Thursday, May 30, 2013


I recently created this sweet understated take on a mother's necklace.  The twins initials are stamped onto a silver disk with a gold bezel and pretty diamond.  I hope she will never take it off!

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Oakland Open Studio

Visit us for our first open studio this Saturday.

Get a behind the scenes look at the where the jewelry is made & shop the current collection as well as discounted samples.

Hope to see you there!

Friday, May 24, 2013

hong kong: part 2

Next up in Hong Kong was the tiny stilted fishing village of Tai O on Lantau Island.  It was an odd mix of old China and tourist destination, but once we got past the main group of touts trying to take us on white dolphin sightseeing tours and sell us dried sea critters, there were plenty of nooks and crannies to explore.  We snacked on egg waffles and drank some sort of smokey tasting ice tea made from beautiful red flowers.

Afterwards we hopped on a bus to the sky tram that would take us to the giant bronze Tian Tan Buddha.  The ride up was breathtaking and a bit unnerving.  We noticed below the tram that there was also a hiking path that goes the entire way up which looked amazing.  

 No trip to Hong Kong is complete without a ride on the star ferry.  We chose to go at after dark when the city is perhaps at her best.  We roamed the night markets in Kowloon for trinkets and ate the best late night fried chicken.

Off to Sri Lanka!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013


I adore this version of the twig ring in 18k yellow gold with diamonds nested on either side of the center stone.  Congratulations to the lucky lady that received this beauty!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

hong kong: part 1

My husband and I recently returned from our honeymoon to Hong Kong and Sri Lanka.  With my business being busy as ever, we had to wait about 6 months after we were married to set out on our adventure. Turns out it was a good thing, because after the stress of getting married, I'm not sure I would have been able to enjoy a trip to the other side of the world.  

I really loved Hong Kong.  Navigating the city was so simple, easier than San Francisco!  We were able to escape so easily as well, hopping on the MTR, bus or ferry will get you out of the hustle and bustle and into the pretty environs in a snap.

We literally walked until our feet were swollen.  There was so much to see around every corner, we couldn't stop.  There's nothing I love more than wandering a new city with no particular place to go.

Street food is the way to go here.  It's the best way to sample different things and save money in an expensive city like Hong Kong.  I had the best pork bun of my life at Tim Ho Wan and some pretty amazing late night fried chicken.

We took the MTR to Shau Kei Wan and traveled up through a cemetary built into the side of a hill to find the dragon's back trail.  Unfortunately, the fog was so thick that we couldn't see the magnificent views, but the hike was interesting in its own way.  We had the trail to ourselves and it was quite eerie knowing that we were at the top of a craggly windy cliff all alone but unable to see the treacherous drop below.

We ended up in the small beach town of Shek O which was also quite deserted due to the weather.  They are known for their thai food, so we indulged in a lunch of fresh curries covered with dried shrimp, which I love.

 next up: Hong Kong part 2, then off to Sri Lanka.

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