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21st Century Jewelry: The Best of the 500 Series
The Best of Lark 500 Series Debuts! Gorgeous Jewelry book
Posted on July 12, 2011
How exciting when you go out to fetch your mail and something fantastic lands in your hands that you hadn't thought of in a year. That's how I felt when I opened the envelope and viewed the newly published "21st Century Jewelry: The Best of the 500 Series" by Lark Books.     It's a fantastic compilation from the 10 years of books in the Series that started with "1000 Rings" and soon beget "500 Bracelets," "500 Necklaces," "500 Gemstone Jewels" (the one I was lucky to jury!!) and more. Every fan of the 500 series should get their hands on this hardbound compilation and see what the jurors felt was truly the best of the best.  ... Read More
Jewelry scribe Penny Proddow passes away
Posted on March 2, 2009
I was so very sad to read today online that Penny Proddow, a prolific jewelry author and InStyle magazine contributing watch and jewelry editor, has passed away after a battle with ovarian cancer. She was 65.She was so sweet and really had such a genuine appreciation for the artists and artistry of jewelry. I have many memories of seeing her at  industry parties, judging events and  lectures where I was genuinely impressed by her passion, compassion and sweetness. She really had a soft spot for designers and a fascination for great gems.During her life, Proddow was an endearing and authoritative voice for the industry. In addition to producing numerous spreads for InStyle over her 13-year tenure with the magazine, Proddow was responsible for penning a number of... Read More