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Blog from the bench
  • What should I make today?

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  • Video of Studio Sale Holiday 2013

    Here is a shaky video of the racks at this year's December sale for those who could not come.  
    If you see anything you like, note the min:sec in the video and contact us.

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  • To Beauty, Every Day

    Perhaps one of the greatest pleasures of my work, is when a woman finds a piece of jewelry that speaks to her on a deeper level. And the greatest reward is when she takes the time to write me about it.

    Lucky me, I got a letter from a customer, Nicole Rubio, thanking me.  She allowed me to share a bit of her letter here: 

     “I just unpacked the earrings and they exceeded my expectations.  
  • Gabrielle at

    Gabrielle's exclusive line for Rodale's has just launched.  Watch video and read the article.


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  • Spring Studio Sale 2013 over- 17 years running

    It used to be "all about the pearls" and honestly, now it's "all about the women". Personalities so individual....each as lustrous and captivating as the next. Open studio days bring joy, and inspiration. Thanks to all of you who showed up for me and "our" pearls.



    Tulkie is happy the madness is over. (Hard to believe he is 108 lbs.)

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  • A Pearl Necklace for a Mansion on 5th Avenue

    What some people do for love ... and pearls:

    Selling a NYC Mansion for a Pearl Necklace, 1917

    Posted: 15 Apr 2013 09:00 PM PDT

    Isabella reporting,

    It's hard to imagine selling a Fifth Avenue mansion for a pearl necklace - but that's exactly the deal that was made between an indulgent millionaire and a savvy jeweler in early 20th c. New York City, and with both parties thoroughly satisfied with the transaction, too.

    Morton F. Plant (1852-1918) was the millionaire, a railroad tycoon, real estate...

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  • You are more beautiful than you imagine

     I love how this video celebrates every woman's innate beauty. Please watch it and know that this is true for you -- and all of us. And share it!

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  • Welcome to My Website

    After years of presenting my work through retail venues, I am delighted to be able to bring my work directly to you through my website.

    I am inspired to celebrate the unique beauty I've seen in each of you. How you wear, appreciate and incorporate my jewelry into your everyday life. I have heard more than one woman tell me, “but you don’t understand …… I wear these earrings everyday”.  Each and every one of you has helped shape my understanding of this simple truth:  my ability to continue creating comes from this mystery and beauty each of you...

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