Month: April 2010

SOFA New York: jewels of the avant garde

At the SOFA show, experimentation rules on a very high level. You’ll find jewelry that’s both sculptural object and functional art – and the funky crowd who makes, collects and wears it.

Bonnie Blandford: Japanese-inspired

There’s a Japanese feel to Bonnie Blandford’s designs, with their gentle curves and bamboo-leaf patterns. The Chopstick earrings she often wears were textured by rolling 22kt gold with rice paper then marked by hand.”I’m a Swedish girl so I’m not…

April birthstone: Diamond

Few stones can match the legendary powers of a diamond, from betrothal to battlefield. A flawless diamond was considered the ultimate protector, said to ward off serpents and evil spirits, fire and flood, poison, illness and thieves.