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Lovetatumâ„˘ Jewelry was established in the summer of 2006. However, I have been designing and making jewelry since I can remember. I began selling to the local high-end beach boutiques in my hometown of Point Pleasant, New Jersey and later developed my jewelry into a full-time business. I found that there is a high demand for my unique style of jewelry. It expresses my point of view as a young artist who is ahead of the trends, while the sheer quality appeals to a wide range of clientele.
I am now based out of La Jolla, California and find that I draw my inspiration from international beach life, and translate it into jewelry for any and every occasion. I use a combination of corals from the Caribbean, briolettes from India and China, and hand-carved stone pendants from Hong Kong and Bali, just to name a few.
My unique pieces are handmade with sterling silver and adorned with semi-precious stones and pearls from all over the world. To me, it is important that my jewelry express something personal and individual. Every man and woman who wears Lovetatumâ„˘ should feel that his/her piece is special. My philosophy has always been to inspire creativity and promote positive energy in the world, and I will continue to reach and enrichâ€Ś
the coral collection
My travels to Barbados and Jamaica inspired me to create a great statement piece. I had a vision of it in my mind, but what I was looking for was not out thereâ€Śyet. I dreamt of an authentic coral piece that had brilliant color, amazing details and embodied the life of the Caribbean. Now Iâ€™ve created just that and more, with the coral collection. 03 04
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Authentic Red Coral Vine Necklace with Hand Carved Coral Flowers, TCC01N
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Hand Carved Authentic Red Coral Flower Earrings, TCC02E
Howlite Nuggets with White Coral Teardrop Earrings, TCC03E
Authentic White Coral Necklace with Howlite Rondelles and Fresh Water Pearl, TCC04N
Authentic Red Coral Vines Pendant on Antique Sterling Chain, TCC05C
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Rutilated Quartz with Peach Coral Vine Earrings, TCC06E OPPOSITE, LOWER LEFT
Authentic Red Coral Garden Bracelet, TCC07B OPPOSITE, RIGHT 05 06
Peach Jade Teardrop with Peach Coral Vines Necklace, TCC08C
the turquoise collection The first piece of jewelry I owned was a turquoise ring from a local beach boutique. Everyone should enjoy the natural beauty of turquoise. It is one of the oldest stones known and will bring wisdom to your wardrobe! If given a turquoise piece by a loving friend, that stone would protect the wearer from negative energy and bring good fortune. Turquoise is a symbol of friendship, brings peace to the home and is just the timeless color we need for the season.
Rare Chalcedony Colored Nuggets with Round Sinox Crystals, Magnesite Teardrops and African Turquoise Necklace, TTC01N
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Turquoise Nugget with Custom Antique Finished “T” Charm Necklace, TTC02C
Turquoise Teardrop Pendant and Amazonite Briolettes on Antique Chain, TTC03C Magnesite Pendant with Gaspeite Handcarved Flowers Necklace, TTC04C Turquoise Teardrops with Turquoise Rondelles Earrings, TTC05E Gaspeite Handcarved Flower Earrings, TTC06E African Turquoise with White Coral and Amazonite Teardrops and Turquoise Rondelles Bracelet, TTC07B
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White Druzy Agate with Black Fresh Water Pearls Pendant on Antique Sterling Chain, TDC01C All Druzy Agate Necklace, TDC02N (ALSO PICTURED, OPPOSITE) Labradorite Rondelles, Rose Quartz Teardrops with Champagne and Black Fresh Water Pearls Bracelet TDC03B Rose Quartz Teardrops with Champagne Fresh Water Pearls Earrings, TDC04E Petite Sterling Silver Shell Ear Studs, TDC05E 09 10
Golden Dusted Druzy Agate Pendant on Antique Sterling Chain, TDC06C
As a kid, I would play with my sisterâ€™s stone collection and was so fascinated by the natural crystallization in the stones. A bed of tightly packed crystals is the common growth habitat particular to quartz. When the bed has a very fine crystalline structure similar to sugar or salt crystals, it is known as Druzy. It was love at first sight.
the druzy collection
If it looks edible, I want it! The fun, whimsical appeal of my rock candy collection has everyone wearing smiles. I incorporate freshwater pearls and a rare stone called atomic labradorite. There is only one company in the world that heat-treats labradorite to bring out the natural metallic in the stone. Enjoy it, have fun with it and love it!
Rock Candy Pink Necklace with Bronze Fresh Water Pearls, TRC01N
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Bow Tie Cherry and Rose Quartz Earrings, TRC02E
the rock candy collection
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Atomic Labradorite and Mustard Fresh Water Pearls Earrings, TRC03E; Rose Quartz with White Coral Teardrops Earrings, TRC04E; Sandstone Nugget Earrings, TRC05E; Grey Freshwater Pearls with Rose Quartz Peardrops Earrings, TRC06E
Rock Candy Grey Necklace with Black Fresh Water Pearls, TRC07N
Sandstone Nugget Bracelet, TRC08B
Rock Candy Atomic Necklace with Mustard Fresh Water Pearls, TRC09N
the agate collection When I saw the purple lace agate for the first time, I knew I had to create a very special custom piece. I wanted to feel uplifted, and what better way than to put bursts of vibrant purple and olive jade with a hint of black. Itâ€™s dangerously colorful, but oh, so elegant.
OPPOSITE PAGE, LEFT Hawaiian Amethyst, Olive Jade Cushions and Smoky Quartz Bracelet, TAC01B OPPOSITE PAGE, RIGHT Amethyst Briolettes with Black Freshwater Pearls Earrings, TAC02E THIS PAGE, LEFT Purple Lace Agate with Smoky Quartz and Olive Jade Cushions Necklace, TAC03N THIS PAGE, RIGHT Serpentine with Hawaiian Amethyst Necklace, TAC04C
be the change My mantra is to create jewelry that inspires. This time itâ€™s for both men and women. Itâ€™s doubly special because of its meaning and its green nature. Be the change you want to see in the world, a positive reinforcement piece designed to motivate us to achieve greatness. Made from recycled sterling silver with antique charms that are interchangeable. Now go. Inspire.
Men & Womens Recycled Sterling Silver Dog Tag Necklace, BTCC01C
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Antique Flower Charm, BTCC02charm
Heart Charm, BTCC03charm
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Published on Feb 16, 2010
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