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How I Work: The Making of a Torus Bracelet

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How I Work: The Making of a Torus Bracelet

  Torus Tiny Diamond Bracelet I won’t lie: The process of envisioning and creating new designs is my favorite part of my job. I love soaking up inspiration, letting my imagination run wild, and sketching out a unique new design. But I also hand-craft all of my jewelry in my little Minneapolis studio, and take great pleasure in building a beautiful piece from start to finish. Since many of my designs take surprising twists and turns before completion, I thought it would be fun to walk you through the creation of a Karin Jacobson piece, step by step! I picked...

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October birthstone is Tourmaline!

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October birthstone is Tourmaline!

Happy October birthdays! Use this discount code (TOURMALINES4OCT) to get 10% off of all sterling silver jewelry with synthetic tourmaline!

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Soaking Up Fashion and Design in New York

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Soaking Up Fashion and Design in New York

This summer was so packed with travel that I think I’m two flights short of achieving “jet-setter” status! After my adventures in Vegas, I headed off to New York last month to scope out the Jewelers of America (JA) show. I was invited to join a small, select group of jewelry designers who will be featured in the JA New Designer Gallery in March of 2018, and wanted to get a feel for the show and the space. This gallery is invitation-only, and I’m honored and excited to have been selected! And my trip was a short one, but as...

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How I Source Fair Trade Gems (and Why They're Important)

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How I Source Fair Trade Gems (and Why They're Important)

Remember how I broke the “what happens in Vegas …” rule by telling you all about my recent trip to the JCK and AGTA shows? Well, today I’m digging deeper into that well of memories! I mentioned that I hit up AGTA to learn more about Columbia Gem House (CGH) and I want to share my findings since they underscore several of my core values as an artisan. Namely that jewelry should be made from dazzling materials that have been responsibly sourced, and that gorgeous adornments needn’t be created at the expense of human welfare. Columbia Gem House: Fair Trade...

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September Birthstone is Sapphire

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September Birthstone is Sapphire

Happy September birthdays! Use this discount code (SAPPHIRES4SEPT) to get 10% off of all sterling silver jewelry with synthetic sapphire during the month of September!

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