Journal

Jewelry Cleaning 101

Jewelry Cleaning 101

Let's face it, none of us keep our jewelry as clean as we should - on a normal basis. But... all this talk about cleaning and sanitizing during the...
Rare Rocks? The Blue Hue is the Rarest of All.

Rare Rocks? The Blue Hue is the Rarest of All.

Classic Blue is the color of 2020 according to Pantone and - quick fact - the most rare color in nature! Actually, I have a variety of blues I'm ...
Tucson Gem Show | Geeking Out on Gems!

Tucson Gem Show | Geeking Out on Gems!

It's that time of year again for my annual gemstone buying trip, held throughout Tucson, Arizona. And I'm excited! I spend a...
New Year, New ART Resolutions

New Year, New ART Resolutions

  For 2020, I have a resolution that I have already set into motion to achieve: painting! As you are aware, I paint with gems to create jewelry mas...
Giving Back And Getting Creative!

Giving Back And Getting Creative!

This holiday season I was extremely honored to be invited to create a wreath for Children's Action Network's Winter Wonderful event. It is their ma...
Exploring Iceland

Exploring Iceland

Vacation is a chance for me to take a pause and recharge creatively, mentally, and physically. I find that I get fueled-up by exploring new places,...
Daria + Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara

Daria + Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara

The other week, I teamed up with the incredible executive director of the Museum of Contemporay Art Santa Barbara, Abaseh Mirvali. We discussed t...
On the Move: Daria's Presentation, The Value of Beauty

On the Move: Daria's Presentation, The Value of Beauty

I'm excited to announce I'm going on tour to present my talk on "The Value of Beauty;" a subject I love to probe.  The first stop of this year was...
Daria as a Protagonist at Christie's

Daria as a Protagonist at Christie's

In December, I exhibited at Christie's in New York City as part of the The Protagonist exhibition and sale. Together with 13 other designers, we e...
Hotel Californian

Hotel Californian

Join me on June 29 and 30th, in gorgeous Santa Barbara! I'll be headed up the coast to Hotel Californian to present an exclusive Couture Jewelry tr...
On the Move: The World

On the Move: The World

This past May/June, I was kindly invited back onto The World – this time for a two week excursion that started in Corsica and ended in Corfu. I arr...
Finding The Rare & Unusual, The Dumortierite Ring

Finding The Rare & Unusual, The Dumortierite Ring

I love it when I come across a gemstone that I haven't seen or heard of before, and this rare dumortierite fits the bill. Exceptional because the s...