Interviews

Interviews

Mimi So’s iconic jewelry collection is admired for its playful spirit, artful style, and expert craftsmanship. Now, the New York City-based jewelry designer to the stars dishes on her signature style, partnership with Ritani, and the trends to look forward to. How did you get your start in jewelry design? I...

We came across Angie Crabtree and her stunning artwork via gemcutter Jean-Noel Soni's Instagram feed. Both based in the Bay Area, it's no surprise that these two creative forces are fans of each other's work. Angie produces remarkably precise paintings of diamonds in a range of shapes. From emerald-cuts...

If you haven't yet heard of Diamondoodles, prepare to be delighted. Hannah Becker's whimsical, humorous and vibrant illustrations uniquely combine her love of art and gemstones. From turquoise-embellished cowboy boots, to Bart Simpson with a yellow sapphire finish, each doodle is a window into Hannah's vivid gemstone world. We caught up...

She creates custom jewelry for the White House, collaborates with will.i.am, and is a red carpet favorite for the likes of Elizabeth Banks and Louise Roe. Kara Ross has over 20 years' experience in the jewelry industry and is widely celebrated for her unique gemstone pieces that highlight each...

Paloma Picasso, Gabriella Forte, and Mercedes Abramo. These are just some of the impressive women Barbara Palumbo is celebrating in her #FiftyWomenOfJewelry campaign. By day, Barbara is a trailblazer within the jewelry industry in her own right, as the Director of Business Development South at Gumuchian. Self-described as ‘designed by...

Danielle Miele is one of the most passionate voices in the jewelry blogosphere. Having begun her jewelry collection at just four years old, she loves to share her extensive knowledge of antique design and gemstones with Gem Gossip’s avid readers. Danielle encourages her audience to share photos of their...

When at Ritani we heard about the filming of new gemstone documentary, Sharing the Rough, we immediately wanted to learn more. Seattle-based jewelry blogger Monica Stephenson, a passionate advocate of the film's mission, traveled with the crew in Africa and is featured in a number of scenes. We sat...

Erika Winters is the editor of Pricescope's popular blog, as well as an independent jewelry designer based here in Seattle. We asked her about her love for the jewelry industry, what inspires her, and how fundamentally meaningful it is for people to adorn themselves in jewelry and clothing. How did you come...