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Victoria Cunningham Jewelry

4 Jun

Designer Gold Jewelry

Victoria Cunningham has been creating exquisite fine jewelry for over a decade. Her designs range from simple diamond pendants to dramatic one-of-a-kind pieces. Set with diamonds, sapphires, or rubies, all pieces are handcrafted in 14K yellow or white gold. Semiprecious briolettes add vibrant color to her vast collection. Her pieces are timeless, yet up to the minute and chic, ready to wear from day to evening.

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Cherry Blossom Dog Tag Necklace
This cherry blossom necklace with diamond accents is stunning in 14K yellow gold and .25ctw diamonds. 16" chain.

gold earrings
Double Disc Diamond Earrings
These 14K yellow gold double disk with .04ctw of diamond earrings are dainty and feminine.

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Diamond Flower & Star Dog Tags
14K yellow gold dog tags, with sweet Diamond flower carvings, hang from yellow gold ball chain. Tags measure 1/2" long and 3/8" wide.

Based in Los Angeles, Victoria Cunningham jewelry is a favorite among celebrities. She has been featured in InStyle, Bazaar, Lucky, InStyle Weddings, Martha Stuart Weddings, Cosmopolitan and others. This is unique and chic jewelry with a contemporary flair. Victoria's nature-inspired and celectial designs are sweet and feminine, yet sophisticated. Her pieces, which range in price from $300 to $3,000, are a mainstay at high-end boutiques all over the country.

Eve Sperling Jewelry 2009

3 Jun

Fine Gold Jewelry

Eve Abraham Sperling is a designer who grew up in the jewelry industry and considers the New York jewelry district her second home. At the age of 15, she began working in the family owned gem company, Precious Gem Resources, alongside her father, Jack Abraham, who is one of the world's most renowned suppliers of gemstone quality rubies, sapphires and emeralds.

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Yellow Gold Paisley Pendant
16" chain enhanced with 4 Diamonds.
Diamonds = .18 cts

Eve's passion for design became evident when she enrolled at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York City, after receiving a Bachelor´s degree in Psychology. She received her second degree in Interior Design, and now holds certification from the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ), a distinction that is attained only after rigorous testing of all aspects of the Interior Design field.

yellow gold earrings
Yellow Gold Flower Link Hoops
Also available in white gold and pink gold.

In 2006, Eve's design focus shifted to jewelry, and Eve enrolled a second time at FIT, training as a bench jeweler. She gained expertise in these jewelry techniques: fabrication, finishing, and assembly. Her training culminated with the development of collections of beautifully handcrafted fine jewelry, that are manufactured in New York to ensure that the quality and workmanship of every piece is guaranteed. Eve´s fine eye for detail and excellence is applied to each design from conception, development and through production.

two-tone gold necklace
Yellow & White Gold Puffy Flower Pendant
Large reversible puffy flower with Amethyst briolette, 16'' chain. Diamonds = .03 cts

Eve's designs are stylish, timeless, and perfectly complement the lifestyles of every woman. A selection of pieces are available in white, yellow, or rose gold, with the option to add diamonds or create two-tone or three-tone gold pieces. This gives the client the opportunity to customize the piece herself to fit within her price range – to wear every day or for special occasions.

Kevia Jeffrey-West Jewelry

2 Jun

Designer Fashion Jewelry

Kevia Jeffrey-West's exposure to the world of fashion began at five years of age, while spending hours looking over her mother's clothing sketches and playing with fabric swatches. Soon they began making doll-sized versions of her mother's line. She had the best-dressed Barbie in existence and developed an eye for color, contrast, texture, and detail – skills she now uses to design her line of jewelry. Kevia means beautiful child.

gold vermeil ring
Gold Vermeil & Crystal Ring
Gold vermeil with rectangular crystal.

All Kevia jewelry is handcrafted using precious and semiprecious stones, leather, silk, feather, 14K gold, 14K gold filled, and silver findings. Kevia's jewelry is influenced by travel and her ongoing exploration of mixed media art. Her college and graduate school studies led her to Africa, where precious stones are mined and readily available.

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Gold Vermeil & Python Leaf Necklace
Vermeil necklace with python embossed leaf drop pendant. 18" long.

Kevia's interest in fashion jewelry was sparked as she searched for her bridal party jewelry. Unable to find just the right thing, she raided local bead stores and made her first earrings and necklaces. During and after the wedding, friends asked about having her jewels for themselves. Eight months and a successful trunk show later, Kevia began taking boutique orders.

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Gold Vermeil & Blue Topaz Earrings
Gemstone and Cubic Zirconia earrings.

Kevia approaches jewelry design much like writing poetry: each design captures a fleeting thought, tells a story or transforms a notable moment into wearable art. Each piece is packaged with a story about its design inspiration. Kevia believes the beauty of jewelry is in the details, thus each necklace closure is uniquely hand beaded. Her jewelry collections are hip, youthful, elegant. She is currently living and designing in Portland, Oregon.

Vera Wang Jewelry

27 May

Fashion Designer Jewelry

Vera Wang was a senior fashion editor for Vogue for sixteen years. In 1985, she left Vogue after being turned down for the editor-in-chief position currently filled by Anna Wintour, and joined Ralph Lauren as a design director for two years. In 1990, Wang opened her own design salon in the Carlyle Hotel in New York which featured her trademark bridal gowns. In the Sex and the City movie, Vera Wang was featured amongst the many bridal gowns Carrie Bradshaw wore in a Vogue photo shoot. She also created a wedding dress for the season finale of the first season of Gossip Girl.

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Vera Wang Four-Strand Pearl & Crystal Necklace
Chunky Swarovski crystals complement four strands of lustrous glass pearls in various sizes, finished with tulle and ribbon tie.
• Soft wool felt/silk
• Length, about 15"
• Glass/pearls

Wang has expanded her brand through her fragrance, jewelry, eyewear, shoes and housewares. In June 2005, she won the CFDA (Council of the Fashion Designers of America) Womenswear Designer of the Year. On May 27, 2006, Wang was awarded the Andre Leon Talley Lifetime Achievement Award from the Savannah College of Art and Design.

Vera Wang Small Choker Necklace
Inspired by the linking of a motorcycle chain, this elegant version is embellished with crystals.
• About 19½" long
• Lobster clasp

In 1990, inspired by a new vision where fashion and bridal meet, Vera Wang opened a bridal salon at the esteemed Carlyle Hotel on New York City's Madison Avenue. Retailers, editors and peers quickly noted the impact of her innovative bridal collections, and encouraged Wang to extend her design sensibility to ready-to-wear and bridesmaids collections.

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Vera Wang Tulle & Crystal Necklace
Crystal clusters and a touch of tulle make this dramatic design worthy of compliments.
• Silk chiffon details
• About 68" long
• Leather straps
• Nylon tulle

Eighteen years later, Vera Wang is no longer an emerging brand. Vera Wang's new product introductions reflect her vision to create a lifestyle that goes beyond core bridal, bridesmaids, and ready-to-wear and into publishing, fragrance, beauty, accessories, and home. Vera Wang collections are positioned at the highest end of the luxury market. Driven by artistic, modern and luxurious design and style, couture-like quality and a high level of customer service, Vera Wang's collections hold impeccable customer appeal.

Vera Wang collaborates with leading global partners, directly employs more than 200 people and manufacturers the majority of its bridal collection in company-owned workrooms in the United States.

Rebecca Summer 2009 Jewelry

26 May

Italian Fashion Jewelry

Italian jewelry brand Rebecca, which has been popular in Italy for years is now making major forays into the United States with distribution details in department stores such as Bloomingdale's, Nordstrom, and a Beverly Hills boutique. The brand is a subsidiary of the Testi SPA in Empoli, Italy, and produces jewelry in stainless steel, bronze, and semi-precious stones. The Rebecca pieces vary from chunky cocktail rings to long chain necklaces, dangling earrings, and even a Rebecca watch.

rose gold ring
Tropezienne Oval Amber Gemstone Ring
Part of Rebecca's Tropezienne collection, this stunning cocktail ring in rose gold-plated bronze features an exquisite oval amber gemstone with surrounding notched detail and open back.

bronze bracelet
Melrose Rose Gold Plated Link Bracelet
Rebecca's Melrose bracelet in rose gold-plated bronze and stainless steel features classic oversize links with subtle logo and criss-cross detailing for a classic yet on-trend look.

round gold pendant
Rose Gold Gilded Round Medium Pendant Necklace
Rebecca's Melrose necklace features a stunning round rose gold-plated pendant with subtle logo encircling intricate cutout detailing dangling from a sophisticated box chain.

Testi SPA was founded in 2002: a young but solid company that has reached a sales turnover of 30 million in only nine years, thanks to the production and distribution of jewelry made of non-precious materials. Rebecca is the first brand of the group. Alessandro Testi, president and designer, has been able to create two new markets: fashion jewelry that is accessible and glamorous, and a line of unique men's jewelry. In 2007, a great acknowledgement, the Confindustria Award for excellence in the innovation category, confirmed the dominant and winning value of the Testi SPA spirit.

Tuleste Market Jewelry

25 May

Designer Vintage Jewelry

Sisters Satu and Celeste Greenberg were born in San Francisco and raised in a rural northern California town, Seiad Valley, CA (population 350), which inspired them to create their own clothing and accessories. They eventually made their way to New York City, where they developed their own jewelry line, Tuleste Market. It's very important for Satu and Celeste to design pieces that were accessible to everyone, priced moderately with modern designs that can link together, layer, and be worn many different ways, getting multiple looks out of one piece of jewelry.

designer necklace
Antique Coin Tiered Necklace
Antiqued gold-plated necklace with tiered strands and textured coin details. Adjustable length and lobster-claw clasp. 35" long.

Satu and Celeste's combined experience includes editorial work at Elle Accessories, W Magazine, Vitals Magazine, sales at Jeffrey New York, Giuseppe Zanotti, and fashion show production and casting for Derek Lam and Carolina Herrera. In less than a year of selling their line, Tuleste Market, more than 70 stores worldwide, including Intermix, Henri Bendel,, Alice + Olivia, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale's, Kabiri @ Selfridges, and Harvey Nichols Hong Kong.

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Hammered Squares Necklace / Belt
Gold-plated necklace with linked hammered-square details. Snake-chain tassels at adjustable hook-and-eye clasp. 32" long. Can be worn as a belt.

Tuleste Market jewelry has been featured in Lucky, Elle, W Magazine, WWD, Harper's Bazaar, Page Six Magazine, New York Times T Magazine, New York Times Style Section, Flaunt, Surface, Numero Japan, and more. Most recently they were named finalists for the 12th Annual Fashion Group International Rising Star Award in the Accessories category and will be made their first appearance on QVC in February 2009.

gold coin necklace
Short Coin Necklace
Gold-plated necklace with textured coin details. Buckle clasp. 19" long.

The current Tuleste Market jewelry collection was inspired by women of all ages and lifestyles. New designer pieces and vintage thrift store finds inspire them to make something old look new again. Additional sources of inspiration are women in films that have an intriguing timeless quality, as those from director's Michelangelo Antonioni and Jean Luc Goddard. The fashions mirror their family during their childhood from The Monterey Pop Festival, friends, and the diversity of living in New York.

Mauri Pioppo Jewelry

21 May

Designer Fine Jewelry

Mauri Pioppo is on a path of creative success. Her first career was as a professional dancer, which led her to tour with such legends as Twyla Tharp, Nina Wiener and Lar Lubovitch. To keep up with the physical demands of dancing, Mauri sought the restorative help of yoga and found her second calling as yoga instructor. Following a vision born out of her practice, Mauri has since become a highly respected and successful jewelry designer.

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Avatar Sun Moon Ring
Avatars have the ability to transcend space and time, they have no physical limitations. An Avatar in its celestial grace resonates with us to live in our highest potential. 14K or 18K Yellow or White Gold. Both with Diamonds. Available in various gemstones.

Mauri's work derives its source of energy through yoga theory. Her collection is graceful and fluid, combining high karat gold and quality gemstones in a way that enhances their natural beauty. Mauri's work is meant to be worn every day, as an extension of your inner beauty. Eva Longoria, Sheryl Crow, and Kyra Sedgwick are all fans.

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Love Grows Hoop Earrings
The deeper the roots the more love grows. 14K or 18K White or Yellow Gold, with diamonds.

Since its inception, Mauri's jewelry collection has received wide acclaim. The World Gold Council looks to Mauri as a steady trendsetter in gold jewelry design, because of her open-minded approach to the traditional art form. In the world of fashion, Mauri's work has been embraced by the press, and she enjoys a substantial celebrity following that includes Eva Longoria, Debra Messing, Sheryl Crow, and Kyra Sedgwick.

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Grace Happens Pendant
This necklace was originally created for Debra Messing to honor her years on the show, Will and Grace, and is now available for purchase. This pendant acknowledges our own grace that allows us to live with gratitude. The hammered gold disk carries a sliver of a dangling moon. Stars are set in the diamond night sky. Engraved on the side closest to your heart are the words "Peace to all, light to all, love to all." 14k Yellow or White Gold. 16" chain. 1" disk. 3 Diamonds.

Mauri continues to balance jewelry design and her yogic practice, as she does not consider one independent of the other. Yoga provides inspiration; design provides an outlet for the inspiration. To keep the energy flowing, Mauri makes regular contributions to charities such as N.E.D.A, A-Home, and the ASPCA. Giving back generates abundance for everyone.

Monica Vinader Jewelry

14 May

Handcrafted Gemstone Jewelry

Monica Vinader's unique gemstone jewelry collection features fabulous pieces in gold vermeil and sterling silver vermeil. Monica Vinader was born in Spain and now designs and makes beautiful contemporary jewelry from her 16th Century barn in Norfolk, England. Including stackable hammered bands and cocktail rings set with chunky semiprecious stones, this collection features smoky quartz, moonstone, black onyx, and pink opal.

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Monica Vinader Embellished Stack Rings
These stone-embellished 18-karat gold-plated stacking rings will add a touch of bohemian opulence to all of your spring looks. Candy ring has a mottled finish and beer quartz stone, Medina mini square ring has a mottled finish and a smoky quartz stone, and Medina round ring has a smooth finish and a Labradorite stone.

Monica Vinader's jewelry is always unexpected, always unique, and always a touch extravagant. Her pieces tell the story of the life she has lived, collecting curiosities and tales the world over. From her native Spain, to Mexico, and across South America, Monica finds inspiration in color, adventure, and culture. From this inspiration come pieces of hand-cut stones showcased in gold, silver, and vermeil – all hallmarked in the UK.

textured gold pendant
Monica Vinader Marie Necklace
Bring your look to a luxe finish with the Marie necklace. 24 karat gold plated Arabic script necklace with a single Aventurine faceted ball charm, and a lobster clasp at the back to fasten.

Armed with a degree in the Decorative Arts from City Guild in London, Monica began creating her collection in 2002, and it has been showcased across the UK and Europe. Her designs combine 925 Sterling Silver, 24 and 18 karat gold plate with colored gemstones and unusual cuts. Monica Vinader jewellery is available through prestigious shops internationally.

gemstone cocktail ring
Monica Vinader Moonstone Cocktail Ring
Embellish every new season ensemble with this delectable 18-karat gold-plated moonstone cocktail ring with rectangular off-white faceted moonstone center, and a gold bevel.

Always inspired by her travels, jewelry designer Monica Vinader spent eight years working in Mexico and South America before launching her line in 2002. Influenced by nature and a love of gemstones and pearls, her collections are full of color and custom-cut semiprecious stones. Using these materials, her creations are one step above costume jewelry.

Stephanie Albertson Jewelry

13 May

Designer Fine Jewelry

New York jewelry artist Stephanie Albertson loves the whimsical, magical, and expressive powers of jewelry. Stephanie handcrafts each piece in pure 24K gold that is alloyed to her signature 22K Gold formula. The gold is then made into sheet or wire, from which each piece is carefully crafted into its final form. Stephanie has developed a loyal following among fashion insiders and a growing list of celebrities. Her designs combine an appreciation of the classical principles of jewelry making and a strong sense of elegant and timeless fashion. Because each piece is handmade and each stone is carefully chosen, no two pieces in the line will ever be exactly the same.

Peridot earrings
Mini Alex Earrings
Handcrafted 22K gold & peridot mini 'Alex' earrings. Bezel set faceted peridot gemstones set upside down in a bezel. The artist's signature setting style features a bezel set stone with the culet facing up dangling from a French wire.

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22K Gold Lacy Chain & White Topaz Pendant
Rich 22K gold Lacy chain (17" in length) holds a cushion cut White Topaz "Cocktail" pendant, which is detachable. Stone measures 17mm wide and 15mm in length.

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Dome Ring Set
22K gold nestling dome rings. Sold as a set of two. Available in full and half sizes 5 – 9.

Stephanie was trained as a metalsmith at New York's Jewelry Arts Institute, focusing on the classical principles and techniques of jewelry making as it was done in the Byzantine era. What is innovative about her work is that she has applied these ancient techniques to her modern aesthetic, taking classical principles out of their traditional context and making them fresh, modern and timeless. Each piece is polished before and after the stones are set, although not to a high shine. Stephanie prefers the natural beauty and surface texture of gold, and these slight variations in the metal are characteristic of her work.

JJ Singh Jewelry

12 May

Metalsmith and Jewelry Designer

In recent years, the surge of independent designers has seen an all-time high. From hand-knit scarves to commissioned furniture, artisans who know their craft and can identify with a client's need for something unique, continue to pave the way for the latest and greatest must-haves. Jewelry designer Jennifer "JJ" Singh is no exception. Drawing inspiration from ancient civilizations, Singh's pieces are unique and very historical.

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JJ Singh Etruscan Signet Ring

An apprenticeship with Goldsmith Robert Smith in Virginia led to continued studies in metalworking and jewelry design. Jennifer is a Certified Precious Metal Clay Instructor through Rio Grande. Jennifer's specialties are: fabrication, precious metal clay, granulation, and resin enamels. Her favorite materials are fine silver, sterling silver, 24k gold plating, and semiprecious stones.

silver necklace
JJ Singh Kundalini Necklace

JJ Singh is a Virginia-based jewelry designer, whose collections can be found in upscale boutiques and fine jewelry stores across the country. Her work is regularly featured in magazines including Lucky, Modern Jeweler, Washington Life, Virginia Living, and Glamour magazines.

textured silver ring
JJ Singh Deco Ring

Artist Statement

After graduating from high school, I asked my parents for metalsmithing lessons. Relieved I wasn't asking for a car, they called our local goldsmith and made arrangements. He graciously obliged and those lessons turned into an apprenticeship where I learned the fundamentals of working with precious metals. Manipulating metal into beautiful objects is an endless journey, and there is always something new to learn.

Each piece [of jewelry] is a combination of balancing the technical challenges with the desired aesthetic of the piece. Working in my studio is my meditation. It takes me to a place where I lose track of time and feel a deep sense of satisfaction. When I'm away from the studio, I have symptoms of withdrawal. It is my passion.