My Jewel Box
My favorite item of jewelry is one I designed personally. This pendant reminds me of my life in the islands. The original design was made using fan coral from the Atlantic, and the anchors are an exact replica of an anchor used on a very dear friend's fishing boat. When I designed this piece, I made sure it was an authentic tribute to a place and time in my life that I never want to forget.
— Gina Nigrelli, Designer of Jules Smith
One of my most favorite pieces is this silver bracelet with multicolor gem stones such as lemon quartz, garnet, aquamarine, amethyst, peridot and citrine. I can wear it with all my clothes and highly admire it. It is from the exclusive jewelry webpage www.alina-gordon.ch
— Caroline Wick
The most recent addition to my collection of vintage brooches is this Vendome pin, circa 1950 or 1970 (dating this piece has been difficult because the company was in business from 1944 to 1979 and they did repeat their designs). After roaming a thrift store in
When I did a little bit of research after I acquired it, I discovered that the Vendome was a division of
Coro, a very well known manufacturer of costume jewelry in the United States, Vendome was Coro's high-end line and used the finest Austrian and Czechoslovakian crystals. Eventually this range of jewelry became renowned for its inventive designs created by Helen Marion, who was the company's lead designer.
— Lori Ettlinger Gross