October 14, 2008 18:53 ET Introduces Brianstones -- Gemstoned Handbags

NEWPORT BEACH, CA--(Marketwire - October 14, 2008) - Brianstones handbags by award-winning international designer Dewi Abdy have conquered the luxury Asian market and are now available in the U.S. with as the line's exclusive West Coast distributor. Brianstones artfully designed handbags are made with leather, silk, sterling silver, pearls and semi-precious stones with a multi-gemstone clasp as the focal point of each clutch.

" offers unique jewelry and accessories from around the world to our fashion savvy customers, and we believe they will love these high-end, stylish Brianstones handbags," says Susan Shieldkret, owner of "They are perfect for any occasion: they can dress up a pair of jeans or make quite a statement at a black tie affair," says Shieldkret.

There are currently fourteen Brianstones handbag styles available on in classic colors like gold, silver and black as well as vivid red and deep purple. The collection includes standout styles like The Jasmine, an intricate and artistic handbag made of sterling silver with tourmaline, citrine, peridot, labradorite and keshi pearls. Another exceptional handbag in the collection is The Pearl handbag, which features white blister and Biwa pearls, tourmaline, lemon citrine and peridot. Prices range from $500 to $3,200.

Abdy, who earned a Master of Art in French Linguistic degree at the Universite Rene Descaretes, Sorbonne - Paris V and lectured at the University of Indonesia, became a self-taught jewelry designer in 2000. Each of Abdy's designs is based on the combination of her imagination and philosophies. Abdy's accolades include being selected by Nokia Asia to design jewelry for an event launch in Shanghai and receiving national design awards from the government of the Republic of Indonesia.

For more information on the unique Brianstones handbag collection, visit or call 949-644-2246.

About The Passionate Collector™: is an online boutique that sells distinctive jewelry and fashion accessories from a variety of designers. The web site features a Couture Collection, an Eco-Friendly Collection and everything in between. Susan Shieldkret, the owner and president of The Passionate Collector, provides her comments on each piece that she has hand selected to sell. The website also includes background information on gold, silver, gems and other things jewelry collectors should know. For more information, visit or call 949-644-2246.

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