shift dress (speaking of wardrobe staples…) interesting and fun.  When I went to design my collection I knew it had to include at least a couple of […]

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Locale of Inspiration – Rio

My eyes grew wide as I pulled the drapes open in the ‘Ciudad Maravillosa’ for the first time.  The ‘wonderful city’, also known as Rio de Janeiro, took my breath away.  The joy from the trip and from celebrating my parents’ 35th wedding anniversary added to the spirit I felt.  I’ve seen some beautiful places, […]

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Locale of Inspiration – The Cascades

The Cascades are my happy place; an old friend that always helps ground me.  Growing up in the Northwest the mountains are a constant presence.  Skiing in the fresh air, amongst the snow covered, but still green trees, or hiking to a pristine alpine lake, I leave able to breathe a bit more deeply. The […]

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