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Q & A with Catherine Sarr of Almasika Jewelry

The cowrie shell plays a fundamental role in the collections of Catherine Sarr, the French designer behind Almasika Fine Jewelry—and there’s little wonder why. The cowrie, a mollusk which originates in the Indian Ocean, was utilized as money in various parts of the world for at… Read More

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We’re Rating Scarecrow Brooches Now

Welcome to the wonderful world of mid-century scarecrow brooches! Oh, sorry–you thought we were gonna stop giving you nightmare fuel after that pearl story? Haha ok. A primer, just in case: scarecrows are… I mean they’re pretty self-explanatory? They are supposed to scare crows. They’re human-esque figures made… Read More

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Q & A with Danyell Rascoe Jewelry

Inspiration comes in all forms, and sometimes in the places we least expect it. Jewelry designer Danyell Rascoe had traded in her childhood love for crystals and gemstones for a fast-paced career in the fashion industry, which brought her on business trips to India. There, she began… Read More

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Rating Freaky Pearl Jewelry is Our New Favorite Thing

Pearls are pretenders. There; I said it. Their glossy, incandescent exteriors fail to reveal the true madness of their conception: an irritant (actually usually a PARASITE, not a grain of sand, as the pearl lobby would have you believe) embeds itself into the soft bits of a shelled creature—oyster,… Read More

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Q & A with White/Space Jewelry

Exciting happenings today — this blog feature is the first of a monthly series from Asia of @iRockGems where she will be interviewing some movers and shakers within the jewelry industry that are Black & POC. Today’s interview features Khadijah Fulton of White/Space Jewelry. Take it… Read More

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Protection Jewelry — Good Luck Totems

You are underground. Summer has come early this year. A fetid breeze blows past. You can’t see the train yet, but you feel its pressure pushing down the tunnel. You reach up to put your book in your bag and prepare for the wild, sweaty press of people… Read More