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Inside the headquarters of Mignon Faget

Day of Service at the Arc of Greater New Orleans, March 2016

To learn more about this wonderful organization visit their website, http://www.arcgno.org/

Chalcedony: Links to the Past

Chalcedony, a form of microcrystalline Quartz, comes in many forms that are better known by names such as Jasper, Bloodstone, Carnelian, Onyx, and Agate. Jewelers and gemologists tend to use the name Chalcedony to refer to the pale, grayish blue variety. It is commonly mined in Turkey, Africa, and the United States.This milky, semi-translucent stone has been used as an adornment for many millennia, but is soaring in popularity today.

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In ancient Mesopotamia, Chalcedony was used to create beautiful, yet functional seals. Many seals were thought to have been set in metal as a pendant or ring, while cylinder seals may have originated as beads.

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Mignon Faget loves to use the semi-precious stone Chalcedony in her jewelry. Its waxy luster catches light in a way that makes the stone seem to glow from within. Mignon features Chalcedony in many designs from her Ironworks collection and in her newest collection, Hardwear.

MARCELLINO II JEWELED CUFF from the Ironworks Collection

CHAIN LINK CUFF WIDE from the Hardwear Collection

Chalcedony’s soft blue hue and diaphanous appearance provides an elegant contrast to the bright, reflective shine of the Sterling Silver.  See it yourself at one of our five Mignon Faget galleries.

 

In the windows: Sno Balls Make You Happy

IMG_0012 Two things are certain about summer in our beloved New Orleans, it is going to be very hot, and sno balls are going to get us through it. When the time came for us to conceptualize our summer windows we knew we wanted to celebrate this long standing NOLA tradition. Also, SNO BALLS MAKE YOU HAPPY!

I was very inspired by the symmetry of Mignons sno ball designs and knew I wanted to create a giant version of her concept. Click through to see how it all went down. Read more »

In The Windows: Mignon Faget believes love is in the air

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 For our 2015 Valentine’s Day displays we decided to choose the theme of love letters.  Love letters are a timeless expression of love.  To the first Valentine you give your secret crush as a child, to the grown up love letters sent when people are far apart and the sweet notes you leave your special someone, letters play an important role in any love story.

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A large red heart paint treatment was added to the windows to highlight the new heart collections designed specifically for Valentines Day.  New pieces include the wish ring necklace updated in to a new heart shape, the LUZ heart necklace available in white pearl, pink pearl, pearl chain, and 14k gold.

We also added a bag full of “love letters” to the bottom portion of the window, because there is just that much extra love in the world to go around.

Shop hearts here

http://www.mignonfaget.com/shop/category/hearts.html

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Collector’s Notes

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Read the latest edition of Mignon Faget Collector’s Notes for an early look at Mignon’s new designs for fall, Mignon’s latest escapades in the art world and answers to questions that we have been asked over the past year!

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Mignon Faget + Haute Off the Rack

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Jennifer Palpallatoc knows how to style! Founder of Haute Off the Rack (one of our favorite local fashion blogs) and fashion editor for Dig Baton Rouge, Jenn used a few classic Mignon Faget summer designs to accent a great all white summer look that can bring you from graduation party to beach bash. Click through to check out her summer look and to see some behind the scenes photos of her visit with us. Take a peek at our special Haute Off the Rack Picks section to shop Jenn’s favorite Mignon Faget designs from the Knots, Bamboo and Sea collections.

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A Little Happy Visits Mignon Faget!

Mignon Faget and the Girls from A Little Happy

The team from one of our favorite New Orleans blogs, A Little Happy, stopped by to look around the studio and workshop at our 4300 Magazine St. headquarters.  Mignon showed Dominique, Hattie and Julia a few of her upcoming summer designs and some of her favorite John Humphries pieces.  We had a blast… Thanks for stopping by, girls!

Click here to read and see photos of their tour.

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