January 24, 2016 |
Simple silhouettes can be accessorized two ways: with poppy, bold jewels and in a less-is-more kind of way. The trendlet That is where simple geometric earrings, necklaces, rings, and bracelets come in. The soft lines. The delicate sparkle. It's what will give our simple cashmere turtleneck a little twinkle this season. Where does it come from? In the 1930s, artisan Margaret De Patta applied architecture principles to her jewelry at a time when jewelry was either a luxury item or a mass-produced conventional piece.
January 20, 2016 |
More than two weeks after the skeletal remains of a woman were discovered in a Delaware County park, state police are pinning their hopes for identifying the body on three distinctive pieces of jewelry. Authorities on Monday released photographs of three rings believed to have belonged to the woman, whose remains were found Jan. 1 in Ridley Creek State Park by someone walking in the woods. The jewelry was recovered from inside the clothing of the woman, police said Monday. Described by police as "unique," all three rings appear to be yellow-gold, but worn over time.
January 18, 2016
Maker Susan Casey Gleason, 27, of Fishtown - the one-woman operation that is Desarc by Susan Casey, a maker of jewelry and lighting celebrating bold, graphic forms. Her start Gleason studied in the jewelry program at Temple's Tyler School of Art but was assigned to make a light for a class project. She discovered the affinity between the two forms: "Lighting and jewelry seem really disparate, but to me there are pendants in jewelry and also in lighting. There are brooches that pin onto your shirt, much like a sconce pins onto a wall.
December 3, 2015 |
Lori Schiavi keeps her sons, Luke, 8, and Paul, 5, close to her heart - in the form of two silver pendants, each with one of the boy's fingerprints on one side and his initials on the other. After ordering online, Schiavi of West Chester received a mold kit with instructions for getting the best print - having her boys use clean, dry fingers, for instance, to push into sculpting clay. She then baked it to harden and shipped it back in a prepaid envelope. It was Schiavi's Mother's Day gift to herself this year, a $200 keepsake that turned out to be not only personal, but fashionable.
November 14, 2015 |
For Rea Rossi, sound has always been a tricky thing: elusive and slippery, wrangled only with therapy, concentration, and excellent hearing aids. So Rossi, 29, an artist based in Fishtown, began contemplating how to capture it and make it tangible, solid enough to wrap around a wrist or drape over her shoulders. The resulting artworks - visualizations meant to represent sound waves created in a computer-assisted design program and 3D-printed from nylon - are somewhere on the spectrum between jewelry and sculpture.
October 16, 2015 |
NOTHING WAS going to stop these thieves. Not a locked basement door, not two solid walls, not even an industrial-grade safe. They wanted the goods, and they got them Wednesday night, cleaning out about $250,000 worth of diamonds and fine jewelry from Time & Gold, a shop in the heart of Center City. "I couldn't believe it; it was like part of a movie," Danny Hosmi, the store's owner, told the Daily News hours later on the sidewalk outside his ruined business, on 19th Street near Chestnut.
September 22, 2015
P AGE NEAL, 34, of Bella Vista, and Anna Bario, 33, of Brooklyn, N.Y., own Bario Neal, a handcrafted-jewelry line. The jewelry is made at a workshop and store in Bella Vista. Bario Neal uses reclaimed precious metals, ethically sourced stones and environmentally conscious practices to make jewelry. In June, they added Fairmined gold, extracted by certified ethical miners. I spoke with Neal. Q: How'd you come up with the idea? A: Anna and I were friends at Oberlin College, and after school we each had independent labels.
September 21, 2015 |
WHEN YONG LEE left South Korea as a young man, he was bright-eyed and ambitious, ready to make a new life in America, to ply his trade as a jeweler. Three decades later, that youthful shine has been dulled by a series of crooks who've preyed on him, his family, and H&Y Royal Jewelers, the store in South Philly that he fights hard to maintain. In those 30 years, he's stared down the barrel of a pistol, been held at knifepoint and even ambushed while he slept in his own bed. "I don't want to be here anymore.
July 20, 2015 |
Statement jewelry is making a dainty - albeit sexy - move this year. The Trendlet Layers of necklaces are swaying just above the navel, mixed-metal strands are glistening around waists, and some sparkling chains are being fashioned into vests. Watch out this summer as body jewelry makes jumpsuits, maxi dresses, and cutoff jean shorts more seductive. Where's it coming from? The custom of draping oneself in jeweled chains goes back to ancient India as both a fashion and religious statement.
June 29, 2015 |
ATLANTIC CITY - What to do when you have barely $100 to your name and a retail dream you can't let go of? Two sisters, Lisa Muratore, 30, and Jaime Hannigan, 31 - neither of whom had worked in retail before - are riding the social media wave. They are using online to grow their business that started from Muratore's car trunk nearly a decade ago, and now has grown to three stores near the Jersey Shore. They started White Lotus, a women's apparel, accessories and jewelry retailer in Sea Isle City, in 2010.