Press: In the News
International AppealJanuary 2013
Japan's Crea Traveller features our Balboa Island boutique in the magazine's 2013 issue, which spotlights the best of Southern California.
The StndrdJuly 2012
New Girl actress Hannah Simone wears our interwoven bangles in the premiere issue of The Standrd Magazine.
Aimee Garcia in HydrogenJuly 2012
Aimee Garcia wears our Circles Stretch Bracelet in Hydrogen Magazine.
Collective MagazineJune 2012
See our Square on Square Necklace in the summer issue of Collective Magazine.
Hanging with TchadJune 2012
See our 5 Row nickel-free Necklace in this summer's Tchad Magazine.
Our triple-strand faux-pearl necklace in Bello Magazine's June issue.
Check out our interwoven bangle bracelet in Disfunkshion Magazine.
In High RegardApril 2012
Actress Megalyn Echikunwoke wears our Gold & Citrine Double Row Resin Bracelet in May's Regard Magazine.
Pelican ChicApril 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 CollectiveMarch 2012
In the Spring issue of Collective Magazine, you can spot one of our necklaces and an interwoven bangle bracelet.
Alyssa Miller in GQMarch 2012
Model Alyssa Miller will be wearing some Passionate Collector jewelry in the May issue of GQ Magazine.
Auxiliary MagazineFebruary 2012
See our Circles Stretch Bracelet in the February/March issue of Auxiliary Magazine.
Featured in Coast MagazineJanuary 2012
Let'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 ChicagoJanuary 2012
See our Circles Stretch Bracelet in the January 2012 issue of Fashion Chicago Magazine.
Where women glow and men plunder...January 2012
Beverly Hills LifestyleJanuary 2012
See our necklace in the winter issue of Beverly Hills Lifestyle.
Watch the Coast SparkleDecember 2011
Coast Magazine spotlights The Passionate Collector and our gorgeous gold-plated Swarovski crystal necklace.
TPC in Kurv MagazineNovember 2011
Fashion is KeeNovember 2011
Find one of our Multi-Bar Bracelets in the China-based fashion magazine Kee.
America Olivo in HydrogenNovember 2011
Actress America Olivo wears one of our stretch bracelets in Hydrogen Magazine.
In KoutureNovember 2011
Riviera Retail RoundupNovember 2011
Who 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 OctoberOctober 2011
Our diamond-cut balls necklace is featured in a fashion editorial in Long Island Pulse Magazine's October issue.
Fashion and LightOctober 2011
One of our druzy multi-chain bracelets shows up in a photo shoot on fashion photography website Fashion+Light.
Bold and Beautiful in EsquireAugust 2011
Actress 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 TPCAugust 2011
The Passionate Collector hits Texas in the August issue of Dallas Modern Luxury, featuring our Feather Ring.
Isn't It Obvious?August 2011
See more TPC bling in August's Obvious Magazine.
Summer RUNWAYAugust 2011
Check 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
Paula 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 ApasionadaMay 2011
Costa Rican singer Debi Nova wears TPC on the cover of Perfil Magazine.
Dancing With The Stars' Cheryl Burke in Druzy at Book SigningApril 2011
Cheryl in druzy earrings and ring. (On the site soon!)
TPC Druzy in FCM MagazineApril 2011
Our druzy showcased in the April issue of FCM Magazine.
Glamming Up the CourtApril 2011
Hydrogen Magazine's Spring issue features actress Bai Ling sporting TPC druzy earrings at an NBA Block Party event.
A Fashion IconApril 2011
Fashion Model and television personality Camila Alves wears druzy rings from The Passionate Collector in her feature in Icon Magazine.
Aly Michalka in Zooey MagazineMarch 2011
Josie Loren in Savvy MagazineMarch 2011
Elena Satine in Regard MagazineFebruary 2011
Actress Elena Satine shows off some Passionate pieces in the February issue of Regard Magazine.
See our druzy earrings in UmnO Magazine's February issue.
The Critics' ChoiceJanuary 2011
Singer 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 ConanJanuary 2011
The Knot / MSN.comApril 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, ThePassionateCollector.com".
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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 bank...watch and see the goodies she found!"
Lucky MagazineJanuary 2010
Lucky Magazine's January 2010 issue includes an ad featuring a special coupon code for Lucky readers!
US Weekly MagazineNovember 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 MagazineNovember 2009
US Weekly Magazine's November 2009 issue features an ad for The Passionate Collector's wide variety of rings.
Lucky MagazineOctober 2009
Lucky Magazine's October 2009 issue includes an ad featuring a special coupon code for Lucky readers!
US Weekly MagazineOctober 2009
The Passionate Collector's $120 citrine earrings are featured in an ad in US Weekly Magazine's October 2009 issue.
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 MagazineApril 2009
Redbook Magazine's April 2009 issue features a sweepstakes contest with the chance to win the Diamond & 18K Gold Bangle from thepassionatecollector.com's Couture Collection.
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.
SITE OF THE DAY—GuysGuidetoJewelry.com
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, GuysGuideToJewelry.com is a great resource for men looking to purchase something shiny for their girl.
Did you know there's specific jewelry for bookworm women? Well, GuysGuideToJewelry.com did, and they've got a selection you'll want to check out before spending your hard-earned dollars.
Valley MagazineJanuary 2009
Modern Luxury Dallas, Angeleno, & RivieraDecember 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 ...
ThePassionateCollector.com 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 thepassionatecollector.com, 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 thepassionatecollector.com'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 www.thepassionatecollector.com.
"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.
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 ...
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?