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"I absolutely adore the sweet Asian inspired purses. Their bright colors are like candy to me. I loved opening them to find such beautiful silver pieces. The hoops are just my size and perfect with every outfit. The necklace is unlike any I have ever seen. So gorgeous, fun and unique;sure to receive a compliment every time I wear it."

Marta, UT

Press: In the News

International Appeal

January 2013

Crea TravellerJapan's Crea Traveller features our Balboa Island boutique in the magazine's 2013 issue, which spotlights the best of Southern California.

The Stndrd

July 2012

Standard Issue 1New Girl actress Hannah Simone wears our interwoven bangles in the premiere issue of The Standrd Magazine.

Aimee Garcia in Hydrogen

July 2012

Aimee Garcia wears our Circles Stretch Bracelet in Hydrogen Magazine.

Collective Magazine

June 2012

See our Square on Square Necklace in the summer issue of Collective Magazine.

Hanging with Tchad

June 2012

See our 5 Row nickel-free Necklace in this summer's Tchad Magazine.


June 2012

Our triple-strand faux-pearl necklace in Bello Magazine's June issue.


May 2012

Check out our interwoven bangle bracelet in Disfunkshion Magazine.

In High Regard

April 2012

Actress Megalyn Echikunwoke wears our Gold & Citrine Double Row Resin Bracelet in May's Regard Magazine.

Pelican Chic

April 2012

The hills have eyes... and they've spotted us!

The upcoming issue of Pelican Hills Magazine directs its shoppers to Balboa Island, with the spotlight on The Passionate Collector.

Join the Collective

March 2012

Collective MagazineIn the Spring issue of Collective Magazine, you can spot one of our necklaces and an interwoven bangle bracelet.

Alyssa Miller in GQ

March 2012

GQ May 2012Model Alyssa Miller will be wearing some Passionate Collector jewelry in the May issue of GQ Magazine.

Auxiliary Magazine

February 2012

AuxiliarySee our Circles Stretch Bracelet in the February/March issue of Auxiliary Magazine.

Featured in Coast Magazine

January 2012

Coast MagazineLet's face it: in the OC it's always beach weather.  In the January 2012 issue of Coast Magazine you can see one of our agate necklaces.

Fashionable in Chicago

January 2012

FCMSee our Circles Stretch Bracelet in the January 2012 issue of Fashion Chicago Magazine.

Where women glow and men plunder...

January 2012

TPC in the land down under. See our gold square necklace and bracelet in Australia's Fashion Trend Magazine.

Beverly Hills Lifestyle

January 2012

See our necklace in the winter issue of Beverly Hills Lifestyle.

Watch the Coast Sparkle

December 2011

Coast Magazine cover & page 66Coast Magazine spotlights The Passionate Collector and our gorgeous gold-plated Swarovski crystal necklace.

TPC in Kurv Magazine

November 2011

KurvAustralia's upcoming Spring issue of Kurv Magazine features three of our necklaces:  a Bubble Branch Necklace, a Rectangular Criss-cross Necklace, & a Dual-color Resin Necklace.

Fashion is Kee

November 2011

kee magazineFind one of our Multi-Bar Bracelets in the China-based fashion magazine Kee.

America Olivo in Hydrogen

November 2011

America Olivo in Hydrogen MagazineActress America Olivo wears one of our stretch bracelets in Hydrogen Magazine.

In Kouture

November 2011

Kouture Magazine photo with Gypsy earrings and braceletThe fall issue of Kouture Magazine shows off a pair of our earrings and a bracelet.

Riviera Retail Roundup

November 2011

Riviera Magazine Retail RoundupWho doesn't love a new store?  Our new store in Laguna Beach caught the eye of Riviera Magazine. Whose head wouldn't turn at the sight of these unique, nature-inspired, gold beauties?

An Enchanted October

October 2011

Long Island Pulse

Our diamond-cut balls necklace is featured in a fashion editorial in Long Island Pulse Magazine's October issue.


Fashion and Light

October 2011

Fashion+Light Photo ShootOne of our druzy multi-chain bracelets shows up in a photo shoot on fashion photography website Fashion+Light.

Bold and Beautiful in Esquire

August 2011

Jacqueline MacInnes Wood in August EsquireActress Jacqueline MacInnes Wood of The Bold and the Beautiful wears a TPC bracelet in the August issue of Esquire Magazine.

The Eyes of Texas are on TPC

August 2011

Dallas ML Cover and Photo with productThe Passionate Collector hits Texas in the August issue of Dallas Modern Luxury, featuring our Feather Ring.

Isn't It Obvious?

August 2011

Obvious Magazine August 2011See more TPC bling in August's Obvious Magazine.


August 2011

RUNWAY summer 2011Check out the summer issue of RUNWAY to see the hottest trends this side of the solstice.  Actress Brittany Curran adds some sparkle with a TPC druzy ring.  True Blood's Kristin Bauer shows off a Multi-Bar Stretch Bracelet.  Model Jayde Nicole wears a Double-Strand Agate Necklace.  Miss Teen USA winner Keylee Sanders wears a handmade Yochi necklace.

What's Obvious this Summer?

July 2011

Obvious Magazine Summer IssuePaula White, wife of actor Brian White (Men of a Certain Age), shows some class with some TPC earrings in the summer issue of Obvious Magazine.

Una Tica Apasionada

May 2011

Debi Nova Perfil Magazine CoverCosta Rican singer Debi Nova wears TPC on the cover of Perfil Magazine.

Dancing With The Stars' Cheryl Burke in Druzy at Book Signing

April 2011

Cheryl in druzy earrings and ring. (On the site soon!)

TPC Druzy in FCM Magazine

April 2011

Our druzy showcased in the April issue of FCM Magazine.

Glamming Up the Court

April 2011

Hydrogen Magazine's Spring issue features actress Bai Ling sporting TPC druzy earrings at an NBA Block Party event.

A Fashion Icon

April 2011

Camila Alves in Icon MagazineFashion Model and television personality Camila Alves wears druzy rings from The Passionate Collector in her feature in Icon Magazine.

Aly Michalka in Zooey Magazine

March 2011

Aly Michalka (star of television series "HELL CATS" and film "THE ROOMMATE") In Druzy Bracelet, The Passionate Collector, $365.00  (online soon)

Josie Loren in Savvy Magazine

March 2011

Josie Loren, from Make It or Break It,  wears Golden Globe necklace #2470 ($275.00) and Large Globe Earrings #2818 ($76.00).

Elena Satine in Regard Magazine

February 2011

Elena Satine Feb 2011 Regard MagazineActress Elena Satine shows off some Passionate pieces in the February issue of Regard Magazine.


February 2011

See our druzy earrings in UmnO Magazine's February issue.

The Critics' Choice

January 2011

Keri Hilson at Critics' Choice AwardsSinger Keri Hilson shows off her TPC earrings at the 16th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at the Hollywood Palladium.

Kaitlin Olson Wears TPC Earring #2712 on Conan

January 2011

The Knot /

April 2010

"This soft, elegant 'do looks like it might come undone at any minute, but trust us, this effortless style won't fall out during the reception. Earrings by NuNu, $95,".
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January 2010

See The Passionate Collector's Cowgirl Necklace featured in a January edition of Style Spot.

"...We asked local style expert Candice Shih, OC Register's "Style Binge" Blogger, to pick her favorite gifts under $80 from our Everything Under $80 Shopping Event in December to prove you can buy boutiques gifts without breaking the and see the goodies she found!"

Read more and watch the video here »

Lucky Magazine

January 2010

Lucky Magazine's January 2010 issue includes an ad featuring a special coupon code for Lucky readers!

US Weekly Magazine

November 2009

US Weekly Magazine's November 2009 issue features an ad for The Passionate Collector's fabulous line of handmade emerald and ruby jewelry.

US Weekly Magazine

November 2009

US Weekly Magazine's November 2009 issue features an ad for The Passionate Collector's wide variety of rings.

Lucky Magazine

October 2009

Lucky Magazine's October 2009 issue includes an ad featuring a special coupon code for Lucky readers!

US Weekly Magazine

October 2009

The Passionate Collector's $120 citrine earrings are featured in an ad in US Weekly Magazine's October 2009 issue.


September 2009

From the moment we set eyes on The Passionate Collector we were in love! From bold and brilliant statement necklaces to regal and romantic bracelets, and everything in between, jewelry connoisseur and collector owner Susan has perfected the art of locating the most unique pieces and designers you won't find everywhere else.

Redbook Magazine

April 2009

Redbook Magazine's April 2009 issue features a sweepstakes contest with the chance to win the Diamond & 18K Gold Bangle from's Couture Collection.

February 2009

In a Pickle About What to Buy Your Valentine? Guys' Guide to Jewelry and The Passionate Collector® Come to the Rescue With Great Bargains Online

NEWPORT BEACH, CA - It's tempting in a down economy to take a pass this Valentine's Day, but online jewelry boutiques Guys' Guide to Jewelry and The Passionate Collector® have put together some easy-on-the-wallet-suggestions. Both sites have great Valentine's Day gift ideas for every budget; items range from $4 to $6,400, with almost 90 items under $250.

February 2009


As hard as we try, we will never truly understand the intricacies of buying jewelry, and that's where sites like this come in handy.

What We Think:
Absolutely perfect for the holiday gift-buying season, is a great resource for men looking to purchase something shiny for their girl.

Best Feature:
Did you know there's specific jewelry for bookworm women? Well, did, and they've got a selection you'll want to check out before spending your hard-earned dollars.

Valley Magazine

January 2009

Valley Magazine's January 2009 issue mentions Jennifer Mankin's JennaViv Collection, which is featured exclusively on

Modern Luxury Dallas, Angeleno, & Riviera

December 2008

An article printed in the December 2008 issue of Modern Luxury Dallas, Angeleno, and Riviera magazines features the Temple Ring found on

November 2008

For the Two of You: New Guy's Guide to Jewelry Launches along with New JennaViv Line

The Passionate Collector® is a company devoted to jewelry, run by a woman who loves jewelry and wants to make purchasing it easy for guys and girls. Susan Shieldkret, who launched the firm in 2005, aims to provide high-quality, well-designed jewelry on the internet while offering customers the secure feeling provided by a department and specialty jewelry stores. Recently she added a new line for women and a helpline for men who want to give jewelry as a gift ...

October 2008 Finds Success With Launch of Fine Jewelry Line

NEWPORT BEACH, CA—(MARKET WIRE)—10/08/08—"Despite the fact that last week was the worst week in America's economic history since the Great Depression, we had a rocking launch and found that people are still buying fine jewelry," said Susan Shieldkret, owner of, an online boutique that sells jewelry and accessories. "It seems that people are still looking for great investment pieces," Shieldkret added, referring to the fine gold and diamond JennaViv Collection of jewelry that her company introduced last Thursday in Newport Beach, Calif. "We were pleasantly surprised by the number of pieces we sold."

The JennaViv Collection is the first in's Featured Designer Program, with the collection being sold exclusively through the website. The purpose of this program is to present designers to jewelry lovers everywhere and to showcase their designs at

"Our Featured Designer Program will help bring attention to talented designers and also makes their original designs available to jewelry enthusiasts who want to own distinctive pieces you won't see everywhere else," said Shieldkret. "I chose to launch this program with Jennifer Mankin's JennaViv Collection because her exquisite designs using the premium gold, diamonds and other gems represent the superior level of quality we're proud to provide at ThePassionateCollector(TM). We feel that the internet allows customers -- no matter where they live -- access to more unique jewelry choices; but unlike so many internet vendors, we stand behind our jewelry and guarantee our superior craftsmanship in our diamond pieces. When all is said and done, our integrity is our most important commodity."

The inspiration for the JennaViv Collection came to Mankin as she traveled through Europe and was struck by the rich, dramatic Mediterranean architecture she saw, especially at the location where Cleopatra and Marc Antony would rendezvous. The jewelry is handcrafted in Europe from 18K gold and diamonds that are extremely high in color and clarity. All the diamonds in the JennaViv Collection are hand-set, which makes the prongs stronger because they are fitted to the diamond better than machine-set diamonds. There are currently 12 designs in the collection, with plans for more pieces to be added later this fall. Prices will range from $500 to $20,000.

Mankin designs jewelry with an emphasis on the dramatic, and believes that even striking jewelry should be comfortable enough to wear every day. She also believes jewelry should make a woman feel great. "Every woman should have a touch of glamour in her life, with a 'go-to, signature piece of jewelry' that makes her smile every time she puts it on," said Mankin, whose years of experience with fine jewelry while working at Tiffany & Co. and Charriol led her into the field of jewelry design.

October 2008

JennaViv jewelry line makes a splashy debut for Passionate Collector!

... The party is the debut of a delectable new line of jewels called JennaViv, designed and executed under the highly innovative eye of exuberant blonde designer, Jennifer Mankin. It's primarily a private gathering of her friends and supporters who know how talented she is. During her previous careers at Tiffany and Philippe Charriol, she was asked "not to wear my own designs to work any more, because clients would say, Do you have something like that?" Because those brands didn't, she formed her own line ...

Read more here »

September 2008

Eco-Friendly Fall Fashions: Precious Metals

Your perfect going-out bag doesn't need to be black or leather. Instead, go green and stylish with this silver mini-clutch from The Passionate Collector®—perfect for holding your cell phone, some cash and lip gloss when you're out on the town. The most impressive thing about this great find is that it's made entirely out of recycled juice boxes. Now how's that for innovative?