Plaid Friday is a "shop local" alternative to Black Friday that began in Oakland, CA in 2009 and since, has successfully spread across the country. We’re so grateful for your support of small businesses like ours, and for sharing CMD with others (or yourself!) this holiday season. Your business helps keep our [...]
One morning during my regular journaling session, I had a vision for a collection and photoshoot. I wanted to find a way to connect with people in my new community of Asbury Park, New Jersey. I dreamed of showcasing friends (both old and new) alongside some local and [...]
Spring is here! Freshen up your wardrobe and book an appointment with me to build your Dream Stack or chat Special Occasion Jewelry. Let’s design something special just for you. With spring comes wedding and event seasons. Are you in the market for a wedding band or [...]
It took me years of debating whether or not to use diamonds in my designs. I loved the look and sparkle of them, but there were so many things to consider before I got started. Where do I source them? Are they ethical? Will people be willing to invest in them? Do people even like [...]
Mother's Day is almost here, and I'm all about celebrating the irreplaceable mom-figures in our lives. The word "Mom" can mean a lot of things and elicit all kinds of memories and emotions. They could be a grandmother, an aunt, a sister, a cousin, a furmom, a dad who fills the role of mom, or a friend who doles out the best maternal advice. I honor each and every one of those selfless people [...]
Have you booked an appointment with Colleen yet? Allow me to bring all the CMD goodies to you! Book a free virtual appointment to build your dream stack, create a custom piece, or to find that perfect special occasion band. Have you already enjoyed shopping virtually with me? Refer a friend to book a virtual appointment [...]
Meet the new Channel & Diamond Round and Square Rings from CMD. We love these eye-catching bands on their own, or as apart of a stack ring set. I intentionally designed these to be unisex, and the chunky 6mm band looks pretty spetacular on both the most delicate or [...]
It can be hard to part ways with a piece even for a short while when it becomes a seamlessly natural extension of your own style and personal expression. However, the truth is, the less you can do to wear the surface off, the longer a gold-fill piece will last.
These pieces are near and dear to me. The matte gold is soft, but stunning, and highlights the subtle but gorgeous transition between the two metals. It’s sweet, but bold… different. These pieces are available in matte and shiny, and combinations of the two. My personal favorite is matte all the way.
Solid gold is the most valuable form of jewelry you can buy, and is typically a really solid (get it?) investment. It’s long-lasting, can be worn beautifully and well over a lifetime, and handed down or sold years and years after the initial purchase. A solid piece can last forever if it’s cared for properly.
I’m all about quality, durability, and style. When I began designing, my desire was to create a collection of classic, elegant jewelry that would be long-lasting and affordable. I believe that everyone should be aware of the quality metal they’re purchasing when investing in jewelry.
Last week I completely unplugged in Mexico (quite literally: there was not a single picture snapped nor email checked!) for the wedding of one of my dearest friends. Being present for her big day was so special, and a wonderful reminder that love transcends all bounds and territories.