Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Pamela's Advice on Working with Delicate Gemstones

The MJSA Journal, a wonderful publication for jewelry makers, recently interviewed Pamela about how she works with delicate gemstones.  This is an excerpt from that article, written by Shannon L. Brown:
"To keep the edges of this teardrop-shaped Ethiopian opal safe, Pamela Froman bezel-set it in her own alloy of 18k pink and yellow gold.  She added a diamond-studded swirl over the bottom of the bezel to form an extra layer of protection for the opal's delicate tip, mirroring the element at the top.  Set from the back, the opal is covered with a filigree cutout sheet of gold, then laser welded at the edges, taking advantage of the laser's ability to weld next to heat-sensitive gemstones."

This gorgeous one-of-a-kind cuff is currently available at McCaskill & Co. in Destin, FL.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Trends & Colours Magazine, Winter 2013

We just received our copy of the fabulous CIJ International Jewellery publication: Trends & Colours, and we spotted a couple of Pamela's designs illustrating upcoming color trends!

Cheerful & Bright: "A warm and cheerful colour [palette] evoking sunshine and happiness..."
Pretty in Pink & Purple: "Pink and purple are among the favourite colours for fine jewellery.  They range from soft tones to brighter and bolder shades..."

Monday, January 7, 2013

Happy New Year!!!

We're excited for the new year here at Pamela Froman Fine Jewelry!  Pamela is bursting at the seams with new design ideas she's planning to introduce this year, and we haven't even gone to Tucson yet!  (If you don't know, we go to Tucson every year in February for their annual Gem Show; this is one of the places Pamela discovers her new favorite gems, which inspire fabulous one-of-a-kinds and sometimes entire new collections!)  We're also planning Trunk Shows for the next few months, so Pamela may soon be visiting a store near you.  And, we've got a new website in the works!  All in all, it's looking like 2013 will be a fabulous new year, and we hope you can say the same!


P.S. - If you feel like reading a little more about our annual trek to Tucson, check out our blog post from a few years ago: Tucson Trip 2009, Part I: In Search of the Elusive "It Stone"