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  • Checking Off Milestones

    Checking Off Milestones

    I don’t know about you, but I never thought I’d get tired of online shopping.  However, after over a year of avoiding the in-person experience, I’ve never been happier to...

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  • The Story Behind the Nomos Collection

    Being married to a Greek-American, my life is always peppered with Greek thoughts, sayings, and delicious Greek food. Being obsessed with gemstones, their crystal structures and colors, and the way...

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    The Story Behind the Nomos Collection
  • The Real Gift of Mother's Day

    The Real Gift of Mother's Day

    Mother’s Day makes me think of all the wonderful women in my family and friends circle, matriarchs who have been nurturing and encouraging of me and my jewelry career since...

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  • Beating the Covid Blues with Art

    Like most people, the past year of Covid insanity has had a lot of ups and downs. What I have missed greatly is not only face-to face human interaction but...

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    Art
  • You're Seeing... Cookie Monster?!

    You're Seeing... Cookie Monster?!

    Multiple friends of mine messaged me the trending Cookie Monster geode… Is this because I’m a gemologist and giant stone dork? Or they know I love strange and unusual rocks?...

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  • A New Dawn For The Pearl

    With the election of Kamala Harris as Vice President, the pearl is having a revived moment in the spotlight. Harris declared pearls as her favorite jewelry and consequently the jewelry...

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    A New Dawn For The Pearl
  • What I've Been Thinking

    What I've Been Thinking

    The Covid-19 epidemic has given me a gift – which is to be at home. More than anything, I love to travel and to be on the road meeting new...

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  • What's in the Red Box?

    Have you tuned in to my Flash Fridays on Instagram where I present 3 new pieces of jewelry that no one has seen? You learn a bit of the debuted...

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    What's in the Red Box?
  • 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 COVID-19...

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  • Rare Rocks? The Blue Hue is...

    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 working...

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    Rare Rocks? The Blue Hue is the Rarest of All.
  • Tucson Gem Show | Geeking Out on Gems!

    Tucson Gem Show | Geeking Out...

    It's that time of year again for my annual gemstone buying trip, held throughout Tucson, Arizona. And I'm excited! I spend a week hunting through convention centers, huge parking lot tents...

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  • 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 masterpieces, but...

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    New Year, New ART Resolutions
  • 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 main fundraiser that asks artists to...

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  • 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, experiencing new scenarios, and...

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    Exploring Iceland
  • Daria + Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara

    Daria + Museum of Contemporary Art...

    The other week, I teamed up with the incredible executive director of the Museum of Contemporay Art Santa Barbara, Abaseh Mirvali. We discussed the Value of Beauty in the worlds of...

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  • On the Move: Daria's Presentation, The...

    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...

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    On the Move: Daria's Presentation, The Value of Beauty
  • 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 each exhibited about five pieces featuring sustainable...

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  • 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 trunk show from 10am-5pm at their Isla Boutique (36 State Street,...

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    Hotel Californian
  • 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 arrived with a lot of colorful Daria de...

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  • Finding The Rare & Unusual, The...

    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 stone itself is an atypical...

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    Finding The Rare & Unusual, The Dumortierite Ring
  • On the Move: San Miguel de Allende

    On the Move: San Miguel de...

    Just recently, I received an invitation to stay at Hacienda Buena Fe in San Miguel de Allende, the marvelous and magical vacation home of Michelle Nussbaumer. Michelle, as you might know, is a...

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  • A Stingless Jellyfish

    After months of trying to design these shield-shaped rubellite tourmalines into the “perfect” art-deco earrings, I finally acknowledged what I had known all along: that they were really meant to...

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    A Stingless Jellyfish
  • Enter Shangri-La

    Enter Shangri-La

    The Shangri-La earrings are a new direction for me. Using an element of my negative-positive style, I've filled in the center with gorgeous vert shagreen that matches the pale green tahitian pearls and spring green...

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  • The Pink Clouds Bracelet Arrives

    It's finally finished! The Pink Clouds bracelet, inspired by the colors of New Mexico, is complete and I'm so excited! It features spectacular crazy lace agate in cloud-like shades of...

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    The Pink Clouds Bracelet Arrives
  • Siberian Rose Ring

    Siberian Rose Ring

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