CED Blog

Laurie: Resilience & Success

March 21, 2018

What did you want to see reflected?
I was looking to have a modern piece that reflected the resilience of my grandmothers life combined with the successes of my life.

Creatives We Love: Dave Lefner

October 17, 2017

Dave Lefner is a wonderful artist at the Brewery where our paths crossed through mutual artist friends and clients. He specializes in reduction linocut printmaking and he’s also become our friend. I am happy to say I own a Dave Lefner. We love learning not only about the art but also about the artist’s process, which

7000 Years of Alchemy: Practical Magic

December 7, 2016

Jewelry comes from materials found in the ground and is magically transformed into something you adorn yourself with, express your style with, or have treasured memories. Creating a piece of jewelry requires technical feats of alchemy and metallurgical mastery as well as creativity, and maybe a wave of the wand for good luck.

June Birthstones

June 2, 2016

Five of the 12 months have more than one birthstone. June babies, you can start requesting gifts with your birthstones: pearl, Alexandrite, and moonstone.

9/11: The Symbolism in Architecture

September 9, 2015

The story of powerful design is told in ordinary materials: steel, stone, water and trees, becoming an extraordinary, beautiful, thought-provoking tribute to the fallen.

Commitment to Freedom

July 2, 2015

Extending same sex marriages the same rights to all married couples is one of the most important social issues of our time. We celebrate and applaud those who stood up for equality to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness of all people in the U.S

Prehnite: A Love of Green

June 24, 2015

Sea foam green with a glow like moonstones. Prehnite, the first mineral ever named after a person, was named after its Dutch discoverer, Colonel Hendrik von Prehn in South Africa in 1788. It was also the very first mineral to be named and described from South Africa, long before South Africa became known as an important source

DVF and Coco Chanel: Fierce Women

June 17, 2015

“Women have always been the strong ones of the world.” — Coco Chanel I recently read an article on Vogue.com entitled, “8 Things We Learned from Diane von Furstenberg’s Talk with the Ghost of Coco Chanel.” It grabbed my attention because, aside from being two of the most iconic names in fashion, DVF and Coco

2015 Milan World Fair

May 20, 2015

2015 Milan World Fair This year’s World’s Fair, or Expo 2015, kicked off on May 1, 2015 in Milan with the theme, Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life. Since their inception in 1851, the nature of world expositions has evolved. Three eras can be distinguished: the era of industrialization, the era of cultural exchange, and the