Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Time moves FAST as people move FASTER!

I can't believe soo much time has pasted from my last entry!!!  Lets see if I can bring you up to today.
Business has been good crazy and trying to design make with my own 2 hands my orders for and the not yet open Gerald David Bauman on
My work has been starting at 7am and has been ending at 12 mid night. TIRED is not the word. For some reason this reminds me one time I was in Monte Carlo for the season, I just arrived exhausted and settled in at the Hotel de Pierre, went down to the lobby in the bar where you can sit drink and people watch. Well this day was a good one. I ran into a good friend and we sat drank and watch our other friends in actions. It was like a movie. Sceen one - middle aged couple descending the stair case hit the bottom, beautiful women approaches the two, little conversation and the two ladies walk up the stairs and the husband walks away. I ask my friend what was all that about. He explains to me that the married couple has an agreement where the wife gets to have her way with other women as long as the husband can watch. ( This couple owns most of Broadway in New York ). I was shocked! I shouldn't be but I was only because she was a client and didn't know of this. Then another couple of whom I am friends with in Los Angeles went walking by. We said our hello's, they weren't married as yet. She whispered in my ear that she needed my help later. Which turns out that a young Prince from one of those oil countries was after her for marriage and for me to hang out with him, the Prince until she can figure out what to do with the boyfriend. This was my first day! I was there for two weeks and every day and night was filled with events like this.
So you can get the idea of my next several Bloggs... Jewels Jewels and beautiful people behaving badly!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Crazy FUN Friday and Saturday & How deals are made!

Found the perfect Asscher cut diamond and the ring is in the making!! All involved are excited!!!
Time zips by. I left you last where I was going to Lunch at Spago! Well what can I say the 3 hour lunch was packed with fun , flirting and sparkle! As we were being taken to our booth, there were people I haven't seen in a long time. I was pulled in many directions saying Hi , How are you? Is that pin real? I was wearing on my suite coat pocket a special diamond pin. It looks like an over grown military design metal. It looks like this  ( once I learn how to up load images I will show you ) 5 one carat round diamonds in a straight bar and at each end one more carat drop. then in the center a 3 carat round diamond and hanging from that a 9 carat pear shape. While sitting at the booth with my guest,  Barbara L., (Wolfgang's ex), come over to say hello and starting playing with my Pin and as she does she says this is a fun piece! I said yes it is and with 19 carats it really sparkly. She back up and said that's not real? Of course it is! The food was great as always and the people also fun and crazy. My friend at one of the tables gave a special dental floss as a "good seeing you gift". Different train of thought in gift giving. No she is not a Dentist, no I had nothing in my teeth either; she is a famous song writer and you hear her music all  the time. She gave me her Private house number, the number she answers and told me to call her. She wants to catch up. Some "Hollywood"  business deals happened at the table as it always does in "Hollywood". Can't say much about it yet. Stay tuned for part two , as they say!
Saturday, I went with Ashley to a "Clive Barker" party at his home. He directed the movies "Hellraiser" which Ashley starred in. Well MOCA . The Museum of Contemporary  Art,. Was having a special event where you can enjoy the 3 home compound in the Hills of Beverly Hills, drink, eat and met Clive and watch him paint! Really a special event. I was very excited to be there. The other guest were a extreme mixture of men and woman from all over southern California. By the way, Ashley, herself is an amazing painter. I was talking to 2 of the heads of MOCA and showing them Ashley's painting that she had on her phone. Deals are in the works for Ashley. Need I say, they flipped over her work and want to do a show for her! The way deals are made! Life is great! After the party we wanted some fish, so we drove down the hills of Beverly and went to a fun jet set type restaurant and ended have a fantastic time eating and, drinking some amazing red wine. Patrick our man behind the bar set everything up for us both. WOW what an evening to remember! On the jewelry end . There was a serious lack of adornment every where! I wore the big jewel pin that night. FUN!!!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Fridays are FUN!

Still looking for the right Asscher cut diamond. SOO many diamond dealers here in Los Angeles and New York, say they have an Asscher cut diamond when looking at them they are just square emerald cut diamonds. Your client won't know the difference. I say but I DO! I am still on the hunt! Time is ticking fast.
In the middle of this day I am taking my friend, Ashley Laurence, who just turned 38, to lunch at Spago in Beverly Hills. I also invited the BIG casting agent for ABC. Fun will be had at Spago. Lunch is a great place to hear who is doing who ! I will give you the inside dirt on Hollywood in my next Blogg.
This reminds of the time being a private jeweler and I still am. One of my beautiful lady clients every Friday at 11am she had me come to her home on the top of Beverly Hills . Same routine, ring the Bell, the house keeper answered and I said "Good morning", where is the Mrs? Oh! she is waiting for you in her bedroom. I am led down the halls to the bedroom just like last week. I find the Mrs. perfectly placed on the bed in a NEW this week Lingerie out fit. Hair in place and full make up. She  has been considered the little older version of Marilyn Monroe. Very SEXY. !! Well I can't really say the behind the curtain events. After I left like every Friday I would go to "The Bistro Gardens" in Beverly Hills to have a guest at my table, where the Mrs. had her standing lunch table and her guest. We would smile and enjoy out guest at lunch. Every time like clock work as I leave I pass by her table and say hello and my good by. With that "I will see you next week with a new outfit!"  wink!
 I love lunch I took to lunch in New York, a Royal from England. Royal DIRT!! Guess what the Head of the Monarch carries in her little purse ( I was told by another friend who was hanging out with her. Hear say!) A flask ! and it is filled and drained. Fun facts! Who would have thought. I guess it gets cold in England. Oh! The gossip my Royal told me was all SEX stuff with whom and such. I don't think I can say those things on a Blogg.
If any one knows if I can let me Know! Because I got alot of this SEX stuff from all over the world!
Have a good weekend. Have Fun at Lunch today!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Start at the begining!

Today is my first day of Blogging!

I really didn't know where to start, so I figured that starting at the beginning will be the best!

I am a self taught jewelry designer and maker from a very young age. 3rd generation. I just love what I do.
Over the many years of designing and making jewelry, also giving my advice on "What & How" to wear jewelry. Picking out clients jewels for that special event. I learned that just being a woman doesn't come with the talent on "What & How" to wear jewelry.

One example: I have work with 2 lady clients who were blessed to going to the White House for lunches and dinners over the years of different Presidents. You would think at that social level one would know. Both came to me to have me tell them what to wear for the lunches and dinners. I was surprised! It got to the point where I photocopied their jewels and cut & paste what works together and  with what outfit..They were Very happy and looked perfect. Lesson learned for me. 

I have been titled "Jeweler to the Stars" many times. I like designing Classic with an edge.

I give out a list of  "MUST HAVES" as the basic jewelry wardrobe. Every lady needs it!

Pure and simple always always sells when you don't know what to do. Going without jewelry is a person not finished being dressed. You see this every day. Not a good look. My friend Cheryl Reventlow-Post always said if you don't know what to wear throw on a BIG diamond if you have one. That always works!

 Love edgy!
Pushing the envelope just enough works really well. People takes notice. When you go too far, well we just won't go there.

Today I am looking at several Asscher cut diamonds for a client. Engagement ring. She is classic traditional and loves a touch of the "OLD" . I told the "soon to be husband", that an Asscher cut diamond is the way to go. The diamond cut is like a square emerald cut but with more sparkle. NOT a princess cut! That is different. The ring with have many small white diamonds around the center stone to bring the look into today. I am also thinking of adding Natural Pink diamonds as a sexy touch. The metal will be Platinum.

Got to go look at these Asscher cuts to see which is the best for my client. I am sooo picky!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Who is Gerald David Bauman?

Gerald David Bauman isn’t just another great jewelry designer. He is a third generation jewelry artisan who began his craft at 14 years of age. Gerald has that something extra that no other jeweler has.

What is it that makes Gerald so special? Gerald has the talent to design for and give guidance to his clients.
Whatever the client’s lifestyle – “doing lunch” at the White House; traveling by private jet or yacht; or choosing jewelry for everyday use – Gerald offers guidance for the climbing of the social or corporate ladder. Jewelry should be your statement without your having to say a word!

From the early 1980’s, Gerald, being the private jeweler to the rich and the famous throughout the world, led the jet-set life.

After 1987, Gerald decided to focus here in America. In his first retail experience he was asked to design an exclusive line of jewelry for Henri Bendel, New York.

Later, in 1995, Gerald was contracted by certain government agencies to design secret transmitter jewelry. In 1996, Neiman-Marcus contacted him to acquire his new line of jewelry.

After 9/11, Gerald was again contracted by government agencies to design the prototype transmitter jewelry for the airline industry.

In 2002, Gerald was asked to be a limited partner with Francis Klein Antique and Estate Jewelers on Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills.

In 2004, Gerald was invited to be a private jeweler for Julius Klein – the largest diamond supplier for the U.S.

Gerald had $400 million in diamonds and jewelry at his fingertips. Julius Klein supplies Harry Winston, Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels just to name a few. You need diamonds in any color: white; yellow; pink; blue; green or the rarest red – Gerald is your man.

If you are in want of a fine antique piece of jewelry, like from “Cartier” 1920’s with the original sales receipt, Gerald is your man.

In 2006 Gerald created a new cut of a stone which is now “patent pending” and will change the jewelry industry. With his great reputation and his vast contacts around the world there is almost nothing that Gerald David Bauman can’t get for you. Gerald’s client list read like a “Who’s Who” of European Royalty, celebrities, jet-setters and Government Agencies.

Now, Gerald is designing “hot” and “edgy” jewelry collections for men and women and some of his collection can be seen at