Colored gemstones are hot, and not just as accessory pieces. Here's a wonderful aquamarine and yellow gold engagement ring which, when paired with its matching diamond wedding band, packs an eye-popping punch.
Some of My Favorite Things – Giving Thanks Edition
Sometimes levity is the best remedy. Here are some funny job ads I've come across in my two years of job searching.
How to Render Diamonds on Vellum and Canson Art Papers
How to render diamonds on vellum paper and Canson art paper with step-by-step visual and verbal instructions
A Design a Day – (Day 365! Celebrating One Year of Posting a Design a Day)
This post wraps up 365 days of design - mainly jewelry - by award-winning jewelry designer Joana Miranda
A Design a Day – Day 364 (The Penultimate Design…Infinity-Inspired Because the Ideas Are Still Coming)
I'm celebrating the penultimate day of my year-long blog project of posting a design a day. Today's design is based on the infinity symbol since I feel that my designing will continue 'til infinity.
A Design a Day – Day 358 (Taking Inspiration From Nature: Gold and Diamond Link Bracelet)
When looking for jewelry design inspiration, it helps to look at patterns and motifs in nature and the world around us. Here is an example of a bracelet that was inspired by the knots and grain lines in a wooden wall.
A Design a Day – Day 356 (Out and About in NY City – Finding a Seed of Inspiration)
I was inspired to create this gold and diamond geometric chain, ball and tassel pendant rendering by a seed pod I found in NY's Riverside Park
A Design a Day – Day 355 (Assessing Progress)
As artists it is easy to fall prey to the self-defeating thought, "I haven't created anything new." This series of earring variations on a common design motif is paired with an inspiring quote from George Balanchine to prove that new combinations can result in new and varied outcomes.
A Design a Day – Day 351 (Gold and Diamond Domed Journey Pendant)
A pen and ink gold and diamond domed pendant rendering by Joana Miranda symbolizes the start of a new life's journey and adventure
A Design a Day – Day 347 (Recipe for Progress: Put One Foot In Front of the Other)
Sometimes pushing through resistance to meet your goals brings golden benefits to your mood and energy.