lorna davison designs

To experience South America at

it's best, take a trip to Peru.  The

dollar buys three Peruvian Sole.

So a five star experience can be had quite reasonably.  The culture

and people are extraordinary.

Their slogan being, "We do not lie.

We do not steal. We are not lazy."

I have to agree, I felt so comfortable there.  The food was

delicious.  Machu Picchu something out of a dream.

For a relaxing, inexpensive afternoon.  Free!  Visit the University of Florida at Gainesville, Harn Museum of Art

The Japanese Garden is intimate

yet breathtaking and serene.


A quality platinum mounting with 22

.10ct full cut diamonds, made to finger size  Simply elegant and always in style.

Just over 2.00 cts total diamond weight

depending on finger size.




Of contemporary style, having fifteen full

cut diamonds bezel set.  Stackable, easy to

wear and very comfortable.  In stock in size 7.  Also available in other sizes.

Your cost in precious platinum   850.00

Also available in 18K.


Italian Jeweler Extraordinaire

Sadly Closed in 1930's


Etruscan defined means articles of jewelry made with great skill and artistry in Etruria now western Tuscany.  They were a non Italic people whose culture was based on Greek culture influenced by the Romans from the 7th century BC

to the 5th century BC.

The style was again brought to life

in the 19th century by

Fortunato Pio Castellani.


Mysterious, infamous, magnificent, cursed, exciting,

the most famous diamond ever.  

As legend goes it was plucked from the eye of an idol

in India in the 17th Century by a thief that was later murdered for it.

Held by Tavernier until sold to the King of France, Louis the XV for an enormous amount of gold. Passed to King Louis XVI and Marie Antoniette, we all know that outcome.   To King George IV, who lost it to pay off tremendous debt.  To Henry Phillip Hope, it's namesake

who had no heirs.  Passed to his eldest nephew

Henry Thomas Hope who sold it pay off gambling debts.

Then to Evalyn Walsh McClean by way of Cartier who had

now fashioned it into the incredible necklace it is today.

She never took it off and the curse continued, with the death of her eldest son, in a car accident, her daughter committed suicide at 25, and her dear husband declared insane.  Sold in 1949 to Harry Winston, again to pay off debt, it was donated to the Smithsonian Institute where it is now displayed.  I personally photographed it and it appeared as a flash of light, from every angle I shot. I do believe it has magical power.