Wednesday, October 29, 2008

What's new?

Well, cuff links for one thing. Or is that two things?

Pretty gorgeous, aren't they?

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Echo gives back....

Hi all - I wanted to let you know about two great charity auctions we're pleased to be participating in over the next couple of weeks.........
The first is this Saturday, October 25th at the Four Seasons Hotel, An Evening of Excellence benefiting the March of Dimes - details of which can be found here. The March of Dimes does amazing work with at-risk mothers here in Georgia and we're thrilled to be working with them. We'll have up for auction the opportunity to work with Chad to design a gorgeous custom monogram necklace and I hope we raise a lot of money for this great cause!
We'll be doing the same for Meals on Wheels on Friday, November 7th at The Ritz Carlton Buckhead. A Meal to Remember will be a great opportunity to help support the people that delivered over 70,000 meals to Atlanta's home-bound seniors last year.
We have another exciting event benefiting Toys for Tots coming up in December - stay tuned!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Out and About....

So, we've been out to several great events lately and I just stumbled upon some photos from the Atlanta Magazine site - check out all their cool party pics here.

This is from The Wedding Party - a fabulous bridal event at the Grand Hyatt:

Here I am with some of our wedding partners, the amazing team from Chocolate Pink Cafe and L to R: Caterer Patti Roth-Rogers, Chocolate Pink owner Michael Goodrich, Alex West (that would be me for those of you not paying attention), and event planner Jennifer Langley. Echo partnered with Chocolate Pink to create a custom monogram wedding cake which was spectacular!

Here's a shot of just the topper - the cake was huge!

Earlier this week, designer Chad Rullman and I went to the Preview Party for Dining by Design. This event, sponsored by and benefiting DIFFA, showcased some amazing table-scapes and gave me plenty of ideas I plan on shamelessly copying at my next dinner party.

That would be moi again, with the man himself, Chad Rullman. That's it for now - if you see us out please come up and say hello!

Monday, October 13, 2008

But enough about that...let's talk about me!

Now that I've told you a little about what we do, I'd like to tell you a little about who we are. Since I'm your narrator, that means I get to start with me. Ha ha - I am mad with power!!

My name is Alexandra West (but, please, call me Alex) and I'm our Director of Sales & Marketing - which basically means I'm the mouth of this organization. Being in possession of one of the biggest mouths I know makes me highly qualified for this position! I've always been a talker, which led to lots of detention during my younger years growing up in Tallahassee, FL. Luckily, later in life, it has led to a wonderful career!

I moved to Atlanta to attend Emory University and graduated with a degree in Art History. I absolutely love Atlanta and consider it my "new" home town. I've worked in several different industries; including the visual arts, fashion, food, and even technology. I've always worked in some kind of sales and/or marketing capacity; and I can honestly say that nothing makes me happier that introducing someone to something new and exciting that want/need/must have. I am truly over-the-moon about Chad's amazing jewelry designs and thrilled to be getting the word out on this great hidden talent!

When I’m not working, you can usually find me at some sort or visual or performing arts event, taking photos (I'm obsessed with my camera) reading, or traveling. My favorite thing in the whole world is my Chihuahua, Senor Butch el Perro Loco. Isn’t he magnificent?

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Well, hello there!

And welcome to our brand-spanking new blog! Mmmmm - it still has that new-blog smell!
We're an Atlanta-based custom jewelry company featuring the work of artist Chad Rullman, and we'll be using this space to tell you all about exciting goings-on, new pieces, cool ideas and more. Let's get started by explaining our name and telling you a little about our signature line.
Echo d'Amour means "echo of love" and comes from the unique mirror-image design style of our monogram pieces. Each piece of Echo jewelry is created entirely from letters or numbers and represents the love in the wearer's life. We've created pieces using the initials of spouses or grandchildren, anniversary dates, and even the full names of prize pets! All of our work is produced in 18k gold or platinum; and ideal-cut, colorless diamonds.
Chad's abiding love for the "beauty of symmetry" led to the creation of this unique, patent-pending design style found nowhere else. We love working with our clients to create one-of-a-kind future heirlooms!
Much more to come - Stay tuned....