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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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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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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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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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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Locale of Inspiration: Santorini

Rising sharply from the sea, the horseshoe shaped island of Santorini is a spectacular sight.  Visiting with my family, we were faced with a choice of how to reach the city above, take the stable cable car or ride up a series of switchbacks on a donkey.  While my parents and grandparents chose the cable […]

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Locale of Inspiration: The San Juans

There’s a moment when I step on to a ferry when I look out at the water and islands ahead and I take a deep breathe.  One of those soul-giving breathes that takes stress and busyness away with the exhale. In most other places I feel compelled to dash, to tour, to visit, but here, […]

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JCK 2013: What Happened in Vegas?

The JCK Las Vegas Jewelry Show is the leading jewelry event in North America open to all jewelry professionals. This year’s convention was four days, May 31st through June 3rd, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. It’s the largest jewelry tradeshow in North America. I sat down with our own Becky Heinle and Laura Barringer […]

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Revealing the 2013 Ben Bridge $100,000 Wedding of the Century Grand Prize Winners!

Watch Marc Bridge surprise our 2013 Ben Bridge $100,000 Wedding of the Century grand prize winners!

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Ben Bridge Helps Make Wishes Magical

Over the years, Ben Bridge Jeweler has been fortunate to partner with Make-A-Wish® and Jewelers for Children to help make wishes come true for children with life-threatening medical conditions. This past February and March, we teamed up again to help create memories for two very special girls and we’re honored to share part of their […]

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