• 07 Oct 2015

    Editor's Pick: Black as Night Whitby Jet

    Halloween looming just around the corner and nights getting longer, October seems like a perfect month to pull out those dark edgy pieces that may have been hiding away during the hot summer months. Insert the queen of drama pieces Jacqueline Cullen here. Her use of Whitby Jet, a prehistoric black fossil ca. 180 million years old and most commonly associated with Victorian mourning jewellery, is as signature to the label as ghosts are with Halloween . With just the right amount of spookiness for the season, my pick this week is the 18K gold bead ring from her Gold Dust collection. The organic shape has been touched delicately with handmade granulated 18K gold beads adding a subtle glimmer and deep contrast to the piece. While I...

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  • 25 Aug 2015

    Editor's Pick: By Women For Women

    "Designed by women for women." Not a traditional statement in the jewelry world, but one that should be recognized. Founded by a mother and two daughters, Anita, Myriam and Patricia, Gumuchian is not only owned by women, the entire office is run by women as well. Recently recognized by the Women's Jewelry Association with the Corporate Hall of Fame award, Gumuchian makes me proud to be involved in an industry that is always growing and evolving. It also makes me excited to see women excelling in what is usually considered to be a male dominated field and provides hope for the up and coming girl bosses in the industry. Now the real question is what to wear while you're busy climbing the corporate ladder? The answer is simple: stacks of gold and diamonds...

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