Saturday, March 24, 2012

Thank you so much to everyone who has entered our Sparkle contest so far! There is still time to enter...

I would just love to see YOU in our designs….so, if you are willing to share, and to be included in one of our postings (please see details on our facebook page, we will include your name in our drawing to win a pair of our Rhapsody Earrings. The more the better, you will be entered once for every picture you submit…so for all of you SOPHIA & CHLOE collectors, we want to see your sweet faces!!

Thank you so much to everyone who has entered so far.  It is one thing to design a bauble in my studio, but it all becomes real for me when I see you actually wearing the designs.  So far we have gorgeous brides, beautiful family photos, friends celebrating, sweet babies, a world traveler who posted pictures of 18 different S&C designs, shot in 7 different countries, and just now, a very talented painter who posted a stunning self portrait of herself in one of our vintage designs.   I can't tell you what a treat this is for me.  I like to think of this as our Sophia & Chloe family album.

There is still time to enter....until March 31st.  Remember each picture counts as one entry.  So, keep them coming..... Our winner will choose their choice of our Rhapsody chandelier earrings.



Our first ever Sophia & Chloe ***SPARKLE CONTEST*** is underway…. !

Thursday, March 8, 2012

A Few Of My Favorite Things....

I have always thought that jewelry is so personal. Worn close to the skin, it really is a woman's own iconic statement. Even the way your jewelry looks, just casually on your dressing table, is such an intimate vignette... So the challenge for me is to create something really special that will strike a chord with someone on that level. When I design, I am always thinking of this, and also "Where will "She" wear this bauble!"

For over 20 years...I have worn these bangles every day....Some jewelry just becomes a part of you...Three are vintage Moroccan gold bangles, each one several generations old that were handed down to me by women in my family. My husband Ken added a fourth to my collection when we went to Marrakesh in 1988. This was the inspiration behind my Language of Bangles collection. Ken surprised me by having my Sophia & Chloe Stepping Stone Bangle cast in gold for me for Valentine's day. I am pretty sentimental about these....

I never really put away the other "regulars" shown here on my dresser. My every day go to pieces are turquoise Kiss gold hoops, my favorite Colette long lariat in blue green chalcedony, and the lapis Harmony bracelet I like to layer with my bangles. My stand by statement earrings are the Stepping Stone citrine gold hoops, the ivory Divine pearl hoops, and my olive cz and whisky quartz Jennie's Fancy chandelier earrings. For when I want to go all out I wear my Rapture shoulder duster chandeliers...I like to keep these out just because they remind me of celebrations.

You can see these and other inspired pieces at

With Just A Little Coaxing....

Hi Everyone….
Well, I am finally getting around to starting my blog.  I had intended to start months ago…and I got side tracked, got shy, and got writer’s block.  How much can you say about jewelry anyway??

Then my dear friend Beth Ann (also our graphic designer), said: “ just write about what moves you, inspires you, is fun to you, is important to you.”  So here it goes… I hope you find it relevant to you and that every once in a while, it brightens your day…. 

Wishing you much Peace, Love & Happiness!
~ Nathalie