Winter 2013-2014

by Jamie Pirowskin on March 11, 2014

As we endure one of the coldest and slushiest winters in recent memory, I was so happy to once again create a warm and sparkling respite for the public at my annual event at the Terrace Club overlooking Rockefeller Center. For those who missed it, I introduced an exciting new twist. I sent out an invitation after the Annual Jewelry Show at Club Quarters inviting my clients to wear one of the custom pieces of jewelry I had designed for them. In return, they would get a free gift.

I was so pleased that many attendees found it was a delightful idea – since it was my desire to inspire everyone to show off their favorite designs. It was also a chance to let clients experience the uniqueness of their jewels — once I make an item of jewelry and give it to the customer, it becomes a singular design. My free gifts were also custom-made that day. Thanks again to everyone who helped make this year’s annual event one of the best ever.

Reflecting on the cold again, I often think that as a native New Yorker, the beautiful moments of winter really fire my imagination in a special way. Among my latest unique creations this year was a stunning rhodolite garnet and baroque pearl necklace. I especially like the uniqueness of the barque pearl, which is unevenly shaped so that each one is different.

Finally, this year’s Valentine’s Day may be over, but remember in the future that it is the perfect opportunity to give your Valentine something truly original that comes from the heart.

My tip of the month: Pearls should never be put on after spraying hairspray or perfume – always make sure your hair and skin is dry. And once you take the pearls off, wipe them down with a soft cloth to absorb any oil that might have been deposited on them that day. Few of my clients are aware of the fragility of pearls and I enjoy helping them keep their treasures pristine with proper care so that they can be passed down from generation to generation.

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