Tag Archives: Jewellery

Final Recap: Baltimore Summer Antiques Show

Alright, I’m just about ready to wrap up with the Baltimore Summer Antiques Show, considering it happened a month ago. I still have a few more hilarious Dozen questions with Designers & Diamonds to share, but I wanted to show off the gorgeous pieces from a few vendors I wasn’t able to chat with. This show is truly gorgeous, it’s right on the bay(?) of Baltimore, and in summer time it was perfect. The convention center itself looks a lot like Batman’s lair from the outside, but Palm Beach Show Group, as always, transforms the inside of the convention center Read More →

A Dozen Questions with DD: Chris Mulloy Antiques

We continue on the epic adventure that is a Dozen Questions with Designers and Diamonds. Today, Chris of Chris Mulloy Antiques takes the time to chat with me about all things sparkling and fabulous. Please ignore my cackle at the end, and just be grateful I didn’t snort. Chris Mulloy antiques is based out of Palm Springs, California, and regularly shows off some of the best vintage estate and antique designer jewelry at Antiques shows. Chris has been in business for 23 years and divides his attention between luxury watches and stunning vintage and antique jewelry. The case at the Read More →

A Dozen Questions with D&D: Gregory Kay Estate & Antique Jewelry

Welcome back for another rousing rendition of a dozen questions with Designers & Diamonds! Where I attempt to be cool and ask rapid fire jewelry questions to the wonderful dealers at the Baltimore Summer Antiques Show. Today I’m sharing this gem of an interview with Gregory Kay of Gregory Kay Estate & Antique Jewelry. A fellow Chicagoan, he shared his booth with the creator of this jaw dropper: But Gregory Kay estate jewelry holds its own too: check out this gorgeous brooch he was inspecting when I strolled over. Needless to say, the man has an eye for antiques – Read More →

A Dozen Questions with Designers & Diamonds: Maxine Wolff Shapiro Estate Jewelry & Antiques

Welcome back from the long weekend! Hopefully you’ve come to grips with the fact that both the summer and Labor Day weekend are o-v-e-r, and Tuesday is dwindling down for you – only 3 more days til the weekend, on the bright side. And speaking of the weekend, I spent the last one before Labor Day in Baltimore at the Baltimore Summer Antiques Show! This beautiful show is hosted by Palm Beach Show Group, they of the classiest antique shindig this side of Worth Avenue. Well, technically the Flagler bridge but whatever, it’s still called the Palm Beach show, regardless of its Read More →

Color Study: Cobalt

Cobalt has been popping up just about everywhere lately. Peruse an interior design magazine, and you’ll see that “Greek Blue” and “Mediterranean Blue” are being touted as one of the hottest color trends about to take off. Check out the jewelry counter of your favorite department store and you’ll notice a plethora of bright blue resin in the costume section, and highlighted sapphires and lapis beckoning you to the fine jewelry cases. Wander in to your favorite boutique, and you’ll see a sting last stand for summer with blue hued frocks and blouses commanding attention before they make way for Read More →