Girl with a Pearl Earring

Our very own designer Rachel Clinnick draws so much of her inspiration from art history. Growing up in a house where old world craftsmanship was profoundly appreciated, she continues to carry that philosophy and aesthetic into her designs. Her favorite Dutch painter, Vermeer, created Girl with a Pearl Earring, one of Rachel’s first jewelry influences. Girl with a Pearl Earring can be seen amongst many other amazing paintings from the Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis, The Hague, at our very own de Young Museum from January 26th- June. Our version of the pearl earring was featured in JCK Magazine.

Gatsby Soul Mate Collection

We are constantly gathering inspiration from past eras. With one of our favorite novels by F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, coming out on the big screen May 10th, the roaring twenties has especially captivated us. The linear silhouettes and the embellished garments fascinate us; while we are utterly charmed by the periods costume jewelry including elaborate rings, necklaces, and headpieces.

Our Gatsby Soul Mate Collection channels colors and shapes from the 1920’s. We drew in the simplistic lines and geometric elements of the Art Nouveau movement and incorporated precious gems and metals into our designs. We wanted to create a line that was simple, elegant, and beautiful, combining an assortment of vibrant colors.

We will be first in line opening night adorned with the Gatsby Soul Mate Collection.

America’s Cup

We are so lucky to have this at our front doorstep. Such a beautiful view to appreciate while working in the Marina. We are sensing a nautical inspiration coming along…

A Tribute to Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe was born in Los Angeles as Norma Jeane Mortenson on June 1, 1926. The American sex symbol and icon is still celebrated today. Last Monday, the 5th of August was the 50th anniversary of her death. The Actress, model, and singer held many ties in our city of San Francisco.
Thalia Jewelry is proud to acknowledge that the owner of one of our stores Blanc Boutique’s, Nancy Mayer, was closely related to a friend and coworker of Marilyn’s. When Marilyn was starting out as an actress for Twentieth Century Fox she worked directly with Nancy’s uncle, Milton Krasner, who was head cinematographer at the studio. She later requested him to make many of her movies through Marilyn Monroe Productions. But that’s not all that drew Marilyn to San Francisco; In January of 1954 Marilyn eloped with baseball player Joe DiMaggio at The San Francisco City Hall. This was Marilyn’s second marriage, and though short lived the couple was known to have a passionate relationship. The marriage ended just nine months after it became official but DiMaggio did not throw in the towel just yet. He proposed a second time in 1962 but was unsuccessful in his attempts. After her death later that year DiMaggio claimed her body and for 20 years delivered half-dozen roses to her crypt three times a week.
We love hearing stories about the beautiful Marilyn Monroe, if you know any more about our favorite icons presence in our city by the bay please share!

Thalia Travels

Alex here from the Thalia Jewelry team. I’ve spent the last two months exploring South East Asia’s stunning scenery with wide-open eyes. With every visited country providing its own unique whirlwind of creative possibilities, Thalia Jewelry is now fully stocked with ideas. From Bali’s enlightening sunsets, Laos’s hand dyed and all natural textiles, and Vietnams textures, there was never time to blink. A kaleidoscope of colors danced around me at every given moment with flavors and music to match. This truly was an incredible journey with so much inspiration to incorporate into next season’s line.