see the new gem!

Wednesday, October 31, 2007


I love Finn for their simplicity but also for their clean, bold designs. They always use 18k gold and a nice amount of it to give each piece some weight and substance. I am absolutely obsessed with the pig!!!

Monday, October 29, 2007

Gem-A Jewelry Boutique

This is our shop in Bucktown- it's very sweet and cozy. If you are ever in Chicago, come and visit us!

Friday, October 26, 2007

Yayoi Forest

Yayoi is a very talented and spirited jewelry designer from Japan. Her style is organic, fluid and playful. Each piece makes me smile!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Estate Collection

After collecting estate jewelry for years, I am finally putting my collection in the store. These are 2 examples of pieces I have found: The locket is an Art Nouveau piece from 1910. It is 14k rose gold on a diamond cut 14k rose gold chain (to add a bit of flair!) The second piece is a pair of earrings I made from reclaimed Victorian friendship bracelet tags which were hand engraved with the recipient's name on the front and the friend on the reverse. They are made of sterling, with 18k earwires and a black spinel drop.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Heather Guidero

Call me a purist, but I love when jewelry is done simply yet still feels so elegant and polished. Heather Guidero's jewelry exhibits just these traits. Her use of bi-metal and brushed finishing keep her jewelry rich and textural in both color and design. Love it!

Monday, October 15, 2007


We have recently added Gintare's jewelry to our shop. Her pieces are finely hand wrought from 18k yellow and white gold with the use of diamonds and unusual stones such as this rare crysocolla piece. We will be hosting a trunk show with all her work on nov.30 and dec. 1 at Gem. Everyone is welcome!

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Friday, October 12, 2007

Gem in October Vogue

We are so excited to have been included in Vogue's article on curated jewelry stores. To be included in the same company as Twist and DeVera is unbelievable! Thanks Vogue!

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Laurent Gandini

When at Barney's the other day, I had to try on these beautiful earrings from Laurent Gandini. They were in 10karat rose gold and seemed to be hand engraved. I really loved them and may "wish" for them around the holidays!