Cleo's Blog

Gemstones, Entrepreneurialism, and Telepathy: The Modern Face of Fine Jewelry

Looking at this piece in issue 2 of the newly launched Upward Magazine, I can't help but smile! Upward is self-described as a "digital publication for the sophisticated, family-orientated travel lover," which is such a fitting place for this story of ours to live. My mom has been taking me traveling for as long as I can remember; pushing me to learn more, to be more, to always keep an open mind. It's really an intrinsic part of who we are, and getting to answer these questions about the most recent chapter in Jane Taylor Jewelry's history was an honor. Thank you Adam and Upward for sharing our story!

Insta Roundup: Jane Taylor in Bloom

Welcome to the third installment of our “Insta Roundup,” a glimpse into our newest designs, inspirations and discoveries, as seen on our Instagram account!

Spring is finally here and we've been loving the sunshine, wearing shoes that don't require socks, and the abundance of blossoms around- both real and in jewelry form! Our Rosebud collection was a colorful source of happiness that helped us get through the looong winter months, and it now feels happily at home lounging around in the warmer weather. (How do I know it's happy? I'm a jewelry whisperer, of course!)

We've also been going, going, going full-steam ahead in our preparations for Couture and can't wait for May 28th to get here so we can get this party started. With even more new designs to debut and so many people to catch up with, we know it's going to be one hell of a jeweltastic week! Only three weeks to go! #countdowntocouture

Cheers for now! Cleo

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Jane Taylor + Fragments = Couture 2014

With only 37 days left until the Couture Show, the countdown is on!! The show marks the official debut of our newest collection, Rosebud, which we have been working on for over a year (!) and introduced on our blog back in November. We are out-of-our-minds, crazy excited to finally be sharing it with an amazing collection of retailers (and friends), as a member of the Fragments showroom. During the design process, Jane drew inspiration from estate pieces owned and admired, drawings by Aubrey Beardsley, her passion for gardening and unique gemstones she had collected over the years.  Marrying her love of classic design, sculptural lines, and bold simplicity, the result is a beautifully successful juxtaposition of opposites, which veteran jewelry journalist Lorraine DePasque summed up as, "Sleek yet detailed. Strong yet delicate. Classic yet non-traditional." And her words not only accurately capture what Rosebud is all about, but they sum Jane up pretty well too.

We look forwarding to celebrating another year as members of the jewelry community, and toasting to Jane Taylor Jewelry's 20th year with you!

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Countdown to a Coloful Spring!

The first day of spring is less than a week away and I couldn't be more excited! I know it's cliché, but the transition from winter to spring really does make a difference in my life. Maybe it's because I was born in the summer, but the presence of warmer temperatures, budding greenery, and fragrant blossoms ensure that I always wake up on the right side of the bed. In anticipation of transitioning my wardrobe to mirror my brighter mood, I looked to Pantone's spring color report for inspiration. Pantone's executive director elaborated on the palette, explaining that "designers take a modern twist on the traditional for spring 2014 by pairing soft pastels with vivid brights to create a colorful equilibrium. Inspired by a mixture of blooming flowers, travels abroad, and strong, confident women, designers use color to refresh, revive and defy conventional wisdom."

Um, hold up a second, Pantone. Did you say blooming flowers and strong, confident women? Get out of our heads you crazy mind readers! Unknowingly, it seems that the development of our Rosebud collection has paralleled that of spring's joie de vivre (affirming in my mind that designers are all tapped into a some special section of the collective unconscious).

So here we are, a mere 6 days until the start of a season that heralds spiritual rebirth, a renewed enthusiasm for shaving our legs, and the promise of longer days wonderfully awash with color. So let's celebrate the best way we know how, with jewelry! Cheers to that, friends!

 

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Insta Roundup: Winter Wishes

Welcome to the second installment of our "Insta Roundup," a glimpse into our newest designs, inspirations and discoveries!

Per usual at this time of year, we find ourselves reflecting on how quickly the seasons pass, except for gosh-darn Winter.  Here in New England, cold weather reigns supreme, and this year's constant snowfall coupled with the floral focus of our new collection has us seriously craving Spring!

Alas, we can't speed up March 20th's arrival, so in the meantime we'll keep on taking pictures of the snow (so annoying, but so pretty!) and posting #throwbackythursday and #flashbackfriday pictures full of warm and happy motivation.  We'd love to see how y'all are surviving the rest of Winter (on the East Coast) or bathing in sunshine (on the West Coast), so please do connect with us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest!

Sending our best wishes to wherever in this beautiful world you might be, Cleo

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