Congrats to Max's Friend Nelle Handbags

A big yippee to our friend Laura Nelli, the owner of Nelle Handbags, as she was featured in Daily Candy a couple of weeks ago. Laura is making good on her dream of becoming a nationally-known handbag designer, and her collection can be found around the country. You can see her pretty clutches (and new items too, including a great fabric neckpiece (her “floral bib necklaces) at and read what Daily Candy had to say! We’re proud of you Laura!

Rebecca Myers is Returning to Max's for a Trunk Show!

We’re so happy to announce an addition to our 2009 trunk show schedule! Our friend (and jewelry designer extraordinaire!) Rebecca Myers is returning to Max’s next month for a one-day trunk show. We had so much fun last year when she was here and loved that we could showcase her full collection. Rebecca will be at Max’s for one day only this year….a full day!….and she will have her collection which includes some fabulous new pieces. Rebecca’s work runs the gamut from highly contemporary to the more traditional, and we just love it! We hope you can stop in….the hours of the show are 11am – 7pm. You can see a bit more of her work by clicking here.

Congratulations to Pamela Froman on Her Couture Award

A big congratulations to Pamela Froman, one of Max’s newest jewelry artists (see post dated May 19) as she continues to rack up the awards! Earlier this month, Pamela was honored with the Best of Bridal designation at the Couture Design Awards during the Couture Show, one of the jewelry industry’s premier markets. In addition, one of Pamela’s pendants was a finalist in the Best of Gold category. This picture is of one of Pamela’s ring sets that we currently have in the store right now. What do you think?

What a Way to Spend a Sunday

Have you been to ReJoovMe yet? Oh my, my, my. The floatation spa is right across the greenway from Max’s, yet it has taken me over a year to get in there to float for the first time. Well, I made it yesterday and can tell you with complete certainty that it won’t be the last time. I loved it! It really was relaxing and I felt great when I was done (I slept like a baby last night too!). I’m not sure how the people who float and then have a massage make it home….I think I’d be a complete jellyfish and would have to call a cab! Anyway, I’m now a believer and a big fan and would suggest to anyone that they give it a try. Check it out at

Can't Wait for This Weekend's Trunk Show with Jamie Cassavoy

We’re here unpacking all of Jamie’s great work for this weekend’s trunk show and having so much fun! She has been busy and hard at work in her studio and has made a number of one-of-a-kind pieces especially for the show that are so beautiful! I hope that you’ll stop by…Friday, June 12; 11am-7pm and Saturday, June 13; 10am-6pm.

Aren’t These Great for Spring and Summer?

Ok, so it is raining out and the mercury has dropped enough here that it feels like we might need to turn the heat back on tonight (was it really over 80 degrees the other day), but that can’t last….right? Of course not! So how about these fun and pretty earrings from Studio 314 to welcome the sunshine?! Chihiro Makio is the artist behind Studio 314 and I feel in love with her work as soon as I saw it. I love the flower motif (although that is not all she does), her use of color and the detail in her work. As she writes in her artist statement, craftsmanship is extremely important to her, and you can tell that is the case when you look at her jewelry. We’re all drawn to different work for different reasons, and I think that there’s a lot here to like, and the reaction from our customers has been really positive. I don’t know about you, but I think these are really unique….and they make me smile!

Great New David Heston Work!

How about some diamonds for dad this Father’s Day? We just received some really fabulous new work from David who is a long-term favorite here at Max’s. What I love about David’s work is that it is so versatile…while it is often marketed as men’s jewelry, women buy a lot of it for themselves (I wear one of David’s silver and rubber bracelets every day!). He has really expanded his diamond line and now we have quite a healthy selection of it that I’ll hope you’ll come and see! There are some pieces with white diamond pave and many with black diamonds, and they are all really striking…. bracelets, rings, and necklaces….something for everyone!