California Designer Carl Blackburn Showcases 2008 Fine Jewelry Collection

Released on: February 2, 2008, 4:15 am

Press Release Author: David Blyler

Industry: Apparel & Fashion

Press Release Summary: California jewelry designer Carl Blackburn has unveiled his
2008 collection online at

Press Release Body: Carl Blackburn, the California jewelry designer who has built
his reputation upon "honored traditions that honor women," has unveiled his 2008
collection online at The iconic line of 25 select pieces is
handcrafted in 18k gold and includes ultra-wide diamond eternity bands, as well as
colorful gemstone cocktail earrings, pendants, and cufflinks.

Carl Blackburn has described his work as a "personal odyssey toward the beautiful."
In his latest collection he continues that journey by using classical influences to
create pieces that women can live in with comfort, glamour, and joy. Of special
interest to Blackburn fans will be new Celtic cross diamond pendants and
garden-inspired rings that build upon past successes and reflect the designer's
enduring fascination with spiritual and ecological beauty. As always, Blackburn's
craftsmen continue to prove their reputation for exceptional hand-milgraining and
delicate wire filigree.

Born into a family of jewelers, Carl Blackburn began his career in the late 1980s
and carefully garnered a devoted clientele. Since 2003, he has operated an artisans'
studio that has displayed a virtuoso talent in producing pieces forged by
Blackburn's passion for nature, history, architecture, and fashion-and which have
been featured in dozens of fine jewelry magazines in the United States and around
the world. His 2008 collection, over 12 months in the making, demonstrates
Blackburn's unique sensitivity toward design, execution, and wearability.

Over the past two years, Carl Blackburn has established a close relationship with
luxury jeweler Bill Pearlman, whose online website draws over
8,000 visitors a day. Blackburn's newest debut follows his celebrated Neo Classics
2007 Collection, which also premiered at Pearlman's. "Bill is a true industry
visionary," says Blackburn. "Few other jewelers have been so forward-thinking in
blending the traditional couture shopping experience with the dynamic potential of
online luxury retailing. He was my first and only choice for the release of my 2008

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Contact Details: Press Contact: David Blyler
400 S Beverly Drive, Suite 214
Beverly Hills, CA 90212 USA
Telephone. 310-284-4284
Fax. 310-361-7021

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