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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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Opals - The Stone of Lightning
Opals are October's birthstone! Learn more about the myth and magic behind these gorgeous gems.

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Bright Light
B. Carter   There is something about the dimness of winter that makes my heart yearn for the sun. On the days when the bitter wind chills every bre...

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Treasure Hunt
For Indianapolis jeweler Lynn Andalman of Windsor Jewelry, finding a new line was hit or miss—until she started to sell jewelry from designer Nina Nguyen. Amidst all the beautifully wrought pendants, necklaces and rings spread out over miles of show space, hen Lynn Andalman, owner of Windsor Jewelry, goes show shopping, she plays a little […]

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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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Handcrafted on the Mekong
by James We concluded our excursion on the Mekong with visits to many hard-working families that use local materials to produce a variety of handicrafts and home essentials. Echoing Nina’s combination of focus and creativity, these often women-led businesses demonstrated a relaxed spirit of entrepreneurial enthusiasm. In fact, I later learned why it was common […]

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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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