A Family Affair: A Custom Jeweler Builds Memories for a Client

A Family Affair: A Custom Jeweler Builds Memories for a Client

When custom jeweler Cynthia Renée’s client, Mary, first came to visit her in 2003, she had a hunch that a lot of retailers might write Mary off as “a Mom who was ‘just looking’” — because she often shopped with her two young children in tow…

The Sobering Story of Amethyst and Bacchus

The Sobering Story of Amethyst and Bacchus

In Greek mythology, Bacchus is the God of agriculture and wine, with particular focus on fertility, ecstasy and festivity. Bacchanalia festivals were frenzied, indulgent wine-soaked events…

Light Beams from “The Morning After”

Light Beams from “The Morning After”

Today, the morning after, I walked to work letting my mind go roaming off leash. Fragile in some ways and durable in many others, that light reflects eternity…

Changing Styles with the Seasons

Changing Styles with the Seasons

My friend & client Carolyn inspires me with her combinations of colored gem jewelry and clothing colors. We could all learn a thing or two from her. Below, she starts with two different bead necklaces…

The Bitch is Back

The Bitch is Back

Do you like surprises or pranks? I sure do and think of them as an alternative “I Love You” to my dear ones. To surprise my oldest last Sunday evening as she arrived home after weeks away, I turned all the house lights off…

Pearl Games

Pearl Games

A client came to me with a stash of pearls she just didn’t wear. We made her pearl stash wearable, restringing with a series of five clasps that can interconnect so the pearls can be worn in different lengths and combinations…

Bold Peachy Neutral Gem Jewelry

Bold Peachy Neutral Gem Jewelry

Summer is such a bounty of produce, I ritually mark it’s end by making a fresh tomato-basil sauce on angel hair pasta and am sure to get in one more grilling of peaches. I never heard of grilled peaches before I moved to North Carolina…

Look What She Can Do!

Look What She Can Do!

When Liana sent me photos of her wearing some of her new earring combinations, I gasped! With her red hair and skin of moonlight, she looked like the enchanted Forest Queen of my childhood fairy tales…

Do You Grill Your Peaches?

Do You Grill Your Peaches?

Summer is such a bounty of produce, I ritually mark it’s end by making a fresh tomato-basil sauce on angel hair pasta and am sure to get in one more grilling of peaches. I never heard of grilled peaches before I moved to North Carolina…

I would love to work with you in creating your dream jewel, recreating your unworn jewelry int new favorites or hunting for your dream gem.  Take the next step by scheduling a no obligation video call with me here or email me directly.

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