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Q. What's a "Sample" or "Second," anyways?

Q. What's a "Sample" or "Second," anyways?

April 02, 2020

When I’m designing any new piece or collection, I start with sketching. As much as I sketch, I’ve also got to take it to the studio and start testing my ideas. Sometimes what I think to be my [...]
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The Silver (or Mixed Metal) Lining

The Silver (or Mixed Metal) Lining

April 01, 2020

We can’t thank you enough for all your support of CMD the past few weeks. We feel grateful we can keep doing what we do, even if that means that we work at a limited capacity during the quarantine. The SF Shop and NY Studio [...]
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Here's $20 towards the Sample Sale!

Here's $20 towards the Sample Sale!

March 30, 2020

It's been a blast to meet so many of you face-to-face (via FaceTime) over the last couple of weeks. If you've been considering booking a time to shop, here's a little perk: When you book your complimentary session for anytime this week, you'll receive a $20 credit [...]
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Making Things Happen

Making Things Happen

March 24, 2020

We’re all going through some very trying times, and we know CMD isn't the only small business impacted right now. Our thoughts are with all whose jobs, businesses and lives have been affected by the virus so far and we are continually looking at other ways we can [...]
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Going Virtual: The Sample Sale is ON!

Going Virtual: The Sample Sale is ON!

March 18, 2020

Over the weekend we began posting Stories of some items we had planned to offer at our annual Sample & Seconds Sale. This event typically takes place in-person at The SF Shop at the end of the month, but this year will be a bit different [...]
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Calling for Virtual Hugs

Calling for Virtual Hugs

March 10, 2020

Like many, I’ve spent a lot of the last week feeling overwhelmed by our uncertain times. I’ve texted and messaged many of my small business friends and that has offered me a lot of comfort. It’s becoming clearer and clearer that the spread of the COVID-19 is affecting many people - our friends, our colleagues, our families [...]
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Fuel For Your Fire

Fuel For Your Fire

March 05, 2020

It’s funny that after all these years, I still get an excited nervousness right before I release a new collection. Even with plenty of avid CMD supporters by my side, there's still some anxiety and emotion that rises to the surface of it all. Over the years though, my confidence and design skills have definitely improved, and it’s taken a lot [...]
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Channel Your Inner Sparkle

Channel Your Inner Sparkle

February 25, 2020

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 [...]
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Not all sunken treasure is silver and gold...

Not all sunken treasure is silver and gold...

February 17, 2020

Meet our new Sunken Diamond Stud Earrings from the brand new BLACK + WHITE Collection. They look gorgeous on their own, or in a second hole paired with a slick hoop earring. For this design, we've deep set our lab-created [...]
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Now accepting Afterpay!

Now accepting Afterpay!

February 07, 2020

We're now accepting Afterpay! Purchase your CMD jewelry now, and pay later in 4 interest-free installments using Afterpay. And don't forget to place any Valentine's Day orders by 11:59pm PST on Sunday, February 9th to guarantee order arrival by February 13th! [...]
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Introducing: BLACK + WHITE

Introducing: BLACK + WHITE

January 31, 2020

Our newest collection, BLACK & WHITE started as an experiment: How would it look to contrast the sparkle of our lab-grown diamonds against the crisp black of oxidized silver? The diamonds and oxidized components of [...]

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For Your Valentine

For Your Valentine

January 28, 2020

Love can mean so many different things. It's so precious whether it's the love you share with a friend, a partner, a neighbor, a furfriend, or a relative. Love can even be a passionate hobby or a memorable place. Whether you're dropping a hint to someone else or just [...]
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