Heirloom Jewelry

Stunning Opals: A Trend Here to Stay

Lately, I’ve been totally enamored by opals, especially opal cocktail rings. Opals have become popular amongst designers more recently, but I like to think the opal holds a special, nostalgic place in my heart. Maybe it’s because it reminds me of a cocktail ring that my sister inherited from my grandmother (that lucky lady)! Or maybe…

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Italian Design Inspiration

  Are you inspired when you travel? Traveling has always felt like design research for me… Crystal blue waters, ancient architecture and cultural experience are HUGE on my inspiration list. That’s why I feel pretty blessed that I’ve been able to travel to Italy twice in the past two years! There is something about Italy…

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My Favorite Wedding Gown Trends for Spring 2015

I’ve fallen in love. It’s true. Not just with anyone, but with some AMAZING gowns from the Spring 2015 Bridal Fashion Week. I’ll always squeal a little inside every time they see a pretty wedding dress, but I’m telling you these runway looks were some of the most gorgeous bridal gowns I’ve seen in quite…

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The story behind my passion for heirloom redesign jewelry

I look just like my mother, just with dark hair instead of blond. We have the same laugh, the same smile, the same amount of energy, and I inherited a lot of my creativity from her. 21 years ago today, she passed away…. Her death was surprising! Sudden. A shock to my family. She was…

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My 3 Fave Instagram Feeds for Vintage Jewelry Inspiration

Do you love vintage jewelry as much as I do? Since I was I was a girl, I’ve been obsessed with the jewelry that was in my mother’s jewelry box. As an adult, I started collecting my own vintage jewelry and antique pieces from all over the world. In fact, vintage jewelry has become an…

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My Favorite Engagement Rings From 2013

We are already a few weeks into 2014… where does the time go? I’m not really sure. While this was meant to go live before the year ended, I was having too much fun in California with my nieces and decided that sometimes family is more important than getting a blog post together on time.…

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The New “Not So” Classic Engagement Rings

I’ve been having a lot of fun lately! I can’t believe it’s mid September and the holiday season is just around the corner. I have been so busy that I haven’t had much time to write. However, over the next few weeks, I have a lot of fantastic stories coming to you about inspiration, amazing…

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My Unexpected Birthday Gift

Every year when my birthday comes around, I get so excited. I love celebrating my birthday, probably for two reasons: my mother always made a big deal out of it when I was growing up and her birthday was 3 days before mine so it was always a special birthday week for me. Since the…

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How I celebrated my mom (an other stories of celebs)

Heirloom redesign is a process near and dear to my heart. When my mother passed away (I can’t believe it’s been 20 years in April) I inherited a few pieces of jewelry including a mismatched diamond earring. I’m not really a traditional diamond earring girl, so I decided to make myself something I would wear…

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Spring Bridal Trends that I Love

Love is in the air! Spring is the time of flowers, hummingbirds, and of course, gorgeous weddings! You all know I’m a wedding (and love) fanatic! I’ve been tracking my favorite trends in spring bridal fashion this year and here is a list of my top ten. PEPLUM DRESSES Peplum style wedding dresses are my…

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