model wearing Art Deco inspired gold earrings from Nikki Lorenz Designs

Elegant Gold Earrings That You Will Wear Every Day

These earrings are currently in my top 3 favorite earrings.   Where did these stunning earrings come from you may ask?  Well, let me tell you… My Lyric collection.  In fact, these earrings are the reason this collection is called “Lyric.”   This particular earring is called the Lyric Dancer.  When I look at these earrings they remind me of a graceful dancer mid-spin.  I know there are “official” ballet terms for it, but I’m not a dancer so you get “spin.” I digress.  Aside from the wonderful visuals, another reason I love these earrings is how easy and comfortable they are...

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modern gold, pearl, and diamond earrings from Nikki Lorenz Designs

These Stunning Pearl Earrings Will Add Elegance to Your Everyday Style

I am a firm believer that what you choose to wear can have an impact on your day.  Days that I wear sweats while working always seem to be the least productive days.  If I put a little thought into my clothing it definitely perks up my state of mind, therefore my productivity and attitude for the day. Since I’m a jewelry designer and maker quite often the finishing touch for me is a pair of earrings.  Some of my favorite pairs come from the Hourglass collection, just like these pearl and diamond beauties.   I LOVE pearls for so many...

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silver and gold aquamarine necklace from Nikki Lorenz Designs

Embody the Tranquil Feel of the Ocean With This Aquamarine Necklace

As a jewelry designer and maker, I am morally obligated to write a birthstone-related blog post each month.  It’s March, which means aquamarine, like the aquamarine in this necklace from my Hourglass collection.   So sit back while I regale you with glorious attributes of aquamarine. How was that for an intro?   Well, aquamarine is a beautiful gem.  Its color can be pale blue to a deeper mid-tone blue.  Fun fact:  Did you know aquamarine is related to emerald and morganite?  They’re all members of the beryl family.   A lot of aquamarine lore centers around water, which makes sense with its...

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breezy gold and tanzanite earrings from Nikki Lorenz Designs

Breezy Tanzanite and Gold Earrings That Make a Bold Statement

Spring is finally here!!  When warm weather comes around I lean towards jewelry that has a breezy feel. After all I'm not wearing the heavy bulky sweaters anymore so I want everything to speak to all the fun Spring styles.  Something with an airy design is the answer. Like these earrings from my Hourglass collection.  I love the clean lines of this collection and I love that an earring this bold can still feel breezy.  It’s the perfect earring for all the warm weather to come. Make sure to head over to my online shop and check out the rest of the...

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Gold and Diamond statement necklace from Nikki Lorenz Designs

A Gold Statement Necklace That's Both Bold and Reserved

I have a confession to make.  While I love a good strong statement piece, I don’t necessarily love a big statement piece.  I’m a little bit reserved.  This might seem confusing but in the end, I love pieces that make me feel strong, put together, and unique.  After all, jewelry is extremely personal and what’s important is how it makes us feel. That’s what I love about this piece from my Lyric collection.  It’s understated but in no way blah.  Which gets me right where I live.  If you’re like that too you should really check out some of the...

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gold and diamond shield shaped earrings and pendant from Nikki Lorenz Designs

New Camera Lenses, Learning Curves, and Gold and Diamond Jewelry

One thing you may not know about me is that I was an art major in college.  I discovered metalsmithing after a friend signed up for the beginning level class.  You see how that turned out. After many, many years working for other people in retail jewelry stores, I decided to get back to what drew me in to begin with.  Creating jewelry I loved.  I was so excited to start the journey that I never thought of all the things I didn’t know.  Turns out there’s a lot I didn’t know.  But I learned and continue to do so....

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