Tuesday, September 24, 2013

A happy Tula Design client shares her thoughts!

I'm delighted to share with you this blog post about Tula Design by lifestyle and fashion blogger Erika, who was looking for a ring to replace her wedding band. Here's the link.

This is what Erika has to say, among other things, about Tula Design: "The first thing that attracted me to her site was her amazing handmade and sustainable jewelry. Seriously, everything she makes is just beautiful." 

Thank you, Erika! So thrilled you love your new Tula band and are sharing it with the world.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Custom rings and tiny baby feet

As you know, I specialize in creating custom pieces - from engagement rings and wedding bands to pave diamond earrings, delicate pendants, and one-of-a-kind bracelets, all environmentally-kind in my production and using recycled gold and silver. (All my diamonds are obviously conflict-free.) Working so intimately with clients to create the perfect piece, I often feel a genuine connection with them; they quite often share images of their Tula Design jewelry with me once it's officially become a part of their world. Here's a beauty I'd love to share - a client's engagement and wedding ring, draped on the feet of their newborn babe! Too adorable.

For new and past clients, please feel free to share your photos with me! It's wonderful to know how much these Tula Design pieces are loved by you.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Druzy + Diamonds

I've been extremely busy in the studio lately, creating pieces for my fall collection. Here's a sneak peek at some new druzy and diamond post earrings I've just finished! If you're not familiar with druzy gems, they're known as "the stone of star dust," a collection of fine crystals on a geode fracture's surface. Not only are they exquisite, but they allegedly bring lightness and harmony to the wearer.

Monday, September 2, 2013

The story of emeralds

I recently made this14K gold bezel set emerald ring, along with its matching 14K gold emerald eternity band.  Absolute beauties together and perfectly symbolic of an enduring love, are they not?

And, in case you didn't know, the Ancient Romans associated emeralds with Venus, the goddess of love, believing the stones embodied fertility and faith while the Ancient Greeks wore emeralds to honor Aphrodite, their own goddess of love, fertility, and beauty. Also said to restore peace, clear the mind, and enhance clairvoyance, emeralds were Cleopatra's favorite gem! Wear this beautiful stone (also the birthstone for May) with the knowledge it is more than simply gorgeous, it carries a great history and restorative, mystical properties.