As many of you know, I’ve spent over 30 years in the jewelry industry as a colored gemstone dealer and designer. Working as a dealer who supplied high-end jewelers and collectors for decades...read more
“Oh, I like that lavender and green….,” Laura replied to my text showing her several pairing of gems for three-stone rings. “What should we do with them?”That’s...read more
Well, that summer flew past. Hurricane Florence did her best to blow away summer’s last beams, leaving us welcoming Fall. But, we’ll always have Nevada. A few months ago, I put my QVC sales training...read more
I’ve spent most of my life in San Diego County where we have “fire weather.” No icy roads, or flood waters banking – we get fire. The “Fireball Ring,” featuring...read more
In the Spring of 2010, I took on the challenge of immortalizing one man’s love and devotion to his wife for their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary. The end result, after three long years of hard...read more
What’s blue and green and gold all over? “Heaven and Earth” ring in 18 karat yellow gold featuring a vibrant 10.60 carat blue Zircon (Cambodia) accented by pair of 5.51 carat Peridot. Click here to...read more
Designing is about solving problems, albeit in a graceful, useful way. Drawing pretty pieces of jewelry is just part of the show which also involves engineering, comfort and function usually with a...read more
Some of you may know the magnificent gem Spinel joined Peridot and Sardonyx as August’s birthstones this summer. Do you know Spinel? It’s about my favorite gem – at least in the top few. It’s...read more
Illuminate: to brighten with light “Beauty and nature have always supported me, and I find myself turning again and again to the metaphors the natural world provides,” says Cynthia Renée. “I...read more
The Chinese concept of yin and yang — how seemingly contrary forces are actually complementary — is often explained using metaphors from nature and life. The lightness of air, the...read more
Origami, from ori meaning “folding”, and kami meaning “paper,” is the traditional Japanese art of paper folding. Practitioners of the art can transform a flat sheet of paper...read more
Cynthia Renée’s poetic nature loves the fact that “orient” is the gem trade’s name for the iridescent play of colors that undulate across the surface of fine pearls. After all,...read more
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