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HOORSENBUHS: Gem Gossip Inside Look

Gem Gossip hit up the west coast and was graciously invited to check out the jewelry design studio of HOORSENBUHS, located just outside of Los Angeles. Greeted by Designer & Owner, Robert Keith and Brand Liaison, Kether Parker, we walked into the 1940s Quonset Hut, where HOORSENBUHS calls home. One would never expect this hut to be a jewelry designer’s stomping grounds, yet it serves as a great decoy for the looming paparazzi when some of their celeb clientele stop by; people such as Paris Hilton, Rosario Dawson, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Dave Navarro, amongst others.

qhut HOORSENBUHS jewelry studio
IMG_0525 Jeweler's Work Bench, Where all the magic happensGem Gossip had an inside look into how this high-end jewelry company is doing things differently and easily succeeding, while catching everyone’s attention. We also got a feel for how each customer gets their very own personalized jewelry buying experience when walking through these doors.

A “customer” is the wrong word to describe someone who purchases a piece from HOORSENBUHS. The experience of buying is so hands-on, you get “play around” with the jewelry, and choose what metal you prefer, what diamonds you want. Designer Robert Keith and Brand Liaison Kether Parker are passionate about what they do and want you to feel the same way. You basically walk into a whole new dimension of jewelry design with a whole new level of personalization.

hoorsenbuhs1 me falling in love with their ringsAt HOORSENBUHS, this is where you take control, and Robert & Kether are there to guide you and make the experience fun! Make an appointment, stop in, hit up the punching bag, play a diddy on the guitar or bang on their drum set, all while customizing any of their classic Tri-Link motif jewelry pieces. Now, that’s much better than talking to a stuffy sales associate at any jewelry store, right?

IMG_0555 the leather wrap-around bracelet makes a great headbandAnd there’s so many goodies to choose from. Want to shine like Rihanna? Then pick the Phantom ring...Rihanna has two! Or go for a classic and get the Quad Link...Snoop Dogg never takes his off, I don’t think you will either! My favorite? The Phantom ring, customized in 18k yellow gold with black diamonds! A ring this fierce can change the way you look, entirely. The fast-selling, leather wrap-around bracelet is killer and made to fit.

hoorsenbuhs2 HOORSENBUHS on every finger!
Gem Gossip cannot wait to get a glimpse of the jewelry set for Fall 2009. From what Robert & Kether described, the style and uniqueness will be unprecedented. I can already imagine the designs on runways.
Be sure to check out some upcoming important dates for HOORSENBUHS, such as the trunk shows for Barneys New York.  To learn more, click here.

The latest happenings at HOORSENBUHS:

  • an Elle magazine editorial coming out in their September issue

  • C magazine is doing a piece on the new Atelier for their September issue


Jewelry Lookbook: Ashley Olsen


Something that always interests me is jewelry combinations and how each individual puts together their jewelry for the day.  Ashley Olsen never ceases to amaze and always comes up with some great mixtures.  From what can be seen, she is wearing her Cartier watch, a large black stone ring, and possibly a crowned diamond heart ring.  Not sure what the other rings are! Take a look at some similar choices if you are wanting to achieve this same jeweled look.


A crowned heart is a known symbol of love and loyalty. This one is priced at $5500 from Fay Cullen. It is a 1 carat heart shaped diamond set in platinum. A definite necessity in anyone's ring collection.


Although Ashley's black stone ring is larger and pear-shaped, this one still gives a similar effect. Designed by Pippa Small, the black stone is actually a Labradorite. I think Ashley's ring is an onyx. The Labradorite is set in 22k yellow gold, found on TWIST for $1685.


This is the exact watch Ashley has and was featured in her book Influence. Found the match at, not sure how reputable this company is, although they have high ratings under Bizrate. It is called the Cartier Pasha Seatimer Men's Steel Watch and sells for $4975 on their website.

Tutti Frutti, oh Jewelry

Summer is surely on the way, nothing like some tutti frutti jewelry to cool things down! Trying to decide if these colorful pieces of jewelry are for summer only, or if anyone would rock these during the winter? I'm not even sure! What do you think?


This bold, multi-stone ring screams Tutti Frutti just like Little Richard would. It is set in 14k yellow gold and all of the stones are actually sapphires. The ring can be found on Israel Rose and listed for $3250. Size 7.5


I love the chunkiness of this bracelet, and the gems used couldn't be more perfect. You've got some rose quartz, some malachite, amethyst, and other topaz, all cabochon cut. From the Ross-Simons Estate Collection.


Like a treasure washed up on the beach, this necklace reminds me of some bright sea glass strung together. Apatite, amethyst, citrine, fire opal, garnet, tanzanite, emerald, peridot and pure, 24K gold beads make up this necklace. Designed by Yossi Harari and featured at TWIST, price: $1810.

Off to the West Coast...

See you in a week...we will be back with many exciting posts!  Stay tuned!   


xoxo Gem Gossip

Ring Scene at Delamina

I found four perfect rings, to be worn at the same time, on two hands, all in one place!  That would be Delamina.  I like picking out ring combinations, whether its mixing new with vintage, or white gold with yellow gold, you can't go wrong.  It depends on your style; go with your gut!  I would wear these rings in this order:  



The bold Peruvian opal and matte 18k gold looks like you've acquired this on some extensive travels. Love the star set diamonds, creates even more of an eclectic feel. Price: $3875, designed by Susan Foster, at Delamina.


Don't be afraid to mix white and yellow metal. This platinum filigree ring looks like it should have been worn in the 20s. It is actually brand new and features an amazing moonstone. Price: $5000 and is eligible for $500 Delamina Dollars off the price, for more info click here.


So bold, and the pear-shape is the best cut for this sort of ring. That stone is a chalcedony, which is the prettiest powder blue you'll ever lay eyes on. Done in 18k yellow gold and designed by Dov Pedah. Price: $3000 at Delamina.


A band of black diamonds is all you need next to 31 carats of chalcedony! This beautiful band is done in 18k yellow gold and is designed by Ian Saude. Price: $2105 at Delamina.

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