Good morning, my darlings. 2016 has been quite the year, hasn’t it?
It was a banner 12 months for Diamonds in the Library, with my first official visit to Vegas jewelry week, my first Miami Beach Antiques Show, writing for InDesign and Instore magazines, experiencing my first WJA Gala, enjoying my first Sotheby’s auction preview, helping create the first Metal and Smith, visiting the legendary FD Gallery and Fred Leighton, getting the chance to take very exciting consulting and social media management opportunities, and all kinds of other exciting jewelry world firsts.
Thanks to all of my travel this year, I met more of you in person than ever before: one of my very favorite things. It wasn’t a perfect year, but there was also so much to be grateful for.
There’s plenty to worry about from 2016: but that’s not what I’m focusing on today. The negative things are important to think about – especially as we move forward into 2017 – but I wanted to take a moment to appreciate the good.
I’m taking the next few weeks off to tie up 2016’s loose ends and get ready for all that 2017 is going to bring: I’ve got some very exciting new projects in the works and you’ll get to hear more about that very, very soon.
The happiest of holidays to you all, my darlings. I’ll talk to you next year.
PS: These pretty pictures are all from my 2016 Instagram feed. If you like them, make sure you’re following me on IG for more!