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Pearl bridal jewelry

Pearl bridal jewelry
I received the sweetest thank you from a lovely bride whose wedding jewelry I made.

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The most unique jewelry stores in America

The most unique jewelry stores in America
There are thousands of places to shop for jewelry, but only a few stores feel like magic when you walk in. They're owned and staffed by friendly, highly experienced people who know how to help you find exactly what you're looking for.

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My grandmother, artist and writer Gunda Lambton - part 2

My grandmother, artist and writer Gunda Lambton - part 2
By the end of 1940, aged only 26, my maternal grandmother Gunda was on a boat to Canada and a whole new life. She had my 1 1/2 year-old mother with her and was pregnant with my aunt Bettina. They were on the last government-sponsored ship taking evacuees from England.

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My grandmother, artist and writer Gunda Lambton - part 1

My grandmother, artist and writer Gunda Lambton - part 1

My maternal grandmother Gunda Lambton (née von Davidson) lived what seems like more than one life. She was a creative and resourceful person who always found a way through the difficulties she encountered. As an artist, she used whatever tools and materials she could find and afford. She never stopped creating and learning and even went on to become a published author in her 60s. She still had new books in the works at the time of her death, aged 99.  

This post is about her early life in Germany. 

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Mia Gemma in Washington, DC

Mia Gemma in Washington, DC

Irene Barbieri shares about her Washington, DC jewelry store, Mia Gemma.

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"Many of Estyn's pieces feel like wearable sculpture and ALL are works of art. Anytime I wear something she has designed I am bound to receive compliments on my jewelry — it’s just that worthy of praise and admiration (and I feel rewarded for my fine taste!)."

- Kate Wechsler, Psychotherapist