Month: August 2010

Studio jewels & eighties rock in Sausolito this weekend

Some fabulous studio jewelers will be showing their work at the Sausolito Art Festival this Labor Day weekend, including a couple I’ve profiled here on the Loupe. Jewelry lovers in the Bay Area will find new stuff from Susan Chin…

Back on the block: JAR topaz earrings

One of the JAR jewels made famous at the 2006 sale of Ellen Barkin’s jewelry is up for grabs again – four years later and in the same showroom, Christie’s announced yesterday. Those who didn’t make the winning bid can…

August birthstone: Peridot

First recorded peridot was found as early as 1300 B.C. on Saint John’s, an Egyptian Island in the Red Sea. It’s said that this green gem was impossible to spot by day but glowed in the dark, so was mined…