Designer Spotlight: Gas Bijoux
THE HISTORY OF GAS BIJOUX, ONE OF TABANDEH'S FAVORITE DESIGNERS. The history of Gas Bijoux is invariably linked to that of a family. The first chapter was written at the end of the ‘60s, upon the canvas of Saint Tropez’s beaches. André Gas, a young artist from Marseille who had graduated from the Paris Beaux-Arts school, would stroll up and sell the lucky charms jewelry he made himself. Once again, this story unfolded under the sun. The creations of André Gas continue to strive and his greatest success is surely having passed his energy, passion and curiosity down to his...
The heart symbol is an ideograph used to express the idea of the "heart" in its metaphorical or symbolic sense. Represented by an anatomically inaccurate shape, the heart symbol is often used to represent the center of emotion, including affection and love, especially romantic love. It is sometimes accompanied or superseded by the "wounded heart" symbol, depicted as a heart symbol pierced with an arrow or as a heart symbol "broken" into two or more pieces, indicating lovesickness. Heart-shaped peepal leaves were used in artistic depictions of the Indus Valley Civilization: a heart pendant originating from there has...
Holiday Sparkle with Samira 13
Exploring the unique and varied aspects of pearls is the cornerstone of Samira 13 Jewelry. Founder/designer Samira Sizdahkhani continually strives to stretch creative boundaries while maintaining her signature aesthetic of immediate wearability and handmade gracefulness. Samira’s obsession with Tahitian South Sea pearls began more than a decade ago, while working as a stylist in Los Angeles, and remains ongoing as she continues to discover new ways to reveal their natural beauty. Shop the collection in-store and online and join us for a very special Holiday Trunk Show December 16th and 17th! SHOP THE COLLECTION >
Designer Spotlight: Iradj Moini
Inside the Creative Mind of our Dear Friend, Iradj Moini. Iradj Moini has designed jewelry in New York since 1989. Fleeing Iran during the revolution, his passion for jewelry and search for the extravagant and sophisticated woman led him to the city of big dreams after his degree in architecture in Buffalo. By the late 1980s, his eye-catching designs walked the runway for Oscar de la Renta, where he creatively designed and directed the catwalk jewelry for a decade. He soon built a reputation as one of the most imaginative and visionary designers of his era. With worldwide collectors and...
Spiders: Not So Spooky.
Spider Symbolism, explained... The spider is the ultimate symbol of creativity, demonstrated by the complex web it weaves. Spiders also represent power – sitting at the center of their webs, they symbolize the center of the universe - and are masters of illusion, or Maya, the Hindu word for the illusory. In Native American culture, where animals are regarded as teachers, spiders are believed to have taught humans the written alphabet, creating shapes and letters within their webs. Featured: Spider Necklaces by SAMIRA 13 SHOP SAMIRA 13 >