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.
June 22, 2015 |
Maker Nicolette Absil, 25, creates hand-painted enamel jewelry set in sterling silver. Her start Absil, whose studio is in South Kensington, learned the ancient art of enameling while a student at Rowan University. Later, she put her own twist on it by adding intricate hand-drawn botanical images, made in graphite or paint and accented with gold or silver foil. Process She starts by sketching from life, then draws the image onto a piece of powdered glass she has fused to a copper form.
May 4, 2015 |
This spring, the stylishly sentimental are sporting a new twist on the original keepsake jewelry - and it's right in time for Mother's Day. The trendlet Lockets are becoming more than the teeny, tiny picture frames crafted to hover over our hearts as necklaces. They are emerging this spring as rings, bracelets, brooches, and key chains, too. Where's it come from? In the 15th, 16th, and 17th centuries, lockets held fragrant oils. During these more superstitious eras, they also held talismans and hid poison.
April 9, 2015 |
Over three months, Claire Risoldi's jewelry collection - and its insurance policy - ballooned from a couple of pieces worth $100,000 to 52 items worth about $11 million. Weeks later, the Risoldi family's Bucks County mansion caught fire for the third time in three years. The collection disappeared, and Risoldi allegedly claimed that firefighters were to blame. Testifying for the second day in a Bucks County courtroom on Tuesday, insurance adjuster James O'Keefe noted the insurance policy's rapid increase and said insurer AIG would eventually deny the $11 million claim under the belief it was fraudulent.
April 7, 2015 |
A Center City jewelry store worker was pulled into a van by a trio of kidnappers who brutalized and robbed her after she left work Saturday afternoon, police said Sunday. The 53-year-old woman had left the store on the 100 block of South Eighth Street around 4 p.m. and walked to a garage at 733 Chestnut St., where she had parked. She said she noticed a graffiti-smeared, burgundy older model Ford Econoline across from her car. Three men in dark clothes and ski masks jumped out of the cargo van and pulled her inside, police said.