passports and pearls

the adventures of a jewelry designer

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katie’s NYFW favorites

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a rug pattern never looked so good // Mara Hoffman

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statement gown // Mara Hoffman

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pattern mixing at its finest // Alice & Olivia

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the perfect shade of purple // Carolina Herrera

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exquisite details // Christian Siriano

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orange tulle is always a good idea // Delpozo

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this jacket is everything // Jenny Packham

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stripes, sparkle, and swirl ready // Lela Rose

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detailing from the masters // Marchesa

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the perfect coat // Michael Kors

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versatile statement coat // Milly

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dream coat-pants combo // Monique Lhuillier

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what fairy tales are made of // Naeem Khan

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a vision in red // Naeem Khan

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a twist on a classic silhouette // Oscar de la Renta

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this skirt! // Rosie Assoulin

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this skirt in this color! // Rosie Assoulin

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emerald envy // Rosie Assoulin

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plaid perfection // Suno

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cut outs in all the right places // Tadashi Shoji

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classic camel // Tracy Reese

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stripe perfection // Trina Turk

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whimsy // Vera Wang

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the most amazing fur dress // Vera Wang

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striking statement coat // Zac Posen

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mother’s day gifts

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1. Katie Bartels Jewelry makrana necklace in magenta // 2. Indego africa mint-burst plateau basket // 3.  Katie Bartels Jewelry sejal cuff in turquoise howlite  // 4. Tata Harper revitalizing body oil // 5. Katie Bartels Jewelry Preeti earrings in ivory with tigerseye

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april in instagram

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kicked off spring weather with a visit to blue marble ice cream in BK

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sweet potato fries = brunch essential

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so excited for my new head turban from pumpkin headbands!

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great evening with the founder of KIND

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tropicana studs off to a new home!

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lunch meeting at Jacob’s Pickles on the UWS

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gorgeous day for a walk in central park!

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Hillary announced her campaign AND I got to wore an 80t diamond ring #bestdayever

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my favorite piece from the Christie’s Magnificent Jewels auction

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also fell in love with this ring at the Christie’s Auction

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hello spring weather!

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chilling at the central park zoo with one of my fave birds

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lunch meeting at Jack’s Wife Freda

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love when good friends come to NYC!

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sunday night soccer at Yankee Stadium!

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adios NYC!

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up at Cornell for an incredibly exciting project

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peek into my amazing project

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celebrating earth day with my tropicana studs

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dining al fresco at mermaid inn

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let the countdown to my morocco adventures begin!!

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mother’s day discount!

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in honor of mother’s day, I’m offering 20% off all purchased on my online store through may 8!

click here to start shopping for your mom, she deserves some nice sparkle 🙂

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a “perfect” diamond

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photo: Kaitlin Enderley

When it comes to jewelry, I rarely subscribe to the idea that less is more. This “perfect” 100ct D flawless diamond ring certainly can be described as a true statement piece. It went up for an incredibly $22.1m at the recent Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels auction. Can you imagine?! Yes, yes I can.

 

 

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christie’s magnificent jewels!

one of my spring highlights is the Christie’s Magnificent Jewels Auction. for several days, the extraordinary diamond and gemstone jewelry being auctioned off is available to view. I am like a kid in a candy store trying on the pieces. my personal highlight was the 80ct diamond ring. check out some of the pieces I had the pleasure of trying on and daydreaming about owning:

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80cts. unreal!

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talk about a statement ring

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a pink diamond worth over $1.5m!

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my absolute favorite piece from the auction preview

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so cool!

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shopbop 25% FF discount!

I love a good friends and family discount, especially when its on one of my fave sites: ShopBop.  here are some of my picks for the best accessories to keep you colorful and stylish this spring AND at a discount!

shop_bob_FF25_discount1. Prada cat eye sunglasses // 2. Mara Hoffman horizontal towel // 3. Clare V supreme simple tote // 4. Splendid firefly rubber flip flops

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introducing: the Nell

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neon elephants + lava = ideal addition to your arm party!

click here to check out the Nell stacking bracelets

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march in instagram

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photo shoot for my Tropicana Collection

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participated in Cycle for Survival!

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type A behavior…

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launched my SS15 collection!

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gemstone buying trip!

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celebrating my best friend’s 30th!

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launched a pop-up shop with Bezar!

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the lovely Susan Gerock wearing my Madri necklace and Preeti earrings

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my old study spot at Cornell

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a peak into an exciting project I’m working on!

 

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bon weekend

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a little sparkle to start the weekend

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