Sheryl Jones

When you walk into the diamond exchange on 47th Avenue in NYC,  it is a vibrant marketplace filled with vendors and buyers. In this cold weather, some shoppers are in fur coats walking down the narrow aisles browisng for that something 'special'.

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Sweta Jain

We have an interview scheduled for 9:30 am on Thursday, January 25th 2018 with Sweta Jain of Goshwara Jewels.. This morning is bitter cold again, as I take the train into Penn Station from Newark.  The wind is cutting like a knife down the corridor of 7th Avenue as I thankfully slide into my warm taxi and request my first interview's destination.

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Naomi Sarna

Naomi is my first interview where I have to take the train in from Newark.  I am little nervous making sure I am exactly on time, and hopefully I am early.  I leave my baggage with my niece in Newark so I feel like I can get around the city a lot easier.  The train lumbers into Penn Station and all the commuters pour out of the train at morning rush hour.

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DANA BRONFMAN

Dana is very precise, steady in her mannerisms.  She brings a sense of calm to the situation and has a bright good natured personality.  My interview with Dana was more like 2 friends getting together and talking about the challenges and rewards of the jewelry industry.

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DEIRDRE FEATHERSTONE

Deirdre is like the glowing sun in the Caribbean as she beamed with pride and excitement to discuss her jewelry. She was thrilled to also  be recognized for the incredible artist that she is.  Her  daughter has been one of the greatest motivators and inspirations of her life.
She embodies everything I hope for in this book and exhibition.

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DONNA DISTEFANO

When the door opens you are welcomed into a warm beautiful environment filled with jewelry cases, the smell of coffee, golden walls with text and photos and jewelry benches neatly lined with tools, lining the room.  The secret of her studio is the client can sit in Donna's golden velvet chairs or couch, and look out at the Empire State building.

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ALEXANDRA MOR

The studio felt like a temple and a workspace. The door opened and in walked a very tall dark haired woman with a stunning presence.  She commanded the room in her double breasted long wool coat and patent boots gleaming at her feet.  She was very even tempered, calm and spoke with a lovely accent.  

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Coreen Simpson

Coreen's interview was powerful, poignant and astute.  She has an enduring quality that just does not quit, and her strength, power, poise and self confidence absorbed every ounce of my attention. I could not take my eyes off of her and was flattered beyond belief when she told me that my questions were really really good ones, and that the interview was interesting and informative.  

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Nancy Anderson

 Every single thing is of interest and you could easily spend hours in this beautiful place and never get bored, and never see all of it’s magical contents.   First you have to look at the jewelry, but that takes some time, because you actually read the jewelry.

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Carolina Bucci

With Carolina there was never a moment of that she would become a designer, only when.  Her father was a great mentor and she carries her family’s tradition and heritage with pride.  She is clever and deft, very very simple, empty desk ,one monitor, simple surroundings, and wears elegant exquisite clothing.

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Lydia Courteille

I have been in the industry my whole life, but can say without doubt this was the most amazing collection of jewelry I have ever seen.  Lydia works with stories, collections that are based on those stories, which I think if you bought one piece you would want all the other pieces of that story.

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Paula Crevoshay

Paula’s home is sprawling with wood and Asian art everywhere.  The antiques were jaw dropping and the dining room table was covered with images of Salvador Dali images and items in preparation for a Catalonia themed dinner party.  

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Joan Hornig

There was art wall to wall from David Smith to Brancusi and Picasso with Chuck Close.  There was not a wasted inch of space and everything was integrated into the environment.

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Pamela Huizenga

Fine design can be perceived and not always explained. Her bracelets were simply astounding.  They move easily and gracefully like the way a snake moves effortlessly across the sand. Smooth and liquid were words that came to my mind.  

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Lisa Jenks

She is spiritual, kind, funny, wise, dressed in simple black clothing and her jewelry fit her perfectly, her style, her personality and her philosophy of life.  I loved every word she said, and she was so impressive with her stories and her inspirations.

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Carla Morrison

Carla has cultivated a crew of five craftsmen that include the industry’s finest; together they create small but inspired collections and important jewel commission pieces for a dedicated following.

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Sarah Graham

The organic quality of her work is striking and the shapes are so appealing in their form.  They are not always literal, but rather a reference to the original idea of inspiration.

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Jessica Kagan Cushman

Jessica told the story of her life as a jewelry designer and then brought dozens of pieces for us to look at including the original antique walrus ivory  bangles she had found in a vintage store and scratched words onto it.  T

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