The Gift of Jewelry: Perfect for Life’s Celebrations and Occasions

There are so many occasions to gift a timeless token of thoughtfulness…

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We hope to inspire you with new, exciting jewelry gifting ideas so you can discover the perfect piece of jewelry for every occasion.

As an art form jewelry-making is celebrated through ages past as using some of the highest precision skills in human history to tell the narrative of people’s beliefs and life’s celebrations.  Jewelry’s original purpose was to celebrate and commemorate life’s special occasions and milestones.  Designer Liza Shtromberg creates jewelry with a timeless look and feel, harkening back to jewelry old function as timeless pieces meant to become family heirlooms.  Today for many people jewelry continues to be counted as family heirlooms and also as valuable objects in human culture and history around the world.

When it comes to that special anniversary, wedding, or engagement gift, the perfect piece of jewelry can make the celebration simply magical. Custom engagement and wedding rings or beautiful necklaces, earrings, or bracelets are the ideal way to celebrate longtime love or new love.  At the same time, a specially selected piece of jewelry accompanied by a heartfelt love letter can be a beautiful way to tell your loved one that you care.

Every time the receiver wears your gift, they are reminded of your thoughtfulness, and filled with warm thoughts of you. Birthdays and the birth of a baby call for a specially selected piece of jewelry. Sometimes the best way to say, “Congratulations!” or to express encouragement, Thank You ,Graduation,  Sympathy, and many more sentiments and occasion.

Sometimes a perfect jewelry piece is just the thing to say “I’m here for you” to help a friend or family member who is going through a difficult time.

Published in: on March 15, 2013 at 11:05 pm  Leave a Comment  

The “Heritage” Collection

Co-Design Our Newest Collection with Designer Liza Shtromberg!

"Shema Israel" Necklace made with imprint of the texture of The Western Wall in Jerusalem

“Shema Israel” Necklace made with imprint of the texture of The Western Wall in Jerusalem

What does your heritage mean to you? Everyone has a “heritage,” a tradition, a connection to their roots. We invite you to explore your own heritage and share it with others by contributing to our newest collection, “Heritage.”

As residents of Los Angeles we are privileged to enjoy a wide diversity of cultures, and benefit from the broad variety of backgrounds that each of us bring to the LA community. As you start to consider how you understand your heritage, join us on a journey to not just become more aware of your own cultural beliefs and practices but also learn about others’ cultures, traditions, and values. While exploring other customs from people all over the world, we find many values which are common to all communities, and through another’s eyes we discover new ways of looking at the same things. Recognizing such cultural differences and similarities enables us to transcend the cross-cultural divide and allows us to embrace the values of others.

We would like to invite you to submit a symbol, image, or text which symbolizes the word heritage to you. Out of all your submissions, we will chose several to be included in our new “Heritage” collection! If we use your submission in our collection you will get a free piece of jewelry imprinted with your submission!

There is no limit to the number of entries and every entry used will get a free piece of jewelry. If we receive multiples of the same symbol, text, or image, and we chose that submission, then the first one submitted will win the free piece of jewelry.

Email your submissions to liza@lizashtromberg.com to be included for entry.

Sample Submissions Can Include Symbols, Images, or Text:

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Published in: on February 26, 2013 at 2:43 pm  Leave a Comment  

Jewelry by Liza Shtromberg together with Works of Art Hair Studio present Bridal Art “Step Out of the Box”

Jewelry by Liza Shtromberg collaborating with Works of Art Hair Studio www.worksofarthairstudio.com, a full-service salon providing great styles in the Los Feliz area for over seven years and a top choice for many locals when they feel their hair is in need of some tender, loving care, together present Bridal Art, a unique bridal event on Sunday, November 11 from 6:00 to 9:00pm.

Featuring local “out of the box” wedding artisans, Bridal Art will present the soon-to-be-married with exquisite, non-traditional wedding resources which will embody the essence of a personal, unique, and unforgettable wedding. With the perfect blend of unique bridal vendors, brides and grooms will have the opportunity to plan their dream wedding or find themselves inspired with innovative ideas.

The event will focus on the bridal artisans’ exquisite craftsmanship including the unique wedding and engagement rings of Jewelry by Liza Shtromberg www.lizashtromberg.com. Using a variety of gemstones including conflict free diamonds, colored diamonds, vintage diamonds, and rose-cut diamonds, their heirloom-quality wedding and engagement rings are truly a breath of fresh air.

Also on display will be the beautiful floral arrangements of Jasmine’s Garden: Unique Floral Designs www.jasminesgarden.net. With a mission to provide creative floral designs with fresh, beautiful flowers, Jasmine’s Garden specializes in delicately designed floral arrangements perfect for every special event, occasion, or gift. 

Center stage will be set by a fabulous Bridal Fashion show, where models will display the gorgeous gowns of Alina Pizzano Couture Bridal www.alinapizzano.com. Specializing in custom-designed gowns using only the finest novelty fabrics and embellishments, Alina fills the bridal gown niche with elegance, inspiration, and individuality. Inspired with a sense of romance combined with contemporary design, Alina’s magnificent couture gowns are true “step out of the box” pieces.

Also in our bridal fashion show are the luxurious bridal lingerie of Dreamgirl International www.dreamgirldirect.com. Providing brides with innovatively designed, quality fitting, competitively priced fashions devoted to beauty, glamour and playfulness which fulfill peoples’ (of all ages & sizes) desire for eternal youth, Dreamgirl’s bridal lingerie will inspire brides’ honeymoon list.

Showcasing exquisite examples of bridal makeup in our wedding fashion show, Mariah Nicole Makeup & Hair Artistry www.mariahnicole.com offers makeup and hairstyling services for any special occasion. The best makeup & hair services for events, commercials, fashion, films, and print, Mariah helps brides achieve their ideal look by providing one-on-one luxury services using only the finest of makeup products.

Stunning photography will be present in the work of PBF Photography www.pbfphotography.com. Providing high quality professional digital photography services for weddings, birthdays, and other special events; PBF Photography specializes in capturing all the little details which make a wedding unique.

Guests will be able to sample mouthwatering catering lovingly created by the good people of Kitchen12000 kitchen12000.com, an LA based events company which specializes in throwing rad parties with amazing food. With a fresh, new menu tailored for each event, the experts at Kitchen12000 make a point to spotlight food in its most natural state, combining fresh produce with refined culinary technique and tasteful presentation.

Guests will also have a chance to taste the delightful delicacies of Lark Cake Shop www.larkcakeshop.com. Inspired by the bohemian modern esthetic of Silver Lake, Lark Cake Shop designated their “look” as stylized and simple, refined yet interesting. They specialize in the rich, sweet and delicious, and whenever possible they use the freshest locally produced or distributed ingredients in their products.

Everything comes together with the encaustic paintings of Nicole Fournier Photographic Arts www.nicolefournier.com. Based on an artistic process dating back to the 3rd century, Nicole’s art is a combination of photography and encaustics, created by transferring images directly into beeswax and embellishing them with colored wax mediums. The result is a masterpiece and a truly unique way for couples to portray their wedding day.

This event is free and open to the public. The event will take place at 4655 1/2 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA. For more information please see our Facebook page.

Published in: on November 7, 2012 at 6:16 pm  Leave a Comment  

Custom Labradorite Pendants

Custom Labradorite Necklace

Jewelry by Liza Shtromberg is now offering beautiful, one-of-a-kind labradorite necklaces!  Made with unique labradorite gemstones which Liza discovered on a recent trip to India, each necklace can be customized with a variety of settings including leaf or lace imprints as well as custom settings.

Labradorites, cousins of moonstones, are beautiful gems made with the glimmering Northern lights captured within their stony surface, or so an old Inuit tale claims.  According to the legend, the rocks on the coast of Labrador once held the famous Northern Lights imprisoned within their depths until a wandering Inuit warrior discovered the trapped light.  With a mighty blow of his spear the warrior was able to free a majority of the lights.  However, the rocks managed to trap some of the remaining lights within their stony fortress, and so that is how these beautiful gems, taken from the coast of Labrador, hold prisoner the flickering Northern lights.

Getty Villa Features Jewelry by Liza Shtromberg

Jewelry by Liza Shtromberg is now available at the Getty Villa gift shop where you will have the opportunity to own a piece of hand sculpted jewelry crafted in the ancient traditions. Representing a history of fascination with an aesthetic that celebrates the beauty of ancient jewelry designs from all around the world, Jewelry by Liza Shtromberg offers Getty Villa visitors pieces which are a bridge between modern and ancient times in style and technique.

The Getty Villa is a museum committed to studying the arts of ancient Mediterranean cultures, and Liza Shtromberg’s ancient modern designs are made with the updated versions of the same techniques of handcrafting jewelry used by the jewelry crafters of ancient times, making them timeless pieces.

Find unique Liza Shtromberg Jewelry pieces like this beautiful Destination Greece pendant handcrafted in sterling silver with an imprint of Phaistos Disc.  Unearthed in 1908 in the Minoan palace of Phaistos, the original disc dates back to the Bronze Age and features 241 hieroglyphic signs which cover the face of the disc.  Tickets are free, so don’t wait to visit the Getty Villa and discover Jewelry by Liza Shtromberg. Visit http://www.getty.edu/visit/ to book your tickets now!

Phaistos Disc in Sterling Silver

Published in: on June 29, 2012 at 3:13 pm  Leave a Comment  

What is a Diamond? Part Two

Multi-Diamond Ring set in 22k yellow gold

Diamond Clarity

Each diamond in a jewelry store is a majestic piece of art. Once it was buried deep within the earth, and now this beautiful diamond graces your neck, brings out the color of your eyes, or sparkles from your finger.  Like everything else in nature, diamonds naturally contain small blemishes and inclusions that sometimes can be seen only through a magnifying glass.  Clarity refers to the number and size of the diamond’s “imperfections.”

Inclusions are a diamond’s internal “imperfections” or flaws – tiny cracks or the presence of other natural minerals within the diamond. Blemishes refers to the “imperfections” which are found on the surface of a diamond such as scratches or microscopic chips. Both inclusions and blemishes affect the value of the diamond, meaning that the fewer flaws a diamond has the more valuable it is.

Diamond Clarity Chart Demystified

FL: A flawless diamond without any imperfections

IF: Internally Flawless with few external imperfections

VVS 1 / VVS 2: Very Very Small Inclusions

VS 1 / VS 2: Very Small Inclusions

SI 1/ Si 2: Small Inclusions

I 1/ I 2/ I 3: Inclusions can be visible with the naked eye

Diamond Cut

In 1375 AD jewelers first began the practice of faceting and cutting diamonds from their raw, unpolished natural form.  They had discovered that a diamond’s greatest property is its ability to reflect light, and this new process of cutting a diamond allowed it to shine brighter than any other gemstone.  How well a diamond reflects light depends on its cut; the better the cut, the more the diamond reflects the light.  The round brilliant cut is perhaps the most popular, designed to maximize the brilliance of the diamond to its full potential.

Diamond Carat

Carat refers to the unit of measurement of weight for a diamond. Simply put, there are more smaller diamonds than larger ones, thus the more the diamond weighs the more rare it is.  The largest white diamond in the world is known as the Great Star of Africa and it weighs exactly 530.4 carats!

Be Unique! Choose Custom, Handmade Jewelry Handcrafted Especially for You!

Liza Shtromberg Jewelry Store

Liza Shtromberg Jewelry Store

When it comes to a unique piece of jewelry, each aspect is essential: the metal, the stones, the quality, the beauty, the value . . . the list is endless.  However, uniqueness is the most important ingredient, for jewelry is chosen to reflect the wearer’s own individual personality. It is significant that at first glance the jewelry is as unique as the person who wears it.

Imagine a precious stone, which in itself carries a deep energy unlike anything else; add to it love, warmth and a touch of mastery! Fine work combined with precious gems results in unique jewelry that is clearly one-of-a-kind. Where is source of such exceptional jewelry?  Jewelry by Liza Shtromberg is located in the beautiful neighborhood of Los Feliz.  If you don’t live in the area, just a few clicks on the computer will lead to the treasure chest of Liza Shtromberg, the designer of beautiful sterling silver, gold, and platinum jewelry made with an array of precious and semi-precious natural stones. Liza’s remarkable hand-sculpted treasures include wedding rings, bracelets, pendants, earrings, and necklaces. Her jewelry has a magnetic sparkle as each piece seems to whisper, “Choose me.”

You are welcome to visit our store where you will find a wide variety of unique styles. We are happy to be your guide in the sometimes complex world of fine jewelry, and our mission is to help you discover jewelry which reflects your own individual values and personal style . Too busy to stop by today? Time and distance are not an issue. Visit us from the comfort of your home, and take a look our website http://www.lizashtromberg.com/ where we have over 20 different jewelry collections to choose from. The high resolution images make it easy to view the jewelry close up, so feel free to preview the jewelry, learn a bit about the designer behind it all, compare your favorite pieces, or call us with questions or to schedule a visit.

Not ready to buy jewelry for yourself or for a special person in your life? Visit our store anyway. Liza’s handcrafted jewelry will touch your heart, and you will come back when the time is right.

The shop is open from 10am to 6pm Tuesday through Saturday. We hope to see you soon!

Wedding Band

14k rose gold wedding band

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