Jewel of the Month: Pink Elephant & Drunk Writer “Maneater” Ring

By WendyB November’s Jewel of the Month has come a few days early because, this week, the Pink Elephant and Tipsy Writer ring won honorary mention in the Amerian Gem Trade Association Spectrum Awards eveningwear category! This ring is the sixth in my Maneater ring series (because of the AGTA award, the elephant has jumped ahead of […] >> READ MORE <<


Throwback Thursday: The Halloween Rap-O-Lantern

By WendyB Because this Throwback Thursday is also the day before Halloween, allow me to present — again — one of my all-time favorite pumpkin carvings: 2011’s Rick Ross Rap-O-Lantern. As a jewelry designer, I had mad love for rapper Rick Ross’s diamond depictions of his own face, so I flipped out when I saw the pumpkin […] >> READ MORE <<


Fall Entertaining

By Jane Pope Cooper

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I am super excited about fall weather and cool temps. We have an amazing back patio and we love to hang, eat, cook, drink out there as much as possible. We have been out of town the past two weekends, and I am psyched to spend the weekend at home with the fam this weekend. Halloween with the kiddos (we have an Elsa from Frozen and a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle.) will obviously be our Friday night plan. I am hoping to be beside the fire pit with delicious cocktail in hand by dusk on Saturday. I love the sound of this grape, rosemary gin drink. I have really been liking gin lately. How cute is this sweater/poncho from Anthropolgie?!? It will make the perfect topper for a cool evening. I am super excited to try out this Ramen. I don’t eat very much meat, but this crockpot crispy caramelized pork with roasted squash looks ridonk! I love all blue and white china. I fell in love with these plates at FURBISH Studio when I was there in September. Paired with these cute cocktail napkins from Open Door Shop, they will make for the perfect outdoor table setting. We have a long wooden table on our back patio. I love this simple rustic flowers, table etc! Hello Fall!

Do you have any plans for the weekend?

xo JPC



WJA Northern California and Designers by the Bay

By Monica

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I so wish I was in NoCal this week. A veritable knock-out line-up of some of my favorite jewelry designers are together in San Francisco, on Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 for

Babette Shennan Ginkgo gemstone rings.

The Women’s Jewelry Association does such an incredible job of bringing people in the jewelry industry together, and this event truly shines. This is the 17th year of the WJA Northern California chapter featuring local Bay area jewelry designers, getting their talent in front of retailers and press for the recognition they deserve. WJA will also be honoring Georgie Gleim, President of Gleim the Jeweler in Palo Alto, for her lifetime of work and her family’s legacy in the jewelry business.

Coléoptère Asterisk Ring in 18kt yellow gold and diamonds.

Among the twenty-plus jewelry designers in attendance, there will be a design competition that evening, judged by prominent industry press and influencers. You may recognize some of these names from profiles on–I know and admire many of these designers:
Pearl Lounge
Babette Shennan
Kings Ransom Pearls
Sethi Couture
Tura Sugden
Kimarie Designs
Betsy Barron Jewellery
Clare Ullman Designs
Sarah Graham Metalsmithing
Dawes Design
Sea Hunt Pearls
Jeffrey Hunt
Revere Academy featured designers
Cornelia Goldsmith
Sheahan Stephen Sapphires
David Heston
M. Lowe & Co.
John Meier Fine Jewelry
The Crucible
Elyria Jewels
Thalia Jewelry
Lola Oladunjoye of Cephas

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Sarah Graham Confluence Ring.

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Sethi Couture baguette diamond earrings in 18kt rose gold.

So go if you can! Mix, mingle, and enjoy the jewels–the people AND the gems of the industry.

Designers by the Bay
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Wednesday, October 29, 2014.
Shreve & Co. Jewelers, 200 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
Tickets: Students $35, WJA Members $35, Non-members $45; proceeds benefit WJA Northern California Chapter

All tickets are available through WJA Northern California Chapter and can be purchased at the door or in advance by contacting (970) 274-2048 or via e-mail For more information about Designers by the Bay and WJA, please visit or <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="" >> READ MORE <<


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