This first post is all about the favorite pieces of Aryana, a talented creator and one of our OG team members. Born and raised in New York, Aryana has worked with CMD for the better part of four years (sans the year she moved back to the East Coast). She is an incredibly talented gal with a fantastic eye for design...
One of the beautiful things about rose gold is its effortless versatility. In the spirit of mixing metals (one of our very favorite things), we must mention how we love wearing rose gold alongside other finishes. Combined with matte silver, both metals play off one another for a whimsical, romantic vibe.
Fresh off the heels of NY NOW, we are thrilled to introduce a brand new collection to the Colleen Mauer Designs family. Debuted at the east coast show last week, our rose gold pieces received a warm and enthusiastic welcome from trade show buyers and customers alike.
Colleen herself is at the helm of the CMD ship, but many talented hands help keep it humming. The staff at the showroom, in the studio and far beyond are a vital part of the brand, and they’re some of our biggest fans. Frequently on the blog we’ll feature our extraordinary staff and share what CMD jewels they love the most.
At our epic 10th anniversary party last week we debuted our Ring Bar. The accompanying menu provided prices for the different sizes and metals, and our guests were able to mingle while trying on each ring. The ring bar was a huge hit, and we *loved* seeing so many friends and clients create their own unique stacks.
We love soaking up the sun coast to coast, and though our New York (via New Jersey) run is sadly coming to a close, CMD can’t wait to get back to The Golden State. Fall in the Bay Area is all about life au soleil—BBQs, music festivals, spectacular sunsets and long walks on the beach, just to name a few.
The CMD studio is always buzzing away, and we’re constantly on the hunt for artisanal goodies to assist our work. We relish other American manufacturers and love supporting them, because crafting a beautiful product doesn’t come easy (but is definitely worth it).
CMD is proud to be an equal opportunist business, and we’re ready to give the men in our life some jewelry love. Though our bangles and draped necklaces often end up on ladies, we’ve got some seriously stylish rings stacked upon the fingers of exceptional men. Speaking of stacks: our clients love them!
Every step of the CMD journey has been immensely rewarding, but there are certain milestones that make our heart sing oh-so proudly. Beyond being one of the most renowned places of modern design in Northern California, SFMOMA was an inaugural part in the creation of Colleen Mauer Designs.
We love nothing more than staple, can’t-live-without-it jewelry. Donning our fave pieces dailyis simply the core of CMD. Alas, over time, our sparklers get less sparkly—as all metals tend to do. Never fear, dear readers! We have the perfect, au naturale solution to DIY jewelry cleaning.
The CMD studio is buzzing as always; though it was tough to give up a precious hour of sleep last night, we are welcoming spring with open arms. Longer days for late-night beach walks, dinner at dusk, a glass of wine alfresco at 8pm… we’re swooning already.
Happy New Year from CMD! We’re so grateful for the changes and triumphs we experienced in 2014, and simply can’t wait to see what adventures lie ahead. This year we plan to discover new inspirations while staying true to our signature aesthetic.