Last January, I was invited by the editor of MJSA magazine to be one of nine jewelry designers to participate in the MJSA Online Design Challenge. And last week, I got the most amazing news: I found out I’d won!
After the trunk show at Alchemy 925 in Belmont wrapped up, we visited Harvard’s Museum of Natural History, where we spent some time checking out their fantastic collection of mineral specimens. In this blog post, I show side by sides of various gems in rough form, and finished jewelry!
When I’m running low on inspiration, sometimes I’ll take a one-woman field trip to a local art museum to see if any of the masterpieces spark new design ideas. Last week I went to the Minneapolis Institute of Art, and it generated some serious creativity!
Opal is my current favorite stone. And as it also happens to be the birthstone for October (along with tourmaline), it's an ideal time to talk about this gorgeous gem! I’ve been using opals a lot in my new Karin Jacobson Fine Jewelry Collection, which, with its organic style, lends itself well to these organic shaped stones. The best characteristic of opal is its range of colors – which is basically ALL colors. Lately I’ve been favoring the deeper, watery blues and greens with flashes of orange and red that I’ve been finding in some gorgeous pieces from Australia. Each...