Graduation Day

Phelan Building

Today was Graduation Day!  For the past two months, I’ve been attending the Jewelry Technician Intensive class at the Revere Academy for Jewelry Arts here in San Francisco.  It was a great experience and I learned so much.  We had instruction in casting, fabrication, chains, polishing & finishing, repair, trade practices and over 30 types of stone settings.  To say that the name “intensive” was accurate is a huge understatement!  Nineteen students took the class, some having moved here for the 8 week course from Germany, Mexico and the Philippines.  Keep an eye out for the designs to come from this group – they were amazing!  (more…)

New Logo

AMD Logo
Introducing…our new logo!  After nine years with the old logo, we are rockin’ a different look these days and you’re the first to see it!  You’ll be seeing our new signature pink logo on our gift boxes and bags this holiday season and soon, on our updated website!

It’s Pink Ribbon Time!

pink ribbon necklace 2009

Well, gals – it’s pink ribbon time!  October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we’d like to invite you to join us in making a difference in the fight against cancer.  One hundred percent of the net proceeds from the sales of our 2009 Pink Ribbon necklace will be donated to the Stehlin Foundation for Cancer Research to help support the clinical trials of their promising anti-cancer drug, CZ48.  If you’ve never heard of Stehlin (or CZ48), you should definitely check them out.  This small organization of dedicated people in Houston, Texas is making a BIG difference in the fight against cancer.  Check out their website for more information – – and feel free to call them up for a tour of their research lab – you’ll learn a ton and they’d be thrilled to show you around!

Purchase your necklace for just $35  online today on our website – or by clicking the photo above!

Christie Brinkley is a Fan!

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We met up with Christie Brinkley at the Sundance Film Festival – and she fell in love with these smoky quartz and emerald earrings!

I just got back from stunning Deer Valley and the 2009 Sundance Film Festival that takes over snowy Park City, Utah every year at this time!  It was a wonderful trip and we met up with Christie Brinkley in downtown Park City and she fell in love with my earrings – the pear-shaped smoky quartz with faceted emerald roundels.  Of course, I gave them to America’s sweetheart model and she couldn’t have been any nicer (or more beautiful – even up close!)  She’s a darling in person and I’m just thrilled that she loves Andrea Montgomery Designs!

Valentine’s Day

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Our “love” necklace is a wonderful way to express your love this Valentine’s Day – with a piece of jewelry she’ll wear for years to come!

Love is in the air…can you feel it? I certainly can! Everywhere I look, I see beautiful flowers and corny red heart balloons and I wonder how this holiday became so big. I don’t buy the theory that Hallmark created it for the purpose of selling. I think it has grown in magnitude throughout the years because love has become increasingly important as the world faces more challenges. I think the desire for love was purposefully placed in each of our hearts by divine design. We’ve got lots of fun baubles to help you celebrate the day, whether a gift for that special someone or a little something for yourself – take a look around!