Studio Renovation is complete!

Hello again, it is so great to post that the studio renovation is complete and I am designing new jewelry. What a relief. This renovation took a ridiculously long time to complete but it was worth it. I love having giant, built-in cabinets along the back wall so that I, and most importantly my husband, no longer need look at every tool that I have accumulated. The studio still needs some art on the walls and perhaps a small coffee table in front of the sofa for visiting friends and clients. The sofa is the perfect place to listen to Headspace and take some time out. It is a peaceful space in the middle of Midtown.

This year I am turning my attention to working with larger gemstones and new designs that will continue to merge my love of the ocean and nature. I hope that this new work will be original, personal and important. There will be a redesign of the website coming too. It’s time to shake things up around here! Thanks for sticking with me and please remember to sign up for my newsletter . . . friends and family deserve a little extra love.

Sapphire Slices for my new collection

Rose cut sapphires (and a few other beauties) will be part of my new collection

Jewelry Bench at Jane Bartel Jewelry

Production central

Built in cabinets and sofa at Jane Bartel Jewelry

Love love love the built in cabinets and meditation zone – needs some artwork

Jewelry Studio renovation showing my work table

Still some beautification to be done but it is a great work space. Looking forward to Spring when it will be warm enough to open the doors to the terrace and work outside in the sunshine.

See you soon

Jewelry Studio Renovation

Hello friends, happy almost holidays! I can’t believe it was August when I last posted here. I thought surely our apartment renovation would be complete and my new jewelry studio would be up and running. How foolish to forget the first rule of renovation, double (maybe triple) any time forecast your contractor promises you. I don’t know how contractors get away with this behavior but they do. So this means that I am missing the most important selling time for a jewelry designer. While this is very frustrating I know that it will be worth the time and energy when I have my beautiful new studio space. My online shop is still open with the inventory that I have on hand. I hope that you will visit and perhaps find the perfect ocean and nature inspired gifts for the holidays.

Jane Bartel Jewelry Studio Under Construction

Summer Love on the French Riviera

It’s August 1, the middle of summer, how did this happen so fast? I’ll be the first to admit that I have been much more of a traveler the past few months than a jewelry designer. I’m always sketching and looking for inspiration but my new collection is happy just wandering around in my head! So instead of jewelry I’m sharing a few of my favorite pix from our vacation on the French Riviera which surpassed my wildest expectations. I hope you’re out soaking up the sun and splashing around too . . . did someone say more Rosé . . .?

All you need is an umbrella a towel and a well located rock!

Sunbathing at La Reserve beach in Bordighera, Italy

Cap Ferrat and the Mediterranean Sea

Looking up the coast from Cap Ferrat on the French Riviera

Eden Plage Mala - Beach Club

My favorite beach club, Eden plage Mala on the Cote d’Azur

Beach-Walk-Cote d'Azur

Lovely beach walk along the Mediterranean Sea

Glass of Rose wine

Summer water!

Beach jewelry by Jane Bartel Jewelry

My ocean inspired jewelry was perfect for this beach vacation

The deep blue Mediterranean Sea

The bluest of blues, it was even more blue than this

Jane Bartel on the Cote d' Azur

Au revoir!

We are in a movie!

Very excited to share this lovely photo of gorgeous Dakota Johnson wearing our long silver arrowhead necklace in her new movie “How to be Single”! It’s a perfect necklace for layering and obviously looks great with a simple white t-shirt. Can’t wait to see it.

Dakota Johnson wearing Jane Bartel Jewelry Necklace

Beach Lovers Holiday Gift Guide

I have no doubt you have some beach lovers, surfers and sand castle builders on your holiday shopping list this year so to make your job a bit easier and a lot more fun I’ve put together a chic and useful “Beach Lovers Holiday Gift Guide”. Happy holidays and happy shopping!

Beach Lovers Gift Guide - Round beach towel from Beach People

Indigo Blue, Round Beach Towel from the “Beach People”

Beach Accessories

More great beach accessories from the Beach People


Beach Lovers Holiday Gift Guide - Amazonite and Coral stacking bracelets by Jane Bartel Jewelry

Beautiful beach friendly stacking bracelets from Jane Bartel Jewelry

Beach Lovers Holiday Gift Guide - South Beach Tote Bag from Laggo

South Beach Tote Bag from Laggo

Beach Lovers Holiday Gift Guide - Josie Maran Argan Oil Sugar Scrub

Delightful Josie Maran Argan Oil Sugar Scrub

Beach Lovers Holiday Gift Guide - Tides and Sun Sterling Silver Necklace from Jane Bartel Jewelry

Tides and Sun Sterling Silver Necklace from Jane Bartel Jewelry

Beach Lovers Holiday Gift Guide - Malibu Farm Cookbook

Cookbook from the Iconic Malibu Farm Restaurant

Beach Lovers Holiday Gift Guide - Surfer Necklace from Jane Bartel Jewelry

Surfer Girl Long Sterling Silver Pendant from Jane Bartel Jewelry

Beach Lovers Holiday Gift Guide - Point Dume Beach Pillow from the Beach House in Malibu

Point Dume Beach Pillow from the Beach House in Malibu

Beach Lovers Holiday Gift Guide - Chic Gold Striped Coffee Mug from Kate Spade

Chic Gold Striped Coffee Mug from Kate Spade

Peace  Love  Happiness



John Singer Sargent – A study of Hands

I had the pleasure of visiting the “John Singer Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and am now completely captivated by the way he painted the hands of his friends. Beautiful stories to imagine and of course if there was jewelry even better.

John Singer Sargent - Dr. Pozzi at home

John Singer Sargent - Madame Ramón Subercaseaux

Edwin Booth by John Singer Sargent

Mrs. Hugh Hammersley by John Singer Sargent

Isabella Stewart Gardner by John Singer Sargent

An Out-of-Doors Study by John Singer Sargent

W. Graham Robertson by John Singer Sargent

Mrs. Frederick Barnard by John Singer Sargent

Reconnoitering (Ambrogio Raffele) by John Singer Sargent

Asher Wertheimer by John Singer Sargent

La Carmencita by John Singer Sargent