What's the difference between a MATTE and SHINY finish?

What's the difference between a MATTE and SHINY finish?

February 25, 2021

CMD is all about the mixed metals, shapes and...finishes! Today I wanted to show you the difference between signature MATTE and SHINY finishes on our jewelry. The cuff on the left has a SHINY, high polish finish. If you look really closely, you can even see my reflection in the bracelet. This gives a "blingier" look [...]
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How To Wear Pull-Through Earrings

How To Wear Pull-Through Earrings

February 03, 2021

I made this quick video to show you how to put on, wear and preserve your pull-through style earrings. CMD has several pull-through designs, and I always get asked how to best put them on. Most people's first inclination is to pull the ends apart, which will warp your earring [...]
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Meet CMD Warrior, Robin

Meet CMD Warrior, Robin

October 30, 2020

As Breast Cancer Awareness Month comes to a close, we wanted to spotlight one of our amazing customers. Robin is an amateur jewelry model with some incredible #CMDSTYLE. This born, bred and raised Californian loves mixing her CMD faves with her other jewelry [...]
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Make Any Occasion Special

Make Any Occasion Special

October 21, 2020

I love being a designer... especially when my job involves helping someone create a piece for a special occasion. Whether it's an engagement, an anniversary, or a once-in-a-lifetime 50th birthday, what's a better way to celebrate than a piece from our special occasion collection [...]
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BLACK + GOLD Collection by CMD

It's a BLACK + GOLD October

October 14, 2020

Fall is here with crisp mornings and rich jewel-toned leaves. BLACK + GOLD is edgy, modern... and so incredibly perfect for October. Those who know me know that mixing metals is one of my signature aesthetics. I love GRADIENT, but I wanted something even bolder [...]
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Cuff Bracelets by Colleen Mauer Designs

It's Cuff Season!

October 07, 2020

I love cuff bracelets! They're so versatile as they can be worn anywhere, with anything... and they make GREAT gifts. CMD cuffs used to be one-size-fits-all, but we now offer them in small, medium and large to better suit your needs! Anyone who knows me knows that I love stacking and layering jewelry -- it's the [...]
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Last Call for The Ring Bar

Last Call for The Ring Bar!

September 23, 2020

Starting Friday, ALL of our Happy Hour creations will be available for purchase at a discount for ONE week only! No, the Ring Bar HH isn't going away for good, but we'll be putting it on pause for the month of October while I get my new studio set up in Asbury Park, NJ. Be sure to tune in [...]
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Introducing The Sankil & Christopher Dream Stack Rings

Introducing: The Sankil & Christopher Dream Stacks!

September 11, 2020

When I started offering Dream Stack virtual appointments, Sankil and Christopher signed up and together we designed these unique sets with the channel band as the main focus. Sankil's is all about the mixed shapes while [...]
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Introducing The Anyea Dream Stack Ring

Introducing: The Anyea Stack

July 30, 2020

It’s my absolute pleasure to introduce you to Anyea -- THE Anyea behind “The Anyea Stack” that we welcomed into to the CMD collection earlier this week. I had the best time with Anyea designing her Dream Stack over FaceTime, and she has such amazing #cmdstyle that we just [...]
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Introducing: The Colleen Power Stack Ring

INTRODUCING: The Colleen Power Stack

July 21, 2020

One of my nicknames growing up was "Mauer Power" and The Colleen Power Stack is my heart and soul. This set combines two pieces from my newest Black + White Collection (I wear the original samples, in fact). It's made up of the channel ring, line ring, a thin [...]
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Hilliary Williams has some amazing #CMDSTYLE

Hilary has #CMDSTYLE!

July 17, 2020

I just abso-positively adore this little farmer gal, @hilaryatthecircus. Okay, fine... Hilary Williams is one of my besties but who's countin' :) Hilary and I met waiting tables back in 2005 just after I came back from a trip around the world. We instantly bonded on our love of crafting and making things. In fact, one of both [...]
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Build Your Dream Stack & Invite Friends!

Build Your Dream Stack & Invite Friends!

June 23, 2020

CMD loves a good stacked ring collection. A mix of textures, shapes, widths and metals is one of our favorite visual aesthetics. I call it interactive design. You get to create a customized stack that's all your own! Select from square and round shapes in monotone, two-tone, and some with lab-created diamonds [...]
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