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Winter 2013-2014

by admin 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.

Annual Jewelry Show

by admin on April 19, 2013

As the year rushes to a close, I hope you’ll pause a moment as I share some of my holiday excitement by recapturing special moments for you from my Annual Jewelry Show at the Doncaster Showroom. If you missed it, let me describe the work of some extraordinary designers, offered at amazing discounts.

First off, imagine an unforgettable location. The beautiful Showroom is on 57th street, facing Central Park and the view outside the main window is mesmerizing this frosty time of year. My co-hosts included a fashion stylist with a classic line of clothing that can accommodate any style and a financial advisor who works with high net worth clients. Visitors were surrounded by a wide selection of fabrics and styles in the front room, along with an offering of wine and delectables.

The jewelry I was showcasing was laid out for viewing in the adjoining showroom, where my guests could also admire the radiant street view. The display that night included the work of a talented designer inspired by the culture and lushness of Bali. This line includes handmade pieces in sterling silver and 18k gold with genuine stones. The heavy cast pieces are handmade. There was also a line of jewelry on display by this designer where part of the profit is donated to Stand Up for Cancer – this jewelry is all gold with rough diamonds, as well as colored diamonds. I can sell this line at 50% off the website price.
Another designer whose work was featured at the show is from Istanbul, Turkey. She uses brass overlaid with 18k gold. She also uses natural gemstones – and again my prices are 50% off retail. I also showed pieces from my personal collection, including gold, pearls and diamond jewelry.

If this blog leaves you sad for opportunities lost, don’t despair! I have more shows coming up soon in 2012 and will keep you posted. At any time of year, I love to help my clients bring unforgettable gifts to their family and friends – gifts that last a lifetime and create family treasures to pass on. My work takes on special meaning during the holidays when I am able to help my clients make this the most memorable year ever!

A Personal Touch for the Manhattan Lawyer

April 19, 2013

I recently started working with a dynamic young Manhattanite who was a partner in a law firm and the busy mother of two who loved jewelry but didn’t have the time to update her collection. One day she asked me to look at a jewelry box full of necklaces and earrings she could no longer […]

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