CED Blog

August 2007 – Green Awareness is Precious When Talking Emeralds

August 1, 2007

Diamonds aren’t every girl’s best friend. Take Victoria “Posh Spice” Beckham, for example, whom lately is rarely photographed without sporting her gumball-sized, princess-cut emerald cocktail ring. Being the trendsetter she is, the burgeoning popularity of jewelry incorporating colored stones is undeniable. This month, Claudia Endler Designs explores the unique story behind emeralds—a gemstone with a composition and classification all its own.


July 1, 2007

Wearing jewelry as an accessory and to express one’s self is a rising trend here in this fair city. The lines between fashion, fine jewelry, and craft are blurring, as one influences the other, telling the tale that jewelry is a must-have for both men and women. The icons of the gothic and biker cultures are now mainstream, as trendy moms sport bejeweled skulls and cross bones.

June 2007 – The Timeless Tiara

June 1, 2007

Wedding season is most definitely underway. Love is in the air, bells are ringing, and this year’s bridal fashions are revealing a whole new set of approaches to wedding-day wear. New approaches include short dresses, bold color combinations, hand-painted imagery, and romance to the max. But some things never change. Throughout time, the tiara has remained among the most special pieces, if not the most special in bridal couture. Moreover, tiaras are making their way into everyday fashions, as well.

May 2007 – Unveiling the History of Veils

May 1, 2007

Wedding season is upon us and with so many brides about to head down the aisle, we recently came upon one who was on a mission to find her ideal wedding veil. Upon opening a sampling of bridal magazines currently on the racks, we discovered that the wedding veil remains an all-important tradition in bridal attire and continues to make a fashion statement all on its own, as compared to other accessories. The story behind the veil is more intriguing than we could have imagined!

10th Annual Calabasas Arts Festival May 5-6, 2007

May 1, 2007

You are invited to join us at the 10th Annual Calabasas Arts Festival this weekend May 5th-6th 10am-5pm.

April 2007 – At Peace with Canadian Diamonds

April 1, 2007

Recent requests for stones originating from Canada have led us to investigate the Canadian gemstone market as a potential supplier for CED. Dealing only in non-conflict diamonds, we were thrilled to discover for ourselves the story of Canadian diamonds and the responsible industry thriving around them.

Caboom Thank You

April 1, 2007

It was a great event and a great vibe. We hope you saw some wonderful and inspiring designs for your home, career or personally.

Contemporary Crafts Market – March 10 & 11, 2007

March 2, 2007

March 10 & 11 at the Festival Pavilion – A limited number of free passes for our prior customers are available on line for the upcoming show at Fort Mason. Enjoy shopping from 225 fine crafts booths.

March 2007 – Great Finds in Tucson

March 1, 2007

It is funny. Ask any editor of any magazine, “What is the next trend?”, and you will get answers from the color purple, yellow or white to wide bangles, large hoop earrings or big rings. “Yellow gold is making a come back.” “The next hottest stone is Jade.” Well, not that we do not like to be informed, but when we go to Tucson, we want to be inspired and come up with something which fits our own aesthetic. At CED, we take trends into consideration, but love to find something different.