TRENDING: #TURQUOISE

Turquoise in jewelry is nothing new…the stone has been used for thousands of years. Women’s Wear Daily, however, is predicting turquoise to be a top jewelry trend in 2016. Typically seen in Native American pieces set in silver, Turquoise has found a new metal match in Yellow Gold and is being paired with everything from pearls to diamonds. Below are some of our favorite turquoise pieces available at Single Stone San Marino and shopsinglestone.com.

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IRENE NEUWIRTH – Designer Destinations

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Here at Single Stone San Marino, we carry some of the world’s most preeminent contemporary jewelry designers. We thought that it would be fun to get an insider look at their local haunts.

This month, queen of color, jewelry designer extraordinaire and Venice Beach native, Irene Neuwirth, takes us on a tour of her favorite hometown destinations.

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Single Stone: Current Hometown (and how long have you been there?)

Irene Neuwirth: Venice. Born and raised!
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SS: Favorite shopping destinations and why?

IN: Marni, and of course, Barneys was the first store to carry my jewelry, so they hold a special place in my heart.

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MARNI | 8460 Melrose Place, Los Angeles, CA 90069

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BARNEYS NEW YORK | 9570 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA 90212

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SSFavorite restaurants and what’s the best thing on the menu?

IN: Capo. Corn ravioli… Straight up the best thing of all time.

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CAPO | 9570 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA 90212

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SS: Best way to spend “Family Day”?

IN: Lounging around the house, cooking a big dinner with friends, taking my Labradoodle, Teddy, to the beach.

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SS: You have a day to yourself….What’s on the itinerary?

IN: Stay home! I travel a lot, so an ideal day for me would be to stay home, relax with my boyfriend and Teddy, maybe have some friends over for dinner on my patio.

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SS: Best kept Venice Beach secret (that you’re willing to share)

IN: The beach south of Washington. You’ll have it to yourself. 

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SS: Any tourist attractions that you actually enjoy frequenting?

IN: I love LACMA. It’s one of my favorites. And LAX ART, Malibu Farm on the Pier is great for a bite. The old place for steak and clams.

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LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART / LACMA5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036

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LAXART | 7000 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA 90038

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MALIBU FARM PIER CAFE | 23000 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265

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THE OLD PLACE | 29983 Mulholland Highway, Agoura Hills, CA 91301

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SS: I’m visiting Los Angeles for 3 days….what do I ABSOLUTELY have to do?

IN: Walk down Abbot Kinney, Ride bikes on the boardwalk, Walk thru the Venice canals, Drive up to Malibu for lunch at Malibu Farm and gelato at Grom, Swim in the ocean and Hike up Paseo Miramar in the Pacific Palisades.

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GROM | 3888 Cross Creek Road, Malibu, CA 90265
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PASEO MIRAMAR HIKE | Paseo Miramar Trail, Malibu, CA 90265

FALL IN LOVE

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There’s nothing quite like a fall wedding. Crisp, clean air swirling around the color changing trees while two people declare their love for each other in front of their nearest and dearest gives us so many warm tinglies in our hearts. After the vows are said and it’s all sealed with a kiss, it’s time to eat, drink and be merry (and married…) Here are some of our favorite rustic, autumn wedding ideas. From flowers in an apple box to a wall full of gourmet donuts, these little touches make us so ready to celebrate falling in love.

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JACQUELINE & JIM FREEMAN

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Photos by: Dave McLaughlin DCM Photography

How did you and Jim meet?

We met at our gym. Jim held the door open for me when we walked in. Later on, he found me on the stair stepper and asked me out. I was seeing someone at the time. We ran into each other a few more times over several months and we would always chat or say hello. Then, he said “Why can’t we just have coffee? I just want to get to know you”. Being newly single, I agreed to coffee. We had coffee and we liked what each other had to say. Dinner followed shortly afterwards. We literally fell in love over dinner on our first real date.

How did he propose?

Everyone close to me was in on Jim’s proposal but me! Jim called my father, my step-father, my mom, my brother,  and Jenn, my best-friend. He asked all of them their permission to marry me. Jim had also asked my daughter, Annabelle, so she was in on it, too! It was a random Tuesday night and I had dinner plans with Jenn. Jim called Jenn and asked if she would cancel our dinner plans last minute, then all three of us went on a family date to yoga class followed by dinner. We got to the restaurant. It was the site of our first date and we were at the same table. My daughter was beside me. Jim said, “Annabelle, this is the exact spot where I fell in love with your mother”. He got down on one knee in his yoga clothes and proposed to me with Annabelle by my side. The ring Jim chose is a Single Stone design: a round rose cut set in a two toned setting with an octagonal pave halo. It is gorgeous. The proposal was so romantic, so sincere, without any pretense. Just like Jim.

Describe the process of designing your wedding bands.

We have a thing for snakes. The symbol of a snake, not the actual reptile. The energy that lies dormant at the base of our spine and rises up the chakras is symbolized by a coiled snake. I had shown Jim a photo of a pendant by Arman with a snake coiled around a key. I thought that it may be interesting to have this as our wedding band. I asked Heidi at Single Stone if she thought Arman would do this for us. Arman agreed, but the idea evolved from a coiled snake band, to an Ouroboros, an ancient symbol of a snake eating it’s tail. The more we learned about the symbolism of the Ouroboros, the more we knew this was perfect: Infinity, constant change, evolution. Heidi handled the details with Arman, who put his craft and design into our bands. They are beautiful in a way that only Arman can make something beautiful- hand engraved scrolls on the body snake instead of scales. Ruby eyes. Mine has diamonds on it’s back and head. Divine.

Tell us about your wedding day.

We were married 5/28 at the court house just outside of Austin. Our closest of close, a photographer and the judge. We made it legal. It was simple and meaningful. We have another wedding planned early January in Australia by a well-known Sikh musician. We fell in love with his music. It was the most otherworldly,  exotic sound that we had ever heard. On a whim, by email, we asked the talented musician if he would be the one to marry us. He said yes!  We are getting married in a traditional Indian Sikh ceremony. Under the tutelage of our musician friend, we are learning about the Sikhi way of life, and before our marriage, will will be accepted into the Sikh faith and receive our Sikh names. Stay tuned for details and photos. We don’t know what to expect, but one thing is for certain, the music will be amazing!

GEM GOSSIP – Designer Destinations

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Here at Single Stone, we get to work with some of the world’s best contemporary jewelry designers and jewelry nerds. We thought that it would be fun to get an insider look at their local haunts.

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This month, the gem genius behind #showmeyourrings, Danielle Miele of GemGossip, takes us on a tour of her favorite hometown destinations.

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Single Stone: Current Hometown (and how long have you been there?)

GemGossip: Nashville, TN — been here for 7 years, moving down south from western NY was a big change. I love it here!

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SS: Favorite restaurant(s) and what’s the best thing on the menu?

GG: I love Adele’s for their meatballs and brownie sundaes and Chateau West for their creme brulee.  Can you tell I base everything off the dessert menu?!

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ADELE’S | 1210 McGavock St, Nashville, TN 37203

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CHATEAU WEST | 3408 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203

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SS: Favorite shopping destination(s) and why?

GG: For me, I like all the antique shops in Nashville and surrounding towns of Murfreesboro & Franklin, TN. I liked treasure hunting before I moved down here, but as soon as I saw all the shops and the amount of cool old stuff down here, I was hooked.  Murfreesboro has two huge antique centers rightfully named Antique Center I & II where I’ve scored some amazing finds, like a pair of black velvet French chairs with gold details.

For clothes shopping, I like H.Audrey and if I can’t find a dress online for an event I have to go to, Posh Boutique always saves me!

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ANTIQUE CENTER I & II | 2213 S. Church Street, Murfreesboro, TN 37130

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H. AUDREY | 4027 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37215

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POSH BOUTIQUE | 4027 Hillsboro Pike #705, Nashville, TN 37215

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SS: Best way to spend “Family Day”?

GG: Walking around the relaxing woods of Radnor Lake or having a dinner party at someone’s home.  I’m lucky to have my parents and sisters nearby, as well as my fiance’s parents and sisters.

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RADNOR LAKE | 1160 Otter Creek Road, Nashville, Tennessee 37220

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SS: You have a day to yourself….What’s on the itinerary?

GG: I just realized I need a day like this! I would spend the morning at A Moment’s Peace getting a massage and then having some alone time taking in whatever is on display at The Frist Center for Visual Arts.  Their current exhibit featuring Italian Fashion is really well done.

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A MOMENT’S PEACE | 9050 Carothers Pkwy, Franklin, TN 37067

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THE FRIST CENTER FOR VISUAL ARTS | 919 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203

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SS: Best kept hometown secret (that you’re willing to share)

GG: Arrington Vineyards is about a half hour drive from Nashville and it can get a little crowded after hours, especially on a weekend when they have live music.  My secret is to go on a random Tuesday afternoon on a clear, sunny day.  The views are amazing–think rolling hills–and sitting with a glass of wine outside is the best.

My other best kept secret is my hair stylist! I’ve known her since I first moved here and got lucky when randomly choosing a salon to go to…she now comes to my house and does my hair from the comfort of my home. She has become a great friend!

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ARRINGTON VINEYARDS | 6211 Patton Rd, Arrington, TN 37014

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SS: Any tourist attractions that you actually enjoy frequenting?

GG: Every Christmas we check out Gaylord Opryland which is an iconic hotel/resort and music venue.  They go all out with the holiday decorating and it will put anyone into an immediate Christmas spirit–even me who sometimes can’t fathom Christmas without snow!  I also have a soft spot for the Country Music Hall of Fame even though I don’t really listen to country music. I appreciate the history, the legends and of course, Dolly Parton.

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SS: I’m coming into the city for 3 days….what do I ABSOLUTELY have to do?

GG: Well, I would make you stay at the Hermitage Hotel, a turn-of-the-century fully-restored building that boasts a lengthy list of famous guests.  Pinewood Social is the newest destination for late night drinks, dinner and bowling with karaoke for those who are into that (you would never catch me singing anywhere). Hopefully you visit when the Nashville Flea Market is going on, because that is always fun to go to and you never know what you’re going to find!  Last time I went I found a Victorian baby ring that has an original monogram, unlike any I’ve ever seen before! We would go shopping and eat in “The Gulch” a hip, high-end area of Nashville that is always buzzing.  And lastly, I would drag you on to a “Pedal Tavern” which goes through the honky tonks and in the streets of downtown–if you don’t know what it is Google it.  I thought it would be stupid, but it was hilariously fun.

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HERMITAGE HOTEL | 231 6th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37219

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PINEWOOD SOCIAL | 33 Peabody St, Nashville, TN 37210

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NASHVILLE FLEA MARKET | 625 Smith Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203

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THE GULCH | BETWEEN MUSIC ROW & DOWNTOWN NASHVILLE

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PEDAL TAVERN | 1514 Demonbreun St, Nashville, TN 37203