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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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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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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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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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The Wisdom of Pearls

Erika Matson, lover of pearls, has worked at Ben Bridge Corporate Office for 7 years. She is this month’s guest blogger. June is Pearl Month! Marilyn Monroe may have said “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend,” but it was Coco Chanel who said, “A woman needs ropes and ropes of pearls.” I couldn’t agree more. […]

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Gatsby Glamour

They call it the “Roaring 20s” for a reason.  Following World War I, many countries saw a boom economically, socially, and artistically.  In the United States, the car industry was thriving, Jazz music was popular, Babe Ruth was king, Art Deco peaked, and the flapper movement was, well… liberal.  Many industries — film, fashion and […]

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