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JCK MAGAZINE PRINT AND ONLINE JULY 2016-TIMBER LAND: JEWELRY TO HELP YOU LIVE THE WOOD LIFE

 

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JCK MAGAZINE- July 2016-Timber Land: Jewelry to Help You Live the Wood Life

Between shoes, clutches, and now jewels, we’re developing a bit of a pulp addiction. Wood is back in fine jewelry after a too-lengthy hiatus, as designers rediscover its rich hues, fascinating grain patterns, and sturdy nature—ideal for carving and for setting gemstones. Looking for a warm and bohemian accessory? Consider wood a solid choice.

2016 NICHE MAGAZINE SPRING/SUMMER 2016-NICHE AWARDS WINNER:  “ALTERNATIVE MATERIALS”

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NICHE AWARDS 2016

 

Sponsored by NICHE magazine, the NICHE Awards program began in 1989 to celebrate excellence and innovation in American and Canadian fine craft. Artists are recognized in both professional and student divisions. IRTHLY CLASSIC COLLECTIONS, Cycles Ring receive the 2016 NICHE AWARD winner in Alternative Materials, 

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INDESIGN Magazine Online and Print March / April 2015: "Without Limits"

 

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INDESIGN Magazine 2015

Without Limits, His newest collection Irthly Sans, a range of geometric earrings and pendants without the tagua nut “Vegatable Ivory” 

INDESIGN Online Magazine Article



 

RAPAPORT MAGAZINE ONLINE AND PRINT MARCH 2015: “DESIGNERLINES”

 

 

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Rappaport Magazine March 2015

Continuing on his quest to showcase the beauty of natural elements. 

Rapaport Online Magazine

 

JCK MAGAZINE ONLINE AND PRINT OCTOBER 2014:  “COLORED STONES: VEGETABLE IVORY JEWELS”

 

Featured: Cycles Ring-CR02YD and Fontaine Pendant-DFP01RDS

JCK- October 2014

Alvarado, one of the 2014 JCK Las Vegas show’s Rising Stars, has over 10 retail accounts, showcasing his Art Deco collection.

Read Full Story at JCK Online Magazine

 

JCK MAGAZINE ONLINE AND PRINT JULY 2014: “TEN THINGS ROCKING THE INDUSTRY”

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JCK Magazine-July-August Issue-2014

<…> Also of note: the continuation of negative space, Art Deco, morganite as the new opal (though opal is still going strong!), as well as wing motifs, star and crescent silhouettes, and fringe detailing. <…>
Read Full Story at JCK Online Magazine

 

RAPAPORT MAGAZINE ONLINE AND PRINT JUNE 2014: "CONSCIOUS DESIGN"

 

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By Amber Michelle
David Alvarado, Irthly Jewelled Adornments

Rapaport-June 2014

Being aware and conscious of our actions personally and professionally makes us better people and businesses. Corporate responsibility is essential in raising the standards and ethics of the jewelry industry. Being confident in my materials and practices gives my clients and my work an integrity that we can be proud of.

Corporate Social Responsibility means to me and Irthly that we have an obligation to answer appropriately to the needs of our social and ecological atmosphere. We see a deep interconnectivity with the world and we must account for, and harken to, the demands of our global ecosystem. To be responsible is to be reliable. We are obligated to gain society’s trust by being accountable, answering the call to uphold a sense of intimate connection with the world.

Read Full Story – “Conscious Design” PDF

 

BLOOMBERG BUSINESSWEEK 6/26/14: "JEWELRY DESIGNER BATTLES ELEPHANT IVORY POACHING TRADE THROUGH SEED OF LIFE"

 

Bloomberg BusinessWeek Online 06/26/2014 3:49 AM ET

LOS ANGELES, CA — Elephants are dying. One fine jeweler has an intriguing, and beautiful, answer: A seed of life.

Jewelry Designer Battles Elephant Ivory Poaching Trade through Seed of Life

While the battle against illegal elephant poaching rages, with thousands of the animals killed each year for their precious ivory tusks, designer David Alvarado is altering the fine jewelry landscape – protecting wildlife throughout regions like Kenya and redefining what humans have traditionally defined as “valuable” — by returning to the root of where life begins: a seed. It’s Tagua. The founder of Irthly Jewelled Adornments believes that seed holds an answer.

Alvarado is the first fine jeweler in the world daring to redefine value through a play of materials that mixes use of premium Tagua seeds with conflict-free diamonds, fair trade gemstones, recycled precious metals including gold and platinum, and invisibly set screws that replace toxic glues. The result is both gorgeous and eco-friendly. The most valuable material Irthly uses? It’s not precious metals or dazzling diamonds, but Tagua – a seed that replaces animal elephant ivory, now dubbed “white gold”.

Read Full Story at BloombergBusinessweek

 

INSTORE MAGAZINE PRINT AND ONLINE March 2014: "New Arrivals"

 

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Instore Magazine

What is your favorite fashion jewelry material to work with? I use organic vegetable ivory — tagua nut — as the focal material to symbolize and present creation — birth, nurturing and the womb — as an element of our world that is just as precious and valuable as fine jewelry. Vegetable ivory has fascinated me since inception. Its beautiful array of earthy white tones and its natural mokume-like grains and textures expose the process of creation and individualism. Its hardness and workability are still surprising me to this day.

Read Full Story at Instoremag.com or In Store article PDF

 

RAPAPORT MAGAZINE PRINT AND ONLINE OCTOBER 2013- EARTHLY DELIGHTS

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Published in the October 2013 issue

IRTHLY JEWELLED ADORNMENTS REDEFINES THE MEANING OF PRECIOUS.

By Amber Michelle

Gold, silver, platinum, diamonds and gemstones…we all know they are precious. When designer David Alvarado launched his company Irthly Jewelled Adornments in October of 2012, he had a mission to change the way others view what is precious.

“I wanted to reassess what is valuable and introduce new elements as precious. I believe that the notion of precious is undergoing a revaluation. I want to be part of that process by introducing elements of the environment that are often taken for granted, but play a crucial role in the ecosystem, into precious jewelry,” says Alvarado, who got his master’s degree in comparative philosophy from San Diego State University and draws upon that background for inspiration. “I wanted to create something that is nurturing. The womb is nurturing, so I needed to find something that represents the womb. I found the Tagua Nut.”

Read Full Story at Rapaport Magazine or Rapport Content Viewer for Web

 

WWD MAGAZINE ONLINE AUG 2013-MIGHTY JUNGLE

 

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Resort 2014 Trend: Mighty Jungle

-August 6, 2013

Animal patterns are a fashion classic, but for resort they were played up in bold new ways.

Read Full Story at WWD

 

IN STORE MAGAZINE PRINT AND ONLINE AUGUST 2013-OPENING LINES: AUGUST NEWEST JEWELRY

 

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In Store Magazine: August 2013 Opening Lines

DAVID ALVARADO recently launched the jewelry line, Irthly Jewelled Adornments, to reflect his belief that sustainability is becoming a global value. The collection showcases fashionable jewelry that displays appreciation for vital elements of the environment. For the Classics Collection, he used a fully organic material — the tagua nut (known as vegetable ivory), and harvested with fair trade principles from palm trees in Ecuador’s tropical rainforest.

Read Full Story at Instore Magazine

 

RAPAPORT: DIAMOND.NET ONLINE VIDEO FEATURE: IRTHLY REFINES FAIR TRADE TAGUA NUT FOR DIAMOND JEWELRY

 

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Irthly Jewelled Adornments refines the Tagua nut – a seed of a palm tree from the rainforest of Equador – as a featured eco-element of its new diamond jewelry collection, Classics. The Tagua nut is also endearingly known as “vegetable ivory” and displays  natural and individually unique colors and ingrains. Tagua is a seed of a palm tree from the rainforest of Equador. A fair trade compliant organization harvests the nut, benefiting the local people and economy.

Read the details and view the video

 

 

NATIONAL JEWELER ONLINE- NEW TALENT AWARD PRESENTATION

 

Featured: Cycles Earrings-CE01

The AJDC 2013 New Talent Awards were presented on July 29, 2013 at the JA Show in New York City. The Award was presented by renowned jewelry designer, Jose Hess, one of the founding members of the American Jewelry Design Council.