Friday, May 27, 2005

Buy It In PA...Turquoise, Pearl, Citrine, Peridot, Chalcedony and More...

Hip'tique in PA will be carrying my collection in about a week. I must say that Christine of Hip'tique has good taste. She has chosen, among others, my favorite group. The turquoise and dark bronze pearl group is just fabulous to see displayed together. Other stones that will be appearing at Hip'tique are: citrine and apatite, peridot and apatite, and elegant and serene translucent pale yellow chalcedony made into a flower for necklace. Wish I could see them in her case! Here is a photo display of the turquoise and pearl pieces.

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

The Nice Write Up

The Bubbly featured me on their home page with a large photo and write up. I'm thrilled about it especially since it's a zine on Soho/Tribeca area and I'm pretty far from there. It's great when people really like my designs. Here is the link:

Since they don't have archives I will just have to c/p here for all to read:

Anne Maa, SoCal-based jewelry designer, has all the flair of a modern artist. Her designs are hip, offbeat, and creative. Yet, they maintain the necessary classiness for urbanites, uptown or downtown, young and old. Maa's jewelry designs are for the woman whose fashion taste is always up-to-date, while never becoming a slave to passing trends.
Maa has been designing jewelry for two years, and has a strong a foundation in fashion design. Her inspiration comes from her chosen materials, which include various colored stones, among other selected mediums. "Their color, feel, texture and shape tell me exactly what to do with them just as the fabrics inspire the designs they are made into." The types of stones range from turquoise and labradorite, to less heard of stones such as lemon quartz (otherwise known as "green gold") and aqua seafoam.
Maa's earrings, rings, bracelets and necklaces can be ordered on the web at

Monday, May 23, 2005

Lemon Quartz

The color, clarity and faceting of these stones are absolutely gorgeous! But, I was not sad at all to see them sold. In fact, I was very happy to sell it to a woman who was "love at first site" head over heels with this bracelet. I love meeting people who feel the same way about a piece the way I do.