aside from gathering inspiration from my surroundings and from the semi-precious stones i so love, i am always inspired by other artists. i recently bought this pair of earrings by kevia at hanan's (where i work). hanan and samia are so consistent in their buying eye. they always choose one of a kind, gorgeous pieces to fill our jewelry cases. my eyes couldn't get any wider when i was looking at kevia's collection. her work reminds me of middle eastern jewelry from decades ago but i also feel it's modern and evokes a simple beauty. check out her site here.