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New Designer: Melissa Graff

November 30th, 2010

Though only a senior at Mont­clair State Uni­ver­sity in New Jer­sey, Melissa Graff’s swirling cop­per, brass, gold and sil­ver wire jew­elry com­bines con­tem­po­rary art, Mod­ernist sculp­ture and mas­sage ther­apy with the eye of a jour­neyed arti­san. Trained as a masseuse, Graff molds her neck­laces so that they fit com­fort­ably along the touch points of the […]

Protected: 1st Impressions of Fashion Week Spring 2011: Jewelry Blended…From Knitted to Knighted

September 12th, 2010

There is no excerpt because this is a pro­tected post.

The Bling Factor…My Post for The New York Times’ T Style May Be Read

May 11th, 2010


Can Jewelry Be Reasonably Priced **and** Well Crafted?

March 1st, 2010

Walked the Jew­el­ers of Amer­ica Show yes­ter­day at the bustling Jacob Jav­its Cen­ter in NYC. The con­ven­tion cen­ter was host­ing two other exhi­bi­tions, The NYT’s Travel Show and The Inter­na­tional Restau­rant and Food Ser­vice Show. Need­less to say, it was a com­pletely fun day for those of us who can­not live on bread alone. So […]

Me on MARTHA: The Video

February 10th, 2010

To see my Roman­tic Jew­elry seg­ment on MARTHA, please click here. You may also watch any of the other seg­ments and/or view the show in its entirety (FYI: all of Martha’s guests, myself included, share a spe­cial Valentine’s Day mem­ory at the very top of the hour)

Hands Down…

December 2nd, 2009

some of the season’s most com­pelling jew­els for sale will be in Boston next week at Skin­ner Inc. Sotheby’s and Christie’s New York will be host­ing their preview’s this com­ing Fri­day. There is noth­ing more fes­tively restora­tive than pour­ing over an auc­tion cat­a­log with a cup of some­thing warm and deli­cious. Star­bucks’ pep­per­mint hot chocolate […]

Who Isn’t Designing Jewelry These Days?

November 28th, 2009

With all the celebri­ties design­ing jew­elry, it’s eas­ier to list those who haven’t thrown their name in the hat that those who have. Among the glit­terati design­ing the glit­ter are: Ali­cia Keyes for The Barber’s Daugh­ter, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt for Asprey, Nicole Richie for Bebe, and Sharon Stone for Dimi­ani. Now I did […]

Wallace Chan’s Debut at Brasserie Ruhlmann

November 4th, 2009

The phys­i­cal act of expe­ri­enc­ing the Euro­pean ambiance of ebonized wood and sepia-tones of Brasserie Ruhlmann and view­ing Wal­lace Chan’s jew­elry was a lit­tle like observ­ing the world through rose-colored glasses. You may not see every­thing clearly, but all within your altered gaze glows with a hal­cyon light. The women mod­el­ing Chan’s col­lec­tion couldn’t have […]

Follow LuxArtRocks on Twitter

September 22nd, 2009

Social media is the new black and with it comes some­one new to fol­low on Twit­ter: LuxArtRocks. You might rec­og­nize the logo but the cul­tur­ally well-informed tweeter will remain anony­mous this time around. Why? Because here you will find up-to-the-minute infor­ma­tion on all things bright, beau­ti­ful, boun­ti­ful, and a lit­tle bit brag­gado­cio too. There will […]

Carmen Marc Valvo Spring 2010 Via iFashion Network

September 18th, 2009

My story about the Car­men Marc Valvo show is posted on the first page of iFash­ion Net­work. Just one note, some­one at the web­site mis­la­beled the cap­tion that appears below my story and I am try­ing to have it cor­rected. It should read: Khaki suede safari jacket Ivory satin chif­fon racer back tank top Gunmetal […]

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