People often walk up to the Ring Bar, try on a few, and ask me, “Can I mix these together?” They’re talking about the different metals: rose gold, yellow gold, black (oxidized) and silver. It’s a really common question, actually. While you might not want to hear this, it truly comes down to personal choice.
You may have heard the big news, but in case you haven’t: FORTH by CMD has made its official debut! I’m thrilled to share this inspiring collection with you. I drew inspiration from many different places: the four sides of squares and rectangles; towering metropolitan skylines; deliberately angled lines and soft, subtle edges.
After several delightful weeks on the East Coast, I’m happy to be home in San Francisco. In honor of my return to the Golden State, I’m showing some love for my favorite pieces of the yellow and rose gold variety. How do you wear your home state on your sleeve? With gold jewelry, or perhaps something else?
This extravagant event is open to all. Join me and the CMD team as we spread festive arm parties everywhere we go. Required for attendance: lots & lots of layered bracelets. Location: anywhere & everywhere. I’m feeling especially inspired by bracelets as I prepare to launch FORTH by CMD, our latest collection.
These earrings rarely leave our lobes from June through September. Whether we’re out for a night on the town, making jewelry in the studio or just tucking our toes in the sand, these shiny hoops are quite literally by our sides. (Plus, they’re an especially lovely complement to a floppy beach hat.)
Summer may not (quite) be here, but recent sunshiny days have us dreaming of long warm nights draped in layered jewelry and breezy fabrics. No matter what the climate, squared rings and hammered bangles are always in season. These bold rings make a statement, especially when paired with light-colored fabrics.
While we offer several variations of pre-made stacks, CMD also offers dozens of individual rings at our Ring Bar. This is a fun and creative way for our clients to participate in “interactive design” and put together stacks that are 100% personalized for them.
Our TRI collection has quickly become a signature CMD style, and we’re often asked how we achieve the tri-toned effect within a single piece. We love taking you behind-the-scenes in the studio, so read on to learn about the process that brings TRI to life.
Showcasing silver and rose gold with a hint of oxidized silver, she styles this piece uniquely by pairing it with a little black dress, chain resting against her neck, and the arc hanging on her back. Sam names this sleek and simple piece as a staple in her wardrobe.
Seven is traditionally a lucky number, from its significance in ancient mythology to our modern-day references (7 days in a week, 7 colors in the rainbow, 7 little dwarfs for Snow White). Seven happens to be a favorite number around the CMD Studio, too.
The big day is just around the corner. This weekend at NYNOW we are revealing our latest collection: TRI by Colleen Mauer Designs. For years our clients have requested jewelry that incorporates three materials, similar to the aesthetic of our stacked rings. Thus, the inspiration for TRI was born.
We’re kicking up our heels with excitement about the latest buzz from our showroom: a brand new collection is just about ready to launch. With each new CMD collection comes a happy wave of emotion; creating jewelry (in both our California and New York production studios) is always exhilarating.