Wednesday, June 6, 2012


Gramercy Park Hotel, NYC

words/images Judith Ecochard 

Not being jewelry people per se, we never know what to envision when we get a press invite to preview a jewelry collection. 

Rebekah Lea wearing Golden Vine earrings-18k+diamonds $1450.00

Well, we hauled it downtown and immediately-as soon as we saw the talented NYC based designer, Rebekah Lea Schwartz, adorned in her cuff like Golden Vine earrings...we knew that this was no ordinary pretty bling fling---but are mysteriously statement making, hand crafted works of treasure.

TRV collection-inspired by architectural shapes and the city urban landscape
 Four collections were displayed-all made from precious metals-18k and 14k gold, sterling silver, and precious-semi-precious stones.
Die Hard Earrings $10,000 sterling silver, diamonds, rubies, black rhodium plating

Stonality collection- beautiful stones inspired vintage-y pieces with a modern twist...includes stackable rings that make great wedding bands

Blue Cluster Earrings-14k white and yellow gold, blue opal, blue topaz, amethyst, white quartz, chalcedony,  color changing garnet, pink quartz $1200

Exotic-the Forbidden Forest collection is inspired by the Game of Thrones-a medieval fantasy television series on HBO

Queen's Crown-Silver, 10k gold, diamonds, rubies, tsavorite garnet,  black rhodium  $6500
 Animals, nature...some of these pieces are unisex worthy...
Enlightened Lizard cuff-$3450 sterling silver, green tourmaline, multi-colored pear shaped diamonds, champagne diamonds

Stars Align Bangles Bracelet, 14K yellow and white gold, diamonds $2765
 The Monomoy collection-has elements of summery Nantucket seaside jaunts translated into delicate design elements- via signature starfish and shells-with dreamy grey moonstone, amethyst, and chalcedony. 


Special order------

mask---for a costume ball---gold/diamond 
Caged necklace takes it shape from the spine...

armor---this arm cuff stays on---via putting one's arm through the gold chain---that danger underneath in this picture
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