Michael Fitzgerald George Plionis – Designers Of Til Death Do Us Part Jewelry Collection
On an unseasonably warm afternoon in early Autumn, we met with Michael Fitzgerald and George Plionis at Fitzgerald Jewelry in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Michael is originally from Ireland and runs Fitzgerald Jewelry along with wife Hiroyo. Born in Australia, George is a designer and Assistant Professor of Product and Industrial Design at Parsons. In collaboration, they created ‘Til Death Do Us Part,’ an engagement and wedding collection.
Admittedly, when we first heard about wedding jewelry that flirts with beliefs about love, death, and the afterlife, our first thought was, “How possibly could that work?” Our immediate second thought was “We have to see it for ourselves.” After viewing the collection in person, it was evident that these pieces, despite the fact that some have skulls, were about celebrating life and the here and now while honoring the bond we make to another. Read More
It goes without saying, flowers top our list of favorite things. Jewelry ranks in at a close second. And any opportunity to talk about the two together gets us excited. The symbolic rose or unique form of an orchid make truly remarkable designs for the earrings, necklace, or headpiece which a bride wears on her special day. From statement gems to understated pieces, here are beautiful floral inspired bridal jewelry to suit any style.
Compliment your wedding dress neckline with a gorgeous necklace. Renowned French jeweler Cartier first used the orchid motif in 1925 to highlight delicate femininity. Made of 18k pink gold with a white diamond, this exquisite necklace feels classic, yet modern. Make a glamorous statement with a necklace of dazzling crystal floral clusters. This Y-shaped diamond flower lariat would look amazing with a bohemian gown featuring a dramatic V-neck. Read More
Maggie & Richard Wedding – Bride Groom – Castle Hotel – Tarrytown – by Sophie Kaye
Ask anyone who’s gone through it, planning a wedding has its ups and downs. With the added stress of the holidays, any engaged couple is going to be feeling the pressure. This makes getting an amazing gift for your soon-to-be-married friends all the more important!
Since we often work with not just the bride, but her fiance as well, we completely understand that each pair is different from the next. When looking for the perfect present, think about what their shared interests are. Are they homebodies or do they like to go out? Are they connoisseurs of food and drink? Do they have a passion for art & culture? Once you’ve pinned this down, you can get started. And to help you on your search, we put together this comprehensive holiday gift guide for the couple planning a wedding. Read More
Between planning for your wedding, work, and the responsibilities of day-to-day life, there’s been little room for romance in your relationship as of late. This is not to say the spark has died. It just needs a little recharge. What better way to reconnect than to put EVERYTHING aside and go on an amazing spring date?!
New York City has much to offer the busy couple when it comes to putting passion back into the fame. This is the season when the city comes alive again with fun and exciting things to do and see. From going to a museum and exploring a botanical garden to taking a cake baking class together, here are spring date ideas for the couple that needs a break from wedding planning. Read More
With engagement season fast upon us, we could not think of anyone better to feature in our Industry Influencer series than Michael and Hiroyo Fitzgerald of Fitzgerald Jewelry. Michael and Hiroyo began working as a jewelry design and fabrication team in 2001 when they opened a small studio and workshop in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. They are also husband and wife, so it makes perfect sense that they specialize in engagement rings and wedding bands.
Finding the dream engagement ring is an exciting, yet stressful endeavor. Whether you are shopping together as a couple or planning to surprise your partner, there are many factors to consider such as budget, style, metal, gemstone, cut, carat, and setting. Above all you, want something that is unique and speaks to your love and commitment to each other. Read More