Introducing the Black Orchid™ Collection

I've been exceptionally busy as of late, behind the scenes, designing and curating the Black Orchid Jewelry Collection. I'm happy to say it's now available - a timeless selection of sterling silver, gemstone and fashion jewelry designs - sold exclusively through charity events and home parties. Most items are priced…

The Classic Rich Lady Look

I love GOLD -- and I'm so glad it's back! I created these two bold gold necklaces in 2012. You can never go wrong with a thick gold chain ... it always add glamour and luxury. The bottom necklace is called the "Valesca" -- the name came from a random list of…

Everlasting Love

  It's been about 10 years since I designed these cocktail rings; yet even after all these years, I'm quite sure they could still turn a few heads! Do you agree? "More, More, More" Dark purple CZ set in platinum plated sterling. "Pick of the Pinks" Pink and clear CZ…

Try One for Sighs

Laurence Graff, the billionaire British jeweler, produced this shockingly beautiful 132.55-carat “Golden Empress” necklace. It was created from a 299-carat rough diamond sourced from the famous Letšeng mine in Lesotho, South Africa.  The 299-carat rough diamond also yielded eight satellite stones — six pear-shaped fancy yellows and two round brilliants. How…

Catalog Page: Simply You

Naming a Premium Brand I was asked to develop name options for a new upscale, premium jewelry brand. The committee chose "SY by Simply You", which was my pick as well. The inspiration for the name came from so many other renowned designer collections that incorporate initials: for example CK One…

Catalog Page: Swarovski/Touchstone

Beach House Beauty For this Spring/Summer catalog, I booked all photographers, models, hair and make-up talent and stylist. I also scouted this pretty little beach house; the late afternoon light made for incredible shots! Check out the "blue diamonds" crystal jewelry that I created; the cigar-band style ring became a…