Journal

Dagny Rings

Dagny Rings

The Inspiration: It began as an engagement ring for a client using their stones. I liked the look and wondered what it would look li...
October Opals

October Opals

October has two birthstones: opal and tourmaline. These one-of-a-kind earrings include both! Featuring stunning blue opals from Sinaloa, Mexico, ...
Fall Fashion

Fall Fashion

It's Fall! Even in sunny So-Cal, the weather is starting to get cooler and the joy is that Fall weather lasts for months here. This means plenty of...
Notes from the Workbench

Notes from the Workbench

Painting by Paul Signac 1863-1935     I have always been enthralled by the Impressionist and Pointillist artists of the late 1800's. The use of...
Featured Work - September

Featured Work - September

I first came across these beautiful Colombian emeralds and couldn't say no. But their color is distinct –not just anything could be tossed toget...
Love Adorned

Love Adorned

I finally made it to both Love Adorned locations where my jewelry is carried - the first being their newest store in Santa Monica. Then, when I w...
Taking on the Water

Taking on the Water

Summer is flying by (is it really almost September?!) and it's been a great one here at Daria de Koning Jewelry. I've spent some much needed downt...
Summer Style

Summer Style

There's not much better than summer fashion! As nice as it is to cozy up in a warm turtleneck during the winter months (not that I do that much sin...
The Beauty of Natural Colored Diamonds

The Beauty of Natural Colored Diamonds

As a lover of color, it's a challenge for me to design solely with white diamonds - I always want to add that "pop". Luckily, diamonds don't only c...
Design Time

Design Time

I love this time of year when the bursting of Spring inspires me to create new, beautiful pieces of jewelry. Here's a look at the creative process ...
A Woman of The World...

A Woman of The World...

In May, I have been invited to set up shop aboard The World! I'll be headed to Europe for the leg that starts out of Amsterdam and sails up thro...
Arrival: Chicago!

Arrival: Chicago!

This April, I'll be building a pop-up shop at the famous annual Chicago Botanic Garden Antiques, Garden & Design Show. Come find me in the G...