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The Nina Blog

The Allure of Aquamarine
As we near the beginning of March, the days are getting a little longer and warmer, giving us a peek that spring is on its way. Here at Nina Nguyen Designs, we think March’s serene birthstone, aquamarine, is perfectly suited for this seasonal transition. The word aquamarine comes from the Latin words “aqua” (meaning water) […]

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For the Eco-Conscious Fashionista
The fashion industry is the second largest polluter in the world, trailing only behind the oil industry. Additionally, the US is the largest importer of garments in the world.  Despite the fact that up to 95% of the textiles that are landfilled each year could be recycled, consumers throw away up to 70 pounds […]

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2018 Highlights: A Year in Review for Nina Nguyen Designs
2018 Highlights: A Year in Review for Nina Nguyen Designs Some say the best is yet to come, but here at Nina Nguyen Designs, we be...

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Flavors of the Mekong
By James Gems must be on my mind because the colorful fruits along the Mekong provide subtle reminders of the multi-colored sapphires and diamonds embedded in gold bangles back at the studio. In this instance, I’m admiring a woven basket holding bright red dragon fruit and yellow mango aboard our boat rounding Tân Phong island. […]

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Lapis – Pantone Color Spring 2017
Pantone Spring 2017 – Lapis Blue Pantone has selected their colors for Spring 2017 and I’m thrilled about the color palate, especially as one of...

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