Entries in designer ring (7)
With every milestone comes a round of gratefulness, mixed with some disbelief. We are celebrating yet another milestone with Gem Gossip--hitting 150k followers over on Instagram! We are so thankful to each and every person who makes my feed a part of your day. 150,000 people is a lot of humans--it can seem overwhelming at first, but what is most important within that number are the individuals I've been able to connect with over the past few years. Whether it was helping with jewelry advice, or asking me to source a special piece for a special milestone, or just those who have continually messaged me with kind words--I will be forever connected and thankful!
As a way of saying thanks, I've teamed up with Celia Brown Jewelry--a brand I admire and think is doing something extraordinary right now with her unique designs. We are offering a giveaway, one ring from the following three choices shown in the above photo.
Which would you pick if you are chosen the winner?! And how would you stack it with your current jewelry?
If you're as excited as I am for this giveaway, I'll get right to the rules on how to enter:
2. Tag at least THREE friends you think should enter! Good luck!!
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You have exactly ONE WEEK to enter, winner will be announced on March 20th at 6pm CST. Be sure to follow ALL steps, if your account is set to private, I won't be able to see if you've followed step one!
I've had this blog post planned for awhile now--couldn't wait to share the amazing black diamond Gladiator ring that my sister-in-law received over the holiday from designer Doryn Wallach. Every time I was about to publish, something came up or another deadline was moved ahead, putting this sometimes to the backburner. I had finally decided that Monday would be the day to post, and as I sat Sunday afternoon typing up this very blog post, I heard the news of the untimely passing of Cindy Edelstein. I was incredibly saddened and completely in shock. In this day and age, with technology at our fingertips, and Cindy always being on the up-and-up of technology (heck, she was the only person I was following on Periscope who ever actually broadcast anything) I raced over to her Twitter page, her Facebook and Instagram because I just couldn't believe it...I thought for sure she had just favored a tweet of mine or liked a post. This couldn't be happening.
It was Cindy who introduced me to Doryn Wallach, whose incredible designs have now become a favorite and even became a part of my sister-in-law's jewelry collection. It was Cindy who called me last year to tell me about my nomination for the WJA Award for Excellence. It was always her smile and embracing kindness we will forever remember and never forget. So many people in the jewelry industry are tremendously grateful for the work she has done throughout her career, including myself. I looked back to see what the last Tweet in which Cindy "favorited" of mine, and it was one from my wedding day--the one about getting married on the same date as my grandparents got married back in 1956. That's so special, as she was. I will miss her.
*Seen above, the black diamond gladiator ring was made just for my sister-in-law within a matter of days for a special event, all thanks to Doryn Wallach.
Shawn Warren Jewelry caught my attention with one ring design--the Sage Spine Ring--and I had to know more! As soon as I clicked on her website and browsed the other designs, I was hooked! I truly could not pick a favorite--each one is so good. One thing that I automatically do with Shawn's designs, that I normally don't do with any other jewelry line, is I start to formulate outfits based off of each piece. I think her designs are so fashion forward, that they lend themselves naturally to do this. Like the Dagger Earrings or the Memory Wrap Bracelets--I can picture sleek outfits off of the latest Fashion Week runways that would pair perfectly with these pieces! I know you're dying to know more--
I’m currently focused on developing my core and limited edition collections. My core collection is made up of the essentials, the kind of pieces you buy now and wear forever. The aesthetic centers around clean lines with an organic twist. I am currently expanding my Vine assortment, so you can anticipate the addition of bracelets, chokers, and rings in diamonds (always), as well as sapphires and emeralds (some of my personal favorites).
When it comes to designing my limited edition pieces, I have been fascinated lately with diamonds cut in unique shapes - think rosecuts, old miners, elongated emeralds, slim baguettes—any shape that is a little unconventional and has great color. I'm finding myself drawn to cleaner, more geometric jewelry at the moment, and my aim is to infuse each of those designs with rare-shaped stones, to make each truly one of a kind.
It all started with colored pencils. I was never without them as a child, often falling asleep while drawing. I soon discovered pastels, pipe cleaners, and beads - always drawn to the range of color of each new medium. My love of the visual arts continued in college, where I studied Art History. My career path took me away from this passion for many years. I was an advertising executive and a psychotherapist until my love of design prevailed and I started my jewelry business, now almost 15 years ago. With no formal training, I immersed myself in the world of gems, absorbing every detail, and learning everything I could from many mentors along the way. What I ultimately found is that when you love what you do, the learning comes naturally. Now, I could swear I dream in jewelry. It’s like a second language for me, or it’s own world. And there’s no stopping it - I am designing almost all of the time.
Selling my very first pair of earrings to a dear client (who still collects my work to this day). That thrill, that sense of accomplishment - there's nothing quite like it.
From a creative standpoint, I will continue to develop both my limited edition and core collections. And my overall aim will always be the creation of effortless (yet exquisite) jewelry that makes my clients feel as confident and beautiful as they are. We also just launched a redesign of our website ShawnWarrenJewelry.com, which I hope you will like. It features new collections of items under $1,000, a curated selection of my personal favorite pieces, called "Shawn's Picks," and weekly new arrivals. You can also follow us on Instagram @ShawnWarrenJewelry to get an inside look at my design process and see exclusive previews of new pieces.
My go to necklace is always the Long Dee Charm and typically in rose gold. I layer this with one of my new diamond slice lariats and simply add my favorite Sage Fan Earrings, a few Portia Pavé Bangles and a few rings. This look takes me easily from office meetings to drinks and dinner with my husband or friends in Tribeca.
This post was brought to you in collaboration with Shawn Warren Jewelry.
Welcome to the best collab you've ever seen! Arik Kastan is debuting their second collection which was designed hand-in-hand with Anthropologie's Jewelry Buyer and is exclusive to Anthropologie only! The pieces are reflective of summery brights, with pops of radiant color achieved by our fiery zircons, blue topaz and peridot. This exclusive collaboration focused on giving shoppers some cool, bohemian earrings using bold colors and not have you break the bank in doing so! These are it! And I'm so excited about all the styles!
Are you feeling more blue, green or raspberry today?! These are tough choices when it comes to the different gemstone varieties these earrings come in. The blue are blue zircons and have a stunning electric-blue look. A perfect pairing for blue jeans or a casual ensemble. Have green eyes? Then you MUST choose the green zircon--these will make your eye color pop! The pinkish-red hue is a favorite and the color is truly stunning in person!
Another exclusive style of stud earrings in our Anthropologie lineup are these Firework Studs. Can you see them lighting up the midnight sky?! Bursting with color, we used different gemstone combinations to create a variety of three looks. The first is Peridot and Pearls, the second is blue Topaz and Pearls, and the third is pink Zircons and Turquoise! Which is your favorite?!
A new ring style exclusive to Anthropologie is this Posy Ring and we outdid ourselves on this one! Both are set with zircons of various intensities to give each ring an ombre look. The main cluster is flanked by three gems, giving it an asymmetrical style. Posy rings are a type of ring that goes back to the 15th century in England. They were given as lover's gifts and held much significance. What a fitting name for such a unique ring!
Get yours before they sell out!
Santa Monica-based jewelry designer Corinne Simon uses gemstones and metal as her tools to bring dreams and fantasies to life. She is proud to launch a new collection called Rèverie and has kicked things off with a photoshoot featuring her vivid designs. Such unique jewels, and I love how I can see all her influences in each piece. From her early years studying visual arts, to her career designing accessories and belts, each walk of life resonates from within. I first discovered Corinne on Etsy while searching for rings and was immediately drawn to her striking silhouettes she creates.
Hand-crafted using the lost was technique, Corinne is able to hone her sculpting skills and passion when designing jewelry. Each gemstone is hand- picked, inspiring a vision that is sculpted, morphing the precious metal with the stone to create a vivid, bold, and whimsical piece of jewelry.
With the holidays rapidly approaching, customers are down to the last few days to order! So if you love her pieces, make sure to hurry and place your order before the deadline! Corinne specializes in custom orders, with anything from a special, one-of-a-kind engagement ring, to a current item from her line using different gemstones. Take a look at her Etsy shop and make sure to follow on Facebook and Instagram!