Marco Bicego has redefined the phrase “everyday luxury” with sensuous, beautiful jewelry that blends old-world Italian craftsmanship with passion and imagination. Each of his uniquely crafted pieces is striking enough to make a statement, yet personal enough to wear every day.
Bicego began his training as a gold artisan in the Veneto region of Italy at his father’s fifty-year-old atelier. While there he refined his skills and began to experiment with his own designs, blending urban lines with ethnic motifs and merging natural forms with artistic outlines. This concept of drawing on multiple sources of inspiration has resulted in multi-textured pieces that are both beautiful and unexpected. In his own words, “All of my creations must be manipulated by hand in order for them to preserve a unique and luxurious experience.”
At an early age, Philip Zahm was inspired by things of beauty and the vast world of color. As a young man he began to act on those passions and became known by many as a pioneer with his initial involvement in the gemstone industry. With the onset of 1975, Philip began his adventurous endeavors in the gem business traveling the world and continuously challenging himself and others to appreciate the beauty and rarity of the gemstones that had been unearthed from various, extravagant geographic locations. Philip has helped spark the beginning of numerous works directed to and with the intentions of giving back to those mining communities negatively affected by gem excavation. In effort to provide aid as well as a vehicle for raising public awareness, Philip created and led the Tanzanite Miners Relief Fund in 1997. His integral role on the board of AGTA for three consecutive years allowed many of his ideas to be heard and furthered his exposure to sensitive issues concerning human rights and the industry as a whole. In recent years, Philip has concentrated on building the gemstones he’s come to love into unique pieces of art with the notion of showcasing the gem itself and its origins in its best possible artistic arrangement. Each hand-made jewelry piece is planned, designed and executed according to the specific gemstone that will ultimately reveal itself as the grand centerpiece. Philip Zahm is dedicated to using the finest, hand-picked gemstones to create unmatched elegance and beauty while constructing one-of-a-kind jewelry that will unquestionably resonate the mark of quality, passion, and integrity for generations to come. Philip Zahm is currently a consultant to The Gem Guide and is considered by many to be one of the finest gemstone dealers in the world.
Over the past few years, pearls have become synonymous with fashion; a major reason for this explosion of pearl jewelry is the affordable nature of gem-quality Freshwater Pearls. Historically, pearls were intimidating. They were extremely expensive, often handed down from generation to generation and were usually kept locked safely inside your jewelry box for special occasions only. These days, pearls are everywhere! Fun, fashionable and accessible pearl jewelry designs are a favorite for black-tie affairs as well as a casual girls’ night out.
Honora is always trying to come up with new and exciting ways to turn our Freshwater Pearls into exciting pearl jewelry. This fresh new approach to pearl jewelry began with the excitement over vibrant pearl colors. Not your Grandmother’s pearls anymore! Colors from chocolate to pink, grey to blue, black to white. Fun!
While the traditional pearl strand remains an important part of the pearl world, we are thrilled to see pearl lovers everywhere embracing the latest shapes and styles.
Award Winning Jewelry
In February 2001, the Hot Diamonds brand was launched – a stunning collection of sterling silver and diamond jewelry into the UK market. It was an overnight success, and rapidly established itself as the No.1 selling jewelry brand in the UK, a position it has now held for over 6 years. Hot Diamonds is now available in the UK, Australia, and the US.
Each Hot Diamonds piece incorporates at least one diamond somewhere in the piece. Their line has bracelets, earrings, pendants, rings and even charms and charm bracelets. A fun, exciting line for everyone!
Rembrandt Charms is world-renowned for superb craftsmanship and a stunning collection featuring thousands of charm styles. Only Rembrandt has earned the title, “The World’s Largest Charm Collection” by offering each charm style in five different precious metals: sterling silver, gold plate, 10k yellow gold, and 14k yellow and white gold. They also offer charm bracelets as well!
Rembrandt is a family-owned business that has been designing and manufacturing charms and charm bracelets for over 40 years. Visit us today and see the Rembrandt Charm Collection™. We have a full selection in stock and can order in any that Rembrandt offers that we don’t have on premise.
Award Winning Designs by Eddie Sakamoto
Eddie Sakamoto, a third generation Japanese-American, was trained in graphic design and had a great interest in architecture and industrial design. However, after a five year employment with a prominent jewelry designer, he began to see jewelry as an alternate means of design expression. Aspiring to present his ideas to a larger audience, Sakamoto moved to Los Angeles in 1979 and created his own jewelry design company, Concept 1 – Sakamoto.
Sakamoto describes himself as a minimalist, “My collections are partly sculptural and architectural in nature and, in either case, I like to keep the forms as simple as possible“. He adopted the challenge to create jewelry where less is more, showing discipline to avoid ideas that are mostly decorative or ornamental in nature. As in many Japanese art forms, negative space plays a leading role in defining his designs. Platinum and 18KT yellow gold take on strong sensual shapes. They curve and bend and arc gracefully. They are feminine and masculine in form, the yin/yang.
Debbie Brooks Purses
Debbie Brooks graduated from the prestigious Pratt Institute of New York and attended the Royal Academy of Copenhagen where she developed her own personal style! The first product she created was a handbag for herself and it was so well received by others that she launched her own line in November of 2002. She has created custom designs for the Olympics, The Tony Awards, The Four Seasons, Avon, Make a Wish and others. She has also designed unique fabulous handbags and accessories for the most beautiful people in the world! She has been seen on Oprah, CNN, E Style, People Magazine and more! A sampling of Debbie’s collections can be found at E.R. Sawyer Jewelers.