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swarovskiFounded in 1895, Swarovski has grown to be the world’s largest producer of precision cut crystals. Recently, Swarovski partnered with Maison Martin Margiela to create a collection of bold jewelry featuring stalactite shaped crystals. “What makes the Maison Martin Margiela Crystalactite for Swarovski totally unique is the fact that it is made using the pioneering Crystal Fusion technique, by which crystal is merged with matt white resin before it is cut, making gluing unnecessary. This is unprecedented, and the result is startlingly futuristic—an avant-garde and asymmetric beauty, inspired by the shape and structure of stalactites.”

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My jaw dropped when I saw the photo of Sara Jessica Parker on the cover of the latest Elle…LOOK AT THAT NECKLACE!!! I have no idea what is inside the cover…I cannot move beyond the necklace. You will find more vintage inspiration at the House of Lavande...“The House of Lavande vintage jewelry boutique is a preferred destination for fans of collectible 20th Century costume jewelry. Find designer pieces from Yves Saint Laurent, Givenchy, & Chanel as well as significant items from popular brands like Trifari, Napier & Monet. Unsigned Art Deco and celluloid jewelry from the 1920s -’30s are also in this collection.”

There may be a break in posts for the next three days. We have a HUGE event in our showroom tomorrow…in addition…we are watching our grandsons for the next week…YIKES. I hope to eek out time…????

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Carrera y Carrera, one of the leading Spanish jewelry design houses, has a strong code of ethics concerning the sourcing of materials, environmental impact of production and promoting these standards throughout the industry. The swirl design of the Danza Maxi Ring could easily be replicated in polymer or metal clay…add a slash of Swarovskis for a touch of ‘bling’. 

I apologize for missing a post on Monday. It was a wonderful…but crazy weekend…packed with everything but a minute of free time.

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When I saw this pendant from Annie Fensterstock, my mind screamed…’Pull out the extruder and the Swarovski”s and get to work’. Her work combines innovation with tradition and incorporates colorful diamonds and sapphires in ‘non-traditional’ colors. The use of these vibrant colors creates pieces that are alive with detail.

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The Rosselini line of jewelry by Carola Hiersemann-Eckrodt is a fusion of old world craftsmanship, clean designs, and cutting edge materials. Navigating the website is a little cumbersome but worth the effort. “Consultant for Swarovski®, for which she regularly contributes as a free-lance designer, Carola uses Swarovski® crystals exclusively for her own collections. It is not rare that she introduces new Swarovski® shapes for a limited time, before anyone else. The stainless steel and aluminum parts she favors as her metal of choice are expensively treated through eloxation and other high-tech methods, and thickly plated in silver, rhodium and 24-karat gold to last a lifetime. The acrylic parts she designs and special order through master artisans, add a rich dimension to her contemporary creative approach.”

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You need to go no further than Tom Binns when you want inspiration for ‘over the top design’. His mantra may be…MORE IS MORE…but his designs will tempt you to add one more layer or three dozen crystals…rather than one dozen.

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 Matthew Campbell Laurenza’s jewelry makes a bold statement. “When it comes to inspiration, Matthew is quick to cite a number of different things that keep his mind racing. One key influence is his family’s eclectic collection of antiques and artwork. “Each member of my family collects art, so I have always been exposed to a variety of pieces from different cultures and time periods. The diverse exposure to art and antiques range from paintings of the Renaissance era to furniture from the American Arts and Crafts movement,” says Matthew.” His collection of rings reminds me of Klew’s drum beads with a smash of Swarovski.

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