The History of Black Hills Gold

Even if you’ve never heard of Black Hills gold, you’ve likely seen its signature design.  Alloys of rose and green gold, along with bright yellow gold, are used to form polished grapes and textured leaves.  This motif adorns everything from rings, to cross pendants, to earrings.  Black Hills gold is neither a brand, nor a…

Dripping in Jewels: Hollywood’s Influence on Jewelry Design

Hollywood’s Golden Age produced some of the most iconic actresses in film.  To attract audiences to the cinema, movie makers decked out these actresses in exotic and lavish jewels.  Stars like Greta Garbo, Jean Harlow, and Claudette Colbert became jewelry trendsetters, known for their iconic style as much as their talent and beauty.  Lengthy pearl…

Stacking Bands: 2017 Favorites from MSJ

I have been totally obsessed with stacking bands lately! Since the introduction of the Elizabeth Henry stacking bands, I have been playing with gold colors, gemstone combinations, textures, and widths regularly!  I’ve been amazed at some of the unusual combinations that surprise me, like the combination of old and new in one of the photos below….