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A Design a Day – Day 1

Yellow Gold Earring with Floating Diamond and Citrine Briolette by Joana Miranda

Yellow Gold Earring with Floating Diamond and Citrine Briolette by Joana Miranda

A friend asked me recently if I thought I had endless ideas for jewelry designs.  In spite of working a full-time job as an orchestra musician, running my jewelry business AND searching around the clock for a job in NY so that I don’t have to live apart from my husband, I never seem to stop thinking about designing.   In that spirit, I’ve decided to deliver a design a day here over the next 365 days.

My earring design at left features a .25 ct round brilliant diamond set in platinum, 18K yellow gold, and a citrine briolette.

Check back tomorrow for the next installment!


  1. Good luck! Your creativity is matched only by your ambition. I look forward to seeing what the next day will bring!

  2. Pamela Frame says

    I am VERY fond of citrines! I see a fusion of modern and Renaissance – great design!

    • Joana Miranda says

      Hi Pam,

      I designed this aiming for a more modern look, but I guess my love for the classical still popped up. I owe you a real email. More soon! Joana

  3. hi Joana,
    I found your blog today while searching for George A. Schuetz award. I’ve just finished jewelry design course at GIA Taiwan. Your “a design a day” certainly motivated me to capture the ideas in my mind! Thank you, and wish you continue to enjoy designing!

    • Hi Christina,

      Thanks so much for your nice comments on my blog! I wish you all the best with your design work and hope to maybe sometime see one of your designs!

      All best wishes,

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