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Dana Bronfman – The Desert Glow Collection + Fairmined Gold

November 4th, 2019 | by Laryssa Wirstiuk|,

New York designer Dana Bronfman has always handcrafted her pieces from reclaimed 18K gold, post-consumer diamonds, and ethically sourced gemstones. But in her latest Desert Glow collection, she has taken her commitment to sustainable materials a step further by incorporating

AMUSEZ by Amy Gregg

June 4th, 2019 | by Laryssa Wirstiuk|, ,

Since launching her first women’s collection in 2013, Los Angeles-based jewelry designer Amy Gregg has become known for her Scandinavian-inspired geometric designs and captivating gemstone selections, mostly in dreamy and oceanic greens and blues. Noticing a gap in the men’s …

Loren Nicole

April 6th, 2019 | by Laryssa Wirstiuk|,

Loren Nicole first became interested in metalsmithing while working as an archaeologist on digs in Central and South America, researching ancient civilizations of northern Peru. After serving as a conservator for ancient and ethnographic textiles of the Americas, Oceana and …

Alexandra Wilkis Wilson, Co-Founder of Fitz, GlamSquad and Gilt Groupe

June 7th, 2017 | by Alison Burwell|, , ,

Entrepreneur Alexandra Wilkis Wilson revolutionized the fashion industry in 2007 with the launch of Gilt Groupe, the flash sale website. Seven years later, the Harvard Business graduate co-founded another successful venture, GlamSquad, the leading on-demand mobile beauty service company. …

Memo: The Perfect Pair for Alejandra Rojas’ new Spring/Summer Collection

May 22nd, 2017 | by Alison Burwell|,

Alejandra Alonso Rojas helms one of the most buzz-worthy brands in the fashion industry. The Spanish designer burst onto the New York fashion scene in the fall with her eponymous spring collection. Women’s Wear Daily described her designs as “flawlessly …

From Gem to Jewelry: Behind the Scenes with Amy Gregg

April 5th, 2017 | by Alison Burwell|,

Gemstones are Amy Gregg’s passion. As a college graduate, she honed her skills working as a stone buyer for fellow SoCal designer Irene Neuwirth. Today, Gregg’s eagle eye for unique stones is reflected in her own jewelry line, which she …

Meet Pippa Small

February 10th, 2017 | by Alison Burwell|,

For nearly two decades, Pippa Small’s haute bohemian jewelry has earned her a devoted following around the globe. But what may surprise fans of her colorful, exotic gem-laden designs is the scope and scale of the London-based designer’s humanitarian work.…

New on Memo: Meet Emily P. Wheeler

November 25th, 2016 | by Alison Burwell

We checked in with one of our favorite emerging designers Emily Wheeler to hear about her latest collection of rings. Here’s what the West Coast designer had to say:

Is there a story behind your collection? 

“I recently went to …

Tourmaline: Gem of Many Colors

October 13th, 2016 | by Cheryl Kremkow|, , , ,

Red. Blue. Green. Pink. All of the above. Tourmaline is the world’s most colorful gem variety. There’s tourmaline in your favorite color, no matter what color that is.

Cranberry red, hot magenta, bubblegum pink, peach and orange, canary yellow, mint, …

Seven Questions with Deborah Calmeyer

October 14th, 2016 | by Cheryl Kremkow|,

Deborah Calmeyer is no stranger to those travelers in the know who seek unique experiences. This Zimbabwe native (who can trace her African roots back 11 generations) created Roar Africa to provide the elite traveler unique, bespoke experiences. From umpiring …